Game Night Results

  • 3 weeks 4 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 4 (OT)
    QMJHL Second Round
    Best-of-7 series tied, 1-1

    W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 5 Hits
    Playoff totals: 7 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 6 PIM
    Season totals: 47 GP, 7-12-19, -3, 84 PIM

    W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: Did not play (injured – out for playoffs)
    Playoff totals: 5 GP, 5-2-7, +4, 8 PIM
    Season totals: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

    Saint John escaped Game 2 with an overtime win, preventing the Sea Dogs from going to Sydney down 2-0. Former first overall pick in the QMJHL draft, Joe Valeno (2018), scored both the game-tying and game-winning goals.

    Western Hockey League

    Moose Jaw Warriors 2 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 5
    Eastern Conference Semifinals
    Brandon leads best-of-7 series, 2-0

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
    Playoff totals: 7 GP, 4-10-14, +2, 8 PIM
    Season totals: 48 GP, 35-53-88, +24, 36 PIM

    The Warriors fell in Game 2 against Brandon and now return home down 2-0 in the series. Brayden Point had a goal and an assist for the second straight game against the Wheat Kings. Game 3 is Tuesday in Moose Jaw.

  • 3 weeks 4 days ago

    United States Hockey League

    Omaha Lancers 5 @ Tri-City Storm 4 (OT)

    G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
    Season totals: 31 GP, 12-15-4, 2.82 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO
    2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
    (University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

    Omaha got a big win over Tri-City for the second night in a row, so they will finish their year with a win. The Lancers did not make the playoffs. Oldham's junior career ends quietly as he was relegated to backup duty the last month or so. He is committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

    Dubuque Fighting Saints 6 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 2

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, DBQ: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 46 GP, 0-27-27, -2, 59 PIM
    With Dubuque: 16 GP, 0-4-4, +5, 8 PIM
    With Sioux City: 30 GP, 0-23-23, -7, 51 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
    (University of Minnesota signee)

    Dubuque outshot JT Brown’s former club, 40-22, en route to a 6-2 win. The Saints made the playoffs.

  • 3 weeks 4 days ago

    Lightning mail in meaningless game before a very meaningful postseason.

    TB-2
    MTL-5

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 28 shots for the loss. Vasiy had a respectable season for a young backup, and I think anyone who didn't have such high expectations on him as Andrei does would take that at 21 years old and be pretty happy with it. That said, he can get a lot better and he eventually will.

    First Period
    5:11 MTL Galchenyuk(29), (Gallagher)
    16:27 MTL Plekanec(14), (Eller, Emelin)

    Second Period
    0:27 MTL Pacioretty(29), (Galchenyuk, Markov)
    3:44 MTL Galchenyuk(30), (Pacioretty, Markov)(PP)

    Third Period
    6:33 TB Palat(16), (Filppula)
    13:00 TB Drouin(4), (Carle, Palat)
    19:54 MTL Pacioretty(30), (Gallagher)(EN)

    Jonathan Drouin was the game's third star. It may have been garbage time, but it's certainly nice to see him developing some chemistry with some of the Lightning's scoring liners like Palat.

    Coming into the game with nothing to gain and Hedman and Kucherov being held out with nagging injuries, the only thing the Lightning wanted was to get out of town healthy. This game had less meaning than a preseason game, if that's possible, and unfortunately they couldn't even pull that off after Greg Pateryn boarded Tyler Johnson shoulder-first into the boards after the whistle late in the First Period. I am thoroughly unimpressed with Pateryn. The guy's a bum, quite frankly, and the play he made was about as blatant and egregious a late hit as it comes. The guy deserves a suspension that carries over into the next regular season, in my opinion.

    The Lightning will draw Detroit in a rematch of last year's opening round series by virtue of the epic meltdown the Bruins had against Ottawa. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys (Boston melting down, that is). I'd like to say that's a favorable outcome for the Lightning, but with so much uncertainty now with Johnson possibly being banged up too, the biggest matchup of all looks like it's between Tampa Bay and the injury bug. The big thing in Game One, I think, will be Ben Bishop giving the Lightning a good performance and helping them ease their way into the series while they continue to figure out lines and pairing combinations and ice time rotations. There's just so much retrofitting on the fly and Ben's going to need to be the spackle to cover up some of that mess.

    Matt Taormina had 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 15:30.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 3 weeks 4 days ago

    Crunch score bittersweet victory against one of the league's top teams.

    TOR-2
    SYR-3 (SO)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 34 shots and stopped all 5 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session for the victory.

    First Period
    TOR Conacher, (2) (C. Smith, Valiev), 0:33
    SYR Tambellini, (27) , 6:33
    SYR Stephens, (1) (Broll), 11:53

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    TOR Arcobello, (25) (Corrin, Leivo), 4:45

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    TOR- None
    SYR- Vermin

    Joel Vermin and Gudlevskis were the game's first and second stars. Recent ATO signee Mitchell Stephens scored his first pro goal in the win, as well, and led all Crunch skaters with 5 shots on goal.

    It was a big win against a very talented Toronto team that by far and away has had the best regular season in the AHL. Unfortunately, the Crunch didn't get any help in the other games around the league and were eliminated from making the postseason. It's a shame for a Syracuse team that's really seemed to find itself in the last quarter of the regular season and had a nice stretch run. As it is, they should finish well over .500 for the campaign with some momentum going into the offseason and some nice new blood coming onto the roster.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 weeks 4 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch pulled out a win, but their playoff hopes were dashed.

