Game Night Results

  • 9 weeks 3 days ago

    Lightning's regular season ownership of Montreal continues unabated.

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    TB-4

    Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 34 shots for the victory. After a so-so outing against Boston, he was sparkling against Montreal. Now, mind you, he did make it a lot harder on himself with his puckhandling gaffe to start the Third Period, but he made that 1 goal lead stand up the rest of the way, too. He seems to savor these duel opportunities against Price, and he's been getting the better end of them.

    First Period
    10:07 TB Filppula (12), (Hedman, Stamkos)(PP)
    15:58 TB Stamkos (38), (unassisted)

    Second Period
    2:45 TB Hedman (10), (Killorn, Callahan)
    11:10 MTL Plekanec (21), (Subban, Markov)(PP)

    Third Period
    0:34 MTL Parenteau (7), (Plekanec)
    18:55 TB Stamkos (39), (Namestnikov, Garrison)(PP)(EN)

    Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman were the game's first and third stars. I've said it constantly over the course of the second half: the franchise cornerstones need to be the team's best players for the Lightning to go anywhere in the playoffs this year. Tonight, in a playoff atmosphere against a hated opponent with division title supremacy up for grabs, the Lightning got 3 goals and 2 assists out of the duo. That's great to see, especially after the Hedman turnover in his last outing against Winnipeg.

    The Lightning are 3 points shy of the 96 points we target at the start of the season to comfortably make the playoffs, but the focus is starting to shift at this juncture of the season. The Lightning needed this win tonight to keep their Atlantic Division title aspirations in good shape, and they got it done. The teams are back to all square at 93 points each with the Habs holding a game in hand. But, the Lightning have a 4 game ROW lead right now, so the tie will likely go to Tampa Bay if it comes to that.

    Vladislav Namestnikov was -1 with a helper and 5 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 3 hits in 11:06. After taking several cross checks in the neutral zone from Brendan Gallagher, who thought he was safe by jumping on a baby-faced Russian rookie, Namestnikov swiftly took the initiative and relieved Gallagher of any sinus congestion he might be having by beating the snot out of the veteran with 3-4 quick rights. My goodness. Peckaham dubbed him "Baby Faced Killer" on the SunSports broadcast. A legend was born. If you're wondering, he's 9 games shy of graduation from prospect status on the website, so he's got a realistic opportunity to wrap that up before the regular season expires and join Drouin and Paquette as this year's Bolt Prospects Alumni class.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 9 weeks 3 days ago

    Quarterfinal Round
    (5)Mountfield HK 3 vs. (4)Sparta Praha 4
    Sparta Praha Wins the Series 4-0
    Jaroslav Janus, Sparta Praha, DNP
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Regular season totals (CZE): 5 GP, 2-3-0, 0 SO, 4.56 GAA, .849 sv%
    Regular season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 3.01 GAA, .891 sv%

    Veteran Petr Kumstat scored the Third Period game winner and added a helper for Sparta as they put away Mountfield 4-3 to complete an opening round sweep. Ex-Leafs 5th rounder Juraj Mikus also chipped in a goal.

  • 9 weeks 3 days ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
    (3)Magnitogorsk 5 vs. (2)Novosibirsk 2
    Novosibirsk Leads the Series 2-1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/29, 2.00 GAA, .931 sv%
    Playoff totals: 8 GP, 5-3-0, 1 SO, 1.89 GAA, .937 sv%
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 32-10-6, 5 SO, 1.86 GAA, .934 sv%

    Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 2 goals and 3 points to lead Magnitogorsk to a must-win, Game Three victory over Novosibirsk. Ex-Islanders 4th rounder David Ullstrom had a goal in defeat for Novosibirsk.

  • 9 weeks 4 days ago

    Quarterfinal Round
    (5)Mountfield HK 3 vs. (4)Sparta Praha 4
    Sparta Praha Leads the Series 3-0
    Jaroslav Janus, Sparta Praha, DNP
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Regular season totals (CZE): 5 GP, 2-3-0, 0 SO, 4.56 GAA, .849 sv%
    Regular season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 3.01 GAA, .891 sv%

    Veteran Petr Kumstat had 2 goals and ex-Leafs pick Karel Pilar also tallied for Sparta in their 4-3, Game Three win over Mountfield HK. Jaroslav Janus sat backup for the match. Game Four is tomorrow.

