Game Night Results

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    Much more entertaining than last night... but the same result.

    TB-1
    BOS-2

    Mike Smith allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the loss. It's a shame. He played well in his first start since being recalled.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    04:04 TB Brewer (9), B. Jones (2), Downie (20)
    06:06 BOS Kampfer (5), Kelly (13), Peverley (21)

    Third Period
    16:18 BOS Lucic (28), Krejci (39), Horton (24)

    It's a disappointing result because the Lightning had so much stacked against them with Smith in net and Lecavalier out hurt and they still performed so well. But's it's a disappointing result with a silver lining for the resiliency the club showed. I feel like I learned something valuable about the team's character tonight, and I really liked what I saw.

    Mattias Ritola had 2 shots and 1 hit in 11:19. Holy cow, what did they sprinkle on Ritola's cereal this morning? He threw a colossal hit and actually did some board work tonight. Nice.

    Blair Jones had a helper and was +1 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 9:33. He skated well and he played hard. He also got popped pretty hard a couple of times, but he looked good. I really believe this guy would be an NHLer if the Lightning weren't so deep at forward right now. He really has the makeup of a pretty good fourth line soldier.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    Elitserien Regular Season
    Sodertalje 5 @ Timra 3
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%

    Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll had 1 goal and 3 assists to lead Sodertalje to a critical 5-3 win over Timra. With 1 game remaining in the regular season, Sodertalje now sits in 9th in the Elitserien, just 2 points back of AIK for the last playoff spot in the league. On the flip side, they hold a scant 1 point lead over MODO and Timra, who would be ticketed for the promotion/relegation round if the season ended now. 8th place AIK finishes their season against 11th place MODO, 10th place Frolunda draws 4th place Lulea, and 12th place Timra finishes against 6th place Djurgardens, so Sodertalje has the hardest draw of the final round of games on Saturday with 2nd place HV 71.

    For Sodertalje to make the playoffs, AIK must lose in regulation to MODO, Sodertalje must defeat HV 71 in regulation, and Sodertalje's goal differential must be equal to or better than Frolunda's in the final game. Also, only a regulation win guarantees Sodertalje will not have to face the promotion/relegation round. They will lose any tiebreaker with MODO or Timra on goal differential.

    KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
    (7)Dynamo Riga 2 @ (2)Dynamo Moscow 1 (OT)
    Dynamo Riga Wins the Series 4-2
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 17-15-32, -3, 46 PIM
    Playoff totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 6 PIM

    Janis Sprukts scored 15:01 into overtime to lead Dynamo Riga to a 2-1 Game Six victory over Dynamo Moscow and an upset 4-2 series win. Riga moves on and will play either Yaroslavl or Mytischi in the second round.

    (5)Cherepovets 0 @ (4)Mytischi 1
    Mytischi Wins the Series 4-2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 38/39, 1.00 GAA, .974 sv%
    Season totals: 32 GP, 18-14-0, 2 SO, 2.92 GAA, .906 sv%
    Playoff totals: 6 GP, 2-3-1, 0 SO, 2.20 GAA, .946 sv%

    Vasya the Cat deserved better. The big netminder stopped 38 of 39 shots he faced, but a goal by ex-Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin was all Mytischi needed to take down Cherepovets 1-0 in Game Six and secure a 4-2 series win. Koshechkin performed brilliantly despite facing an average of 37 shots per game in the series. His KHL contract expires this offseason and the rules of the CBA may be conducive to the Lightning signing the former 2002 8th rounder, but for now Koshechkin's next focus may be a potential World Championships spot with Team Russia.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 54 GP, 7-21-28, +12, 30 PIM

    He’s getting close, but barring a ridiculously strong finish it doesn’t look like Janosik will match his career high of 35 points set last year in 63 games. He is within two goals of his career high of nine with six games remaining.

    WHL

    Saskatoon Blades 8 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 5
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 64 GP, 3-14-17, +22, 131 PIM

    The Blades were down 3-1 in this game before exploding for a big win. Defenseman Stefan Elliott had two goals in the game and now has 28 for the year to go with 75 points. The 2009 Avalanche second rounder had 26 goals and 65 points last season.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    The New Jersey Devils: Jacques Lemaire's wonder cure for insomnia.

    TB-1
    NJ-2

    Dwayne Roloson stopped 25 of 27 shots in the loss.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    04:41 TB Moore (11), Kubina (18), Hedman (20)(PP)
    18:45 NJ Tallinder (4), Kovalchuk (23), Zharkov (2)

    Third Period
    10:10 NJ Kovalchuk (22), Zajac (27)

    Roloson was the game's third star.

