NHL Game Night: 12-4-23 Stars at Lightning

Tampa Bay grabs back hold of the rope. DAL-0TB-4 Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 25 shots he faced for the shutout victory. This was a vintage performance for Vasilevskiy where he made huge situational saves during about four big flurries Dallas had in the game, particularly in the First Period, and gave his team time to … Read more

AHL Game Night: 12-2-23 Crunch at Marlies

Syracuse makes a stand to sweep home and home with Toronto. SYR-3TOR-1 Hugo Alnefelt sparkled allowing just one goal on 36 shots for the victory including several stops during a late game PK with Emil Lilleberg in the box with a boarding major. He squared his season record at 3-3-3 for the campaign with 1 … Read more

NHL Game Day: 12-2-23 Lightning at Stars

Lightning give up… and that’s a big problem. TB-1DAL-8 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed six goals on 25 shots for the loss before giving way to Jonas Johansson allowed two on nine shots the rest of the way. Vasilevskiy was not good in this game, which set the stage for the embarrassment that ensued from there. First … Read more

AHL Game Night: 12-1-23 Marlies at Crunch

Score effects obscure comfortable win for Syracuse. TOR-3SYR-4 Matt Tomkins allowed three goals on 26 shots for the win. A couple of garbage goals at the very end of the game including a 6-on-4 disadvantage marker made the stat line less flattering for him. First Period16:22 SYR Chaffee (6), (Thompson, Dumont)(PP)19:58 SYR Element (2), (Thompson, … Read more

NHL Game Night: 11-30-23 Penguins at Lightning

Slump hits three games. PIT-4TB-2 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 28 shots for the loss. First Period9:06 TB Stamkos (10), (Hedman, Kucherov)12:33 TB Jeannot (5), (Sergachev, Kucherov)(PP) Second Period8:53 PIT Crosby (14), (Guentzel)19:24 PIT O’Conner (2), (Malkin, Letang) Third Period2:49 PIT Carter (1), (Nieto, Pettersson)18:52 PIT Jarry (1), (unassisted)(EN) Steven Stamkos was the game’s … Read more

NHL Game Night: 11-28-23 Lightning at Coyotes

Sometimes hockey is cruel. TB-1ARI-3 Jonas Johansson allowed three goals on 27 shots for the loss. The goals he allowed were on the soft side, but again, you can’t criticize too much when you only give the guy one goal of offensive support. First Period3:21 ARI Carcone (8), (Kesselring, Kerfoot) Second Period5:42 ARI Boyd (1), … Read more

NHL Game Night: 11-27-23 Lightning at Avalanche

Not enough silver linings to make loss to Avs palatable. TB-1COL-4 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 22 shots for the loss. Not a great stat line, but you can hardly complain about goaltending when you only get one goal of support. First Period7:12 COL Johansen (8), (unassisted) Second Period1:48 COL Johansen (9), (Tate, Makar)3:36 … Read more

AHL Game Night: 11-25-23 Rocket at Crunch

Star Wars Night ends successfully for the Crunch. LAV-3SYR-4 (SO) Matt Tomkins allowed three goals on 24 shots for the win in his Syracuse debut. First Period1:14 SYR Robert (7), (Dumont, Goncalves)(PP)11:08 LAV Kidney (3), (Stephens, Galipeau)17:11 LAV Gignac (6), (Galipeau, Bisson) Second Period4:27 SYR Chaffee (5), (Goncalves, Lilleberg)10:16 LAV Mysak (3), (McKay) Third Period7:28 … Read more

NHL Game Night: 11-24-23 Lightning at Hurricanes

Vasiy might get spoiled by this much goal support. TB-8CAR-2 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 24 shots for the victory in his season debut after returning from back surgery. I could argue this was, in some ways, a classic Lightning game where Vasilevskiy held the game close after a slow start and then the … Read more

AHL Game Night: 11-24-23 Comets at Crunch

Payback. UTI-0SYR-3 Brandon Halverson stopped all 26 shots he faced for the victory. First Period13:58 SYR Thompson (2), (Dumont, Chaffee)(PP) Second Period0:24 SYR Carlile (2), (Groshev, Thompson) Third Period11:14 SYR Merala (1), (Allard, Fortier) Halverson, Waltteri Merala, and Jack Thompson were the game’s three stars. You could see the relief in Merala’s posture after finally … Read more