Game Night Results

  • 8 weeks 13 hours ago

    Lightning eventually lap overmatched Flyers.


    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the victory. Both the goals he allowed were subpar short side goals and the first one, in particular, was an inexcusable softie. But, he ultimately staunched the bleeding at that second goal and made a spate of timely stops as the night rolled on to eventually give the team the chance to pull out the win.

    First Period
    19:57 TB Hedman (4), (Palat, Point)(PP)

    Second Period
    6:06 PHI Weise (2), (VandeVelde, Provorov)
    19:05 PHI Provorov (1), (Read, Streit)

    Third Period
    13:28 TB Killorn (8), (Koekkoek, Namestnikov)
    13:40 TB Callahan (2), (Point, Johnson)
    18:45 TB Kucherov (10), (Filppula, Palat)

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

    Really, this was a three act play with the common thread running throughout all of it that the Lightning just have an overall higher talent level than Philly that eventually broke through. The Lightning absolutely dominated the First Period despite a lack of crispness in their passing and handling of the puck. The Flyers looked really loose in the neutral zone and were allowing Tampa Bay a lot of speed and odd man rushes, and it seemed a matter of time before Tampa Bay would start running up the score. Philly allowed a late power play goal in the frame to fall behind 1-0 and really should've counted themselves lucky, because Mason had more than one fortunate save/bounce over the course of the evening. The Lightning got a little too fat/happy with themselves in the Second Period and let off the gas a little which allowed the Flyers to run up a large shot advantage in the middle frame although very few really scoring chances came with those shots. But, the Lightning eventually conceded the lead on the softie off the rush allowed to Weise and later Kucherov losing his man off a faceoff loss late in the period on Provorov's goal. The Third Period then became a reprise of the First Period, with the exception that the Lightning started to bear down and focus on their finishing. Three quick goals later Philly was doubled up and dispirited and Mason's luck had fully run out. It really was a matter of time. The Flyers were a hot mess defensively in the neutral zone all night long, and between that and a lot of turnovers under forechecking duress by their defense, a melt down looked inevitable. That's just a bad hockey team, defensively.

    Brayden Point had 2 helpers, 1 shot, and 1 blocked shot in 13:35. Made a really good look to Callahan on the goal on a quick change turnover to give the Lightning the eventual game winner.

    Luke Witkowski was -1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 7:36. Played a rough and tumble game. He took some big hits and he handed out some big hits.

    Slater Koekkoek had a helper and was +2 with 1 hit in 7:32. Took a big pop in the First Period that may have contributed to his diminished ice time. Eventually, though, his jumping into the rush was a key part of Killorn's equalizing goal.

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  • 8 weeks 17 hours ago

    Yaroslavl Jr. 1 vs. Primorsky Krai Jr. 0
    Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
    Season totals: 17 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 36 PIM

    Oleg Sosunov did not dress for the second straight game as Loko Jr. shutout Typhoon Jr. 1-0. Loko Jr. moved up to 5th in the MHL Western Conference with the victory.

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 5 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3

    W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 13/25 FO
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 6-11-17, -1, 14 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

    Two days removed from the Titan beating the Mooseheads 11-10, Halifax defeated Acadie-Bathurst 5-3 in a slightly less scoring affair. Somppi scored his first goal since October 29, a span of five games (injury).

    Ontario Hockey League

    Oshawa Generals 4 @ Peterborough Petes 5 (SO)

    C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 14/31 FO
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 12-16-28, +18, 8 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

    D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 1-6-7, -1, 17 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

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

    Cirelli had a goal and an assist, but Spencer’s Petes won in a shootout, 5-4. Spencer wasn’t around for overtime as he had a match penalty for cross-checking late in the third.

    Western Hockey League

    Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Swift Current Broncos 5

    D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 23 GP: 0-10-10, -6, 37 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

    After a decent start, Saskatoon is 2-8 in their last 10 games and have lost four in a row. They’re 9-15-1 overall.

    Medicine Hat Tigers 6 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3

    C Brett Howden, MJ: Did not play
    Season Totals: 11 GP, 9-5-14, -2, 6 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

    Howden remains out of the Moose Jaw lineup with an undisclosed injury.

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 5 Boston University Terriers 5

    D John MacLeod, BU: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-4-4, +4, 12 PIM
    2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

    MacLeod was back in the lineup Tuesday as BU beat the alma mater of Alex Killorn and Brian Hart, 5-3. He sat for the Terriers’ last game. Patrick Harper (Predators) had two goals for BU.

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    SaiPa 4 vs. JYP 5 (OT)
    Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-2-3, -6, 39 PIM

    Saku Salminen was scoreless in 10:50 of ice time in SaiPa's 5-4 OT loss to JYP. SaiPa is currently 12th on the 15 team league table.