    Don't get me wrong, I respect Coach Lemaire's tactical brilliance. The Devils, Buffalo, and Detroit have had the three best tactical performances against the Lightning all season. It's a great system for winning hockey games, which is what he's paid to do. Unfortunately, it also makes paint drying look like a Hollywood blockbuster action flick. 16 shots on goal by the Lightning is a pathetic number.

    Unfortunately, the Lightning lose 1 game in hand on Washington and are now 3 points ahead with just 1 game in hand left.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    It was Bear hunting season tonight at Scope.

    HER-1
    NOR-6

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 29 shots for the win. With Curtis McElhinney plucked away by Ottawa on waivers, the number one job in Norfolk is now Tokarski's, unless Cedrick Desjardins finds a way to return from injury. Tonight was a good opening statement for Tic.

    First Period
    HER Pinizzotto, (16) (Willsie, Greentree), 7:44
    NOR Ritola, (1) (Fornataro, Tokarski), 12:51

    Second Period
    NOR Jones, (19) (Vernace, Szczechura), 9:05 (PP)
    NOR Jones, (20) (Pouliot, Milam), 9:41
    NOR Pouliot, (18) (Milam, Harju), 19:55 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Durno, (15) (Angelidis, Wright), 0:32
    NOR Ritola, (2) (Pouliot, Gudas), 13:17

    Blair Jones, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, and Mattias Ritola were the game's three stars. Jones became the first Admiral to hit 20 goals this season, matching his career high set two years ago. Difference is: his 20 goals in 2008-2009 came in 80 games and was largely the product of Jones playing a lot of point on the power play. He reached that threshold in 47 games this season and has developed into a far more well-rounded player. Ritola scored his first 2 goals as an Admiral and now has 11 points in his first 9 games with the club.

    With Chris Durno scoring his 15th goal tonight, the Admirals now have 6 players with 15 or more goals: Pouliot, Jones, Johan Harju, Matt Fornataro, Durno, and Mike Angelidis. Entering the year, it appeared the formula for success in Norfolk would involve having multiple scorers chasing around 20 goals without pure snipers like the departed Brandon Bochenski. It certainly appears that formula has been followed so far.

    With the win, Norfolk seized 4th in the East Division outright over Binghamton by 2 points, while still holding 1 game in hand. They also burned a game in hand on Charlotte and are now 3 points back of 3rd place with 2 games in hand. They're also now 7 points back of the Bears for 2nd place with 2 games in hand. In the crossover, Norfolk holds an 8 point advantage on the Atlantic's 4th place team, Worcester.

    There are 20 games left in the regular season. Norfolk next faces Albany on the road on Friday. They'll face the Bears again this weekend (Saturday) in Hershey and finishes out the week in Binghamton on Sunday. With three games in three nights, it will be interesting to see if and when Coach Cooper starts Jaroslav Janus.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    BCHL

    BCHL Interior Conference Quarterfinals – Game 4

    Penticton Vees 6 @ Quesnel Millionaires 3
    Vees wins Best of 7 series 4-0

    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: Did not play - injured
    Season totals: 58 GP, 29-43-72, 28 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-2-2, 5 PIM

    O’Donnell missed games 2-4 after being First Star in Game 1. He is considered day-to-day with an “upper body injury.” He’ll get some time to rest now that the Vees have swept Quesnel.

    WHL

    Portland Winterhawks 6 @ Tri-City Americans 5
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM (slashing)
    With Tri-City: 23 GP, 10-19-29, +3, 41 PIM
    With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
    Season Totals: 52 GP, 26-30-56, -9, 85 PIM

    The Americans have now lost six of their last seven games. They were down 3-0 after 14 minutes in this one. Ashton scored with nine seconds left in the first to get the Ams within two goals, but Portland scored the game’s next three goals to take a 6-1 lead. TC regrouped and cut the ‘Hawks lead to 6-5 with three minutes left in the third, but they couldn’t complete the comeback. Islanders first rounder Nino Neiderreiter had two goals and four points for Portland.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    Elitserien Regular Season
    Brynas 3 @ Sodertalje 2 (SO)
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%

    If Sodertalje misses the postseason and/or has to enter this year's promotion/relegation round, they'll be kicking themselves over the missed opportunities of the last two games. One game removed from a disheartening overtime loss, Sodertalje coughed up a late lead against Brynas and fell in the shootout to lose a critical 2 points in the standings. Ottawa draft pick Jakub Silfverberg scored on a 2-man advantage with the goaltender pulled with 1:10 left in regulation to force overtime and was the only successful shooter in the shootout to lead Brynas to the win. Sodertalje now finds themselves 2 points out of the final playoff spot in the Elitserien and 1 point out of 10th, which is the last spot in the league that avoids the promotion/relegation round, with 2 regular season games remaining. However, due to their league-worst -33 goal differential, none of the tiebreak scenarios are in Sodertalje's favor right now. Their final 2 games are against Timra (9th) and HV 71 (3rd). Given their proximity in the standings, that game against Timra on Thursday is shaping up to be a must-win for Sodertalje.

    KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
    (2)Dynamo Moscow 3 @ (7)Dynamo Riga 1
    Dynamo Riga Leads the Series 3-2
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 17-15-32, -3, 46 PIM
    Playoff totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 6 PIM

    Martins Karsums was scoreless in 18:21 in Riga's 3-1 Game Five loss to Dynamo Moscow. Moscow forces a Game Six with the victory. Riga will try again to close out the series on Thursday.

    (4)Mytischi 2 @ (5)Cherepovets 1
    Mytischi Leads the Series 3-2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/33, 2.04 GAA, .939 sv%
    Season totals: 32 GP, 18-14-0, 2 SO, 2.92 GAA, .906 sv%
    Playoff totals: 5 GP, 2-2-1, 0 SO, 2.47 GAA, .941 sv%

    Ex-Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov had 1 goal and 1 assist and ex-NHLer Jan Bulis also scored to lead Mytischi to a critical Game Five win over Cherepovets, assuming a 3-2 series lead. The series will continue on Thursday with Vasily Koshechkin trying to help his team stave off elimination.

    Elsewhere, Yaroslavl defeated Dynamo Minsk 2-1 in overtime to assume a 3-2 lead in the other active Western Conference playoff series. St. Petersburg is already through after a 4-0 sweep of Spartak Moscow.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    BCHL

    BCHL Interior Conference Quarterfinals – Game 3

    Penticton Vees 4 @ Quesnel Millionaires 4 (OT)
    Vees lead Best of 7 series 3-0

    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: Did not play - injured
    Season totals: 58 GP, 29-43-72, 28 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-2-2, 5 PIM

    O’Donnell has missed games two and three due to an injury sustained when he fell during a Game 1 fight. Penticton put up 50 shots in Game 3, including 20 in the second period, but needed overtime to secure the win and take a commanding 3-0 series lead.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    (7)Astana 2 @ (2)Kazan 4
    Kazan Sweeps the Series 4-0
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
    Season totals: 44 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 32 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had a pair of helpers while fellow ex-NHLer Niko Kapanen chipped in a goal to help Kazan defeat Astana 4-2 in Game Four of their opening round series. Defending champion Kazan advances to the semifinal round with the victory.

    Elsewhere, Ufa also advanced to the semifinals by sweeping Novosibirsk. They join Kazan and St. Petersburg as clubs that have clinched a spot in the next round. Dynamo Riga can advance tomorrow with a victory in Game Five over Dynamo Moscow. The other four opening round series are currently deadlocked at 2-2.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 6
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 53 GP, 7-20-27, +12, 30 PIM

    Tommy Tremblay (undrafted) and Hubert Labrie (undrafted) both had a pair of goals for the Olympiques. Labrie only had one goal for the season coming into the game.

    Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Montreal Juniors 6 (SO)
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 11-27-38, +23, 26 PIM

    Montreal won the shootout 2-1. Landry did not participate in the skills competition.

    OHL

    Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Guelph Storm 4
    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: Did not play (injured – sprained ankle)
    With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
    With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
    Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

    Panik remains out with a sprained ankle. The Guelph Mercury reports he is expected to miss another week.

    Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Oshawa Generals 3 (OT)
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
    Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (head injury)
    With Attack: 11 GP, 7-2-0-0, 3.19 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO
    With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 17-5-1-1, 3.29 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

    Schemitsch is expected to miss another 3-4 weeks with a broken arm. Zador is day-to-day after taking a shot to the head in warm-ups vs. London.

    WHL

    Tri-City Americans 0 @ Vancouver Giants 5
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing)
    With Tri-City: 22 GP, 9-18-27, +3, 41 PIM
    With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 25-29-54, -9, 85 PIM

    The Americans have now lost five of their last six games.

    Prince George Cougars 3 @ Chilliwack Bruins 4 (SO)
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 51 GP, 39-23-62, -2, 26 PIM

    Connolly scored twice in the first period to give him 39 for the year and set a new career best for points in a season. Unfortunately for the Cougars, they let that 2-0 lead falter and the Bruins ended up with a shootout win. Connolly failed to convert his shootout attempt.

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