News

Articles that are news items

NCAA Game Night: 2-18-17

No. 16 Vermont Catamounts 2 @ No. 11 Boston College Eagles 2

C Ross Colton, UVM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 31 GP, 10-16-26, +1, 22 PIM

UVM and BC tied both games this weekend. The Catamounts got a shorty early in the third period to tie the game.

No. 6 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 5 @ UMass Minutemen 2

C Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 32 GP, 8-12-20, +2, 10 PIM

The River Hawks beat UMass for the second consecutive game.

No. 4 Boston University Terriers 8 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 4

D John MacLeod, BU: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 1-5-6, +8, 26 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

MacLeod scored his first goal of the season to tie the game at one, then BU went on a tear to put a snowman on the board in New Hampshire. The teams tied Friday night in Boston. The Terriers scored four times in the third period.

No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 @ No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions 3

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 2-3-5, +11, 31 PIM

It was a crazy ending in State College as Minnesota tied the game at 2 with 2:11 left, but Penn State took the lead back just over 30 seconds later. The Gophers sent the game to overtime with just over three seconds left in regulation coming out of a timeout. They’d win in overtime to maintain their lead in the Big 10 over Wisconsin.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NHL Game Night: 2-18-17 Lightning at Stars

Lightning see the second point stolen by Roussel's deal with the devil.

TB-3
DAL-4 (OT)

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 28 shots for the loss. I'd have liked to have seen him less deep in his net on the third goal and squarer to the shooter. Other than that, I don't think he had much of a chance on the goals against, although you'd obviously have liked to have seen him make one more big situational save to secure the second point somewhere along the way.

First Period
3:07 TB Hedman (9), (Boyle, Dotchin)
11:59 TB Johnson (17), (Point, Hedman)(PP)
12:50 DAL Roussel (9), (Hamhuis, Seguin)
18:50 DAL Roussel (10), (Seguin, Eaves)

Second Period
9:46 TB Hedman (10), (Johnson, Palat)(PP)

Third Period
4:40 DAL Roussel (11), (Seguin, Sharp)

Overtime
3:47 DAL Ja. Benn (20), (Eakin)

Victor Hedman was the game's second star.

In normal circumstances, I'd probably have been alright with the game tonight. Kudos to the coaching staff for having the team ready to go tonight. I expected them to be flat coming off their "bye week", but other than Nikita Kucherov being MIA tonight I was generally happy with the effort level. They dominated large swaths of the game and only a bizarre night where Antoine Roussel played way above his abilities really pushed this game past regulation. Unfortunately, giving the Lightning's situation in the standings, every point lost pushes them that much closer to the golf course.

As I've said before, the remainder of this season is really an important diagnostic period for the Lightning to see how much they can trust some of their young guys to take bigger roles next season. Vasilevskiy's performance was a bit of a push tonight, but I thought Brayden Point was dynamite tonight. He's forming really nice chemistry with Jonathan Drouin and that gives the Lightning a lot more roster flexibility in considering potential trades.

Jake Dotchin had a helper and was +1 with 2 hits in 18:22. This might've been his best game in the NHL. He found himself defending in open ice a couple of times against the Stars' top line and handled the pressure well.

Gabriel Dumont had 2 shots and 3 hits and was 33% on 6 draws in 9:42.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-18-17 Crunch at IceCaps

Sigh.

SYR-1
STJ-6

Kristers Gudelevskis allowed 4 goals on 20 shots for the loss before giving way to Adam Wilcox, who allowed 2 on 17 the rest of the way.

First Period
6:18 STJ Terry (18), (Redmond, Scherbak)(PP)
9:22 STJ de la Rose (4), (Friberg, Johnston)
11:00 SYR Taormina (13), (Peca, Erne)(PP)

Second Period
8:37 STJ Matteau (9), (de la Rose, Brouillette)
11:32 STJ Broll (5), (Gregoire, Ranger)
18:24 STJ de la Rose (5), (Farnham)

Third Period
1:08 STJ Redmond (2), (Terry, Scherbak)

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Liiga Game Day: 2-18-17

Jukurit 2 vs. SaiPa 1
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

Saku Salminen is still hurt for SaiPa, and SaiPa is still bad. That is all.

KHL Game Day: 2-18-17

St. Petersburg 4 vs. Novgorod 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 17:03 of ice time as SKA defeated Novgorod 4-2 in their KHL regular season finale. Gusev finishes the campaign 4th in the KHL in scoring, 3rd in assists, and tied with several others at 2nd in plus-minus. SKA ended up being narrowly edged by CSKA for the top seed in the Western Conference on the regulation wins tiebreaker after both clubs finished with 137 points (25 points clear of third place Dynamo Moscow). SKA will draw 7th seeded Vityaz Podolsk in the opening round of the playoffs.

CHL Game Night: 2-17-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 7 @ Victoriaville Tigres 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 52 GP, 33-12-45, +7, 74 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 41 GP, 32-32-64, +35, 45 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Boko broke a five-game scoreless streak and Joseph was second star as the Sea Dogs toppled the Tigres, 7-3.

