Game Night Results

  • 5 weeks 3 days ago

    Tambellini leads the way.


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the win. He was good tonight, and Syracuse needed him to be. As always, the question with Gudlevskis is going to be one of consistency and whether he can keep performing at the level he has through the first couple of games.

    First Period
    SYR Tambellini, (1) (Erne, Blujus), 0:16

    Second Period
    BNG Schneider, (1) , 4:58 (SH)

    Third Period
    SYR Tambellini, (2) (DeAngelo, Blunden), 17:43

    Jeff Tambellini and Gudlevskis were the game's first and second stars.

    Adam Erne picked up his first point of the year assisting on the opening goal while Anthony DeAngelo has helpers in each of his first two games as a pro.

    Box score from

  • 5 weeks 3 days ago

    Bishop is the truth.


    Ben Bishop. 1 goal on 32 shots. Multiple key saves with high degrees of difficulty. He took the Lightning on his back tonight, and allowed them to survive a very subpar effort with their #1 defenseman, Hedman, out of the lineup. He was absolutely impressive, and one of the things I really love about Ben is he pretty much never has two poor games in a row. He was subpar against Dallas. Wipe the slate clean. He was a superstar tonight.

    First Period
    2:52 BUF Reinhart (1), (Ennis)

    Second Period
    13:41 TB Namestnikov (2), (unassisted)

    Third Period
    16:03 TB Killorn (1), (Johnson, Palat)(PP)

    Alex Killorn and Bishop were the game's first and second stars.

    A win's a win, but mercy was that an ugly win. Tampa Bay was outshot 32-22 and probably outchanced by a similar margin by a Buffalo team that is still pretty wet behind the ears. Part of it is almost certainly from losing their number one defenseman, Hedman, but it's still an unacceptable effort. They struggled to get out of their own end all game long, and when they did get out they looked pretty disjointed in the offensive zone. It was so bad that Cooper broke up the Triplets and the Stamkos line and pretty much benched Jonathan Drouin for most of the Third Period after he hot dogged it on a power play in the latter half of the Second Period. I expect Jon Cooper to strip several coats of paint off the walls in that video session once they chop up this debacle.

    Fortunately, the did get the two points, and it's a very important two points as the team tries to stay on schedule in the first ten game segment of the year. These first couple of segments are very critical to help fight through any ECF hangover from last season. They need 4 points in the final 4 games of this segment to make it good.

    Slater Koekkoek was -1 with 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 10:21. He was partly culpable for the Sabres' goal, although the lion's share of the blame should go Filppula's way. Putting that play aside, though, you had to really like what you saw tonight. Koekkoek was very active at both ends of the rink, and at times was doing a Hedman Lite routine with more physical edge. Salary cap and waiver eligibility issues are the only things keeping him off the Lightning roster right now, in my opinion, and I truly believe he'll be in Tampa full time after the trade deadline, at the latest.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 5 weeks 4 days ago

    Novokuznetsk 3 vs. Novgorod 4 (OT)
    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 15 GP, 3-0-3, -2, 10 PIM

    Carter Ashton was scoreless in 17:00 of ice time in Novgorod's 4-3 OT win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Sergei Kostitsyn had the OT winner for Novgorod. Ex-Avs picks Ryan Stoa and Linus Videll each also had goals in the match, as well.

    Brastislava 6 vs. Khanty-Mansysk 0
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 22 GP, 6-6-12, +5, 4 PIM

    Yikes. Ex-AHLer Barry Brust had to turn aside just 19 shots to blank Yugra 6-0. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 15:58 in the match. Ex-Lightning prospects Michal Sersen and Vladimir Mihalik each had helpers in the win for Slovan.

  • 5 weeks 4 days ago

    US National U18 Team 7 @ No. 6 Boston University Terriers 4 (Exhibition)

    D John MacLeod, BU: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

    The US Men’s under-18 team knocked off BU in an exhibition game, 7-4, Friday. The US team was paced by likely 2016 first rounders Clayton Keller (3A) and Kieffer Bellows (2+1), son of former Lightning forward Brian Bellows. Ironically, both Keller and Bellows are BU commits. John MacLeod, who played for the US under-18 team two years ago, had an assist.

