Game Night Results

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    Dynamo Minsk 5 @ Cherepovets 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 4/7, 7.14 GAA, .571 sv%
    Season totals: 10 GP, 4-6-0, 1 SO, 2.77 GAA, .906 sv%

    Not the kind of performance you want when your backup is playing well. Vasily Kosehchkin was chased after 25:12 in Cherepovets' 5-1 loss to Minsk.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago


    Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Brampton Battalion 5
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 18 PIM (Checking-from-behind [4], fighting vs. Barclay Goodrow, checking-from-behind [4], fighting vs. Sean Jones)
    Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 34 PIM

    The Soo lost their sixth game in a row, being outshot by Brampton 41-22 in the process. Beukeboom had his third and fourth fights of the year. You certainly like to see passion from the captain, but two double minors for checking-from-behind is over the line. Beukeboom didn’t fare too well in his first fight (click for video) and his second wasn’t much of a contest before the linesmen came in.

    Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Barrie Colts 2
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-4-5, +5, 2 PIM

    Schemitsch hasn’t had a point in a few games, but the team is winning and is tied with Kitchener for the Mid-West Division lead at 6-1.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    In just two nights, the Lightning have served notice to the Canadian and American hockey media: Tampa Bay is back.


    Dan Ellis stopped 24 of 26 shots for the victory in his Lightning debut. Seeing Ellis and Smith on back-to-back nights, I have to say the contrast was pretty stark. Smith looks slow-footed and stiff as a statue in comparison.

    First Period
    TB 15:11, Stamkos 4 (Downie, St. Louis)
    PHI 17:03, Zherdev 1 (van Riemsdyk, Giroux)

    Second Period
    TB 14:49, Moore 2 (Hall, Clark)

    Third Period
    TB 1:27, Kubina 1 (Downie, St. Louis)
    PHI 9:59, Briere 3 (Leino, Carle)

    Simon Gagne and Steve Downie were the game's first and third stars. Hmmm, wonder why the Philly media selected them?

    The fact the Lightning look only about 85 or 90% comfortable with Guy Boucher's system and they can still go on the road and defeat the reigning conference champs in their own barn is eye opening. The Flyers had a lot of puck possession and quite a few quality chances in this game, but the Lightning were opportunistic and staked themselves to a 2-1 road lead going into the third period and then jumped all over the Flyers early in the final frame to get the insurance marker they needed to guarantee the win. That third period performance can be credited to a couple of things: the Lightning being in very good condition and the Lightning being three lines deep.

    Michael Vernace had one blocked shot in 7:12 in the win.

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  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 2 @ HV 71 4
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 2.93 GAA, .865 sv%

    Pontus Sjogren allowed 3 goals on 22 shots in Sodertalje's 4-2 loss to HV 71, possibly opening up the door for Riku Helenius to return to starting duties. Ex-Avs draft pick Linus Videll had a pair of assists in the loss for Sodertalje.

    Novokuznetsk 2 @ Kazan 6
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM

    Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had 1 goal and 1 assist while fellow ex-NHLer Niko Kapanen chipped in two assists to lead Kazan to a 6-2 dismantling of Novokuznetsk. Lightning overage prospect Dmitri Kazionov played 12:16 in the victory.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago


    Quesnel Millionaires 2 @ Penticton Vees 6
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 6-4-10, 8 PIM

    O’Donnell earned a power play assist in the Vees’ route of Quesnel.


    Niagara IceDogs 5 @ Belleville Bulls 4
    C Richard Panik, BEL: 2-1-3, -1, 2 PIM (Tripping), *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 8 GP, 7-6-13, +2, 13 PIM

    Panik had three points for the second consecutive game, but the Bulls gave up two late goals to see a win slip away. Panik is tied for fourth in the OHL in points with 13, three behind leaders Greg McKegg (Erie, Maple Leafs), Ryan Strome (Niagara, 2011), and Ryan Murphy (Kitchener, 2011). Panik is also tied for fourth in goals, one behind leaders Christian Thomas (Oshawa, Rangers), Alex Aleardi (Plymouth, undrafted), and McKegg.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    C'est une belle chose.

    MTL-3 (OT)

    Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the victory. He's a hot mess to watch, but the pucks are hitting him, and the Lightning have the offense to consistently get him to the pay window.

    First Period
    MTL 5:22, Lapierre 1 (unassisted)
    MTL 18:07, Plekanec 1 (Cammalleri, Spacek)

    Second Period
    TB 1:44, Clark 1 (PP) (Purcell, Malone)

    Third Period
    TB 10:54, St. Louis 1 (Stamkos, Jones)
    MTL 11:25, Kostitsyn 1 (Plekanec, Gorges)
    TB 18:41, Stamkos 3 (PP) (Lecavalier, Malone)

    TB 4:09, Malone 1 (Moore)

    Ryan Malone was named the game's first star. Shame on the Montreal media for showing such a lack of class to not give Lecavalier or Stamkos a star for the game tying goal. Shame on the Montreal fan base for booing like a bunch of Panthers fans (all three of them) and then throwing things on the ice when a Montreal defender fell down on the game tying goal. These are supposed to be some of the best fans in the NHL, and they acted the fool tonight. The hockey gods made sure to punish them on Malone's game winner.

