Game Night Results

  • 10 weeks 6 days ago

    Western Hockey League

    Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5

    C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 13/25 FO
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 9-13-22, +8, 18 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

    D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 6-1-7, +17, 22 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

    Brett Howden had assists on three goals, as Moose Jaw scored four times in the final 8:46 to pick up the win.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sarnia Sting 7 @ Peterborough Petes 5

    W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 7/12 FO
    Season Totals: 12 GP, 5-2-7, -7, 4 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

    Paquette is held off the scoresheet in the Petes loss. Blues second-rounder Jordan Kyrou recorded two goals and four assists for Sarnia, while Maple Leafs seventh-rounder Nikita Korostelev registered three goals and an assist for Peterborough.

  • 10 weeks 6 days ago

    Flat Lightning manage a point.

    TB-1 (OT)

    Andrei Vasilevskiy put on a command performance, especially in the First and Third Periods, allowing just 2 goals on 35 shots for the OT loss. His individual wins streak was snapped, but that's no reflection on how well he played tonight.

    First Period
    18:34 NYR Kreider (4), (Zibanejad, Skjei)

    Second Period
    11:00 TB Gourde (3), (Hedman, Point)(SH)

    Third Period

    1:19 NYR Miller (3), (Shattenkirk)

    Vasilevskiy was the game's first star.

    New York played tonight with a lot of focus and succeeded in making this into a grinding, tactical kind of game. The Lightning, on the other hand, looked a little flat at the start of the game and fatigued at the close of it. New York did a good job on their film study choking off the Lightning breakout in the First Period, and the Lightning didn't really make any adjustments until the middle frame. They looked, for a moment, to have broken through and taken over the game when a disallowed Alex Killorn goal went in the net, but incidental contact by Dumont waved it off and the Lightning seemed to weaken steadily after that.

    Was that a goal? I don't think Dumont's minuscule contact impeded Lundqvist from making a save. But, he did make contact and it appeared Dumont drifted into the paint of his own volition, and I think that was the determining factor for the refs. Cooper used to talk about "inviting" the refs to make a call by your positioning. That's a case where, if Dumont is mindful of the blue paint, I don't think it's an issue.

    Had to watch the MSG feed tonight and all Ron Duguay's outfit was missing was a tiger named Montecore. What the hell was going on there?

    Six games to go in this segment of the season. At least seven more points left to collect.

    Yanni Gourde had the lone goal and 3 shots and 1 hit in 20:12. Maybe the best Lightning forward tonight.

    Gabriel Dumont had 1 shot and 1 hit and was 25% on 4 draws in 5:30.

    Jake Dotchin had 2 shots and 2 hits in 17:38, but made some head scratching decisions moving the puck tonight. Like, press-boxable head scratching.

    Mikhail Sergachev had 1 shot in 16:32. He, himself, made a pretty press-boxable turnover in the Third Period in his own right.

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  • 11 weeks 10 hours ago

    Wins continue to elude young Crunch.

    BEL-4 (SO)

    Michael Leighton allowed 3 goals on 20 shots and 1 of 3 to convert in the penalty shot session for the SO loss.

    First Period
    5:41 SYR Conacher (4), (Peca, Akeson)(PP)
    19:13 BEL Perron (1), (Gagne)
    19:59 SYR Masin (1), (Conacher, Peca)

    Second Period
    3:51 BEL Chlapik (2), (Lajoie, Burgdoerfer)(PP)
    5:18 SYR Conacher (5), (Akeson, Bodie)(PP)
    14:46 BEL Werek (4), (O'Brien, Paul)

    Third Period


    BEL- Gagne

    Cory Conacher was the game's second star.

    Syracuse remains in the North Division basement. There's time to get the ship righted, but the team needs to start collecting some wins over the next 10 games or so to get themselves on better footing.

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  • 11 weeks 18 hours ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sudbury Wolves 4 at Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 (OT)

    W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 2-3-5, +3, 0 PIM, 6 SOG *First Star*
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 16-8-24, +14, 8 PIM
    ’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

    Katchouk had a hand in each Greyhounds goal, including scoring the game-winner in overtime, and was named the first star.

    Kitchener Rangers 7 @ Erie Otters 3

    W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG

  • 11 weeks 2 days ago

    Heyyyyyy, there goes a snowmaaaannnnn!


