Game Night Results

  • 5 years 21 weeks ago

    It wasn't pretty, but the Lightning get back-to-back quality wins.

    TB-2
    NYR-1

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 1 goal on 23 shots for the victory. After languishing, record-wise, behind a bad Islanders club up until his trade to Tampa, Roloson is now just 1 game under the .500 mark at 18-19-2 for the season. He was 6-13-1 with the Islanders and is 12-6-1 with the Lightning.

    First Period
    05:04 TB St Louis (24), Downie (19)

    Second Period
    09:42 NYR Prust (10), McDonagh (5), Boyle (12)(SH)

    Third Period
    02:40 TB Lecavalier (15), St Louis (51), Purcell (25)(PP)

    Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier were the game's first and second stars. Now at 75 points, St. Louis has raced like a cheetah up the league leaders list and is now in 3rd, 3 points back of Steven Stamkos and 4 points back of Daniel Sedin. With the way he's turned on the jets, he might not be a bad bet to win his second NHL scoring title. Lecavalier, for his part, is now just 5 goals shy of his 11th straight 20 goal season. Recalling how he reacted when he got to 20 in a down 2001-2002 campaign, I know the 20 goal plateau is a big deal for Vinny, and I suspect you're going to see him go hard to get it with 20 games remaining in the regular season.

    The Lightning sweep the season series against the Rangers. You know that has to burn John Tortorella up. The Lightning broke up a big winning streak by a Devils team that was feeling very good about itself and beat the Rangers today after New York smoked the Caps like a fine Hav-a-Tampa cigar, and no doubt was feeling pretty good about itself as well. That's not easy to accomplish, so that's the good news. The bad news is the Lightning's power play reverted back to being a terrible mess, with the exception of the 5-on-3 winner they converted. You can't go far in the playoffs if your power play doesn't have it together. The Lightning have all the weapons in the world to turn it around, and part of me thinks Boucher and the coaching staff may be hiding their best stuff until the playoffs when they'll start doing more through Stamkos again, but they stunk on toast today, and they won't go anywhere in the playoffs if things don't improve.

    Tampa Bay re-opens their lead on Washington in the division to 5 points and hold 1 game in hand. They also moved to within 5 points of Philly for first in the conference after the Flyers stubbed their toe against Ottawa last night. The Lightning's schedule becomes pretty favorable after they get through the next week and a half. They draw Boston, Washington, and Chicago during that stretch, with New Jersey also playing well of late and Montreal looking like a solid playoff team. However, in the final 15 games, they get Ottawa (3 times), Florida (2 times), Toronto, the Islanders, and Buffalo, which would all miss the playoffs if they started today. They also get Carolina, which is clinging to 8th in the East, 3 more times. The conditions are favorable for the Lightning to close things out, and if they don't they only have themselves to blame.

    And for the record, if you're asking me who I'd like to see the Lightning play in the first round, the Rangers scare the heck out of me despite the season sweep. They have goaltending, good coaching, and they work their bags off. I'd much rather see the Hurricanes or Canadiens in the opening round. The Lightning had to battle their rear ends off against the Rangers this year, even in a few games that were essentially blow-outs but where Torts wouldn't allow his club to lay down. They're dangerous.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 21 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    (7)Astana 1 @ (2)Kazan 6
    Kazan Leads the Series 3-0
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 44 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 32 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov saw the ice for the first time in this playoff season and was scoreless in 12:27 in Kazan's 6-1 Game Three win over Astana. The defending Gagarin Cup champions are cruising through the first round, and they got 2 goals and 2 assists today from former NHLer Alexei Morozov in their victory.

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

    Krisjanis Redlihs, one of three Redlihs' in the Riga lineup and a former Devils draft pick, scored a power play goal at 19:43 of the first overtime to stake Riga to a 2-1 Game Four victory. The win extends Riga to a 3-1 series lead, and the club is now 1 win from upsetting 2nd seed Dynamo Moscow. Riga made a Cindarella run deep into the KHL playoffs a season ago as the 8th seed, and they're back instigating trouble this year. Martins Karsums assisted on a Girts Ankipans goal and took a minor for slashing in 19:01 in the match for Riga.

