Game Night Results

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    Reports from TSN's Darren Dreger and ESPN's Pierre LeBrun state Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina was traded today to the Philadelphia Flyers for a second round pick and a fourth round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The Flyers had the choice of the Panthers second rounder this year or next. They've already traded their own second rounder to the Lightning (Andre Meszaros), and another one they previously acquired to the Stars.

    The Lightning now own four second round picks, their own, Philadelphia's, Minnesota's via the Sharks, and Florida's via the Flyers. Combined with their first and third picks, that will give the Lightning six picks in the first 70 selections of the draft. The magic number for greater probability of a player making it to the NHL is top-60.

    In all likelihood Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman is stockpiling picks for a pre-draft trade, probably for a goaltender. Canucks goalie Cory Schneider is the most probable target. That trade likely won't happen until June, though.

    If he chooses to keep the picks, Yzerman can load up the Lightning's farm with high-quality prospects in order to achieve his goal of creating an organization that is self-supported player-wise and can compete for the Cup every year.

    Kubina, a pending unrestricted free agent, was pulled from practice and game activity this week by Yzerman to protect the Lightning's trade interests.

    The NHL's traded deadline is a week from Monday.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    HIFK 3 @ JYP 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Loss, 29/32, 3.06 GAA, .906 sv%
    Season totals: 27 GP, 18-7-0, 6 SO, 1.55 GAA, .937 sv%

    Ex-Lightning prospect Eero Somervuori had 1 goal and 1 assist in a first star effort to lead HIFK to a 3-2 win over JYP. The game marked a rare loss for goaltender Riku Helenius. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin also had a goal in the game for JYP. They face HPK on Tuesday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Chelyabinsk Jr. 1 @ Stupino 5
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 38 GP, 10-20-30, +13, 64 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was -1 with a minor penalty as Chelyabinsk Jr. took a humiliating 5-1 loss at the hands of Stupino. The defenseman has been stuck at 30 points for a few games now. He'll have to wait until Tuesday against Khabarovsk Jr. to see if he can snap out of his slump.

    Novosibirsk Jr. 1 @ CSKA Jr. 10
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., DNP
    Season totals (KHL): 21 GP, 21-18-39, +11, 40 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    It hardly seems possible, but Nikita Kucherov was out of the lineup for CSKA Jr.'s punishing 10-1 win over Novosibirsk Jr. I know some young men from Siberia who regret getting off the team bus today. CSKA Jr. gets Novokuznetsk Jr. on Monday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Djurgardens 1 @ Lulea 2
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 47 GP, 13-7-20, +4, 16 PIM

    Johan Harju assisted on Elias Falth's game winning goal in Lulea's 2-1 win over Djurgardens. Falth, a defenseman, had both of Lulea's goals in the contest. Ex-Lightning prospect Andreas Holmqvist assisted on Djurgardens' lone goal. Lulea plays HV 71 on Tuesday.

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    No. 12 Cornell Big Red 1 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 1 (OT)

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 17 GP, 1-3-4, +8, 12 PIM

    Gotovets is plus-10 in his last four games. He tied for the team lead in shots on goal Friday night.

    Harvard Crimson 3 @ Brown Bears 3

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 2-1-3, +1, 4 PIM (interference, tripping), 8 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 25 GP, 18-16-34, +7, 41 PIMs

    Harvard couldn’t come away with the win at Brown despite two goals and an assist from Alex Killorn. The senior had twice as many shots as any other Crimson player on Friday night. Killorn took a tripping penalty in overtime, but Brown didn’t score. The game ended in an old fashioned tie. It was the Crimson's NCAA record 13th tie of the season.

    Vermont Catamounts 4 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3 (OT)

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

    Don’t discount rivalries. Vermont got just its sixth win of the year, and first in seven games, by beating rival New Hampshire in overtime. The Catamounts scored with 13.3 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Marshall continues to miss time recovering from surgery. Reports state he’s expected back before the end of Vermont’s season.

    No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 0 @ No. 19 Miami RedHawks 3

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, +8, 8 PIM

    Mullin returned after missing three games with a knee injury. He led the team in shots on goal but did not register a point. Sabres pick Conner Knapp had the shutout for the Redhawks in their upset win. The game was broadcast on the CBS College Sports Network. Mullin showed a lot of speed and burst and displayed no signs of a lingering injury.

    Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ RPI Engineers 1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -1, 5 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 30 GP, 7-17-24, +5, 10 PIM

    Peca’s 17th assist of the year came when his shot was blocked and teammate Zack Currie (undrafted) fired a slapshot home. His five shots on goal led the team.

    No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Lake Superior State Lakers 1

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 1-7-8, +4, 43 PIM

    Witkowski (pictured - WMU photo) notched an assist for the second game in a row and led the Broncos in shots with four as WMU defeated Lake Superior State 3-1. Witkowski’s assist came when his power play shot created a rebound that a teammate knocked home.

