AHL Game Night: 1-7-22 Bears at Crunch

Syracuse rides the Koepke heater back to .500. HER-3SYR-5 Max Lagace allowed three goals on 23 shots for the victory. First Period2:45 SYR Koepke (6), (Dumont, Barre-Boulet)8:37 HER Jonsson-Fjallby (8), (Johansen, Alexeyev)(PP)12:51 SYR Green (1), (Koepke, Huntington) Second Period1:15 SYR Labrie (3), (Jones, Hudon)16:33 HER Jonsson-Fjallby (9), (Franson, Vecchione)(PP) Third Period1:58 SYR Fortier (5), (Green, … Read more

NHL Game Night: 1-6-22 Flames at Lightning

The rest of the NHL should be trembling tonight. CGY-1TB-4 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 27 shots for the victory. With the Lightning’s possession advantage, he frankly didn’t have much work until he was sitting on a four goal lead. First PeriodNO SCORING Second Period12:21 TB Perry (10), (Bellemare, Hedman) Third Period2:52 TB Point … Read more

AHL Game Night: 1-5-21 Crunch at Americans

Syracuse returns from a long hiatus with a key win. SYR-2ROC-1 Max Lagace allowed one goal on 18 shots for the victory. Full credit to him after a sometimes rocky stint filling in at the NHL level. First PeriodNO SCORING Second Period1:27 SYR Koepke (5), (Somppi)17:24 SYR Dumont (11), (Barre-Boulet, Ryfors)(PP)19:55 ROC MacInnis (6), (Teves, … Read more

NHL Game Night: 1-4-21 Lightning at Blue Jackets

Columbus, sorry about your damned luck. TB-7CBJ-2 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 22 shots for the victory. Awash in sweet, sweet goal support. First Period4:53 TB Palat (11), (Point, Hedman)(PP)9:30 TB Palat (12), (McDonagh, Point)17:27 TB Perry (9), (Maroon, Sergachev)(PP) Second Period0:37 CBJ Kukan (1), (Nyquist, Boqvist)1:36 TB Point (11), (Foote, Palat)4:16 CBJ Nyquist … Read more

NHL Game Day: 1-2-22 Lightning at Rangers

Results don’t reflect the effort. TB-0NYR-4 Andrei Vasilevskiy returned from the COVID list and allowed four goals on 21 shots for the loss. Probably a bit rusty after a couple of weeks out of action. First Period7:44 NYR Zibanejad (9), (Fox, Kreider)(PP)12:37 NYR Zibanejad (10), (Fox, Kreider)(PP)14:53 NYR Strome (7), (Goodrow) Second Period16:53 NYR Zibanejad … Read more

NHL Game Night: 12-31-21 Rangers at Lightning

Lightning finish (hopefully) Vasiy-less COVID stretch at .500. NYR-4TB-3 (SO) Brian Elliott allowed three goals on 23 shots before allowing one of three to convert in the PS session for the SO loss. His two puckhandling gaffes out of his crease to allow cheap goals were obviously the margin between losing and a comfortable win … Read more

NHL Game Night: 12-28-21 Canadiens at Lightning

Despite multiple posts, Lightning pull out the win anyway. MTL-4TB-5 (OT) Maxime Lagace allowed four goals on 31 shots for the victory. He’s terrifying at times to watch, but did just enough tonight to get by. First Period10:46 MTL Vejdemo (1), (Pezzetta, Paquette)11:38 TB Point (8), (Joseph, Hedman)14:10 TB Point (9), (Killorn) Second Period2:05 MTL … Read more

NHL Game Night: 12-21-21 Lightning at Golden Knights

Lightning (probably) close out 2021 with the league’s top record after casino heist on The Strip. TB-4LV-3 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 41 shots for the victory. It was Oceans 88 for the Lightning tonight. First Period6:05 TB Fortier (1), (Sergachev)9:26 LV Stone (5), (Pacioretty, Theodore)(PP) Second Period1:41 LV Stone (6), (Stephenson)8:10 LV Roy … Read more

NHL Game Night: 12-16-21 Senators at Lightning

Lightning overtake little brother in Sunrise to seize best record in the league. OTT-1TB-2 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 26 shots for the victory. First Period15:45 OTT Chabot (1), (unassisted) Second Period3:47 TB Killorn (9), (Colton, Hedman)15:05 TB Hedman (7), (Raddysh, Stamkos)(PP) Third PeriodNO SCORING Victor Hedman and Steven Stamkos were the first and … Read more