    (5)Cherepovets 1 @ (4)Mytischi 8
    Series Tied at 2-2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 8/11, 12.37 GAA, .727 sv%
    Season totals: 32 GP, 18-14-0, 2 SO, 2.92 GAA, .906 sv%
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 2-1-1, 0 SO, 2.60 GAA, .941 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin's hot goaltending was cooled off as Mytischi rose up and put a snowman on Cherepovets to even their opening round series at 2-2. Ex-Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov scored a pair of goals for Mytischi in the victory.

    Elsewhere, St. Petersburg became the first KHL club to make it through to the Semifinals, completing a sweep of Spartak Moscow with a 4-3 Game Four victory today. Kazan and Ufa hold 3-0 leads in their series and could advance with wins tomorrow.

  • 5 years 21 weeks ago

    USHL

    Lincoln Stars 3 @ Fargo Force 6
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 39 GP, 18-29-47, +25, 22 PIM

    Mullin (pictured) now has five points in his last two games. His unassisted, shorthanded goal early in the third period was the first of four straight goals for the Force in the period. They’d add another after Lincoln scored to make it 5-3. Mullin is ninth in the league in scoring and third in plus/minus.

    QMJHL

    Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 1
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 52 GP, 7-20-27, +11, 30 PIM

    Gatineau was outshot by a 2:1 margin (34-17), yet squeezed out a victory in Shawinigan when Philip-Michael Devos (undrafted) scored his 41st goal of the season late. Devos (5-11, 184) leads the Q scoring race with 98 points in 60 games.

    OHL

    Guelph Storm 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 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
    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 dress
    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

    This could have been a match-up featuring three Lightning prospects, but none even made it into uniform. No word so far on why Zador didn't dress.

    WHL

    Tri-City Americans 1 @ Spokane Chiefs 3
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    With Tri-City: 21 GP, 9-18-27, +3, 37 PIM
    With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
    Season Totals: 50 GP, 25-29-54, -9, 77 PIM

    The Chiefs have TC’s number. Saturday night Spokane beat their division rivals for the fourth time in the last two weeks. As a result, the Ams have now fallen six points behind Spokane. For the season, Spokane has won six of the 10 games played between the two teams. They’ll meet two more times before the season ends.

    Prince George Cougars 3 @ Everett Silvertips 1
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 50 GP, 37-23-60, -4, 26 PIM

    Connolly broke a season-long four game scoreless streak with a goal and an assist Saturday, and tied his career high for points in a season in the process. The Prince George captain had 60 points as a rookie two seasons ago in 65 games. This was a strong bounce-back game for the Cougars after losing 8-0 Friday to Spokane and twice to the Tips last weekend at home. Prince George had been on a five game losing streak.

    Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 1 (SO)
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 63 GP, 3-14-17, +22, 131 PIM

    Saskatoon got a goal from Curtis Hamilton (Oilers) to win the shootout in Moose Jaw.

  • 5 years 21 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 2 @ South Carolina Stingrays 3
    C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
    Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 37 GP, 9-11-20, -10, 29 PIM

    A depleted Blades squad was outshot 39-18, including 17-5 in the second period, yet were three minutes away from gaining an overtime point Saturday. Due to injuries and Jaroslav Janus being called up to Norfolk, Florida had to play recently signed Adam Avramenko as their goaltender. Avramenko was just signed out of the SPHL. South Carolina used Shane Owen in net, who started the year with Moncton of the QMJHL and appeared in one game for Florida last month. Alex Hutchings extended his points streak to three games in the loss. The Everblades have taken a significant hit at forward, too, due to call-ups and injuries. Florida is fifth in the Eastern Conference, three points behind South Carolina for fourth and two in front of Wheeling.

  • 5 years 21 weeks ago

    #17 Western Michigan 2 @ #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 0

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 36 GP, 1-7-8, +12, 52 PIM

    Western finished out the regular season with a shutout win over Notre Dame. The win solidified the Broncos a forth place finish in the CCHA. Witkowski finished tied for the team lead with a +12. His eight points this season were two more than last years freshman season of six.

    St. Lawrence Saints 3 @ Harvard Crimson 4

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 13-11-24, +5, 32 PIM

    Harvard ended the regular season with a three game winning streak to finish 10th in the ECAC.

    Killorn led his team in goals through the regular season with 13 and finished second on the team in points. He also was tied for the team lead with a +5.

    Cornell Big Red 1 @#3 Yale Bulldogs 4
    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 1-5-6, +8, 28 PIM

    Cornell fell to #3 Yale to close out the regular season and finish fourth in the ECAC. The Big Red are tied in points with Princeton and Rensselear but hold the tie breakers over both teams.

