Game Night Results

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    Choke.

    TB-2
    OTT-3 (OT)

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 34 shots for the overtime loss.

    First Period
    06:32 TB Lecavalier (19), Thompson (13)

    Second Period
    07:42 TB Tyrell (6), Bergenheim (14)

    Third Period
    12:27 OTT Shannon (9), Condra (3), Karlsson (30)(SH)
    16:05 OTT Foligno (12), Smith (4), Neil (10)

    Overtime
    03:28 OTT Spezza (16), Karlsson (31)

    Roloson was the game's third star.

    The Lightning took their foot off the gas after gaining a 2 goal lead and their now customary power play implosion to allow a shortie led to a Senators team that had half of Binghamton's roster on it to come back and steal a point in the standings the Lightning desperately needed. Now the Lightning are 5 points back of the Caps with 1 game in hand in the Division, which even if the Lightning cash in their game in hand means the spread is now, essentially, 2 games because Washington has the tiebreaker pretty much sewn up (barring absolute collapse). It's a sickening feeling. The Lightning have no one to blame but themselves. The schedule set up nicely. They had Ottawa under control tonight. If there's not a Division Championship banner going to the rafters next Fall, they've got nobody to point the finger at. This is the very definition of a choke, and now, with 10 games left in the regular season, the sights may need to be lowered to trying to catch Pittsburgh to at least get home ice in the opening round.

    We lost 2 games to Curtis flipping McElhinney. Let that sink in, Lightning fans.

    Vincent Lecavalier is now 1 goal shy of the 20 goal plateau, which would be his 11th straight 20 goal season. We'll have more on that when/if he gets to 20, but let's just say Lecavalier's consistency in hitting 20 goals is the stuff of Hall of Famers and legends.

    Mattias Ritola had 1 hit in 8:22. In case you're wondering, Ritola has to play in each of the remaining 10 games this year to graduate as a prospect from BoltProspects' prospect list. One scratch and he'll have to wait until next season, where he'll likely move over to the 82 career NHL games graduation path, which is more of a graduate level degree from the School of Hard Knocks (see: Downie, Steve).

    Blair Jones had 4 shots in 9:02 and probably should have had a goal in the opening period. It's a shame, in retrospect, he couldn't finish.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    The Presov Mafia almost completes the comeback.

    ALB-6
    NOR-5 (SO)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 11 shots before being pulled after the first period. Jaroslav Janus entered and allowed 2 goals on 20 shots the rest of the way before allowing 1 of 5 shooters to convert to take the shootout loss.

    First Period
    ALB Magnan, (2) (Anderson), 2:01
    ALB Wiseman, (14) (Mills, Gionta), 12:08
    ALB Zajac, (2) (McIntyre), 18:24

    Second Period
    NOR Szczechura, (17) (Labrie, Harju), 2:03
    NOR Roy, (3) (Milam), 15:17 (PP)
    ALB Zalewski, (13) (Perkovich, Wiseman), 19:29

    Third Period
    NOR Durno, (17) (Labrie, Angelidis), 1:00
    NOR Szczechura, (18) (Pouliot, Vernace), 3:16 (PP)
    ALB Anderson, (21) (Wiseman, Urbom), 3:50
    NOR Mihalik, (1) (Wright), 7:34

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    ALB- Zalewski
    NOR- NONE

    Paul Szczechura was the game's 2nd star. After months of wandering aimlessly without his family's Michael Corleone, Juraj Simek, to direct him, Vladimir Mihalik finally scored his first goal of the season 7:34 into the final frame to tie the game and force overtime. Janus and Mihalik almost made Albany sleep with the fishes.

    Mike McKenna turned away 40 shots and all 5 shooters he faced to get some revenge on his former club.

    Norfolk keeps pace with Hershey, which lost in OT to Portland, will gain a point on Charlotte with the Checkers getting the snot beat out of them 6-1 in the final period in Syracuse (BoltProspects projects Syracuse will beat Charlotte!), and they lose 1 point to Binghamton, which blanked Springfield 2-0. So, at the end of the night, Norfolk will be tied with Charlotte for 3rd in the East Division at 84 points with 2 games in hand and they'll remain 7 points back of Hershey with 3 games in hand. They'll also be 7 points up on Binghamton with 1 game in hand. 12 games remain in the regular season, and just a couple more wins will likely give Norfolk enough points to get a playoff spot, considering they also picked up a point on Worcester in the crossover tonight and will be a full 10 points up on the Sharks with 1 game in hand. Worcester would have to make up a 10 point deficit in their remaining 11 games, and that seems unlikely. So now, it's all about seeding and the outside chance of catching Hershey and getting home ice for the opening round.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 6 @ Rogle 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    Ex-Kings prospect Yanick Lehoux had 1 goal and 1 assist in Sodertalje's 6-2 spanking of Rogle in their 3rd game of the Kvall til Elitserien. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius has yet to appear in the promotion/relegation round, which is quickly shaping up to be a race of 3 teams vying for 2 spots in Sweden's top league next season. Vaxjo currently sits in 1st on the table 1 point up on Sodertalje and 2 points up on MODO. MODO and Vaxjo will play in the next round of matches, so Sodertalje should be able to make some headway on one of the clubs if they can defeat 5th place Orebro.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    USHL

    Tri-City Storm 1 @ Fargo Force 3
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 45 GP, 20-32-52, +26, 24 PIM

    The Storm outshot the Force 35-22 but Mullin’s two points helped Fargo to a 3-1 win. Mullin is tied for ninth in the league in points and fourth in plus/minus.

