Game Night Results

  • 7 weeks 4 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 2

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, 10 SOG, 0 Hits, 12/22 FO
    Season totals: 41 GP, 24-65-89, +40, 41 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Drouin set a new career high for assists in a season despite playing eight fewer games and missing Nathan MacKinnon (NHL Colorado) and Martin Frk (AHL Grand Rapids). He does have potential 2014 first rounder Nikolaj Ehlers next to him, and Ehlers had a hat trick (natural) Saturday for the second night in a row. Drouin assisted on all three goals. Ehlers, a Denmark native who has drawn comparisons to Drouin, is up to 43 goals and 91 points and a plus-56 rating in his rookie season.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Ottawa 67’s 1 @ Barrie Colts 7

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 57 GP, 10-22-32, +20, 113 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    Barrie crushed visiting Ottawa on the back of Andreas Athanasious’s hat trick. The Red Wings prospect and former London teammate of Vladdy Namestnikov has 45 goals in 60 games.

    Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Belleville Bulls 2

    W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 45 GP, 20-43-63, +17, 37 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

    Ikonen had his second-straight multi-point game.

    Windsor Spitfires 0 @ Plymouth Whalers 5

    D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 61 GP, 15-38-53, +44, 44 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

    Rough night for Windsor in Michigan. Alex Nedeljkovic (2014) had 26 saves for the Whalers.

  • 7 weeks 4 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch won their fourth-straight, but they didn't make it easy.

    The Crunch let a three-goal lead slip away in the third period, but converted on a power play in overtime to slip past the Adirondack Phantoms, 5-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    Syracuse coach Rob Zettler was glad to get the two points, but believed his team shouldn't have given up four goals.

    "I thought our third period was, frankly, borderline embarrassing," Zettler said. "I thought it was bad. I thought they controlled the whole third period. I thought we controlled the whole second period, and we turned around and we were completely flat in the third period."

  • 7 weeks 4 days ago

    Surging Syracuse outlasts Adirondack.

    SYR-5 (OT)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 36 shots, but got the OT victory.

    First Period
    SYR Tyrell, (8) (Richard), 7:25
    ADK Cousins, (6) (Flanagan, Holmstrom), 17:28 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Paradis, (2) (Labrie, Angelidis), 11:29
    SYR Tyrell, (9) (Richard, Panik), 14:58
    SYR DiSalvatore, (9) (Connolly, Paquette), 15:16

    Third Period
    ADK Flanagan, (5) (Alderson, Alt), 8:43 (PP)
    ADK Alt, (3) (Lauridsen, Bordson), 17:10
    ADK McGinn, (17) (Gervais, Manning), 18:01

    SYR Panik, (3) (DiSalvatore, Taormina), 1:37 (PP)

    Richard Panik and Dana Tyrell were the game's first and second stars. Tonight was Panik's third straight multi-point game and he has 2 goals and 8 points over those three games. Simply put: we're starting to see the dominant version of Richard Panik re-emerge. Tanner Richard also posted back-to-back multi-point nights for the first time in his pro career.

    The victory moves the Crunch back to just 1 game under the .500 mark. Unfortunately, they're 13 points out of 8th place in the Eastern Conference, as of this posting. But, if they continue to extend this 5 game streak of games where they've gotten points, who knows, they might just make this thing a little interesting before all is said and done. Tomorrow they face Adirondack again with the planned starter being Anders Lindback before he completes his conditioning stint and returns to the Lightning.

    Box score from

  • 7 weeks 4 days ago

    Lightning manufacture a huge win in Dallas.


    Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 41 shots for the victory. He might want the Fidler goal back, but there's little doubt he was THE reason the Lightning won this afternoon.

    First Period
    1:25 TB St Louis (28), (Brewer, Palat)
    12:09 TB Thompson (6), (Hedman, Killorn)

    Second Period
    14:31 TB St Louis (29), (Palat)
    15:50 DAL Roussel (10), (Connauton, Fiddler)
    18:11 DAL Fiddler (4), (Roussel, Garbutt)

    Third Period
    7:12 TB Salo (2), (Hedman, Killorn)

    Bishop and Martin St. Louis were the game's first and third stars.

