Game Night Results

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Halifax Mooseheads 8

    W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -2, 5 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hit
    Season totals: 28 GP, 4-9-13, -1, 50 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

    W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-2-2, -2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season totals: 28 GP, 14-15-29, +11, 35 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

    Lots of theatrics in Halifax tonight as Imama was ejected for leaving the bench to start a fight in defense of 15-year-old Joe Veleno, who was jumped by 20-year-old overager Kelly Bent. Imama kept throwing punches long after the linesmen tried to break up the fight, then spit in the direction of Halifax goalie (and former Lightning camper) Eric Brassard. His night will get him suspended for several other nights, possibly 15 or more. In game action, San Jose first rounder (9th overall) Timo Meier had two goals and six points in the game.


    Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5 (OT)

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season totals: 27 GP, 22-22-44, +1, 33 PIM
    2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

    Dennis Yan is now scoreless in two straight games after having an 8-game point streak. This is the first time this season that Yan’s gone without a point in consecutive games.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Niagara IceDogs 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3

    C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 6/25 FO
    Season totals: 27 GP, 8-16-24, -8, 19 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

    Anthony Cirelli had his 3-game, 2-point-per-game streak end, but his Gens rode a third period comeback to a 3-2 win.

    Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Sarnia Sting 0

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals: 26 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

    Michael DiPietro (2017) stopped 29 shots for the road shutout Friday.

    Peterborough Petes 7 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 6 (OT)

    D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 3-12-15, +4, 27 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

    Hunter Garlent (undrafted) had a hat trick and Matt Spencer had two assists to lead the Petes to a high-scoring overtime win in Hamilton.

    Western Hockey League

    Victoria Royals 1 @ Vancouver Giants 4

    D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 33 GP, 2-11-13, -16, 21 PIM
    With Vancouver: 18 GP, 2-6-8, -7, 11 PIM
    With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

    Thomas broke a personal 6-game scoreless streak with two assists Friday.

    NOTES: Brayden Point (Canada), Mitchell Stephens (Canada), and Dominik Masin (Czech Republic) are with their respective countries preparing for the World Junior Championships. In the USHL, Kris Oldham (USA) and Ryan Zuhlsdorf (USA) are in Canada competing in the World Junior A Challenge. Zuhlsdorf had an assist and Oldham got the win stopping 10 of 11 shots in half a game in a pre-tournament exhibition USA win over Canada East today.

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    No. 12 Boston University Terriers 2 @ No. 15 Yale Bulldogs 3

    D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 16 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 14 PIM
    2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

    Yale scored three unanswered goals after BU took a 1-0 lead. The Terriers scored an extra-attacker goal late, but couldn’t complete the comeback.

    Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 1 @ Minnesota State Mavericks 2

    W Jimmy Mullin, MSU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 1-0-1, -4, 2 PIM
    2013-2014 totals (Miami): 19 GP, 1-6-7, 23 PIM

    Minnesota State held UAH to nine total shots on goal, including three over the final two periods. The Mavericks were down 1-0 entering the final period, but prevailed.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    Vasiy can't stop the bleeding for Syracuse.


    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss in the first game of his conditioning stint with the Crunch.

    First Period

    Second Period
    ALB O'Brien, (3) (Tropp, Boucher), 14:36
    ALB O'Brien, (4) (Tropp, Boucher), 15:04
    SYR Tambellini, (10) (Taormina, Richard), 17:24 (PP)

    Third Period
    ALB Burlon, (2) (Tropp), 7:38

    Syracuse falls to .500 for the season and 6th in the 7 team North Division as a consequence of the defeat.

    Box score from

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    Orlando Solar Bears 3 at Greenville Swamp Rabbits 2 OT

    F Brian Hart, GRN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 6-2-8, -2, 2 PIM, 37 SOG
    Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG

    Other Notables
    G Allen York, GRN, injured reserve
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-4-0-0, 5.61 GAA, 0.840 SV%, 0 SO

    D Charlie Dodero, GRN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (ECHL): 18 GP, 0-3-3, -8, 24 PIM, 16 SOG

    The Solar Bears bested the Swamp Rabbits in overtime Friday night, avenging a blowout loss to Greenville the night before. Brian Hart assisted on game-tying goal in the 3rd period. Greenville travels cross-state on Saturday to take on the South Carolina Stingrays in Charleston.