  • 9 weeks 4 days ago

    Weekend sweep (roller coaster goes up)!

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    BRI-0

    Kristers Gudlevskis stopped all 29 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season. He had 5 last season. He also got his save percentage back to .900 with the victory, just a shade below his .901 of a year ago.

    First Period
    SYR Gourde, (24) (Koekkoek, Kunyk), 9:31 (PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    SYR Courtnall, (5) (Smith, Blujus), 16:25

    Yanni Gourde, Gudlevskis, and once (and future?) Bolt Prospect Justin Courtnall were the game's three stars. Yes, quiet acquisition Justin Courtnall, the ex-Lightning pick and son-of-a-Geoff. He's back in our lives. Reunited, and it feels so good.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 9 weeks 4 days ago

    No. 18 Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 12 Yale Bulldogs 2 (2OT)
    ECAC Quarterfinals
    Harvard wins best-of-3 series, 2-1

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 7-9-16, +4, 19 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

    Predators prospect Jimmy Vesey scored his 27th goal of the season at 16:46 of the second overtime to propel Harvard into the ECAC semifinals. Harvard had a 5-minute power play at the end of the first overtime, but couldn’t capitalize. Brian Hart had the primary assist on Harvard’s game-opening goal. Yale would later take a 2-1 lead before Harvard forced overtime with a goal with 3 ½ minutes left in regulation.

    Union Dutchmen 1 @ No. 11 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3
    ECAC Quarterfinals
    Quinnipiac wins best-of-3 series, 2-1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 36 GP, 7-27-34, +3, 25 PIM
    2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

    Peca scored for the second consecutive game – a shorthanded goal into an empty net to seal a Bobcat win and advance them to the ECAC semifinals. QU had to play the majority of the game without leading scorer Sam Anas (undrafted), who was injured.

  • 9 weeks 4 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 5

    C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 8/18 FO, 3 Hits, *First Star*
    With Sherbrooke: 35 GP, 20-25-45, -7, 34 PIM
    With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
    Season totals: 54 GP, 21-38-59, -12, 50 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

    Darcy was named first star for his 1+2 effort against the visiting Huskies. The Phoenix sits in a 3-way tie for sixth on the league table.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Niagara IceDogs 8

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, +2, 5 PIM
    Season totals: 60 GP, 21-23-44, -9, 100 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

    DiGiacinto hit the 100-PIM mark for the second year in a row with a fight against Aaron Haydon.

    Western Hockey League

    Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ Calgary Hitmen 4

    D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 57 GP, 7-24-31, +15, 26 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

    Calgary returned home after their 11-game road trip and picked up a win over Lethbridge.

    Note: Dominik Masin (OHL Peterborough) is out for the season after undergoing surgery for facial fractures.

  • 9 weeks 4 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 @ Quebec Remparts 4

    W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 3/4 FO, 2 Hits, *First Star*
    Season totals: 58 GP, 40-44-84, +24, 102 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

    Erne scored his 40th goal of the season in Quebec’s 4-1 home win over visiting Val-d’Or. He was named first star for the second game in a row.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sarnia Sting 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6

    D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: Did not play
    With SSM: 24 GP, 13-35-48, +26, 47 PIM
    With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
    Season totals: 53 GP, 23-63-86, +27, 111 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

    DeAngelo rested again for the Soo, who has already clinched the West’s top seed.

    Windsor Spitfires 1 @ Erie Otters 4

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 59 GP, 21-22-43, -11, 95 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

    Connor McDavid had two goals and a helper as Erie topped Windsor, 4-1. The Spits playoff hopes are fading as they’re now five points behind Saginaw for the eighth and final spot in the West.

    Western Hockey League

    Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Regina Pats 3 (SO)

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 57 GP, 35-45-80, +8, 44 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

    Moose Jaw avenged a loss to the Pats on Friday night with a shootout win Saturday night. Point scored in regulation, but missed his shootout attempt. The Warriors are four points behind Swift Current for the final playoff spot in the Central Division. Both teams have three games remaining.

