Game Night Results

  • 5 years 33 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    (8) Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2 @ (1) Saint John Sea Dogs 5
    Semifinals – Saint John leads best of 7 series 2-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-1-1, E, 3 SOG, 0 PIM, 2 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 10 GP, 8-4-12, +9, 14 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Panthers prospect Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist to lead Saint John to their 10th straight playoff win, 5-2 over Chicoutimi. Gauthier tied for the team lead in shots. He has at least one point in seven of his last eight games and eight of 10 overall. Game 3 is Tuesday in Quebec. In the other QMJHL semifinal, Rimouski leads Halifax, 2-0.

    OHL

    (W1) London Knights 6 @ (W3) Kitchener Rangers 4
    Western Conference Finals – London leads best of 7 series 2-0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (check to the head)
    Playoff Totals: 12 GP, 3-8-11, +7, 10 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    London scored four times in the third period to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 6-4 win. The Knights’ final goal was scored into an empty net. Namestnikov teamed with former Lightning camper Seth Griffith to score the game-tying goal while shorthanded. The assist extended Namestnikov's point streak to five games. Griffith was named the game’s first star. The teams will drive an hour west to London for Game 3 on Tuesday. In the series opposite this one, Ottawa and potential Lightning draft pick Cody Ceci won Game 2 to tie their sereis with Niagara, 1-1.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    All good things...

    MCH-5
    NOR-2

    Series Tied 1-1

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 4 goals on 29 shots for the loss. None of the 4 goals he allowed were particularly terrible. However, he didn't seem to react well to getting bumped around 2-3 times early and he seemed a little bit scrambled and out of control at times. Cooper stuck to his plan and stayed with Janus after the win despite the soft goal he allowed in Game One, but with the loss, one would expect Dustin Tokarski to be in as the series switches to Manchester.

    First Period
    MCH Vey, (1) (Hickey), 11:23
    MCH Kozun, (1) (Kaunisto, Hunter), 17:12

    Second Period
    NOR Picard, (2) (Segal, Killorn), 5:10
    NOR Picard, (3) (Dimmen, Killorn), 10:02

    Third Period
    MCH Czarnik, (1) (Vey, Hickey), 5:28
    MCH Vey, (2) , 16:16
    MCH Andreoff, (1) (Muzzin), 17:59

    Alexandre Picard was the game's third star.

    It was another uneven effort by the Admirals, made worse by the loss of Tyler Johnson who was out of the lineup with an injury suffered in the last game. Norfolk again was flat in the first period and tonight they paid for it. They fell behind 2-0 before a sweeping comeback in the Second Period where they outshot Manchester 22-10. But, they couldn't keep the pace up, and Manchester got the key go-ahead goal and then caught the Admirals pressing for the tying goal.

    Now Norfolk falls squarely behind the eight-ball, needing to win 2 of 3 on the road in Manchester to survive the Quarterfinals. From what little I know of Johnson's injury, I'm not sure he'll be available, but they'll presumably get Radko Gudas back from illness. It's a hard hill to climb now, though, and a nightmare scenario I did not want to see this team face when the initial schedule of the series was announced. All hands will need to be on deck Wednesday for Game Three.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Finals (Finland):
    (4)JYP 5 @ (2)Pelicans Lahti 4 (OT)
    JYP Leads the Series 3-1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 49/53, 3.28 GAA, .925 sv%
    Playoff totals: 12 GP, 10-2-0, 0 SO, 1.80 GAA, .944 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    One win away. Former Lightning forward Eric Perrin had the primary assist on Harri Pesonen's goal at 13:26 of overtime to lift JYP to a 5-4 Game Four win over Pelicans Lahti. Ex-Lightning draft pick Radek Smolenak, who had been scoreless in the series' previous 4 games, did everything he could to deliver the series tying win for Lahti. He had 2 goals and 1 assist, including the game tying goal with 27 seconds left in the Third Period to force overtime. But, in the end, JYP took Lahti's best punch and are now one victory away from being able to call themselves champions.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    (8) Chicoutimi Sagueneens 1 @ (1) Saint John Sea Dogs 4
    Semifinals – Saint John leads best of 7 series 1-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-0-1, +1, 3 SOG, 4 PIM (goaltender interference, roughing after the whistle), 3 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 8-3-11, +9, 14 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Gauthier scored his eighth goal in nine playoff games to help the Sea Dogs to a Game 1 win over Chicoutimi in the opener of their QMJHL Semifinal series. Gauthier’s goal came on the power play, and was one of three goals scored in the third period by Saint John. Gauthier also led the team in hits during the game. The Sea Dogs are now 9-0 in the playoffs. Their four goals on Friday night were the fewest they’ve scored in a game in the 2012 playoffs.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    (E1) Elmira Jackals 1 @ (E5) Florida Everblades 2
    ECHL Eastern Conference Semifinals – Florida wins best of 7 series 4-1

    D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
    Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 4 SOG, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 8 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 24 PIM
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 8 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 18 saves on 19 shots
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 3-0-0, 1.36 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

    Wow. Nagle, Piche, and the Everblades swept Elmira in southwest Florida to claim the series 4-1. The ‘Blades stole home ice advantage away from Elmira by winning Game 2 in New York, then won all three games at home to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Nagle lowered his goals against average to 1.36 in the 2-1 win. Florida scored both of their goals in the third period. They outshot Elmira by a large margin yet again, this time 43-19, including 19-4 in the third period. Florida will play the winner of third-seeded Kalamazoo and seventh-seeded South Carolina. The Stingrays won on Friday night to avoid elimination and a sweep. The K-Wings are up 3-1 in the series. This is Florida’s first appearance in the conference finals since 2007.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Norfolk pours it on in the second and hangs on in the third to break the seal on their 2012 AHL playoff run.