    Joel Vermin netted the game-winner in the fifth round of the shootout, as the Crunch topped the Toronto Marlies, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday. Both Utica and Bridgeport also earned points to mathematically eliminate Syracuse from earning a spot in the Calder Cup playoffs.

    “We knew it was going to be a tough stretch and we needed a (lot) of help to make it happen,” Crunch head coach Rob Zettler said. “We put ourselves in this position. … It was good to get the win, but it’s certainly disappointing that we’re in this position and not in the playoffs.”

  • 3 weeks 5 days ago

    Syracuse leaves a critical point on the rink.

    ALB-4
    SYR-3 (SO)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 32 shots and 1 of 3 to convert in the penalty shot session for the Shootout loss.

    First Period
    SYR Gourde, (14) (Erne, Richard), 9:29 (PP)
    ALB O’Neill, (12) (Lorito, Novak), 12:10

    Second Period
    SYR Erne, (14) (Gourde, Witkowski), 5:26
    ALB Lorito, (18) (Lappin, O’Neill), 13:23

    Third Period
    ALB Kujawinski, (5) (Rooney), 2:05
    SYR Richard, (11) (Vermin, DeAngelo), 5:35

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    ALB- Thompson
    SYR- NONE

    Adam Erne and Yanni Gourde were the game's first and second stars.

    Syracuse falls 7 points back of Utica and Bridgeport in the playoff chase with both teams holding a game in hand on the Crunch. At this point, to make the postseason, it's pretty much going to take Syracuse winning out and one of those other two clubs losing out. Both scenarios seem incredibly unlikely.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 weeks 5 days ago

    United States Hockey League

    Tri-City Storm 4 @ Omaha Lancers 5

    G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
    Season totals: 31 GP, 12-15-4, 2.82 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO
    2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
    (University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

    Omaha got a big home win over Tri-City and are two points ahead of Des Moines for sixth in the West. Oldham has sat for seven of the past eight games.

    Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 4

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, DBQ: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 45 GP, 0-27-27, -3, 57 PIM
    With Dubuque: 15 GP, 0-4-4, +4, 6 PIM
    With Sioux City: 30 GP, 0-23-23, -7, 51 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
    (University of Minnesota signee)

    Zuhlsdorf was scoreless, but plus-2 against his former club.

  • 3 weeks 5 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Charlottetown Islanders 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2
    QMJHL Second Round
    Best-of-7 series tied, 1-1

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 3 Hits
    Playoff totals: 7 GP, 3-4-7, +9, 16 PIM
    Season totals: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

    Charlottetown evened its series with Shawinigan Friday, winning 3-2 on the road. Yan opened the game’s scoring with his third goal of the playoffs before Charlottetown struck twice. The Cataractes tied the game at 14:33 of the third period before the Islanders notched the game-winner three minutes later. Game 3 is Sunday on PEI.

    Western Hockey League

    Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 5
    Eastern Conference Semifinals
    Brandon leads best-of-7 series, 1-0

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Playoff totals: 6 GP, 3-9-12, +2, 8 PIM
    Season totals: 48 GP, 35-53-88, +24, 36 PIM

    The Warriors dropped a 5-3 decision in Game 1 to Brandon in Manitoba. Point was second star for earning a goal and an assist in the game. Moose Jaw had leads of 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 in the game before ultimately falling. Game 2 is Saturday.

  • 3 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 1
    QMJHL Second Round
    Cape Breton leads best-of-7 series, 1-0

    W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 6 Hits
    Playoff totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 6 PIM
    Season totals: 47 GP, 7-12-19, -3, 84 PIM

    W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: Did not play (injured – out for playoffs)
    Playoff totals: 5 GP, 5-2-7, +4, 8 PIM
    Season totals: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

    Cape Breton stole home ice advantage with a 4-1 win in Game 1 of their best-of-7 second round series with third-seeded Saint John. Lightning prospect Mathieu Joseph remains out of the playoffs with a cut calf muscle that required surgery. Boko Imama led the Sea Dogs in hits with six, twice as many as everyone else. Saint John’s scorers will have to step up in the absence of Joseph, who was a team leader on and off the scoresheet.

    Charlottetown Islanders 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 5
    QMJHL Second Round
    Shawinigan leads best-of-7 series, 1-0

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
    Playoff totals: 6 GP, 2-4-6, +8, 16 PIM
    Season totals: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

    The Cataractes had a 4-0 lead by the time the second period was only five minutes old, then got a little scare when the Islanders scored two quick goals in the next six minutes. Shawinigan held on for the victory. Yan had two primary assists. He had only two regular season multi-point games after January 11, one of which was the last game of the season.

    NOTES: AHL Syracuse added three prospects yesterday, including Dominik Masin and Matthew Spencer of Peterborough, and Jonne Tammela, who was recently signed by the Lightning after his season completed in Finland.

  • 3 weeks 6 days ago

    KHL Gagarin Cup Final
    CSKA 5 vs. Magnitogorsk 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 26/30, 4.48 GAA, .867 sv%
    Playoff totals: 13 GP, 10-3-0, 2 SO, 1.65 GAA, .945 sv%
    Regular season totals: 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

    CSKA scored 5 unanswered goals to crush Magnitogorsk 5-1 in Game One of the Gagarin Cup Final. Ex-Predators first rounder Alexander Radulov was one of 5 different goal scorers for CSKA in the win. Ex-Bolt Prospect Artem Sergeev had a helper in the victory, as well.

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