NHL Playoff Game Night: 4-22-23 Maple Leafs at Lightning

There is no justice. TOR-4TB-3 (OT) Toronto Leads the Series 2-1 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 28 shots for the loss. Not the rebound game that was needed. First Period3:24 TOR Acciari (1), (Knies, O’Reilly)4:50 TB Cirelli (2), (Killorn, Hagel)11:10 TOR Matthews (1), (Marner, Jarnkrok)19:28 TB Hagel (1), (Perry, Colton) Second Period13:34 TB Raddysh … Read more

AHL Playoff Game Night: 4-22-23 Americans at Crunch

Near perfection puts Syracuse on the brink of advancing. ROC-0SYR-3 Syracuse Leads the Series 2-0 Max Lagace stopped all 18 shots he faced for the shutout victory. First Period1:52 SYR Jones (1), (Robert)11:29 SYR Goncalves (1), (Barre-Boulet, Thompson) Second PeriodNO SCORING Third Period19:27 SYR Goncalves (2), (Barre-Boulet, Ryfors)(EN) Lagace, Gage Goncalves, and Cole Koepke were … Read more

AHL Playoff Game Night: 4-21-23 Americans at Crunch

Syracuse gets their Calder Cup Playoffs campaign started off right. ROC-2SYR-3 (OT) Syracuse Leads the Series 1-0 Max Lagace allowed two goals on 23 shots for the win. First PeriodNO SCORING Second Period4:12 SYR Carlile (1), (Koepke, Element)(PP)8:54 ROC Weissbach (1), (Kozak)16:30 SYR Robert (1), (Balcers, Koepke)(PP)18:41 ROC Passolt (1), (Davies, Mersch) Third PeriodNO SCORING … Read more

NHL Playoff Game Night: 4-20-23 Lightning at Maple Leafs

In which most everything that could go wrong did. TB-2TOR-7 Series Tied 1-1 Andrei Vasilevskiy… was GD horrible. There’s no sugar coating it. It looked like the two goaltenders had switched teams between Game One and Game Two. Seven goals on 35 shots. Put the Third Period aside… through 40 minutes Toronto’s xG was less … Read more

NHL Playoff Game Night: 4-18-23 Lightning at Maple Leafs

What if the last 45 days were just an elaborate psyop? TB-7TOR-3 Tampa Bay Leads the Series 1-0 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 31 shots for the victory. He was solid, and frankly pretty unchallenged at evens for long stretches of the game. First Period1:18 TB Bellemare (1), (Perry)7:18 TB Cirelli (1), (Hagel)19:56 TB … Read more

AHL Game Night: 4-15-23 Comets at Crunch

Despite late collapse, Syracuse clinches and first round bye and home ice in the second round. UTI-5SYR-4 (OT) Max Lagace allowed five goals on 32 shots for the OT loss. Man, Syracuse seems like a club built for a deep AHL playoff run… except at one position where neither of the available options are really … Read more

AHL Game Night: 4-14-23 Crunch at Rocket

Goaltending disparity spoils Crunch’s night. SYR-3LAV-4 Hugo Alnefelt allowed four goals on 22 shots for the loss. Jack LaFontaine stopped all six shots he saw in a brief relief stint at the end of the First Period before Hugo went back in. Alnefelt’s season save percentage has now dropped to .904 after a month (plus) … Read more

NHL Game Night: 4-13-23 Red Wings at Lightning

Lightning end regular season with a celebration. DET-0TB-5 Brian Elliott stopped all 32 shots he faced for the shutout victory. If that’s his last NHL start, it’s a perfect way to go out. First Period7:49 TB Killorn (27), (Cirelli, Colton) Second PeriodNO SCORING Third Period7:27 TB Hagel (30), (Point, Killorn)10:47 TB Point (50), (Kucherov, Sergachev)(PP)15:59 … Read more

AHL Game Night: 4-12-23 Crunch at Comets

Simon Ryfors has Syracuse a hair’s breadth from a first round bye. SYR-6UTI-4 Max Lagace allowed four goals on 26 shots for the victory. Simon Ryfors slathering Lagace with the sweet and tangy BBQ sauce that is goal support. First Period4:18 SYR Ryfors (23), (Barre-Boulet)6:50 SYR Dumont (18), (Goncalves, Carrick)(PP)18:40 UTI Parent (2), (Walsh, Nemec)(PP) … Read more