    QMJHL

    Rimouski Oceanic 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 59 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 35 PIM

    Janosik had three points in his last two games coming into Friday night’s contest.

    Montreal Juniors 3 @ Victoriaville Tigres 2
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 11-29-40, +26, 30 PIM

    Landry hit the 40-point mark with one game to go in his regular season. Montreal clinched the league’s second-seed with the win. They will play 15 seeded Halifax in the first round.

    OHL

    Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Guelph Storm 2
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
    Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup)
    With Attack: 13 GP, 9-2-0-0, 3.06 GAA, .900 sv%, 0 SO
    With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 1 SO
    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
    With Guelph: 23 GP, 12-12-24, -8, 36 PIM
    With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
    Season totals: 50 GP, 26-29-55, -8, 69 PIM

    Panik played his first game since February 11 when he suffered a sprained ankle. He’s back for the Storm just in time for the playoffs. Guelph is still in seventh in the West, though eighth place London is two points behind with a game in hand. The eighth place finisher meets top-seeded Owen Sound in the first round. Zador was back on the bench for Owen Sound after starting two games this week and winning them both. Schemitsch is expected back for the Attack’s playoff opener.

    WHL

    Chilliwack Bruins 1 @ Tri-City Americans 5
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
    With Tri-City: 31 GP, 16-26-42, +8, 62 PIM
    With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 32-37-69, -4, 106 PIM

    Ashton now has 15 points (7 goals) in March (9 games).

    Prince George Cougars 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 2
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 58 GP, 45-25-70, -4, 26 PIM

    Connolly (pictured) scored twice in the first period to spark Prince George to a 2-0 lead, but Kamloops fought their way back to tie the game and send it to overtime. Connolly failed to convert his shootout attempt. With the win, the Cougars eliminated Kamloops from playoff contention. PG is still hanging on to the eighth spot in the West.

    Seattle Thunderbirds 0 @ Spokane Chiefs 5
    C Tyler Johnson, SPO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 69 GP, 51-60-111, +26, 48 PIM

    Johnson went scoreless for the second straight game, which normally wouldn’t be a big deal, but he’s trying to catch Medicine Hat’s Linden Vey for the league scoring title. Vey leads by three points. Spokane put up 34 shots on Seattle a game after they peppered Chilliwack goaltender Lucas Gore with 78 shots. Only one went in as the Chiefs beat the Bruins 2-1 in a shootout. Johnson earned three awards, including the Chiefs Player of the Year honor, in a pre-game ceremony on Friday night on the Chiefs Coca-Cola Regular Season Finale. Johnson was named the Chiefs Player of the Year in a pre-game ceremony, and also given the team's Humanitarian of the Year award for the third straight season and the Ken Rabel Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year.

    Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Regina Pats 2 (OT)
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 71 GP, 3-21-24, +39, 133 PIM

    Zahn earned the only assist on Brayden Schenn’s overtime winner for Saskatoon. Though Zahn has 133 penalty minutes on the year, he has only two in his last 11 games. The captain will need to stay out of the box in what looks to be a long Saskatoon playoff run.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 3 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 2
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 42 GP, 11-13-24, -10, 31 PIM

    Bobby Goepfert stopped 45 shots to lead the Everblades to a 3-2 road win Friday. Florida put five points between them (sixth place) and Gwinnett (ninth place). Hutchings has two points in his last five games. Goaltender Jaroslav Janus was recalled to AHL Norfolk for the fifth time this season today. Norfolk starter Dustin Tokarski is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Janus backed up Cedrick Desjardins Friday night for the Admirals.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    CCHA Tournament
    Semifinals

    Detroit, MI

    #12 Western Michigan Broncos 5 vs. #4 Michigan Wolverines 2
    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 39 GP, 1-7-8, +16, 52 PIM

    Western Michigan avenged two regular season losses to Michigan and moved into the finals of the CCHA Tournament. The Broncos jumped out to a 3-0 lead early into the second period and held on to knock out the tournament No. 1 seed Wolverines.

    The Broncos now face No. 3 seed Miami in the tournament final Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Broncos have not been in the finals of the CCHA tournament since 1986. Western was 1-2-1 against the Redhawks during the regular season. Miami beat Notre Dame 6-2 to reach the finals.

    ECAC Tournament
    Semifinals

    Atlantic City, NJ

    #20 Cornell Big Red 3 vs. #15 Dartmouth Big Green 0
    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 1-6-7, +9, 32 PIM

    Cornell junior goalie Mike Garman(undrafted) made 22 saves helping Cornell blank Dartmouth and send the Big Red to the ECAC tournament finals. It was Garman's first shutout of his career at Cornell.

