Game Night Results

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    No. 10 Union Dutchmen 5 @ No. 5 Boston University Terriers 6 (OT)

    D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 0-4-4, +4, 16 PIM
    2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

    While the core of BU roster was winning gold for Team USA Thursday night, the remaining Terriers scored an overtime win in a top-10 match-up vs Union.

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Gold Medal Match
    USA 5 vs. Canada 4 (SO)
    Connor Ingram, Canada, DNP
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-1-0, 1 SO, 2.57 GAA, .833 sv%

    Mathieu Joseph, Canada, 1-1-2, +1, E, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 7 GP, 1-4-5, +4, 0 PIM

    Taylor Raddysh, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 7 GP, 5-1-6, +3, 4 PIM

    Anthony Cirelli, Canada, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 7 GP, 3-4-7, +8, 2 PIM

    Mitchell Stephens, Canada, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 2-3-5, +4, 0 PIM

    Team USA's Troy Terry had the only marker of the five round Shootout to lift his team to a 5-4 Gold Medal Match victory over rival Canada. Kieffer Bellows, son of ex-Lightning forward Brian Bellows and a New York Islanders first rounder, had a pair of goals for the Americans in their win. Lightning prospect Mathieu Joseph scored a would-be insurance marker 4:05 into the Third Period to give the Canadians a 4-2 lead, but the US scored a pair of goals within 3:02 of Joseph's marker to eventually take the game beyond regulation. Joseph also had an even strength helper on Canada's first goal. Mitchell Stephens chipped in a helper on the Canadians' second goal. Joseph played 17:52 in the match, Taylor Raddysh 13:41, Anthony Cirelli 16:55, and Stephens 18:51.

    The tournament was a disappointment for netminder Connor Ingram, who struggled in 3 of his 4 starts and ultimately lost the starting job for the Canadians to Carter Hart. Forward Taylor Raddysh, one of the top scorers in the Canadian junior ranks, put on a show dominating the scoresheet against an inferior Latvian side, but struggled to make a dent against the tournament's heavies. Results were ultimately far more positive for the high energy, high character trio of Joseph, Cirelli, and Stephens. All three had a fantastic tournament from start to finish, with the exception of a couple of games missed by Stephens due to injury, proving their worth as potential NHL'ers who could find themselves up with the Lightning within the next few seasons.

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Awful goaltending hands Lightning failure.

    NSH-6
    TB-1

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 5 goals on 18 shots for the loss. Three of those goals were of the awful variety, and the third goal, which came as the Lightning were mounting a push to try to knot the game at 2-2, was an absolute back breaker. Hockey is a frustrating, terrible sport when you're the victim of bad goaltending and your team has to work five times harder to get a goal, which is what happened tonight.

    First Period
    2:25 NSH Fisher (11), (Johansen, Ekholm)(PP)

    Second Period
    3:56 NSH Forsberg (9), (Fiala, Johansen)
    6:12 TB Johnson (12), (Hedman, Killorn)
    13:21 NSH Sissons (3), (Fisher)
    14:04 NSH Ellis (5), (Wilson, Arvidsson)

    Third Period
    14:02 NSH Sissons (4), (Jarnkrok)(EN)
    17:00 NSH Sissons (5), (Jarnkrok, Bitetto)

    The Lightning actually had a decent night in terms of raw puck possession stats. It wasn't equaling a ton of scoring chances, but the game was not nearly the lopsided disaster the score indicates... except that the goaltending was terrible. That's been the biggest difference between this Lightning team and those of the recent past. Even when Bishop was healthy earlier this year the Lightning were not getting consistent goaltending. They have to hope and pray when he returns that he will re-find some of his Vezina candidate caliber form. Without it, they haven't got a prayer.

    The Lightning failed to get 12 points for a second 10-game segment of the year, getting just 10 points in this one after managing just 7 points the previous segment. At the roughly midway point of the campaign, they're a full 6 points off comfortable playoff pace, meaning they'll have to play at least .675 hockey the rest of the way to get there safely. That's not impossible, but it's incredibly difficult and pretty much a fool's errand to try without good goaltending.

    Slater Koekkoek was -1 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 16:29.

