Game Night Results

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    Unless the Lightning play Atlanta 10 more times this season, things are looking grim.

    TB-3
    MTL-5

    Antero Niittymaki allowed 4 goals on 13 shots for the loss before giving way to Mike Smith who allowed 1 goal on 15 shots the rest of the way. At least Smitty didn't get stuck with the back door loss.

    First Period
    MTL 2:50, Metropolit 15 (Gomez, Spacek)(PP)
    MTL 12:02, Gomez 12 (unassisted)

    Second Period
    TB 3:47, Stamkos 41 (unassisted)(PP)
    MTL 4:28, Pouliot 16 (Gomez)
    MTL 7:33, Darche 4 (Metropolit, Markov)
    TB 10:03, Walker 1 (Parrish, Veilleux)

    Third Period
    MTL 3:26, Darche 5 (Plekanec, Markov)
    TB 18:53, St. Louis 24 (Stamkos, Foster)

    Bolt Prospects alumni and former overage prospect graduate Mathieu Darche is vengeful against his ex mates. Cold blooded.

    Paul Szczechura was -2 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 11:31. He was also 44% on draws.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    Lulea 3 @ Sodertalje 0
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 7 GP, 2-2-2, 0 SO, 2.68 GAA, .914 sv%

    Helenius sat backup to Pontus Sjogren for the second straight game as Sodertalje was blanked by Johan Harju's former team, Lulea.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Montreal Junior 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 4
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 61 GP, 14-43-57, +38, 66 PIM

    Barberio has five points in his last five games.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    OHL

    Barrie Colts 4 @ Bellville Bulls 2
    LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 65 GP, 45-30-75, +38, 54 PIM
    C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 19-16-35, +3, 47 PIM
    With Bulls: 24 GP, 10-7-17, -12, 28 PIM
    With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

    RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 19-14-33, -19, 51 PIM
    With Bulls: 44 GP, 17-13-30, -17, 31 PIM
    With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

    Barrie beat the Bulls for the second time in a week, and unlike last game, Panik couldn’t find the back of the net for Bellville. He had two in their previous meeting. Hutchings hit 75 points for the first time in his OHL career. Barrie clinched the overall top seed in the OHL with the win. The Bulls have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. According to the Belleville Intelligencer, DeCoste missed the game with a concussion sustained in Bellville’s last match-up with Barrie.

    Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 1
    W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 48 GP, 7-20-27, -4, 18 PIM
    With Sudbury: 26 GP, 4-13-17, -9, 12 PIM
    With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

    This was a huge win for the Wolves on the road against a team above them in the standings. With Niagara also winning and Oshawa losing, Sudbury is three points up on Oshawa for the last playoff spot in the East with three games remaining. They are one point behind No.7 Niagara and two behind No.6 Peterborough. While getting the eighth seed means you’re in, you’re also going to face Barrie – the CHL’s top ranked team who has just nine losses.

    Peterborough Petes 6 @ Oshawa Generals 2
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 14-24-2-1, 4.07 GAA, .886 sv%, 2 SO

    The Gens are just now three points behind Sudbury for the final playoff spot with three games remaining. Zador hasn’t played in Oshawa’s last three games (2-1-0).

    WHL

    Vancouver Giants 6 @ Chilliwack Bruins 0
    C/W James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, +1, 7 PIM (roughing, fighting vs. Shayne Neigum)
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 5-10-15, -1, 13 PIM
    With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

    The Giants broke their four-game losing streak in a big way. Wright scored for the first time since February 15. This was Wright's first fighting major since he took on Atlanta's 6'7" Boris Valabik the day after Christmas. The Giants have basically clinched the B.C. Division title so they’re in line for the West’s No.2 seed, though they are tied for the fourth best point total in the conference with Portland behind Everett, Tri-City, and Spokane. They have three games remaining.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    The final day of the KHL regular season...

    Astana 5 @ Dynamo Moscow 2
    Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 55 GP, 4-14-18, -10, 38 PIM

    Harju played 8:51 in the match and was 50% on draws. Former NHLer Mattias Weinhandl scored his 26th goal of the season in the match for Dynamo. Dynamo is the 3rd seed in the KHL Western Conference. They draw 6th seed Spartak Moscow in round one of the playoffs.

    Omsk 2 @ Dynamo Minsk 3
    Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 17/20, 3.03 GAA, .850 sv%
    Season totals: 44 GP, 21-17-4, 4 SO, 2.11 GAA, .913 sv%

    Ramo and Omsk have yet to win a game since the Olympic Break. Omsk is the 5th seed in the KHL Eastern Conference and will draw 4th seed Nizhnekamsk in the opening round of the playoffs.

    Yulaev 6 @ Dynamo Riga 4
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, +7, 16 PIM

    Karsums played 17:27 in the match for Riga. Marcel Hossa scored his 35th goal of the season in the match for Riga. Riga is the 8th seed in the KHL's Western Conference and draws top seed St. Petersburg to start the playoffs.

