Game Night Results

  • 5 years 5 weeks ago

    USHL

    Tri-City Storm 3 @ Sioux City Musketeers 1

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 5 GP, 1-4-0, 3.22 GAA, .910 sv%, 0 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Uh-oh. Wilcox’s partner in net, Phoenix Copley, started and excelled in his third straight game. He also started and allowed just one goal in a win on Tuesday. Wilcox was traded from Green Bay because they couldn’t offer him the starts he deserved. Tri-City is likely “just” going with the hot hand, but Lightning fans would like that hot hand to be Wilcox. Of course, Wilcox has to do his part, and he’s lost his last four games.

    OHL

    Kitchener Rangers 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 3

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 0-7-7, -1, 16 PIM

    Third place (Midwest Division) Owen Sound outshot second place Kitchener 44-24 on their way to a big win over the Rangers at home. Schemitsch has been scoreless in his three games since returning from an injury. Prior to being hurt on November 12 he had points in four of his last six games.

    QMJHL Note: Lightning prospect Adam Janosik of Gatineau has joined Team Slovakia in preparation for the upcoming U20 World Junior Championships.

  • 5 years 5 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 4 @ Greenville Road Warriors 3 (SO)

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 31 saves on 34 shots
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 8-8-0, 3.16 GAA, .892 sv%, 1 SO

    Pat Nagle stopped 31 of 34 shots in regulation and overtime, then stopped all seven shooters he faced in the skills competition to backstop Florida to a much-needed win over Greenville. Charles Landry notched his second assist in three games in the win. Florida pulled within one point of Greenville for second in the South Division, though technically they remain tied for last with South Carolina in the division. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12.

  • 5 years 5 weeks ago

    St. Lawrence Saints 2 @ Vermont Catamounts 1

    F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play, injured
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM

    Vermont lost their fourth straight as St. Lawrence forward Jacob Drewiske scored at the 16:03 mark of the third to give the Saints the win.

    Russian Red Stars 1 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 5
    Exhibition

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 1-2-3, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG

    O'Donnell centered the top line for the Sioux and was named 2nd star as North Dakota easily handled the Russian Red Star team.

  • 5 years 5 weeks ago

    Almost a must-win.

    TB-3
    CBJ-2

    Mathieu Garon allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the win. He made it harder on himself than it needed to be. Columbus' two goals came on wrap-arounds that should not have been an issue for Garon or the Lightning defense.

    First Period
    TB Jones (2), (Purcell), 7:27
    TB Brewer (1), (Stamkos, Malone), 18:12

    Second Period
    CBJ Umberger (6), (Prospal, Tyutin)(PP), 5:43
    TB Stamkos (20), (Lecavalier, Tyrell), 10:05
    CBJ Nash (10), (Carter, Prospal), 12:14

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Mathieu Garon and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and third stars.

    They had to win this game. To get back in the race, they have to win against the handful teams below them in the standings when the opportunity arises and they have to get positive momentum going over the next week or two. They've set themselves up now with the opportunity to have that positive momentum going into the holiday break if they can split their last 2 road games in San Jose and Colorado. Then, presumably, they can get Martin St. Louis back in practice and back into the games by the end of December, and then really start to put together some bigger winning streaks.

    I like Dana Tyrell on a scoring line with Stamkos, a lot. I think it creates matchup problems for the opposition to have two burners like that out at once, and Tyrell can be first man in on the puck, letting Stammer come later and be the finisher he is. It's a good combo. I'd even be interested to see Marty added as the third on that line just to see how that much speed could work together.

    The Lightning's power play is dreadful. It's somebody-needs-to-be-fired-if-it-doesn't-improve-soon dreadful. Some of Columbus' most dangerous opportunities of the night came shorthanded and the Lightning could not even get into the Blue Jackets' zone, let alone get scoring chances. That's bad, because Columbus is statistically near the bottom of the league in PK. It just feels like the Lightning don't have any identity on the PP right now. They don't know how to gain entry into the zone (it used to be with Stammer or St. Louis carrying it) and they don't really know what they want to do when they get there (other than feed overly telegraphed one-timers to Vinny). There's too many weapons on this roster to be this bad and to be zero-dimensional on the power play. It's unacceptable.

    Blair Jones and Lightning fans; reunited and it feels so good. He got his second goal of the season and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 1 gigantic hit in 10:13. He got more ice time with Nate Thompson going out hurt early, and he did something with it. So, I guess we're back in love with Blair Jones.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 5 weeks ago

    Norfolk's biggest win of the season thus far.

    NOR-5
    WBS-2

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 22 shots for the win. He snaps a brief 2 game personal skid in a spot where his club absolutely needed a win.

    First Period
    NOR Fornataro, (2) (Smith, Devos), 0:53 (PP)
    NOR Ashton, (14) (Gudas, Jackson), 4:32
    WBS Street, (10) (Henningson, Merth), 10:41

    Second Period
    WBS Lerg, (11) (Walker, McDonald), 1:42
    NOR Johnson, (11) (Cote, Tokarski), 7:06
    NOR Conacher, (18) (Smith, Jackson), 13:31
    NOR Ouellet, (7) (Ashton, Angelidis), 19:40

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Carter Ashton, Tyler Johnson, and Scott Jackson were the game's three stars.