    As the game wore on, the contours of the contest took on a hauntingly similar look to the Nashville game. I thought the Lightning did a pretty good job of trying to press for the goal to get to 3-0 and weren't that bad through the first 5-6 minutes of the Second Period, but everything went sideways after that. Once Roussel got the greasy goal to make it 3-1, Dallas just took over the game and only some good individual efforts by the likes of St. Louis, Palat, and Salo really allowed the Lightning to get 2 points (on top of Bishop raising the deflector shields). If you're looking for another silver lining, though, it's that the PK stood up and didn't disintegrate this afternoon the way it did against the Predators. Mind you, they weren't perfect and Bishop had to erase some big errors, but they didn't allow Dallas nearly the zone time and chances they gave the Preds.

    If you look at the standings, you'll see why this was such a big win. They get back on par with Montreal for 2nd place in the Atlantic Division and reopen a 6 point gap on Washington for the last team out in the Eastern Conference. At 73 points after 60 games they're 1 point ahead of the pace they need to be on to comfortably make the playoffs. They didn't hit the target of 12 points for the last 10 game segment and had to burn off 2 of the 3 insurance points they had stored up, but at least they didn't fall off schedule for the first time this year. Now, they have to keep manufacturing wins somehow until Valtteri Filppula and Steven Stamkos can get settled back into the lineup and, in particular, until Stammer can get the rust knocked off.

    Mike Kostka had 2 hits and 5 blocked shots in 8:42. He, unfortunately, had the Roussel goal go in off of his skate, but he wasn't awful. He makes a better option than Cote or Taormina and probably Aulie, too.

    J.T. Brown as -1 with 2 shots in 14:35. He did some really good work on the forecheck with the Lightning clinging to their lead. Today was his 41st game of the season, so he has graduated from prospect status on the site.

    Vladislav Namestnikov had 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot and was 50% on draws in 9:08. I think you saw a marked step forward in Namesy's comfort level today, and he had some dangerous rushes with his speed in the First and Second Periods. I don't know that I trust him yet defensively, but he at least looked more like an NHLer today than he did against Nashville.

    Nikita Kucherov had 2 shots in 12:15. The SunSports team was praising his defense in this game, but I thought this was a subpar game for Kucherov in that respect. He really had problems moving the puck out of the Lightning zone within the last 10 feet before the blueline. That's something that will make coaches want to strangle you.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    Florida Everblades 2 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 4

    W Danick Gauthier, FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 25 GP, 4-9-13, +1, 49 PIM

    D Jordan Henry (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 26 GP, 8-13-21, +9, 33 PIM

    W Carl Nielsen (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 35 GP, 3-5-8, -11, 49 PIM

    Florida lost a 2-goal lead, giving up four in the final period en route to a 4-2 road loss. The only Syracuse or Tampa Bay connection in the game was PM Devos, who was on a Syracuse contract last year. He was scoreless and minus-2. No sign of Bolt prospect Danick Gauthier.

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    Harvard Crimson 2 @ No. 16 Colgate Raiders 1

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 27 GP, 6-7-13, -4, 18 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

    Harvard improved to 6-11-4 in conference by upsetting Colgate, who came into the game 12-5-3 in the ECAC.

    Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 5 @ Miami RedHawks 4

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
    Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 23 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

    Mullin was a scratch.

    No. 10 North Dakota 5 @ No. 5 St. Cloud State Huskies 2

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 24 GP, 5-8-13, +3, 8 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    O’Donnell set a new career high for points in a season with 13, topping the 10 he accumulated last year as a sophomore. UND is surging, winning five games in a row. Their win on Friday put UND one win away from winning the Penrose Cup as the first National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular season champions. O’Donnell’s team leapfrogged SCSU into first place. They can clinch the title with a win on Saturday night.

    No. 8 Quinnipiac Bobcats 8 @ St. Lawrence Saints 0

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 2-4-6, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *First Star*
    Season totals: 35 GP, 12-21-33, +5, 16 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

    Woah. Matt Peca had six points – four more than anyone else on the Bobcats – as QU put a snowman on the scoreboard at St. Lawrence. The Saints tied the Bobcats, 2-2, just a couple weeks ago. Peca surpassed last season’s point total of 30, and is approaching his career high of 39 set in his freshman season. Peca’s six points are the most by a Lightning prospect in a game this season, topping Jonathan Drouin’s five-point game in November. Drouin has never had a six-point game (two five-pointers). No game stars were listed in the recap, but we’re going to give first star to Peca.