    The Lightning outshot the Habs 47 to 27. Teddy Purcell and Steven Stamkos each had 8 shots on goal to lead the way for Tampa Bay. Purcell's a part of the newly found depth the Lightning have, and Stamkos will be an MVP finalist if this keeps up. He has five points in the first two games and he's scoring big goals between the insurance marker against Atlanta and the tying goal tonight.

    I'll keep saying it: I firmly believe Stamkos will win at least one Stanley Cup in Tampa Bay in the next five years, and he might easily win two. He's got something special in the dedication department, and it's something a guy like Ovechkin lacks and something I think he has even more of than Sid Crosby. In the end equation, I have a feeling #91 is why Steve Yzerman took the Lightning job. It's easier to be successful when you inherit a Richard Trophy winner who works harder than 99.9% of the rest of the players in the league. He's like James Brown without the cape and a better shot; the hardest working man in showbiz today, and he's only 20 years old. Part of me is sickened by the fact the NHL isn't the least bit interested in building their brand around Stamkos and would rather market a punk like Ovechkin. On the other hand, the idea of Stamkos being allowed to lay in the weeds of the distraction-free media environment of Tampa Bay and what he could be able to accomplish in it without the spotlight on him intrigues me. In a way, I prefer not having the kind of zoo Montreal has around them on Stamkos' back trying to divert his attention from the only thing that matters to him right now: winning.

    I'm not ashamed to say I loved the way Brett Clark played tonight. He looks to be really well suited for this system. He made a play in the offensive zone in overtime that I didn't believe he was capable of making by splitting two defenders and almost setting up a winning goal on his own. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this Lightning defense looks once Ohlund gets back from the shelf.

    Dana Tyrell had 2 penalty minutes in 5:33 of ice time. Dana, brother, if you want ice time you can't be taking minor penalties when Boucher finally lets you hop the boards.

    Michael Vernace was -1 with 1 shot in 10:57.

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  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    Chekhov 0 @ Cherepovets 4
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 1 SO, 2.56 GAA, .915 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin's backup, ex-Caps prospect Rostislav Stana, just doesn't stink. The netminder posted a 25 save shutout, his second in four starts this season, to lead Cherepovets to a 4-0 lead over Chekhov. Stana is now 4-0-0 with a 0.75 GAA and .976 sv%. How long will he be the backup with statistics like that? Ex-Flames draft pick Josef Straka had one goal and one assist in the victory.

    Dynamo Riga 3 @ Mytischi 0
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 14 GP, 6-4-10, +5, 20 PIM

    Ex-NHLer Mikael Tellqvist had a 34 save shutout in Dynamo Riga's 3-0 win over Mytischi. Lightning overage prospect Martins Karsums played 15:22 in the match. Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh had one goal and two assists in the victory.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago


    Penticton Vees 2 @ Westside Warriors 1 (OT)
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 12 GP, 5-3-8, 6 PIM

    O’Donnell was scoreless coming off a 2-goal game, but he and the Vees will take the road victory.


    Kootenay Ice 2 @ Regina Pats 0
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 7 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 21 PIM

    Regina is a league-worst 1-6-1-0 so far this year, and for a team with Jordan Weal and Ashton, that shouldn’t be happening. They managed only 14 shots on goal – at home – on Tuesday. Then again, this was a team that had Jordan Eberle last year and greatly faltered. After scoring 30 two years ago, Ashton fell to 24 goals last year, and with only 2 after 7 games, he can’t be happy with his (or the team’s) production so far, especially considering he had such a good Lightning camp and exhibition season.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago

    Novosibirsk 2 @ Kazan 3 (OT)
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM

    Ex-Blues draft pick Evgeny Skachkov had one goal and one assist, including the overtime winner, in Kazan's 3-2 victory over Novosibirsk. Lightning overage prospect Dmitri Kazionov took a minor penalty for boarding in 13:49 of ice time in the match. Kazionov is still looking for his first point of the season. Kazionov had 18 goals and 27 points in 52 games last season.

  • 5 years 6 weeks ago


    Ottawa 67’s 4 @ Oshawa Generals 3
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 22 saves on 26
    Season Totals: 4-1-0-0, 3.61 GAA, .894 sv%

    Zador got a confidence boost when Coach/GM Chris DePiero put him right back in net after Zador was pulled in his previous game. Zador wasn’t great, however, and suffered his first (technically) loss of the year against the 67’s despite the Gens outshooting Ottawa 36-26. This is a crucial time for Zador, who struggled mightily with consistency last season. If he can right this quickly, it could go a long way to him getting a contract this spring. If he continues to ride the roller coaster, the uphill climb to a contract gets steeper.


    Prince George Cougars 7 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 8
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 8 GP, 6-5-11, -1, 2 PIM

    Connolly, who has at least a point in all 8 games this year, scored the game’s first 2 goals, but the Cougars would later blow a 6-3 third period lead in 6 minutes and eventually have to tie the game to send it to overtime. The Oil Kings won it in the extra session.

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