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    Yaroslavl Jr. 3 vs. Primorsky Krai Jr. 2 (SO)
    Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
    Season totals: 17 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 36 PIM

    Oleg Sosunov did not dress for Loko Jr.'s 3-2 SO win over Typhoon Jr.

  • 8 weeks 2 days ago

    Silver linings in road trip ending loss.


    Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the loss. Things could've gotten out of hand were it not for several quality stops from Ben.

    First Period
    4:25 NSH Arvidsson (6), (Josi, Ellis)

    Second Period
    9:55 NSH Subban (4), (Ellis, Ribiero)(PP)
    12:35 NSH Subban (5), (Forsberg, Ellis)(PP)

    Third Period
    19:10 TB Johnson (7), (Kucherov, Hedman)

    It wasn't like Nashville ran the Lightning out of the rink, and with a couple of bounces Tampa Bay could've stolen some points from this one. But, on the 5th game of a road trip with a depleted lineup against a quality team, the Predators obviously carried the balance of the play. They staked themselves to the early lead and controlled pretty much the entire First Period. Tampa Bay made a nice push back in the Second Period, but once they started getting into the box midway through the frame Nashville got the power play goals they needed to put the game away.

    All of that was really subtext though for a game that was ultimately marred by some pretty borderline dirty play. I guess that's what they do out in the Western Conference, whether it be slashing guys in the ribs behind the play or crosschecking a guy into the dasher boards to bloody him. You really began to lose track of the number of times Nashville stepped over the line in this game before J.T. Brown finally took the law into his own hands by first destroying Roman Josi with his head down behind the net on one play and later losing his mind and pummeling Ryan Ellis half to death for elbowing him from behind about 4 minutes thereafter. Sprinkle in some big hits from the likes of Cedric Paquette and you can point to, at least, a quality physical response from the team even if they didn't get the result on the scoreboard. That's a teambuilding win, in a way, that you can treat like a silver lining.

    Tampa Bay finishes the second 10-game segment of the year at 25 points, meaning they're 1 point ahead of the pace they needed to be on track for the playoffs. On to the next one: 12 in 10, do it again.

    Brayden Point had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 10:32.

    Slater Koekkoek was -1 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 12:27.

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  • 8 weeks 2 days ago

    St. Petersburg 6 vs. CSKA Moscow 3
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 15-28-43, +30, 6 PIM

    Nikita Gusev had an early goal and a late helper on an insurance goal in SKA's 6-3 win over CSKA. He played 14:29 in the win. SKA also got 1 goal and 1 assist in the match from ex-NHL'ers Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk.

  • 8 weeks 3 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 3

    W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 11-5-16, -1, 16 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

    W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 20-13-33, +14, 19 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

    The Cats beat the Dogs Sunday, 3-2. Joseph is fourth in the Q in total points; first in goals.

    Acadie-Bathurst Titan 11 @ Halifax Mooseheads 10

    W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-4-4, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 20/29 FO
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 5-10-15, -2, 12 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

    The Titan went for two after scoring a touchdown, defeating the Mooseheads, 11-10. Okay, not really, but they nearly outscored the LA Rams vs Miami Dolphins game this weekend on the gridiron. Seven players in the hockey game had two goals. No one had more than two. Maxime Fortier (undrafted) had six points for the Mooseheads to move into the league scoring lead.

    Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Victoriaville Tigres 2

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 15-9-24, +4, 24 PIM
    2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

    Samuel Guilbeault (2017) scored early in the third period to lift Shawinigan to a win Sunday.

  • 8 weeks 4 days ago

    Kalamazoo Wings 2 at Toledo Walleye 6

    W Brian Hart, KAL, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIMS, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 12 GP, 1-0-1, -3, 0 PIMs, 18 SOG

    Other Notables
    G Nic Riopel, KAL, DNP
    Season Totals: 7 GP, 3-3-0-1, 2.27 GAA, 0.920 SV%, 1 SO

    For the second night in a row, the K-Wings allowed three Walleye goals in the 3rd period. Unfortunately, they also allowed three Toledo goals in the first two periods. If there's a silver lining it's that after 12 games into his sophomore pro season, Bolt Prospect Brian Hart hit the scoresheet for the first time this season, scoring about mid-way through the 3rd period. Hart's power-play marker closed the gap to 3-2 with a half of a period to play before the wheels fell off for netminder Joel Martin and the Kalamazoo defense. Toledo scored three times in a span of 2:28, including two 49 seconds apart. The K-Wings conclude their 5-game road trip next week with back-to-back games Wednesday and Thursday nights against Indy and Fort Wayne, before returning home for a Friday night tilt against Brian Hart's former team, the Swamp Rats from Greenville.

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