    Matthew Peca was -2 with 2 hits in 11:17. He was also 56% on 9 draws. This was the first night of his NHL stint that he wasn't really a noticable positive in the lineup.

    Adam Erne was -2 with 1 shot and 6 hits in 14:59. He continues to look the part and made a swooping power forward move off the right wing that was a bright spot in a fairly abysmal night.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Sport 2 vs. SaiPa 3 (SO)
    Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
    Season totals: 28 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 39 PIM

    Ex-Montreal farmhand Brock Trotter had 1 goal and 1 assist for SaiPa in their 3-2 SO win over Sport.

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 3

    W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 5 SOG, 4 Hits
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 25-8-33, +6, 49 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

    Saint John got down 3-1 and 5-2 before ultimately losing, 6-3. Imama fought Yannik Bertrand.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 6

    W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season: 36 GP, 17-14-31, +4, 22 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

    Katchouk broke Michael McNiven’s shutout attempt with a shorthanded goal with 32 seconds remaining. The Montreal prospect goaltender was cut from Team Canada’s WJC team in favor of Lightning prospect Connor Ingram.

    Niagara IceDogs 2 @ Erie Otters 7

    W/C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

    No Taylor Raddysh, no problem for Erie, who beat visiting Niagara, 7-2, Wednesday. Alex DeBrincat only had one goal for the Otters. Paquette has just two goals in his last 20 games and is scoreless in his last three.

    Western Hockey League

    Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

    C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 18-22-40, +4, 27 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

    Howden had two assists to give him five points in his last two games. Jayden Halbgewachs (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Warriors to give him 34 goals on the season.

    NOTE: The following players are with Team Canada in preparation for the World Junior Championships: Anthony Cirelli, Taylor Raddysh, Mitchell Stephens, Connor Ingram, Mathieu Joseph.

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    Semifinals
    Sweden 2 vs. Canada 5
    Connor Ingram, Canada, No Decision, 1/3, 14.85 GAA, .333 sv%
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-1-0, 1 SO, 2.57 GAA, .833 sv%

    Mathieu Joseph, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM

    Taylor Raddysh, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 5-1-6, +3, 4 PIM

    Anthony Cirelli, Canada 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 3-4-7, +7, 2 PIM

    Mitchell Stephens, Canada, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 0 PIM

    Connor Ingram was lifted 8:05 into the First Period after Canada fell behind 2-1, but they responded with 4 unanswered goals to defeat Sweden 5-2. Canada advances to the Gold Medal match against USA. Centerman Anthony Cirelli helped key the comeback victory with 1 goal, 1 assist, and a handful of other scoring chances for the Canadians. Mathieu Jospeh played 13:48 in the win, Taylor Raddysh 16:32, Cirelli 15:08, and Mitchell Stephens played 14:03.

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
    Halifax Mooseheads 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)

    C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 15/23 FO, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 8-15-23, -9, 20 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

    Somppi has gone scoreless in 11 of his last 17 games.

    Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-1-2, +4, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 25-19-44, +18, 38 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

    Yan was first star Tuesday as the Cataractes defeated the Drakkar, 4-2. Yan scored his goal 40 seconds into the game.

    NOTE: The QMJHL is on break until December 28.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Peterborough Petes 3

    D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 5-14-19, +8, 29 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

    W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
    Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
    2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

    Newly acquired Nikita Koroselstev (Leafs) had a goal and an assist to lead the Petes to a home win over the Fronts. The Petes are 9-1 in their last 10 games and are a point behind Oshawa for the East Division lead.

    Western Hockey League

    Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 2

    D Libor Hajek, SAS: 2-0-2, +3, 0 PIM, *First Star*
    Season Totals: 34 GP: 3-12-15, -7, 47 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

    Hajek had his first 2-goal game as a CHLer, leading the Blades to a win in Manitoba. Hajek was the last player cut from Team Czech Republic at the World Junior Championships. He has responded nicely since that time, posting three points in three games.

    Moose Jaw Warriors 6 @ Prince Albert Raiders 5 (SO)

    C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-2-3, E, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 18-20-38, +1, 25 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

    Howden had a goal and two assists Tuesday to give him three goals and three assists in the five games since being cut from Team Canada.