    MCH-2
    NOR-3

    Norfolk Leads the Series 1-0

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the victory. He got the surprise start after Dustin Tokarski missed a couple of practices with illness this week. Janus played well up until allowing a very soft goal in the third that gave Manchester life. I would not be completely surprised to see Tic in Game Two.

    First Period
    NOR Barberio, (1) (Picard), 6:39

    Second Period
    NOR Picard, (1) (Smith, Conacher), 1:42 (PP)
    NOR Smith, (1) (Oberg, Kostka), 3:39 (PP)

    Third Period
    MCH Legein, (1) (Azevedo), 9:53 (SH)
    MCH Cliche, (1) (Hickey, Mullen), 13:57

    Alexandre Picard and Trevor Smith were the game's first and second stars.

    Really a scary finish for the Admirals, having to fend off a 6-on-4 situation to preserve the win. Hopefully they learned a couple of lessons tonight. They took their foot off the gas at times in the third and paid a price for it. Also, they need to respect their opponent going into a critical Game Two tomorrow. Manchester's not going to lay down.

    For those wondering, Radko Gudas also missed practice time this week with illness and was also scratched.

    Mike Angelidis returned to the lineup after missing several weeks with a broken finger.

    Also, if you were wondering, although the streak is technically shelved, we could call this win number Alex Selivanov.

    Tomorrow night's game is really, really big. I'd go so far as to say Norfolk should approach it as a must-win. Knowing the next 3 games are in Manchester, it was very important for them to hold serve tonight, which they did. The other half of the equation is to get it done tomorrow night. And, they can't play like they did tonight. They were flat in the First Period and were only leading thanks to a pretty soft goal allowed by Zatkoff to Barberio. They need to play with the pace they had in the Second Period for a full 60 minutes. They dominated the middle frame and chased Zatkoff, bringing in Martin Jones for Manchester, who played very well. The stakes have been raised, even despite the victory, and I don't think Jon Cooper's going to be terribly pleased with all the tape from tonight's contest.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    MHL Finals (Russia Jr.):
    Omsk Jr. raced out to an early 2-0 lead and never looked back in their 5-3 Game Two win over CSKA Jr. CSKA Jr. now finds their backs against the wall down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. Nikita Kucherov did not appear in the match for CSKA Jr. Game Three is Monday.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    OHL

    (W3) Kitchener Rangers 2 @ (W1) London Knights 3 (OT)
    Western Conference Finals – London leads best of 7 series 1-0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 11 GP, 3-7-10, +6, 8 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    Defenseman Tyler Ferry (undrafted) scored his first of the playoffs on the first shot of overtime as London topped division rival Kitchener 3-2 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Lightning prospect Vladislav Namestnikov had the secondary assist on the overtime winner. Ducks pick and former University of Michigan commit John Gibson had 45 saves for Kitchener, including 23 of 24 in the third period when the Knights were pushing for the equalizing goal. London outshot Kitchener 48-22 overall. With his assist, Namestnikov extended his point streak to five games. He has seven points during the streak. Game 2 is Saturday at The Aud in Kitchener.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Finals (Finland):
    (2)Pelicans Lahti 1 @ (4)JYP 4
    JYP Leads the Series 2-1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 33/34, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
    Playoff totals: 11 GP, 9-2-0, 0 SO, 1.65 GAA, .946 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Big game Riku! Riku Helenius stopped 33 shots and was named first star for JYP's 4-1 Game Three win over Lahti. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a pair of helpers in support of Helenius for JYP. Another former Lightning forward, Radek Smolenak, has yet to hit the scoresheet in the series for Pelicans. Game Four is Saturday.

    MHL Finals (Russia Jr.):
    Omsk Jr. whipped CSKA Jr. 5-2 in Game One of their Finals series. Nikita Kucherov did not appear for CSKA Jr.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    (E1) Elmira Jackals 0 @ (E5) Florida Everblades 2
    ECHL Eastern Conference Semifinals – Florida leads best of 7 series 3-1

    D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
    Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 5 PIM (fighting)
    Playoff Totals: 7 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 24 PIM
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (illegal check to the head)
    Playoff Totals: 7 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 24 saves on 24 shots, shutout, *First Star*
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .938 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

    Lightning prospect Pat Nagle stopped all 24 shots he faced to earn his second professional playoff win and first professional playoff shutout while leading the upstart Florida Everblades to a 2-0 win in Game 4 against top-seeded Elmira. Florida leads the series 3-1 and can close out the Jackals at home in Game 5 on Friday. If Elmira wins in Game 5, the next two games are back in New York. If that happens, Florida could possibly get John Muse, the goaltender who started this series for Florida, back. Muse has a lower body injury and despite rumors he’s done for the series and maybe longer, the team is saying he could return soon. In the meantime, the team will ride Nagle, who matched his shutout total from the regular season in one night. (Photo courtesy of swamphockey.com)

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