    No. 14 Minnesota State Mavericks 0 @ No. 12 St. Cloud State Huskies 4

    W Jimmy Mullin, MSU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM
    2013-2014 totals (Miami): 19 GP, 1-6-7, 23 PIM

    The Mavs were shut out for the second straight game. Charlie Lindgren (undrafted) stopped 33 shots for the Huskies.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 5 weeks 4 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Victoriaville Tigres 5

    W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 1-0-1, -1, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 4 Hits
    Season totals: 6 GP, 3-1-4, -2, 8 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

    W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-5, +2, 9 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

    The Sea Dogs outshot the Tigres, 40-23, and carried a 2-1 lead into the third period, yet fell in Victoriaville, 5-2.

    Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 5

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season totals: 8 GP, 9-9-18, +4, 10 PIM
    2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

    Yan was unable to stretch his hat trick streak to three games, but he did manage two assists in Shawinigan’s 5-3 win over the Volts. Yan is the reigning QMJHL and CHL Player of the Week.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Erie Otters 7 @ Oshawa Generals 4

    C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP, 3-5-8, -4, 0 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

    Jake Marchment (Kings), nephew of former Lightning defenseman Bryan Marchment, had a hat trick and was plus-4, leading the Otters to a win over Oshawa. Anthony Cirelli had a goal and an assist for the Gens.

    Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Guelph Storm 1

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 4-5-9, +3, 6 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

    Windsor snuck out a 2-1 win in Guelph backed by Michael DiPietro’s 36-save performance. DiPietro is a 2017 draft prospect.

    Peterborough Petes 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 4 (SO)

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +11, 12 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

    D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 8 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

    Peterborough was outshot 10-0 in overtime, but managed to survive and send the game to a shootout. Unfortunately for the Petes, the Fronts won the skills competition for the extra point, 2-1.

    Saginaw Spirit 1 @ London Knights 4

    W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
    Season totals: 7 GP, 5-1-6, +1, 6 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

    Mitchell Stephens scored his fifth goal of the year, but Saginaw was already down 4-1 late in the game.

    United States Hockey League

    Sioux City Musketeers 4 @ Omaha Lancers 0

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -4, 6 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
    (University of Minnesota commit)

    G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
    Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1, 2.46 GAA, .923 sv%
    2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
    (University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

    Sioux City broke a three-game losing streak by winning in Omaha. Kris Oldham sat backup in the game for the Lancers. CJ Dodero (no known relation to Syracuse/Greenville defenseman Charlie Dodero) had a hat trick for Sioux City.

  • 5 weeks 4 days ago

    Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Ufa 6
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 26/31, 5.07 GAA, .839 sv%
    Season totals: 19 GP, 7-7-4, 0 SO, 2.36 GAA, .914 sv%

    Ufa got 2 goals and 4 points from ex-Oilers pick Linus Omark in their wild 6-4 win over Magnitogorsk. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 2 goals and 3 points in defeat for Magnitka.

  • 5 weeks 5 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Oshawa Generals 1 @ North Bay Battalion 5

    C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 2-4-6, -4, 0 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

    Oshawa took a 1-0 lead into the third period, but North Bay exploded for five goals in the final frame to defeat the visiting Gens, 5-1. The Battalion outshot Oshawa, 33-16. Cirelli has been held without a shot the last two games.

    Ottawa 67’s 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 3 (OT)

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 7 GP, 4-5-9, +4, 4 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

    Cristiano DiGiacinto was a force all night and had a goal and an assist. He led Windsor with six shots, but the Spits fell to visiting Ottawa in overtime. Flyers first rounder Travis Konecny had three assists and was named first star.

    Erie Otters 4 @ Peterborough Petes 3 (SO)

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, +9, 12 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

    D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 2-1-3, E, 8 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

    Peterborough moved into first place in the East Division with an overtime point, but the Petes conceded the extra point to Erie in the shootout. Dominik Masin was scoreless in his first game since signing with the Lightning. That contract will kick in when he begins his pro career next season.