    Penn State Nittany Lions 1 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 30 saves on 31 shots, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 30 GP, 21-4-5, 1.94 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
    2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    Wilcox stopped 30 of 31 shots as Minnesota improved to 22-4-5 this season with a win over Penn State. Wilcox, who is a Hobey Baker Award candidate for the NCAA’s top player, was named a candidate this week for the first Mike Richter Award, given to the country’s top goaltender.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The first tests for Anders Lindback came just moments after the puck dropped.

    The Tampa Bay Lightning netminder, sent to Syracuse for a weekend conditioning assignment, made a few crucial saves in the opening minutes. Once he had time to settle in, Lindback stopped a steady stream of shots in his first game since Jan. 30.

    "I got a couple of good shots early on, and they came pretty hard," Lindback said. "Then it was continuous the whole game, it was an even pace, which is what you prefer."

    Lindback registered a 30-save shutout in his Crunch debut, as Syracuse won its third-straight by topping the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 4-0, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "He's huge. He takes up a lot of the net," said Crunch coach Rob Zettler of the 6-6 Swede, who is expected to make another start Sunday. "Just him going down in the butterfly takes up a lot of net. They've got to make a great shot to beat him."

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 6 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 0

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits, 5/13 FO, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 40 GP, 24-61-85, +39, 41 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Drouin is approaching his career high for assists in a season. Halifax outshot the Titan, 40-18.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Barrie Colts 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 1 (SO)

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 56 GP, 10-22-32, +21, 111 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    The second period was delayed due to a fire alarm. There’s probably a joke to be made about both goalies being on fire as Plymouth’s Alex Nedeljkovic (2015) stopped 49 of 50 shots and Barrie’s Mackenzie Blackwood (2016) saved 35 of 36.

    Belleville Bulls 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 10

    W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 44 GP, 20-40-60, +14, 37 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

    Ikonen and Sam Bennett (2014) combined for seven points to lead the Fronts to a huge win over the visiting Bulls. Ikonen hit the 40-assist and 60-point marks for the season.

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton gets Lindbacked!


    Anders Lindback stopped all 30 shots he faced for the shutout victory. I guess the ankle is feeling better.

    First Period
    SYR Richard, (2) (Panik, Tyrell), 2:02
    SYR Taormina, (5) (Panik, Richard), 19:18

    Second Period
    SYR Taormina, (6) (Angelidis, Paradis), 5:23
    SYR Olson, (3) (Rankin, Langelier-Parent), 6:50

    Third Period

    Lindback, Matt Taormina, and Dana Tyrell were the game's three stars.

    Richard Panik extended his point streak to 3 games with 2 goals and 7 points over that span. Tanner Richard closed February with his second multi-point game of the month and third overall this season.

    Box score from

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Dynamo Moscow 0 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, SO, 41/41, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 50 GP, 29-12-8, 8 SO, 1.92 GAA, .939 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin was perfect, even stopping three of three in the penalty shot session, in Magnitogorsk's 1-0 win over Dynamo Moscow. Ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil was among the unlucky Dynamo shooters nullified by Koshechkin in the skills competition.

    Ufa 1 vs. Kazan 0
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Win, SO, 23/23, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 27 GP, 13-8-5, 3 SO, 2.22 GAA, .923 sv%

    Only slightly less impressive than Koshechkin's shutout, Andrey Vasilevskiy turned aside all 23 shots he faced to deliver Ufa a 1-0 win over Kazan. Longtime KHL star Konstantin Barulin turned aside 27 shots at the other end of the ice for Kazan in defeat.

    Yaroslavl 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 42 GP, 7-6-13, -5, 10 PIM

    Nikita Gusev was -1 in 12:22 of ice time as Yugra got crushed 6-2 by Yaroslavl. Ex-Lightning draft pick Radek Smolenak had a helper in defeat for Yugra.

    Bratislava 1 vs. Donetsk 2
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 25/27, 2.03 GAA, .926 sv%
    Season totals: 39 GP, 15-16-8, 2 SO, 2.85 GAA, .898 sv%

    Jaroslav Janus couldn't quite duplicate the feats of Lightning prospect brethren Koshechkin and Vasilevskiy, falling 2-1 to Donetsk. Ex-NHLer Martin Skoula assisted on Slovan's only goal.

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