Halifax Mooseheads 0 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 9

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 14/23 FO, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 49 GP, 14-23-37, -6, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Vladimir Kuznetsov, who went undrafted in 2016, had four goals for the Titan, who built a 5-0 lead in the first period and coasted in a laugher. Kuznetsov was the first overall pick in the 2015 CHL Import Draft. He has 22 goals and 54 points in 56 games this year.

Ontario Hockey League

Erie Otters 4 @ Mississauga Steelheads 1

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 5/13 FO
Season Totals: 42 GP, 18-33-51, +27, 12 PIM
With Erie: 16 GP, 5-12-17, +9, 4 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 44 GP, 33-57-90, +57, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Cirelli was seen on crutches after the game with an apparent foot injury.

Kitchener Rangers 4 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season: 54 GP, 26-24-50, +9, 38 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Kitchener scored an upset win in Sault Ste. Marie, winning 4-1 Friday. Luke Richardson (not THAT one) made 34 saves for the Rangers.

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Kingston Frontenacs 3 (SO)

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 10/20 FO, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 53 GP, 17-23-40, -3, 24 PIM
With Petes: 16 GP, 5-6-11, +4, 10 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 47 GP, 5-17-22, +7, 43 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Peterborough allowed the game-tying goal with four seconds left in regulation, but earned the extra point in the shootout by going 2/2. Paquette was second star. Neither he nor Spencer participated in the shootout.

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ London Knights 1

W/C Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 3/8 FO
Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-25-44, +17, 18 PIM
With London: 16 GP, 8-8-16, +5, 4 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-17-28, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

London suffered a rare home blowout loss, getting crushed by Owen Sound, 6-1. Jonah Gadjovich (2017) had a natural hat trick for the Attack. The 6-2 left winger has 34 goals in 48 games.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Kootenay Ice 3 (OT)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 49 GP: 3-19-22, -9, 57 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Vince Loschiavo (undrafted) scored in overtime for the Ice.

Kamloops Blazers 6 @ Vancouver Giants 1

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 24 saves on 25 shots
Season Totals: 36 GP, 21-10-2-2, 2.20 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram stopped all but one shot he faced as the Blazers beat up on the Giants in Vancouver, 6-1. Latvian Rudolfs Balcers (Sharks) had two goals and an assist for Kamloops.

NCAA Game Night: 2-17-17

No. 16 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ No. 11 Boston College Eagles 3

C Ross Colton, UVM: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 30 GP, 10-15-25, E, 22 PIM

UVM overcame a 3-0 deficit on the road to earn a tie with BC.

New Hampshire Wildcats 4 @ No. 4 Boston University Terriers 4

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 28 GP, 0-5-5, +7, 26 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (Bruins) scored with just over four minutes remaining in regulation to lift BU into a tie with UNH. Charlie McAvoy (Bruins) scored his fourth of the year early in the third period to pull the Terriers to 3-2.

No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers 6 @ No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions 3

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 28 GP, 2-3-5, +12, 31 PIM

Minnesota was outshot 43-31 but prevailed on the scoreboard, 6-3. They continue to lead the Big 10 with seven games remaining.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

CHL Game Night: 2-16-17

Ontario Hockey League

Hamilton Bulldogs 4 @ Peterborough Petes 3

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 14/19 FO
Season Totals: 52 GP, 17-21-38, -3, 22 PIM
With Petes: 15 GP, 5-4-9, +4, 8 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 46 GP, 5-17-22, +8, 43 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Peterborough fought back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game early in the third period, but gave up the winning goal four minutes later and couldn’t recover. Matt Spencer had gone four games without a point. He has two points in his last 14 games after a strong December (10 GP, 3-7-10).

Liiga Game Day: 2-16-17

SaiPa 1 vs. Sport 0
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

Ex-Oilers 7th rounder Frans Tuohimaa turned aside all 39 shots he faced to lift SaiPa to a 1-0 victory over Sport. Despite the win, SaiPa remains buried in the basement of the Liiga, 5 points back of KooKoo with less than a month to go in the regular season. Saku Salminen once again missed the match with an injury.

AHL Game Night: 2-15-17 Crunch at Devils

Catastrophic meltdown in key divisional matchup.

SYR-1
ALB-6

Adam Wilcox allowed 6 goals on 29 shots before being lifted for Kristers Gudlevskis, who stopped all 6 shots he faced the rest of the way.

First Period
15:22 ALB Rooney (9), (Kujawinski, MacWilliam)
18:20 ALB Sexton (18), (Quenneville, Gibbons)(PP)

Second Period
12:39 ALB Gibbons (11), (Coleman, Scarlett)
14:26 ALB Coleman (17), (Novak, MacWilliam)
16:18 ALB Quenneville (11), (Sexton, Auvitu)(PP)
19:21 ALB Mozik (8), (Straka, Scarlett)(PP)

Third Period
4:34 SYR Comrie (7), (Morin)

Well, at least they won the Third Period.

Syracuse falls 1 point behind Albany atop the North Division with the loss, although they still hold 2 games in hand on the Devils.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Syndicate content