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NCAA Frozen Four Semifinals - April 11, 2019

NCAA Frozen Four Semifinals – Buffalo, NY

Massachusetts Minutemen 4 vs Denver Pioneers 3 (OT)

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 9/17 FO
Season Totals: 41 GP, 14-12-26, +16, 18 PIM

Bolt prospect Cole Guttman scored two goals in the 3rd period to erase a 3-1 Denver deficit and force overtime against the Minutemen. In the opening period, Guttman helped setup a Colin Staub (undrafted) power play marker that gave the Pioneers an early 1-0, but David Carle led Denver squad got into penalty trouble and gave up three 1st period power play goals to UMass and trailed 3-1 at the end of the 1st. Marc Del Gaizo (undrafted) scored the OT game-winner for the Minutemen at 15:18 in the extra session. Denver finishes the season with a record of 24-12-5, and Guttman’s 14 goals are good for T-4 among Division I freshman in the nation.

Providence Friars 1 vs Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 41 GP, 7-12-19, +13, 14 PIM

Justin Richards (undrafted), son of Lightning assistant coach Todd Richards, scored twice for the Bulldogs and Hunter Shepard (undrafted) made 28 saves as the defending national champions and pre-season top-ranked UMD squad punched their ticket back to Saturday nights NCAA Championship Game against Massachusetts. After a scoreless 1st period, Richards opened the scoring in the 2nd to give the Bulldogs their first lead. But it was short lived, as the Friars bounced back, knotting the score at 1-1 from a power-play marker from Josh Wilkins (undrafted). Billy Exell (undrafted) scored the eventual game-winner at the midpoint of the 3rd to re-establish the UMD lead at 2-1, and then the Bulldogs would seal the victory with a pair of empty netters in the last 33 seconds of the game as Providence pressed for the equalizer. Koepke finished scoreless, though he did have a goal called back due to his goaltender interference at the top of the crease.

NHL Playoff Game Night: 4-10-19 Blue Jackets at Lightning

Most embarrassing loss in Lightning playoff history.

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Columbus Leads the Series 1-0

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 26 shots for the loss.

First Period
4:12 TB Killorn (1), (unassisted)(SH)
11:01 TB Cirelli (1), (Cernak, Miller)
17:50 TB Gourde (1), (Sergachev, Rutta)

Second Period
9:15 CBJ Foligno (1), (Anderson)

Third Period
7:56 CBJ Savard (1), (unassisted)
11:54 CBJ Anderson (1), (Jenner)(SH)
14:05 CBJ Jones (1), (Panarin, Werenski)(PP)

Anthony Cirelli was the game's second star.

I'm hard pressed to think of a time I've been more embarrassed by this team's effort. This first round matchup against Columbus isn't a test of talent or tactics. It's a test of heart and will. They're up against a team coached by John Tortorella and they decided to take their collective foot off the gas after twenty minutes of hockey? Really? Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard, and this Lightning team completely took the Second Period of this contest off and then proceeded to make brain cramp after brain cramp in the Third Period to allow Columbus to steal a win in a game where they'd have been dead and buried long prior had the Lightning maintained any semblance of consistent effort.

I have no idea why the Lightning coaching staff chose the defensive lineup they did, but in no universe should the Sergachev and Rutta pairing be playing in a playoff game. They spent the entire Second Period hemmed up and under pressure. How in the blue hell did Rutta end up with more ice time than Erik Cernak? And, why in the hell do you leave one of your most rugged and experienced customers like Braydon Coburn in the press box against THAT opponent?

And, may I suggest to a few forwards who decided to play tentative milquetoast hockey tonight like Tyler Johnson to follow Yanni Gourde's lead and treat a playoff hockey game with playoff intensity?

They had an opportunity in the Second Period of this game to completely break Columbus' confidence and run Bobrovsky out of the series. Now they're facing a do or die contest in Game Two instead. If that doesn't light a fire under them then they really are nothing but a paper tiger and all the regular season records in the world won't change it. How bad does this Lightning team really want it? Because, in all sports, greatness is only validated by winning championships. Nothing else.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 4-6-19 Americans at Crunch

Syracuse loses golden opportunity to put division away.

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Atte Tolvanen allowed 5 goals on 35 shots for the loss. With Pasquale up with the Lightning, the Crunch asked for a lot from the ATO this weekend.

First Period
0:33 ROC Simpson (20), (Porter)
17:12 ROC MacWilliam (3), (Smith, Randell)

Second Period
2:05 ROC Veilleux (5), (Leier, Asplund)(PP)
4:03 ROC Smith (28), (Redmond)
11:22 ROC Simpson (21), (Hickey, Asplund)
19:30 SYR Barre-Boulet (33), (Andreoff, Verhaeghe)

Third Period
5:54 SYR Yan (11), (Barre-Boulet, Foote)

Alex Barre-Boulet was the game's third star.

Syracuse could've cut their magic number to clinch the North Division down to one point with a win. Now, Rochester has cut Syracuse's division lead to three points and the Americans hold a game in hand. Syracuse finishes with Laval, Rochester, and Utica in a three games in three days scenario with very little margin for error.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Day: 4-6-19 Lightning at Bruins

Lightning post record-tying win in regular season finale.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the win in the record-tier.

First Period
14:38 BOS Krejci (20), (McAvoy, Pastrnak)
19:40 BOS Heinen (11), (Kampfer)

Second Period
4:41 TB Cernak (5), (Miller, Gourde)(PP)
12:52 TB Stamkos (45), (unassisted)(SH)
16:59 TB Cirelli (19), (Miller, Coburn)

Third Period
0:53 TB Kucherov (41), (McDonagh)
14:03 BOS Grzelcyk (3), (Pastrnak, Krejci)
14:16 TB Coburn (4), (Cirelli, Girardi)
18:34 TB Johnson (29), (Palat, Kucherov)(EN)

Eddie Pasquale was the game's first star. Typical Boston arrogance to award two of three stars to the B's in a 6-3 loss.

I would say this game had all the intensity of a preseason game, but preseason games do have bubble guys fighting for roster spots and a higher incidence rate of fighting. Still, for the Lightning to respond to a little early adversity and pull out the win always feels good, and to tie the record of 62 regular season wins could be quite the resume bullet point. I say "could" because if the Lightning follow through and claim the Stanley Cup this season, they'll have a strong argument to be included in the discussion for greatest single-season team of all time and certainly greatest single-season team of the salary cap era. All that said, it's meaningless without accomplishing the task at hand that begins in the playoffs come Wednesday, and there's A LOT of work yet to be done.

Danick Martel was -1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 13:20.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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