    St. Petersburg 1 @ Ekaterinburg 2
    Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 51 GP, 5-3-8, -18, 20 PIM

    Kazionov played 16:21 in the match for Ekateriburg. Former NHLer Alexei Yashin had St. Petersburg's only goal. Ekaterinburg defied tremendous odds to squeak past Novosibirsk by 1 point to claim the 8th and final playoff seed in the KHL's Eastern Conference. Unfortunately, that means they get juggernaut Yulaev in the first round. Good luck with that.

    Mytischi 4 @ Magnitogorsk 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 23/27, 4.45 GAA, .852 sv%
    Season totals: 49 GP, 25-16-8, 8 SO, 1.96 GAA, .927 sv%

    Koshechkin was lifted in the third period for backup Dimitry Voloshin. Former Lightning prospects Alexei Glukhov and Vadim Epanchintsev each had helpers in the match for Mytischi. Magnitogorsk is the 2nd seed in the KHL Eastern Conference and will face 7th seed Chelyabinsk in round one.

    Yaroslavl 4 @ Kazan 1
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 18-9-27, +7, 18 PIM

    Kazionov played 15:22 in the match. Former NHLer Josef Vasicek had his 21st goal of the season in the match for Yaroslavl. Kazan gets the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference and draws 6th seed Astana in round one.

    All Lightning prospects in Russia are on clubs that made the postseason. The playoffs begin March 11th.

    Keep an eye on Harju, Koshechkin, and Ramo. All three may be targets to be signed by the Lightning once their seasons conclude.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Moncton Wildcats 3 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4 (OT)
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 14-42-56, +38, 64 PIM

    Barberio had a rare minus game and saw his three-game point streak come to an end, but still got a Third Star on the road for his good play.

    OHL

    Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Niagara IceDogs 4
    W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 47 GP, 7-19-26, -5, 18 PIM
    With Sudbury: 25 GP, 4-12-16, -10, 12 PIM
    With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

    A big win for Niagara, who jumped Sudbury into seventh in the East, leaving the Wolves just one point ahead of Oshawa for the eighth and final playoff spot.

    Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3 (OT)
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 14-24-2-1, 4.07 GAA, .886 sv%, 2 SO

    The Gens are just one point behind Sudbury for the final playoff spot having swept their weekend home-and-home series with the Frontenacs. Zador did not play in either game.

    WHL

    Prince Albert Raiders 3 @ Regina Pats 6
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (elbowing)
    Season Totals: 62 GP, 24-26-50, -6, 102 PIM
    With Regina: 34 GP, 11-13-24, +2, 50 PIM
    With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

    The Pats have won two in a row since being eliminated from playoff contention.

    Vancouver Giants 0 @ Kelowna Rockets 3
    C/W James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 4-10-14, -2, 6 PIM
    With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

    The Giants have now lost four in a row. Wright hasn’t registered a point in his last five games and is minus-seven during that time.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    Harvard Crimson 3 @ Princeton Tigers 0
    ECAC First Round – Game 2, Best of 3. Harvard wins series 2-0
    C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 9-11-20, E, 26 PIM

    Though they were outshot 37-17, ninth-seeded Harvard, which has struggled all season, somehow managed a shutout win on the road over a higher ranked club (No.8) and will now move on to the ECAC quarterfinals (opponent TBA). According to USCHO.com, Harvard (9-19-3) last won a first-round ECAC series in 2007 over Yale.

    No.16 Vermont Catamounts 1 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 1 (OT)
    C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 1-4-5, -4, 14 PIM

    Vermont needed a win to get into the Hockey East playoffs, coming into this game ninth in the conference. They didn’t get that win, but did get a Boston University win over Northeastern, which propelled Vermont over Northeastern into the final playoff spot at No.8. Their reward is facing the conference’s top seed, New Hampshire.

    Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ No.14 Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 4
    CCHA First Round – Game 2, Best of 3. Alaska wins series 2-0
    D Luke Witkowski , WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG

    Season Totals: 32 GP, 2-4-6, -12, 67 PIM

    The Nanooks completed a first round sweep of the Broncos, winning 4-1 in Alaska. This ends the season for the Broncos at 8-20-8. They will have a new coach next year. Witkowski completed his freshman season with two goals and four assists and played a very respectable amount of ice time for a freshman defenseman. He was among team leaders in PIM and finished comfortably at the bottom of the club's plus/minus rankings - understandable for a freshman defenseman.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    This just in: Niitty still owns the Thrashers.

    ATL-2
    TB-6

    Antero Niittymaki found Atlanta to be the perfect elixer for his ills, stopping 29 of 31 shots to move to 17-0-0 lifetime against the Thrashers. It's hilarious.