    For Norfolk, this was a huge game. They did not want to go into Hershey tomorrow trying to stave off the divisional sweep. That's a bad spot to be in on your 3rd game in 3 nights in one of the toughest buildings in the league to earn points in. They absolutely needed tonight's win to keep contact in the divisional hunt, and if they can steal a win from the Bears tomorrow, well that's just a bonus present in this holiday season. With the win, Norfolk is 2 points back of the Bears and Pens for the top spot in the East Division.

    Carter Ashton (pictured) played well last night, but was Holtby'ed off the scoresheet on more than one occasion. He's starting to get active again, and that bodes well. Meanwhile, Johnson has 5 goals and 7 points in his last 8 games. That leads to an interesting question. Nate Thompson went out early in tonight's Lightning game and speculation is a forward may be recalled at some point. Is it Ashton? Is it Johnson? Trevor Smith?

    Norfolk draws Hershey tomorrow at 5 pm. My guess is that Oberg rides the shuttle back for that game. When that game is over, the Admirals are off until 12/28. So, anyone's fair game for a call up from a manpower standpoint. The Lightning don't play again until Wednesday, when they start a 2 game swing through San Jose and Colorado. The question then is whether Matt Gilroy and/or Nate Thompson will be healthy, and whether Oberg and/or a forward will need to make the trip with the team and possible spend Christmas in Tampa.

    No pressure, kids, but I suspect there will be some Tampa execs with eyes on the Hershey game.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 5 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 0

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 0-4-4, -9, 27 PIM

    Milan’s scoreless streak hit 11 games in the loss.

    QMJHL Note: Lightning prospect Adam Janosik of Gatineau has joined Team Slovakia in preparation for the upcoming U20 World Junior Championships.

    OHL

    Guelph Storm 1 @ London Knights 3
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 17-23-40, +10, 28 PIM

    Former Lightning camper Seth Griffith scored an empty net goal for his 26th goal of the season as London topped division rival Guelph, 3-1. The undrafted Griffith has 46 points in 33 games to go with a plus-17 rating. He has a 12 game point streak going and has had at least a point in 24 of his last 26 games. He was passed over in last year’s draft and camped with the Lightning before being sent back to the OHL without a contract. He sits in sixth in the OHL in points and is second in goals.

    Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Sarnia Sting 5

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 0-7-7, -1, 16 PIM

    Likely 2012 top-3 pick Nail Yakupov had a goal and an assist in Sarnia’s win over Geoffrey Schemitsch and Owen Sound. The Russian has 51 points in 25 games. Yakupov, Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov, and Quebec Rempart Mikhail Grigorenko are expected to be the offensive leaders for Russia in the upcoming U20 World Junior Championships.

  • 5 years 5 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 0@ Gwinnett Gladiators 3

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Loss, 27 saves on 29 shots
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 7-8-0, 3.18 GAA, .891 sv%, 1 SO

    After sitting last night Pat Nagle was strong in net Friday for Florida, giving up two goals on the road before the Gladiators scored into an empty net. Nagle’s teammates were stymied by former Montreal fourth rounder Jason Missiaen in goal for Gwinnett. Nagle’s save percentage continue to creep up to the .900 mark. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12.

  • 5 years 5 weeks ago

    Goaltending made the difference.

    HER-4
    NOR-3

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 21 shots for the loss. He made 1 or 2 big saves, but his softie short side at the end of the second period was the difference in the game. Soft goals have a way of being the margin of losing more often than not.

    First Period
    HER Ford, (6) (Potulny, Micflikier), 7:42 (PP)

    Second Period
    HER Mink, (11) (Micflikier, McNeill), 11:37 (PP)
    NOR Ouellet, (6) (Smith, Conacher), 16:38
    HER Bourque, (15) (Aucoin), 19:42 (SH)

    Third Period
    NOR Conacher, (17) (Oberg, Barberio), 4:05 (PP)
    HER Ford, (7) (Potulny, Micflikier), 4:37
    NOR Labrie, (6) (Cote, Barberio), 5:11

    Cory Conacher was the game's second star.

    If the Lightning ever do pull the trigger to acquire a young goaltender from another team, they could do worse than Braden Holtby. Just saying. Norfolk would've won this game 6-4 or so without him, and we've seen Holtby play well against the Lightning at the NHL level, too.

    At the end of the day, if the Admirals don't learn to win games against the Bears and Penguins, they're not going to get where they want to go this season. That's the challenge of playing in such a competitive division. They'll get another crack at it tomorrow against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 5 weeks ago

    OHL

    London Knights 3 @ Peterborough Petes 5
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 17-23-40, +10, 28 PIM

    Namestnikov scored at about the 1:00 mark of the first period – his 17th of the season – then assisted on Seth Griffith’s 25th of the year later in the game but it wasn’t enough for the CHL’s top ranked team to beat the Petes. Namestnikov failed to convert a penalty shot attempt in the game.

    Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Windsor Spitfires 4

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 0-7-7, -1, 16 PIM

    He’s back! Though he was scoreless in the game, Schemitsch (pictured) played his first game since being injured November 12. His name has been mentioned in the local press for being possible trade bait as Owen Sound looks toward the future.

  • 5 years 5 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 2 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 4

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 7-7-0, 3.26 GAA, .888 sv%, 1 SO

    Lightning prospect and rookie pro Charles Landry (pictured) had an assist in his ECHL debut, but Florida fell in Gwinnett 4-2. Landry was reassigned by Norfolk to Florida earlier this week. Pat Nagle sat backup to Billy Sauer in the game. Sauer stopped 33 of 37 shots in the loss. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12. (Norfolk Admirals photo)

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