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

NHL Game Night: 4-11-23 Maple Leafs at Lightning

One more meaningless game to go. TOR-4TB-3 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 24 shots for the loss. First Period12:48 TOR Nylander (39), (O’Reilly, Jarnkrok)(PP)13:59 TB Killorn (26), (Sergachev, Stamkos)16:01 TOR Schenn (4), (Acciari) Second Period5:21 TB Perbix (5), (Point, Kucherov)16:56 TOR Jarnkrok (20), (Tavares, Nylander)(PP) Third Period12:33 TOR O’Reilly (16), (Knies, Nylander)13:49 TB Sergachev … Read more

NHL Game Night: 4-8-23 Lightning at Senators

Tampa Bay’s pathetic 2022-2023 regular season on the road mercifully comes to an end. TB-4OTT-7 Brian Elliott allowed six goals on 39 shots for the loss. I wonder aloud if that was the final NHL start of his long career. Even if it’s not, we’re clearly getting down to the end of the wick. First … Read more

AHL Game Night: 4-8-23 Rocket at Crunch

Tonight’s comeback bid falls short. LAV-5SYR-3 Hugo Alnefelt allowed four goals on 12 shots for the loss before giving way to Max Lagace who stopped all 19 shots he faced the rest of the way. Sadly, Alnefelt’s sophomore season has fallen apart a bit, with his save percentage for the season dipping down to .906 … Read more

AHL Game Night: 4-7-23 Americans at Crunch

Syracuse comes back to grind out an important point as stretch run winds down. ROC-3SYR-2 (OT) Max Lagace allowed three goals on 41 shots for the OT loss. First Period2:40 ROC Olischefski (1), (Cecconi, Pekar) Second Period16:32 ROC Cederqvist (5), (Malone, Weissbach) Third Period6:00 SYR Carlile (7), (Barre-Boulet, Goncalves)9:16 SYR Usau (4), (Robert, Jones) Overtime4:03 … Read more

NHL Game Night: 4-6-23 Lightning at Islanders

Everything is bad again. TB-1NYI-6 Brian Elliott allowed six goals on 41 shots for the loss. First PeriodNO SCORING Second Period3:46 NYI Pelech (6), (Fashing, Pageau)9:54 NYI Nelson (33), (Bolduc)10:43 NYI Palmieri (16), (Nelson, Pulock)16:47 TB Kucherov (30), (Point)19:40 NYI Pulock (5), (Nelson, Engvall) Third Period15:14 NYI Holmstrom (6), (Horvat, Parise)19:40 NYI Horvat (38), (Dobson) … Read more