    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 5 goals on 23 shots for the victory. Vasilevskiy sets a franchise record with 9 straight winning starts on a night when he was off his game. His first goal allowed was a short side softie that allowed Florida to avoid getting run out of their building early on. Fortunately, he got the sweet elixir known as goal support.

    First Period
    2:48 TB Point (6), (Coburn, Girardi)
    4:55 TB Kucherov (13), (Stamkos)
    10:31 FLA Ekblad (3), (Huberdeau, Barkov)
    14:40 TB Stamkos (5), (Hedman, Killorn)(PP)
    19:07 FLA Barkov (4), (Dadonov)

    Second Period
    5:32 FLA Huberdeau (5), (Barkov, Dadonov)
    7:17 TB Palat (Point, Gourde)
    9:38 TB Gourde (2), (Sergachev, Palat)(PP)
    15:41 TB Namestnikov (5), (Kucherov, Hedman)

    Third Period
    5:32 FLA McGinn (3), (Bjugstad, Vrbata)
    9:02 TB Stamkos (6), (Dotchin, Namestnikov)
    11:29 FLA Dadonov (6), (Huberdeau, Barkov)
    19:41 TB Stralman (2), (unassisted)(EN)

    Steven Stamkos and Vasilevskiy were the game's first and third stars. I think they broke into the stash in the Miami Dolphins offensive line coach's office on that Vasilevskiy selection, history making aside, but I digress.

    I thought the Lightning could've very well crushed Florida in this game (even more so than hanging 8 goals on them) if Vasilevskiy plays his normal game. I think the soft goal threw Florida a lifeline and they always play Tampa Bay like it's their championship. And, honestly, the Governors Cup often is the most prestigious thing they have a chance to play for, sadly enough. I can only imagine the difficulty for Tampa Bay having to get up for a game against a motivated little brother in an empty building. It's got to be challenging. For that reason, I can't muster much in the way of concern trolling about the 5 goals allowed. Take the win. Rub it into Florida's face that they still stink on toast. Move on to better things.

    Real talk, though, folks: the attendance tonight in Sunrise should be a league-wide scandal. Remember when I made fun of the attendance in Raleigh the other night? Sunrise said, "Hold my beer." If there were 3,000 people in that building I'd be surprised, and probably a third of those were Lightning fans. This is a joke. How does the NHL allow this to continue? I can't fathom how Bettman and his cronies can possibly believe this is better for the league than selling out an 18,000 seat barn in Quebec City every night. I mean, Jesus, the Lightning and Panthers nearly scored one goal for every man, woman, and child in attendance at tonight's game. It's pathetic. It's sad. It's indicative of a franchise that needs to mercifully get the Old Yeller treatment. Just move it already. It's not like anyone in Miami will notice.

    Real talk #2, folks: I was subjected to the horror of the Panthers broadcast on Center Ice tonight and I'm fairly certain you could prop Potvin up in front of a banana for a microphone at public skate night at the practice rink and he wouldn't know the difference anymore. Not that I don't find the guy slurring Vasilevskiy's name a half dozen times in a night charming, but at a certain point it's time to send grandpa to the old folks home for his own good. At least Chief had brown liquor as an excuse. Not sure what Potvin's is.

    With seven games to go in this second segment of the season, the Lightning now have eight more points to collect.

    Yanni Gourde had 1 goal and 1 assist and was +2 with 2 goals and 3 blocked shots in 18:30. He's the heart and soul of the forecheck on his line at evens and he's become the nice little PK ace, too.

    Gabriel Dumont was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 3 blocked shots in 14:43. He was also 47% on 17 draws. I'm still not sure I'd call him an NHL'er, but I'll co-sign how he thumped Barkov and then suckered McCoshen into a minor penalty in the Third Period. All it lacked was giving an air kiss to McCoshen as he skated off.

    Jake Dotchin had a helper and 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 16:41.

    Mikhail Sergachev had a helper and was +1 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 13:44.

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  • 11 weeks 4 days ago

    Reality check.


    Peter Budaj allowed 4 goals on 21 shots for the loss. It's a different team when Vasiy's in net. It just needs to be said and understood.