    *USCHO poll used

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    USHL

    Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Tri-City Storm 5

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 29 saves on 31 shots
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 18 GP, 8-10-1, 3.05 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox (pictured) continues to shine for Tri-City, this time stopping all but two of 31 shots to help the Storm to a home win over last place Sioux Falls. TC is two points behind Des Moines for the West’s final playoff spot, though Des Moines has a game in hand.

    QMJHL

    Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season Totals: 44 GP, 5-24-29, -11, 47 PIM

    Gatineau jumped out to 2-0 and 4-2 leads and held on for the win at home against the Sags. Rookie Adam Chapman (2012) had two goals for the Olympiques. Gatineau sits in 13th place in the league. The best 16 teams of the 17-team league make the playoffs. There are no conferences.

    Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing after the whistle), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 49 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 18 GP, 1-1-2, E, 18 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Victoriaville carried a 3-0 lead into the third period before allowing five goals to the Mooseheads. One of the Halifax goals was an empty netter. Despite the choking, Victoriaville’s Phillip Danault, a first round pick of the Blackhawks last summer, was named first star for scoring two goals. The Tigres are in fourth in the QMJHL.

    OHL

    Windsor Spitfires 4 @ London Knights 1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 18-44-62, +16, 42 PIM

    Coming off a streak of three mulit-point games in a row, Namestnikov is now scoreless in two straight games. Windsor avenged a home loss to London last week by beating the Knights at the Labatt Centre on Friday night. London leads the Western Conference by five points.

    Belleville Bulls 1 @ Oshawa Generals 8

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 0-14-14, +4, 22 PIM
    With Oshawa: 12 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    Schemitsch remains scratched for Oshawa. Scott Laughton (2012) had a hat trick for the Gens. Oshawa is in sixth in the Eastern Conference.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    South Carolina Stingrays 1 @ Florida Everblades 4

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 2-0-2, +1, 3 SOG, 2 PIM (slashing), *First Star*
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 10-10-20, +7, 22 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 4 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-2-2, +3, 1 SOG, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-5-5, -4, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 34 saves on 35 shots, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 16-12-0-3, 2.92 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO

    It was a good night for Lightning prospects and draftees in southwest Florida. Alex Hutchings (pictured) continued his torrid pace since missing nearly three months because of an injury, scoring twice in a 4-1 win. He has eight points (three goals) in five games since he came back. Former Lightning draftee Kevin Quick, who is under contract with AHL Norfolk, had two assists and was named second star to Hutchings’ first star. Lightning prospect goaltender Pat Nagle was solid in net, stopping 34 shots for his second win in a row. Florida has played the Stingrays four consecutive games and the two play each other again Saturday night at the Everblades’ rink. Florida leads the mini-series 3-1 and is now just five points back of South Carolina for third in the South Division. Florida has two games in hand. They are now four points up on Cincinnati for the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed, though the Cyclones have six games in hand on the ‘Blades.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    And, Nacho kicks the extra point!

    SYR-4
    NOR-7

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 22 shots for the victory. Much like Dwayne Roloson against the Sharks last night, here's a young man who loves his goal support. Despite his ugly save percentage on the night, by collecting his 23rd win of the year, Tic moved back into a tie with Peoria's Ben Bishop for the league lead in wins.

    First Period
    NOR Kostka, (8) (Johnson, Smith), 2:43 (SH)

    Second Period
    SYR Holzapfel, (9) (Jacques, Caputi), 5:07 (PP)
    SYR McMillan, (8) (Sexton, Carle), 9:37
    NOR Johnson, (18) (Conacher, Fornataro), 16:11 (PP)
    NOR Picard, (3) (Smith, Palat), 19:16 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Conacher, (29) (Oberg, Barberio), 5:45
    SYR Holzapfel, (10) (Gordon), 5:58
    NOR Angelidis, (12) (Kostka), 9:57 (SH)
    NOR Smith, (21) (Kostka, Oberg), 12:00 (PP)
    NOR Labrie, (12) (Dimmen, Conacher), 13:00
    SYR Schofield, (7) (Palmieri), 14:40

    Mike Kostka and Trevor Smith were the game's first and second stars. Kostka, for the moment, sits in a tie for 5th amongst all defensemen at 31 points in 48 games. Mark Barberio still paces the field at 43 points in 51 games, and he's opened up a 4 point gap on second place.

    Lost in the sizable shadow of Kostka and Barberio, though, has been the play of suitcase virtuoso Evan Oberg (pictured). He now has 16 points in 33 games this season, but the bulk of those points have come recently. He has 10 points in his last 10 contests, which is impressive while pulling dual duty in between his role as the Mayor of Concourse B at Norfolk International Airport.

    Ondrej Palat has 5 points in his last 4 games. Impressive, but Tyler Johnson raised Palat with 7 points over the same span. It took nearly 5 months, but Johnson has run down fellow rookie Carter Ashton in both points and goals. The two are now knotted up at 18 goals a piece and TJ's now moved 1 point ahead of Ashton at 35 for the season.