    Gotovets, a freshman, finished the regular season tied for second on the team with a +8.

    Vermont Catamounts 1 @ #18 Boston Terriers 3

    F Matt Marshall, VRM: DNP
    Season totals: 23 GP, 2-0-2, -4, 4 PIM

    Vermont is now winless in five games gaining only one point out of the two game weekend series with BU. Vermont closes out their regular season next weekend with two games at home against UMASS-Lowell. The Catamounts currently sit seventh in the Hockey East Conference.

  • 5 years 21 weeks ago

    Another point left on the table.

    NOR-2
    WBS-3 (SO)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 31 shots before allowing 5 of 11 shooters to convert for the shootout loss. The good news is that Tokarski's gotten back on track statistically with a pretty good February going 3-1-2 with a 1.91 GAA and a .925 save percentage. The bad news is that Tic and the Admirals are still struggling to protect third period leads.

    First Period
    NOR Nelson, (6) (Labrie), 9:07

    Second Period
    NOR Jones, (17) (Szczechura), 6:29

    Third Period
    WBS Bortuzzo, (4) (Wallace, Street), 15:33 (PP)
    WBS Street, (9) (Potter, Wagner), 17:12

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    NOR- Pouliot, Ritola, Giliati, Wright
    WBS- Veilleux, Sterling, Lerg, Sill, Haddad

    Levi Nelson scored his second goal as an Admiral and his 1st since December when, ironically, he tallied against the Penguins.

    Norfolk ended up losing some ground in the playoff chase as a result of coughing up their third period lead, with Worcester and Binghamton both losing in the shootout and Hershey, Charlotte, and Springfield all winning. They remain in 5th place in the East Division, 2 points back of the Sens with 1 game in hand and now 7 points back of the Checkers with 4 games in hand. Norfolk would still make the playoffs via the crossover into the Atlantic Division bracket, as they hold a 5 point lead on 3rd/4th place Springfield and Connecticut with 2 games in hand on each club and a 6 point lead on 5th place Worcester. 22 games remain in the regular season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 21 weeks ago

    Elitserien Regular Season
    Sodertalje 1 @ MODO 2 (OT)
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%

    Former NHLer Ladislav Nagy had 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead MODO to a thrilling 2-1 overtime win over Sodertalje. Sodertalje did pick a point for the loss. They currently sit in 11th in the Elitserien, but are just 2 points back of MODO for the final playoff spot in the league and 1 point back of Timra for 10th, which would avoid the promotion/relegation round. There are 3 games remaining in the Elitserien regular season. Sodertalje's remaining schedule consists of Brynas (7th), Timra (10th), and HV 71 (2nd). Regulation wins are worth 3 points in the Swedish league.

    KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
    (5)Cherepovets 2 @ (4)Mytischi 1
    Cherepovets Leads the Series 2-1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 37/38, 1.00 GAA, .974 sv%
    Season totals: 32 GP, 18-14-0, 2 SO, 2.92 GAA, .906 sv%
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 2-0-1, 0 SO, 1.86 GAA, .958 sv%

    Forward Evgeny Ketov scored with just 50 seconds remaining in regulation to lift Cherepovets to a 2-1 win over Mytischi in Game Three of their opening round series. Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov assisted on Mytischi's only goal. Current Lightning overage prospect Vasily Koshechkin has been magnificent so far in this series, stopping 136 of the 142 shots he's faced in 3 games.

    (7)Dynamo Riga 5 @ (2)Dynamo Moscow 1
    Dynamo Riga Leads the Series 2-1
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM 0 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 17-15-32, -3, 46 PIM
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM

    Martins Karsums assisted on a Tomas Surovy shorthanded goal and took minors for interference and hooking in 11:46 in Riga's 5-1 blowout win over Moscow. Ex-Predators draft pick Lauris Darzins had 1 goal and 2 assists for Riga in the victory.

  • 5 years 22 weeks ago

    Cornell Big Red 2 @ Brown Bears 3 (OT)
    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 1-5-6, 26 PIM

    Undrafted Brown senior David Brownschidle scored in the extra session to give the Bears a win over Cornell Friday. The Big Red scored twice in the third period to tie the game and earn a point.

    Clarkson Golden Knights 1 @ Harvard Crimson 3
    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 13-11-24, 32 PIM

    Killorn (pictured) scored his 13th goal of the season into an empty net to secure a victory for Harvard - their second in a row and eighth of the season.