    First Period
    ATL 3:22, Bergfors 18 (Little, Antropov)
    TB 8:47, St. Louis 23 (Stamkos, Downie)
    TB 13:06, Stamkos 39 (Foster, St. Louis)(PP)
    TB 17:00, Szczechura 3 (Bochenski, Tanguay)

    Second Period
    ATL 13:37, Armstrong 11 (Artyukhin, Peverley)
    TB 16:36, Purcell 4 (PS)

    Third Period
    TB 4:01, Lecavalier 18 (St. Louis, Purcell)
    TB 16:19, Stamkos 40 (Szczechura, Bochenski)

    It may have been a costly win with Martin St. Louis getting waffled in a third period scrum. It sure looked like a concussion to me. Hopefully he'll only miss a game or two, but a game or two may be the difference between being a playoff team or a lottery pick.

    By the way, huge demerits to Darren Eliot and the Thrashers' broadcasters, who claimed St. Louis' injury was fair retribution for a hit that Steve Downie put on Marty Reasoner. No, Darren, one of Downie's skates was still on the ice. You need to seek counseling for the world class hate-on you have for #9. Give the devil his due, Darren. Downie's got a good chance to be a 20 goal, 50 point, 200 PIM player by season's end. Those don't grow on trees, and if he were to be on the open market tomorrow there would be 29 teams lining up to get his services, including the same Atlanta Thrashers your sanctimonious rear end broadcasts for. Don't believe it? Ask your buddy Don Waddell about that class act Patrice Cormier he picked up in the Kovalchuk trade.

    Say what you want about Downie, he's never almost killed a young man whilst cheap shotting him. No, wait, let me guess: Cormier's hit can be rationalized away as fair retaliation too, right? You have no right to lecture people about dirty play when you celebrate talentless clods like Eric Boulton and suck up to a GM who acquires a guy who should be behind bars like Patrice Cormier (And, Waddell still doesn't have a playoff win in the roughly dozen years he's been on the job. Don't you wish you could stink out loud at your job for over a decade and still draw a six-figure salary?). Seriously. The Thrashers organization and an emphasis on acquiring players with character have never been in the same room together, much like Eliot and objectivity and/or humility have never been in the same area code.

    Stepping down from my soapbox: I'm liking the Teddy Purcell pickup. If they can get him on the same weight training program as Stamkos and Downie, he could be an awesome pickup. That penalty shot goal was stylish. Speaking of Stamkos, I joked at the start of this week he might have 40 goals by the end of the week. 5 goals later, he sits at 40 goals, which is a plateau only Sid Crosby and Alex Ovechkin have reached so far this season. And yes, as a goal scorer, Stammer is absolutely in that class. I was also asked if I thought Stammer could hit 50. Yes, in all seriousness, I think he can.

    Oh look, we have a prospect again! Paul Szczechura had the game winning goal, a helper, and was +2 with 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot. He was also 64% on draws in the 13:20 he played. That may have been his second best game as a pro, bested only by that game last year where he essentially beat the Pittsbugh Penguins by himself. He's 10 games short of graduation on Bolt Prospects, and if he keeps playing like that, he'll get his cap and gown before season's end.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    A golden opportunity goes by the boards, and we're reminded how incredibly difficult it is to beat a good team on back-to-back nights.

    ALB-4
    NOR-2

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 28 shots for the loss. The young netminder has back-to-back losses for the first time since early January.

    First Period
    NOR Tyrell, (6) (Hall, Craig), 10:44
    ALB Samson, (29) (Osala, McBain), 17:23
    ALB Bowman, (15) (Micflikier, Rodney), 18:47

    Second Period
    ALB Samson, (30) (Dodge, Terry), 1:55
    ALB Chaput, (10) (Osala, Samson), 5:21

    Third Period
    NOR Jones, (9) (Lashoff), 14:01

    Albany moves out to a 3 point lead with 1 game in hand on the Admirals for 2nd place in the East Division. 4th place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was idle and remains 7 points back with 3 games in hand. 5th place Adirondack was blanked 1-0 by Binghamton and will fall into 6th place, 12 points behind Norfolk with 4 games in hand. They'll be passed by Syracuse, which bumped off Portland 4-3, and will now be 10 points back with 3 games in hand.

    In the crossover, Bridgeport, which is 5th in the Atlantic, thumped Providence 4-1, so the Sound Tigers are 5 points back of the Admirals with 1 game in hand. Providence is 7 points back with 2 games in hand. Hartford is 10 points back with 3 games in hand. If the Admirals fall to 4th in the East, they must finish ahead of the 5th place team in the Atlantic to make the postseason.

    Norfolk will be scoreboard watching until Friday when they finally get back into action hosting the Sound Tigers at The Scope. Norfolk has 10 games remaining at home and 4 on the road. Albany has 6 at home and 9 on the road. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has 8 at home and 9 on the road.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 2 @ Skelleftea 7
    Riku Helenius, Sodetalje, DNP
    Season totals: 7 GP, 2-2-2, 0 SO, 2.68 GAA, .914 sv%

    Helenius must be relieved he avoided the bombing suffered by starter Pontus Sjogren in the match. Both teams managed 29 shots on goal, but the save percentages weren't.

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