    NOTE: The following players are with Team Canada in preparation for the World Junior Championships: Anthony Cirelli, Taylor Raddysh, Mitchell Stephens, Connor Ingram, Mathieu Joseph.

    Editor's Note: Apologies for the delay in daily updates during the holidays. Travel and computer issues contributed to the unintentional break.

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    No. 16 St. Lawrence Saints 3 @ No. 13 Vermont Catamounts 4

    C Ross Colton, UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 8-7-15, +3, 18 PIM

    Vermont overcame a 2-1 deficit to improve to 13-6-2 on the year. Colton was scoreless for the Catamounts.

    No. 6 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 5 @ RPI Engineers 1

    C Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 3-8-11, +3, 6 PIM

    The River Hawks improved to 13-5-3 and are up to No. 6 in the country.

  • 7 weeks 12 hours ago

    Lightning crumble under Jets forecheck.

    WPG-6
    TB-4

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 5 goals on 33 shots for the loss. He made a lot of big saves on odd man rushes and breakaways, but at the end of the day his 4th goal allowed to Byfuglien, which was extremely soft, ended up being the critical margin (empty netter excluded) as soft goals often are.

    First Period
    7:25 WPF Scheifele (16), (Laine, Enstrom)(PP)

    Second Period
    3:43 TB Peca (1), (Namestnikov, Killorn)
    4:30 WPG Ehlers (11), (unassisted)(PS)
    5:19 WPG Trouba (2), (Perrault, Wheeler)
    14:44 WPG Byfuglien (5), (Morrissey, Wheeler)

    Third Period
    3:26 TB Palat (7), (Johnson, Kucherov)
    9:28 WPG Ehlers (12), (Laine, Trouba)
    12:22 TB Kucherov (14), (Johnson, Hedman)(PP)
    17:29 TB Kucherov (15), (Hedman, Drouin)(PP)
    18:37 WPG Laine (20), (Scheifele, Ehlers)(EN)

    Nikita Kucherov was the game's second star.

    The Lightning were by far and away the better team in this game for the first 24 minutes of hockey before the bottom dropped out. The other 36 minutes were absolutely embarrassing as Winnipeg's forecheck ran roughshod over Tampa Bay and revealed a lot of coverage and puck moving mistakes. It's disappointing.

    The Lightning now must defeat Nashville in the segment four finale to avoid digging their season playoff pace deficit of 4 points any deeper. This Winnipeg game was very winnable on paper and would've given the team a chance to trim their deficit. Now there's a very real possibility the hole will be even deeper at the season's midway point, and they have nobody to blame but themselves. I mean, I could complain about the dubious nature of the Ehlers penalty shot goal given it wasn't really a clear breakaway and more of a partial break, in my view, but I can't muster outrage against the refs considering the team allowed themselves to get run over the rest of the night.

    Slater Koekkoek had 1 blocked shot in 13:57. His lack of development this season has been an unfortunate impediment for the team. They desperately could use a big, consistent, mobile puck mover. Koekkoek has all the athletic tools to be that, but it just hasn't settled down and come together for him yet.

    Matthew Peca scored his first NHL goal and 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 13:33. He was also 50% on 10 draws. His goal showed off one of his strengths coming up from the NCAA out of Quinnipiac. He's very dangerous off the rush and his wrister coming in off the wing for the score was beautiful. I say it again: he's really helped replace a lot of what the team could have lost with the Point injury.

    Adam Erne was -1 with 1 shot and 4 hits in 12:03. He had a very impressive debut despite the inauspicious stat line. Clearly, you can see the athletic gifts he brings to the game. He's a very good skater for such a big game with a surprisingly strong, swooping stride, and he's a very good offensive player from the hashmarks down. He had a chance on a rebound he overskated and nearly set up Bournival for a goal on a nice move peeling out of the corner but was a little off on his pass. He's going to be an NHL'er. There's little doubt of that. You could see that in tonight's game. The question is whether he can put all of his gifts together consistently to becoming a scoring line contributor.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 12 hours ago

    SaiPa 1 vs. KalPa 2
    Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
    Season totals: 28 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 39 PIM

    Ex-Stars pick Eero Kilpelainen made 29 saves to pace KalPa to a narrow 2-1 win over SaiPa.

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