    Vermont Catamounts 3 @ No.15 Boston University Terriers 3
    F Matt Marshall, VRM: Did not play (injured)
    Season totals: 22 GP, 2-0-2, 4 PIM

    Vermont scored three third period goals to send the game into overtime.

    No.8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3 @ No.17 Western Michigan Broncos 2
    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (elbowing), 0 SOG
    Season totals: 35 GP, 1-7-8, 50 PIM

    Irish freshman Anders Lee (Islanders) scored his 21st goal of the year with just under five minutes left in the game to break a 2-2 tie.

  • 5 years 22 weeks ago

    BCHL

    BCHL Interior Conference Quarterfinals – Game 2

    Quesnel Millionaires 1 @ Penticton Vees 5
    Vees lead Best of 7 series 2-0

    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 was First Star in Game 1 but didn’t dress for Game 2. He reportedly sustained an injury when he fell awkwardly during his fight in the first game of the series. No specifics were given about the injury, which is not a shock to anyone at this time of year.

    USHL

    Fargo Force 4 @ Sioux City Musketeers 1
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 9 SOG
    Season totals: 38 GP, 16-28-44, +23, 20 PIM

    Mullin scored into an empty net and added an assist Friday. His nine shots on goal led the team. Fargo outshot Sioux City 43-16, including 24-4 in the second period. Despite the disparity, Fargo only led 2-1 after two periods and scored twice in the game’s final minute.

    QMJHL

    St. John Sea Dogs 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 7-20-27, +11, 30 PIM

    Gatineau came close, but couldn’t beat the CHL’s No.1 ranked team. St. John is now 50-5-1-2 and 11 points better than Montreal for the top spot in the Q.

    Rimouski Oceanic 3 @ Montreal Juniors 2
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 50 GP, 11-27-38, +25, 26 PIM

    After scoring 14 goals in their last two games, the Juniors could only muster two at home against the Oceanic, though they did outshoot them 43-28.

    OHL

    Barrie Colts 4 @ Guelph Storm 7
    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

    Guelph has 25 goals in their last three games – all without scoring sensation Richard Panik.

    Oshawa Generals 3 @ London Knights 4
    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 (backup)
    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.

    WHL

    Seattle Thunderbirds 2 @ Tri-City Americans 5
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-2-3, +4, 0 PIM
    With Tri-City: 20 GP, 9-18-27, +3, 37 PIM
    With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
    Season Totals: 49 GP, 25-29-54, -9, 77 PIM

    The Ams broke a three game losing streak with a solid 5-2 win over Seattle. Ashton had his second three point game in his last seven contests. His plus-4 rating Friday was tops on the team.

    Prince George Cougars 0 @ Spokane Chiefs 8
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season totals: 49 GP, 36-22-58, -5, 26 PIM

    Ouch. Prince George went on the road to meet a streaking Spokane team and watched as the Chiefs built a snowman on the scoreboard. Anthony Bardaro (undrafted) had a hatter for Spokane. Connolly hasn’t registered a point in four games, his longest scoreless streak of the season.

    Brandon Wheat Kings 7 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 62 GP, 3-14-17, +22, 131 PIM

    Brandon got some revenge on the WHL’s top team and the CHL’s No.2 team by coming back from a 4-2 deficit after one period and beating the Blades 7-6 in Saskatoon. The Blades had beaten the Wheaties 7-4 earlier this week. David Toews, Jonathan’s brother, scored the game winner with under four minutes to go. Toews left the University of North Dakota after his sophomore season to play Canadian Juniors this year. The Islanders pick has 15 goals and 36 points in 50 games.

  • 5 years 22 weeks ago

    The Lightning finish their marathon homestand with a solid win.

    NJ-1
    TB-2

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 1 goal on 20 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    02:20 TB St Louis (23), Downie (18), Stamkos (37)
    03:14 TB Gagne (10), unassisted

    Third Period
    08:13 NJ Fayne (4), Kovalchuk (22), Zajac (26)

    Vincent Lecavalier, Eric Brewer, and Adam Hall were the game's three stars. The Lightning outshot New Jersey 30-20 in the game.

    With Washington getting blown out 6-0 by the Rangers, the Lightning now hold a 5 point lead on the Capitals with 1 game in hand. The Lightning have 21 games remaining on their regular season slate. The Lightning finished their long homestand having earned 16 of a possible 24 points.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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