    Lapping the entire field of rookies, league-wide, is phenom Cory Conacher. His 29 goals and 60 points are 4th amongst all scorers, and his tally tonight moved him out of a 3-way tie for the top spot in goals. Consider the possibilities, Lightning fans. The organization could have the goal scoring champions at both the NHL and AHL levels in the same season. That's quite the feather in the Lightning's cap.

    Norfolk's victory allows them to keep pace with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the top spot in the East Division, and by virtue of Hershey losing a 6-0 decision to Providence, they've opened up a 3 point lead on the third place Bears. Winning the East Division looks like it may be CRITICAL to the Admirals' chances come the playoffs. They want to avoid a possible 4/5 matchup against the Bears or Penguins in the first round and get a less experienced club from the Atlantic or Northeast in the first round, instead.

    The Admirals rematch Syracuse tomorrow. As always, we stress how difficult it is to beat the same team on back-to-back nights, especially when you thump them the first night. Let's see if Norfolk has learned that lesson yet.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 5 @ Ilves 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 26 GP, 18-6-0, 6 SO, 1.49 GAA, .939 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had 1 goal and 4 points and was named the game's second star in JYP's 5-2 thumping of Ilves. Backup Joni Myllykoski got the start for JYP. JYP faces HIFK on Saturday.

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 1 @ St. Petersburg 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 38/41, 3.05 GAA, .927 sv%
    Season totals: 31 GP, 15-10-1, 6 SO, 2.35 GAA, .926 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Mattias Weinhandl had a goal to help lead St. Petersburg to a 3-1 win over Cherepovets. Cherepovets gets Chekhov next on Monday.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    The Lightning remind us that hockey games are played on ice, not on paper.

    SJ-5
    TB-6 (OT)

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 5 goals on 50 shots for the victory. I know someone who is glad for goal support.

    First Period
    SJ Couture (24), (Thornton, Marleau)(PP), 1:16
    TB Stamkos (38), (Mikkelson, Downie), 9:30
    TB Purcell (14), (Mikkelson, Stamkos)(PP), 19:35

    Second Period
    SJ Handzus (7), (McGinn, Mitchell), 1:44
    TB Downie (12), (Brewer, Hedman), 14:08
    SJ Vlasic (4), (Wingels, Boyle), 14:37
    SJ White (1), (McGinn, Mitchell), 15:44

    Third Period
    TB Stamkos (39), (Hedman, Malone), 2:44
    TB St. Louis (17), (Lecavalier, Purcell), 8:01
    SJ Wingels (2), (Couture, Boyle), 14:50

    Overtime
    TB St. Louis (18), (Hedman, Stamkos), 4:27

    Steven Stamkos and Brendan Mikkelson were the game's first and third stars. Congratulations to Mikkelson on his first points in a Lightning jersey.

    On paper, the Lightning looked to have no shot in this game. They got humiliated in San Jose the last two times these teams played, and today came the news that Dominic Moore had been traded, Pavel Kubina was being held out awaiting a trade, and the Lightning were unilaterally disarming for the season. I expected the Lightning to give up a ton of goals. I didn't expect them to score a ton plus 1 to get the victory.

    J.T. Wyman had 3 hits in 5:51. If Wyman plays in every Lightning game until the end of the season, he'll fall 1 game short of graduation on the website. Cold.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    Omsk Jr. 5 @ CSKA Jr. 2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 21 GP, 21-18-39, +11, 40 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov had a power play goal and an even strength helper in CSKA Jr.'s 5-2 loss to Omsk Jr. They'll play Novosibirsk Jr. on Saturday.

    Chelyabinsk Jr. 2 @ KHK MVD Jr. 3 (SO)
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 37 GP, 10-20-30, +14, 62 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was not suspended after being thrown out late in his last game, and was +2 in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 3-2 shootout loss to KHK MVD Jr. They will square off with Stupino next on Saturday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    MODO 4 @ Lulea 1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, DNP
    Season totals: 46 GP, 13-6-19, +3, 16 PIM

    Ex-Lightning forward Mattias Ritola had a pair of assists as MODO smacked Lulea 4-1. Ex-NHLer Niklas Sundstrom also had a goal in the match for MODO. Lulea faces Djurgardens on Saturday.

  • 5 years 10 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Victoriaville Tigres 5 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (holding), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 50 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 45 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 17 GP, 1-1-2, E, 14 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Victoriaville stole a win in Sydney by scoring the game’s final two goals. Former Lightning camper (2010) Brandon Hynes scored his 35th and 36th goals of the season for the Tigres. He also had an assist and was a team-leading plus-4. Hynes is eighth in the league with 70 points in 49 games. Milan hit game No.50 for the season last night and is sitting on seven points. Though primarily a stay-at-home defenseman, he had 38 points (14 goals) in 68 games last season with Moncton (pictured). The Lightning signed him to an entry-level contract in the fall.

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