    Cornell now faces tournament No. 1 seed Yale in the tournament final Saturday night. The Big Red went 0-2-0 against the Bulldogs in the regular season. Yale defeated Colgate 4-0 to advance to the finals.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    Return of The Entertainer.

    ALB-1
    NOR-4

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 1 goal on 23 shots for the win in his first game back from injury. Desjardins has been on the shelf since a January 16th tilt in Charlotte, and returns not a moment too soon with Dustin Tokarski day to day with an undisclosed injury.

    First Period
    NOR Marks, (4) (Angelidis, Berry), 6:08
    NOR Wright, (16) (Pouliot, Fornataro), 8:38

    Second Period
    ALB Henrique, (23) (Sestito, Magnan), 1:05 (SH)
    NOR Fornataro, (17) (Pouliot, Vernace), 6:53 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Giliati, (7) (Szczechura, Desjardins), 19:19 (EN)

    Matt Fornataro, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, and Desjardins were the game's three stars.

    Unfortunately, the win didn't net any gains in the standings as Norfolk tries to track down Charlotte and Hershey for 3rd and 2nd place in the East Division, respectively. Both teams won tonight, leaving Norfolk 1 point back of Charlotte with 2 games in hand and 7 points back of Hershey with 3 games in hand. Norfolk did gain 2 points on 5th place Binghamton and now hold a 7 point edge on the Senators with 1 game in hand. In the crossover, Norfolk holds a 9 point edge on Worcester with 1 game in hand.

    The Admirals are now just a few points shy of the roughly 88-90 points they'll likely need to secure a playoff spot, as they now have 83 points with 13 games left in the regular season. Norfolk had 84 points at the end of last season, finishing just 2 points behind Bridgeport, which earned the final playoff spot in the East Division via the crossover rule. A win tomorrow night against Albany will help the club match its point total from all of last year. Norfolk has improved its point total in each subsequent season of its affiliation with the Lightning, which began in 2007-2008.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ Montreal Juniors 4
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 56 GP, 11-28-39, +25, 30 PIM

    Landry is 18th in the league in scoring among defensemen heading into the final weekend of the season. The Juniors have a four point lead on Quebec for the second seed in the Q with two games remaining.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    I'm still recovering from the mild heart attack I just had when Roloson was down after taking a slapshot off the collar bone.

    TB-2
    MTL-3 (SO)

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 2 goals on 29 shots before allowing 2 of 4 shooters to convert for the shootout loss. And, every Lightning fan saw the season flash before their eyes when Scott Gomez pinged a slapshot off his collarbone and he went down like a ton of bricks. I'm very glad Roloson finished out the game, and I hope a bruise is the only takeaway from that play.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    00:35 TB Purcell (17), St Louis (58), Gagne (16)(PP)
    05:40 MTL Kostitsyn (18), Desharnais (10), White (2)

    Third Period
    03:58 MTL Gionta (25), unassisted(SH)
    09:29 TB Gagne (12), St Louis (59), Clark (20)(PP)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    TB- Gagne
    MTL- Dawes, Cammalleri

    Wow, nice homerism with three Montreal players being named stars in a game where the Lightning dominated the play to the tune of a 37-29 shot advantage. Montreal was very lucky to get to the shootout with the amount of chances that the Lightning were generating. It was a much stronger performance relative to the last outing against the Habs, which is understandable given how many regulars were hurt for Montreal. I thought Price stole the 2 points, frankly, and did so often by the skin of his teeth.

    There are 11 games left in the regular season. Tampa Bay is 4 points back of Washington with 1 game in hand and a trailing by 2 in the ROW column tiebreaker. The Lightning now have 5 straight games against teams that would miss the playoffs if the season ended today. This is where the club has to make its move, and it can put division rival Carolina out of its misery in the process.

    Mattias Ritola had 1 blocked shot in 13:14.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    Kval till Elitserien
    Mora 1 @ Sodertalje 6
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    Ex-St. Cloud State forward Ryan Lasch had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Sodertalje to a 6-1 blunt force pounding of Mora in their second game of the Kval till Elitserien. Sodertalje now sits in 2nd on the Kval till Elitserien table, 1 point back of Allsvenskan team Vaxjo and 1 point ahead of fellow Elitserien team MODO. 8 games remain in the promotion/relegation season.

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
    (2)Kazan 0 @ (3)Ufa 1
    Ufa Wins the Series 4-1
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 44 GP, 2-5-7, +5, 32 PIM
    Playoff totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

    Happy trails to defending Gagarin Cup champions Ak Bars Kazan. Ex-Kings goalie Erik Ersberg made 27 saves for a 1-0, Game Five shutout win for Ufa to seal the series win. Ex-Predators first rounder Alexander Radulov had Ufa's only goal. Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 13:36 in the match.

    That brings to a conclusion the Lightning prospect season in Russia. Yaroslavl and Ufa have already clinched spots in their respective conferences, while St. Petersburg has a 3-2 series lead over Mytischi and former Lightning netminder Karri Ramo's Omsk club holds a 3-2 series lead over Magnitogorsk.

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