    Calgary Hitmen 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2

    D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 56 GP, 7-24-31, +14, 22 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

    Calgary won the final game of their bazillion-game road trip and can now head home. Bazillion may have been a bit of an exaggeration. Calgary finished 7-4-0 on their road trip.

    Note: Dominik Masin (OHL Peterborough) is out for the season after undergoing surgery for facial fractures.

  • 9 weeks 4 days ago

    No. 18 Harvard Crimson 0 @ No. 12 Yale Bulldogs 2
    ECAC Quarterfinals
    Best-of-3 series tied, 1-1

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 7-8-15, +3, 19 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

    Yale evened its series with the Crimson, forcing a deciding Game 3 on Sunday.

    Merrimack Warriors 0 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 5
    Hockey East Quarterfinals
    BU wins best-of-3 series, 2-0

    D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
    Season totals: 29 GP, 2-6-8, +13, 46 PIM
    2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

    MacLeod was a game-time decision for this game after missing the previous two with an injury. He sat again Saturday but all indications are he could be available for the Hockey East semifinals next weekend. Matt O’Conner, a free agent goaltender, stopped 27 shots for the shutout.

    Colorado College Tigers 2 @ No. 1 North Dakota 3
    NCHC Quarterfinals
    UND wins best-of-3 series, 2-0

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 35 GP, 13-6-19, +12, 35 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

    O’Donnell scored for the second straight night, setting a new career high for points in a season and helping UND to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff next weekend.

    Union Dutchmen 3 @ No. 11 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2
    ECAC Quarterfinals
    Best-of-3 series tied, 1-1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 35 GP, 6-27-33, E, 25 PIM
    2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

    Union came back from a 2-1 deficit, scoring the game-winner with about four minutes left in regulation. This game less than 24 hours after QU won in triple overtime Friday. The two teams meet again on Sunday.

    Penn State Nittany Lions 2 @ No. 15 Minnesota Golden Gophers 6

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 27 saves on 29 shots
    Season totals: 35 GP, 20-11-3, 2.46 GAA, .909 sv%, 5 SO
    2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

    Wilcox won his 20th game of the season, helping the Gophers to their fourth-straight conference title (2 Big 10, 2 WCHA). According to the Gophers’ website, the win was the 71st of Wilcox’s career, which is the most among all active college goaltenders. Minnesota will play the winner of Ohio State-Penn State next Friday in the Big 10 tournament.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 9 weeks 5 days ago

    Flat Lightning done in by late mistakes.

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    TB-1

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the loss. He deserved better. He was the only reason the team had a chance in this game at all.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    4:13 TB Kucherov (26), (Drouin, Carle)
    10:00 WPG Stafford (14), (Stempniak, Tlusty)(PP)
    12:44 WPG Wheeler (20), (unassisted)

    Vasilevskiy was the game's third star.

    This was a trap game, and the Lightning fell right into it. You look at the opposition over this 4 game stretch: Montreal, Boston, Winnipeg, Montreal. Yep, one of those things is not like the others, and the Lightning didn't have their intensity tonight. They worked themselves into pretty strong position to get 1-2 points, though, thanks to Vasilevskiy's goaltending and Kucherov's Third Period snipe. Even with the Jets tying it after Kucherov got kicked out of the game for face planting Enstron they were in ok shape. Riiight before Hedman decided to essentially hand Wheeler the GWG. A worse turnover you will not see in this league, and it's completely unacceptable from your franchise cornerstone defenseman.

    Through 70 games the Lightning have 91 points, having once again met the 12-in-10 threshold in segment 7 of the season. They actually got 13 points, meaning they've got 7 insurance points in hand heading into the final segment of the year. 5 points should tie up playoff position comfortably, but it's the banner the Lightning are looking for, and they did themselves no favors tonight with that endeavor.

    Mike Angelidis had 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 7:05. He was also 17% on 6 draws.

    Vladislav Namestnikov was -1 with 1 shot and 4 hits in 15:09.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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