    Western Hockey League

    Moose Jaw Warriors 10 @ Calgary Hitmen 2

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 2-2-4, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *First Star*
    Season totals: 6 GP, 8-8-16, +9, 2 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

    D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, -6, 8 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

    Moose Jaw made a statement on the road, walloping Calgary 10-2 one day after being shut out by Kootenay. Brayden Point, who had his 13-game goal-scoring streak snapped against the Ice, had two goals and two assists to lead the Warriors. He’s been a first star in half of his games this season, and second or third star in two more. Point will be in the WHL MVP race all season if he stays healthy.

    United States Hockey League

    Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 7 (Tuesday)

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -4, 6 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
    (University of Minnesota commit)

    Sioux City has lost three games in a row after dropping a road contest in Sioux Falls on Tuesday. Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf picked up his second assist of the season in the loss.

  • 5 weeks 5 days ago

    Lightning reminded about the importance of details.


    Ben Bishop allowed 5 goals on 22 shots for the loss. He got outplayed by Lehtonen at the other end and he ultimately denied his team a chance to win this game. His poor rebound on Dallas' first goal allowed them to turn the momentum early in the game and the softie on the 5th goal killed any chance the Lightning had of completing the comeback.

    First Period
    2:24 TB Stamkos (3), (Drouin)
    8:58 DAL Seguin (1), (Jokipakka, Benn)
    14:14 DAL Benn (3), (Spezza, Seguin)(PP)

    Second Period
    9:34 DAL Eakin (3), (Janmark, Sceviour)
    18:12 DAL Demers (1), (Eakin, Hemsky)(PP)

    Third Period
    7:06 TB Namestnikov (1), (Stamkos)
    8:44 TB Stamkos (4), (Drouin, Boyle)
    10:29 DAL Spezza (4), (Hemsky, Goligoski)

    Steven Stamkos was the game's second star.

    By all of the advanced metrics you want to put to this game, the Lightning dominated. Possession. Chances. Shots. They were all over Dallas. But, hockey's a cruel sport when you don't mind the details. Subpar goaltending will kill you. Poor defensive coverage against the rush will kill you. Special teams will kill you. The Lightning could have, and maybe should have slain Dallas in this game, but they allowed those three areas to completely undermine any possibility of getting a win tonight. Bishop will rebound, so I'm not overly worried about the goaltending. And, the defensive zone coverage against the rush is correctable by a quality coaching staff. It's the penalty kill that is incredibly worrisome right now. It has cratered to 2013-2014 levels through 5 games.

    If there's a silver lining, it's that Drouin/Stamkos is turning out to be everything we envisioned it would be at Bolt Prospects. For everyone who criticized the editorial position of the website last season that Drouin needed to be playing with Stamkos, and for everyone else foolish enough to try to label Drouin a bust, the proof's in the pudding through 5 games. Right now they're the undisputed top line of the team and the Triplets are swimming in their jet fumes trying to keep up. Once the Triplets do start to get on track from a production standpoint, have mercy on the NHL.

    Nikita Nesterov was -1 with 15 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 11:57. His major and game misconduct for boarding in the Second Period was deserved, and he will likely be suspended. Coupled with a likely concussion suffered by Hedman, expect one or two defensive callups from Syracuse. Nesterov's penalty, frankly, put the nail in the Lightning coffin tonight. As bad as their PK was playing, giving Dallas a 5 minute opportunity to build the 3 goal lead just before the Second Intermission was just too much for the Lightning to overcome. And, once again, it was made plain just how hard it is to overcome a 3 goal deficit in the final frame in pro hockey. It's just a death sentence when you're trying to come from that far down.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 5 weeks 6 days ago

    JYP 0 vs. KalPa 3
    Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 6 PIM

    Jonne Tammela had a minor for boarding in 14:03 of ice time in KalPa's 3-0 win over JYP. Ex-Devils pick Patrick Davis had a goal in the match while goaltender Eero Kilpelainen, a former Stars pick, stopped all 26 shots he faced for the shutout.

  • 5 weeks 6 days ago

    Dynamo Moscow 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 0
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 21 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 4 PIM

    Nikita Gusev had a team high 5 shots on goal in 18:33 of ice time in Yugra's 2-0 loss to Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo's eventual game winner came from ex-Lightning forward Martins Karsums.

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