NHL Game Night: 4-1-23 Islanders at Lightning

Tampa Bay punches its ticket to the postseason in style. NYI-0TB-5 Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 38 shots he faced for the SO victory. First Period17:53 TB Sergachev (9), (Colton, Raddysh) Second Period3:42 TB Jeannot (6), (Bellemare, Cole)9:57 TB Kucherov (29), (Point, Sergachev)11:45 TB Stamkos (33), (Raddysh, Point) Third Period13:26 TB Point (48), (Kucherov, Killorn)(PP) Vasilevskiy, … Read more

AHL Game Night: 4-1-23 Crunch at Penguins

Crunch rally for another critical two points as stretch drive continues onward. SYR-4WBS-3 (OT) Max Lagace allowed three goals on 21 shots for the OT win. First Period16:12 WBS Caggiula (20), (unassisted)(SH) Second Period16:31 SYR Robert (18), (Goncalves, Barre-Boulet)(PP)17:39 WBS Smith (6), (Sikura)(PP) Third Period2:07 WBS Houde (12), (Andonovski, Legare)9:38 SYR Barre-Boulet (22), (Goncalves, Thompson)16:12 … Read more

AHL Game Night: 3-31-23 Senators at Crunch

Just when you thought the North Division couldn’t get any tighter. BEL-5SYR-6 (SO) Hugo Alnefelt allowed five goals on 37 shots in regulation and OT before blanking three shooters in the penalty shot session for the SO win. First Period1:02 SYR Goncalves (11), (Ryfors, Myers)1:45 SYR Fortier (11), (Finley, Carlile)7:16 BEL Sokolov (19), (Crookshank, Jarventie)(PP)8:19 … Read more

NHL Game Night: 3-30-23 Capitals at Lightning

Turn of form continues. WSH-1TB-5 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 31 shots for the victory. First Period9:20 TB Killorn (24), (Sergachev, Stamkos)(PP)19:57 TB Stamkos (32), (Bellemare) Second Period16:10 WSH Smith (7), (Kuznetsov, Sandin) Third Period4:30 TB Maroon (4), (Cirelli)16:28 TB Maroon (5), (Cirelli, Killorn)18:06 TB Cernak (2), (unassisted)(SH)(EN) Pat Maroon, Steven Stamkos, and Vasilevskiy … Read more

NHL Game Night: 3-28-23 Lightning at Hurricanes

Wow. TB-4CAR-0 Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 31 shots he faced for the SO victory. First PeriodNO SCORING Second Period5:58 TB Stamkos (31), (Sergachev, Kucherov)14:23 TB Point (46), (Stamkos) Third Period12:17 TB Point (47), (Stamkos, Kucherov)15:39 TB Killorn (23), (Point, Cernak)(EN) Brayden Point, Vasilevskiy, and Steven Stamkos were the game’s three stars. I did not have … Read more

AHL Game Day: 3-26-23 Comets at Crunch

Crunch dominate with the chips down. UTI-1SYR-6 Hugo Alnefelt allowed one goal on 32 shots for the victory. Big game goaltending when it was needed. First Period10:13 SYR Edmonds (14), (Robert, Day)15:57 SYR Robert (16), (Edmonds, Dumont)18:37 SYR Barre-Boulet (20), (Goncalves, Carrick)(PP) Second Period4:22 UTI Walsh (6), (Gambardella, Clarke)(PP)11:49 SYR Koepke (7), (Walcott, Carlile)(SH)13:01 SYR … Read more

AHL Game Night: 3-25-23 Bears at Crunch

Worst case scenario. HER-4SYR-1 Hugo Alnefelt allowed three goals on 22 shots for the loss. First Period10:16 HER Gerisch (6), (Malenstyn) Second Period5:17 HER Sgarbossa (20), (unassisted)19:04 SYR Walcott (11), (Fortier, Thompson) Third Period8:09 HER Napravnik (4), (Carlsson, McMichael)17:56 HER Vecchione (22), (unassisted)(EN) Daniel Walcott was the game’s second star. Not only did Syracuse lose, … Read more

NHL Game Day: 3-25-23 Lightning at Bruins

When not getting blown out feels like a win. TB-1BOS-2 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 34 shots for the loss. First Period6:46 BOS Bergeron (27), (Marchand, Lindholm)(PP)9:30 TB Hedman (8), (Bellemare, Killorn)(SH) Second Period17:32 BOS Hathaway (12), (Grzelcyk, Nosek) Third PeriodNO SCORING Failed to convert on a 5-on-3. Only won 34% of draws. They … Read more

AHL Game Night: 3-24-23 Crunch at Comets

Another twist in the Syracuse playoff roller coaster ride. SYR-3UTI-4 Max Lagace allowed four goals on 20 shots for the loss. First Period11:38 UTI Halonen (17), (Russo, Clarke)(PP)13:34 SYR Edmonds (13), (Thompson, Fortier) Second Period9:54 UTI Ibragimov (3), (Pinho, Walsh)18:51 UTI Pinho (10), (Walsh, Groleau) Third Period6:42 UTI Wotherspoon (4), (Nemec)8:50 SYR Goncalves (10), (Myers, … Read more

NHL Game Night: 3-23-23 Lightning at Senators

Circling the drain with playoffs looming. TB-2OTT-7 Brian Elliott allowed six goals on 34 shots. I’m not going to say much out of respect for the fact Elliott has so few starts left in his career. First Period8:53 OTT DeBrincat (22), (Batherson, Pinto)11:37 OTT DeBrincat (23), (Brannstrom, Hamonic) Second Period10:28 TB Point (45), (Kucherov, Stamkos)(PP)18:04 … Read more