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    KalPa 1 vs. SaiPa 3
    Jonne Tammela, KalPa, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 3-1-4, E, 14 PIM

    Ex-Maple Leafs pick Chad Rau had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead SaiPa to a 3-1 win over KalPa. Lightning prospect Jonne Tammela did not play in the match, as he's off to Finlands U20 WJC camp.

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    St. Petersburg 5 vs. Magnitogorsk 3
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals (St. Petersburg): 15 GP, 6-10-16, +5, 0 PIM
    Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 38 GP, 13-17-30, +11, 4 PIM

    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 23/27, 4.02 GAA, .852 sv%
    Season totals: 33 GP, 13-12-7, 0 SO, 2.31 GAA, .918 sv%

    Nikita Gusev had a power play helper and an even strength helper in SKA's 5-3 win over Magnitogorsk. He played 15:11 in the match. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had a pair of goals in defeat for Magnitka to put him at 28 for the season.

    Novgorod 0 vs. CSKA 3
    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 25 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 8-7-15, +4, 49 PIM

    Carter Ashton got a game misconduct and a major for slashing in the First Period of Novgorod's 3-0 shutout loss to CSKA. He played just 2:04 in the match. Former Syracuse Crunch Geoff Platt had 1 goal and 1 assist to pace CSKA in the win.

  • 8 weeks 2 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Oshawa Generals 3 @ North Bay Battalion 4

    C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/15 FO
    Season totals: 26 GP, 8-16-24, -8, 19 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

    Anthony Cirelli opened the scoring with a power play goal in the first period, but the Gens ended up allowing three straight goals in the third period to eventually lose, 4-3. Cirelli has had a goal and an assist in three consecutive games.

    Mississauga Steelheads 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 3 (OT)

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 25 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

    DiGiacinto returned from a 5-game suspension, but the Spits fell in overtime. DiGiacinto did not register a point.

    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Peterborough Petes 1

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: Did not play (WJC)
    Season totals: 29 GP, 3-10-13, +20, 28 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

    D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 30 GP, 3-10-13, +2, 27 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

    Masin missed the game as he is with Team Czech Republic in preparation for the upcoming World Junior Championships in Finland. His usual partner, Matt Spencer, was minus-3 in Masin’s absence.

    Saginaw Spirit 1 @ Niagara IceDogs 2

    W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: Did not play (WJC)
    Season totals: 9 GP, 7-4-11, +3, 6 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

    Stephens is with Team Canada preparing for the upcoming WJCs in Finland. His teammate with Canada and fellow Lightning prospect Brayden Point was kept out of practice the first day of Canada’s camp, but the coach said if it was a game Point would be healthy enough to play. They’re taking precautions with his shoulder injury.

  • 8 weeks 2 days ago

    The biggest win of the season.


    Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 31 shots for the victory. In my opinion, even in the absence of goal support, Bishop's play this season is approaching the brilliance of his Vezina finalist season two years ago.

    First Period
    19:52 TB Kucherov (9), (Stamkos, Hedman)(PP)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    0:25 TB Filppula (3), (Brown, Callahan)
    8:33 TB Kucherov (10), (unassisted)
    12:06 OTT Ceci (3), (Ryan, Stone)
    19:46 TB Brown (3), (Callahan)(EN)

    Nikita Kucherov, Bishop, and Victor Hedman were the game's three stars.

    This was a big game for a number of reasons I'll elaborate on later, and it was obvious it was going to be a big game once the Lightning failed to get points out of the Kings game to close the road trip. I warned after that game the Lightning needed to avoid falling into the trap of playing flat as a pancake to start the first game back from a road trip. Well, my worst fears were confirmed and the first 12 minutes of the game were among the worst the Lightning have played all season. Unfocused, sloppy, turnover-riddled, just bad hockey. Chances were 6-1 in favor of Ottawa after about 10 minutes and only Bishop and Ottawa's own lack of sharpness in finishing kept the Lightning from suffering an early haymaker from the Sens. The Lightning slowly climbed back in the game and then Ottawa gave Tampa Bay a fortuitous two-man advantage where Nikita Kucherov, thank goodness, actually shot the puck and put the Lightning up 1-0. The rest of the game was a tale of Bishop's sharp play and the Lightning capitalizing on enough of their own chances along the way to build a 3 goal lead in the Third Period to seize a more leisurely feeling win for a change. Beautiful.