    First Period

    Second Period
    10:13 ANH Rakell (4), (Montour, Getzlaf)(PP)
    16:55 ANH Montour (4), (Getzlaf)(PP)
    17:52 TB Kunitz (2), (Brown, Callahan)
    19:59 ANH Lindholm (1), (Wagner, Rasmussen)

    Third Period
    8:59 ANH Rakell (5), (Getzlaf, Perry)

    Part of tonight is just a reality check/correction. Part of tonight is not minding details like allowing a critical goal very late in a period. Part of tonight is a team being allowed by the refs to slow the Lightning down with a lot of clutching and grabbing. Either way, it's a quick wake up call for the Lightning, who now have eight games to try to collect another ten points in this ten game segment of the year.

    Slater Koekkoek was -1 with 1 shot in 6:36.

    Yanni Gourde was -1 with 4 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 17:39. Gourde was also 60% on 5 draws. His line was the best Lightning line on the night, particularly Brayden Point, and had the refs called the game a little tighter they surely would've generated a handful of power plays.

    Jake Dotchin was -1 with 1 shot and 3 blocked shots in 16:43.

    Mikhail Sergachev was +1 with 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 16:16.

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  • 11 weeks 4 days ago

    Comeback Crunch get a desperately needed W.


    Veteran Michael Leighton allowed 2 goals on 27 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    9:40 RCH Gill (3), (Goers, Fedun)(PP)
    16:53 SYR Bournival (4), (Lynch)

    Second Period
    15:25 RCH Criscuolo (3), (Smith)

    Third Period
    9:12 SYR Cirelli (2), (Erne, Thomas)(PP)
    18:57 SYR Lynch (2), (Peca, Bournival)

    Kevin Lynch and Anthony Cirelli were the game's first and third stars.

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  • 11 weeks 5 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Alexander Volkov received the drop pass and quickly fired it from the top of the right wing circle past Garrett Sparks.

    The rookie’s first professional goal brought the Crunch to within one midway through the second period but the Marlies goalie finished with 29 saves, as Syracuse was topped by Toronto, 4-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    “I scored my first goal, but I’m not happy because my team lost the game,” Volkov said. “I scored a goal, but it’s a bonus for me.”

  • 11 weeks 5 days ago

    Young Crunch's growing pains continue.


    Connor Ingram allowed 2 goals on 5 shots before giving way to veteran Michael Leighton who allowed 1 goal on 19 shots for the dreaded backdoor loss.

    First Period
    0:48 SYR Stephens (2), (Yan, Cernak)
    4:21 TOR Aaltonen (1), (unassisted)
    10:27 TOR Greening (2), (Dermott, Liljegren)

    Second Period
    3:28 TOR Greening (3), (Mueller, Timashov)
    8:57 SYR Volkov (1), (Erne)

    Third Period
    17:26 TOR Johnsson (3), (Smith, Rosen)

    Alexander Volkov was the game's second star after scoring his first pro goal.

    Maybe it shouldn't be surprising the Crunch have struggled to produce wins with the amount of roster turnover that happened over the offseason and the number of veterans that have been replaced by rookie pros. That doesn't make it sting any less, though.

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  • 11 weeks 6 days ago

    Lightning take care of business to get second ten game segment of the year off right.


    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the victory. Vasilevskiy continues his personal winning streak, which is now up to 8 straight games.

    First Period
    14:18 DET Nielsen (3), (unassisted)(SH)
    16:33 TB Kucherov (12), (Hedman, Killorn)(PP)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    6:22 TB Stamkos (4), (Kucherov, Sergachev)(PP)
    17:04 TB Point (5), (Gourde, Palat)
    18:11 DET Nielsen (4), (Nyquist, Abdelkader)(PP)

    Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, and Vasilevskiy were the game's three stars.

    Great to see the Lightning keep playing to their standards and not rest on their laurels after a wildly successful start to the season. Nine games left in this second segment of the year: ten points to gather.

    Yanni Gourde had a helper and was +1 with 1 shot in 16:54. He found Point alone in front on the all-important insurance marker that turned into the game winner.

    Jake Dotchin had 2 shots and 2 hits in 13:03.

    Mikhail Sergachev had a helper and 4 penalty minutes to go with 1 shot and 1 hit in 15:51.

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