    The standings impact cannot be understated. On a head-to-head basis, the win pulls the Lightning to within 4 points of Ottawa for 3rd in the division. Falling 8 points behind third place in the division would've been crushing. From a micro standpoint, the victory clinched a successful third 10-game segment for the season. As we've hammered home for the past 2+ seasons, you need to get at least 12 points every 10 game segment of the year to comfortably make the playoffs. The Lightning got 12 points in Segment One of the year but crashed and burned with just 7 points in Segment Two to dig a big 5 point hole for the season. One of the first rules for getting yourself out of a hole when you find yourself in one: stop digging. The Lightning did that by getting the big win tonight. You didn't want to see the Lightning going into a game against Metropolitan Division leading Washington needing 2 points just to avoid digging themselves into a deeper hole for the year. On a macro-level, that could've led to full-on disaster. Now the Lightning get a chance, if they can manage points against the Capitals, to cut into the deficit they created for the season to as little as 3 points. Ultimately, that's how the Lightning get out of the hole they've built for themselves. It's not reasonable to expect them to just go on some gigantic 8-9 game winning streak to get back into prime playoff position. They've got to keep putting together segments where they get 13, 14, 15 or so points and pay down that deficit over the span of a handful of 10-game segments.

    That task should get easier as the Lightning continue to get healthier. With Ondrej Palat's return tonight, the team is now only missing Cedric Paquette from its regular lineup. Once he gets back, hopefully Jon Cooper can keep some steady line combinations in place and the Lightning can get their full 5-on-5 scoring swagger back while they continue to try and fix that thing they call a power play. If that scenario plays out, we may find the silver lining of this early season was that this Lightning team learned to be more mindful of the defensive side of the puck when they found themselves in their extended goal scoring slump. Knowing how to win games against multiple styles of opponents and being able to win games a variety of ways is the hallmark of a championship caliber club.

    Jonathan Marchessault was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in 8:56. He wasn't much of a factor tonight, and now we'll see the challenge that Marchessault has to overcome to stick in the NHL. With guys like Johnson and Palat returning, it's pushing Marchessault down to lower lines with less talented linemates in more of a checking role. How he adapts to that role and his ability or inability to make contributions in it will tell the tale.

    Nikita Nesterov had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 13:32. On balance, I don't think he'll be asking Nigel Kirwan for the Blueray edition of his game film from tonight.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 8 weeks 2 days ago

    Orlando Solar Bears 2 at Greenville Swamp Rabbits 6

    F Brian Hart, GRN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 19 GP, 6-1-7, -2, 2 PIM, 35 SOG
    Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG

    Other Notables
    G Allen York, GRN, injured reserve
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-4-0-0, 5.61 GAA, 0.840 SV%, 0 SO

    D Charlie Dodero, GRN: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (ECHL): 17 GP, 0-3-3, -6, 24 PIM, 16 SOG

    The Swamp Rabbits' PK was a perfect 5 for 5 and the offense unleashed another sixer as Greenville gave their 2,500 fans at Bon Secours Wellness Arena a lot to cheer about. The Rabbits scored early and often, and will take on the Solar Bears again Friday night on the rematch.

  • 8 weeks 3 days ago

    Hump Day horror.


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 6 goals on 35 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WBS Kuhnhackl, (5) (Rust), 3:14
    WBS Kostopoulos, (5) (Sundqvist), 3:54
    WBS Sheary, (6) (Kuhnhackl, Andersen), 11:04

    Second Period
    SYR Tambellini, (9) (Richard, Taormina), 4:48 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Simon, (8) (Porter, Oleksy), 6:11
    WBS Simon, (9) , 12:06
    WBS Uher, (1) (Sundqvist, Pouliot), 18:58
    SYR Gourde, (5) (Paradis, Witkowski), 19:31

    The Crunch are in the midst of a brutal stretch of games against quality opponents, and thus far they're not warming to the challenge.

    Box score from

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