Game Night Results

  • 5 years 29 weeks ago



    Dwayne Roloson allowed 2 goals on 33 shots for the win. 1 of those goals was a kick-in that should've been waved off by Toronto.

    First Period

    Second Period
    03:15 TB St Louis (28), Lecavalier (27), Gagne (17)
    07:25 TB Moore (16), Bergeron (5), Tyrell (8)

    Third Period
    05:48 TB St Louis (29), Gagne (18), Stamkos (44)
    10:03 OTT Spezza (17), Greening (6), Hale (3)
    11:27 TB Moore (17), Tyrell (9), Clark (22)
    15:15 OTT Michalek (17), Kuba (12), Spezza (31)(SH)
    19:26 TB Stamkos (44), Hall (10), Moore (13)(EN)

    Martin St. Louis, Dominic Moore, and Simon Gagne were the game's three stars.

    Good signs abounded in this game. Vincent Lecavalier and Simon Gagne continue to play their best hockey of the year. Martin St. Louis looks to be back on track. And, the most encouraging sign is that Steven Stamkos played his best game tonight in, gosh, a month to a month and a half? Took 12 shots, 8 hit the net, and he only got credit for 1 hit but it seemed like he played with more jam and hustle than he has in forever. He even pulled the trigger twice on the one-timer from the left circle on the PP. He was rewarded with the third highest ice time on the team behind St. Louis and Lecavalier tonight. If he plays the last 6 games of the regular season like that, he might just eke out the Richard Trophy after all.

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  • 5 years 29 weeks ago


    Western Conference Quarterfinals

    No.7 Guelph Storm 7 @ No.2 Saginaw Spirit 3
    Guelph leads best of seven series 2-1

    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 27-29-56, -6, 75 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, E, 6 PIM

    Richard Panik had two assists and Michael Latta and Taylor Beck both had two goals as Guelph scored a huge playoff road win over Saginaw to take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is Thursday in Guelph. (OHL photo)

  • 5 years 29 weeks ago

    Vaxjo 5 @ Sodertalje 1
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, ND, 4/5, 3.00 GAA, .800 sv%
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 2 GP, 0-0-1, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .800 sv%

    Riku Helenius spelled starter Pontus Sjogren after 40 minutes and allowed 1 goal the rest of the way in Sodertalje's 5-1 loss to Vaxjo. Ex-Lightning Traverse City camper Dustin Johner had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for Vaxjo. Sodertalje remains in second in the Kval till Elitserien with 11 points, 1 point ahead of MODO and Rogle. Vaxjo now holds a 4 point edge on Sodertalje in the standings. Sodertalje plays Orebro on Wednesday, and with 4 games left to go they are in peril of relegation.

  • 5 years 29 weeks ago


    Western Conference Quarterfinals

    No.2 Saginaw Spirit 3 @ No.7 Guelph Storm 2
    Best of seven series tied 1-1

    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct, check to the head)
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 27-29-56, -6, 75 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, E, 6 PIM

    Panik’s first career playoff goal gave Guelph a 2-0 first period lead and the Storm never looked back, winning at home in Game 2, 6-2. Game 3 is Monday in Michigan.


    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

    Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
    Saskatoon leads best of seven series 2-0

    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
    Season Totals: 72 GP, 3-20-23, +39, 133 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2 +3, 2 PIM

    Yes, you read that right. On a team full of stars, Teigan Zahn was First Star tonight for Saskatoon in their Game 2 win over Prince Albert. Zahn is now at a point-per-game pace for the playoffs. Sure, it’s just two games, but Zahn, a rugged defenseman known more for his fists and leadership, is a PPGer officially. Game 3 is Wednesday in Prince Albert.

  • 5 years 29 weeks ago

    Disaster in Charlotte.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 14 shots for the loss before giving way to Jaroslav Janus who did even worse, allowing 4 goals on just 9 shots.

    First Period
    CHA Dalpe, (20) (Jordan, McNicoll), 4:30 (PP)
    CHA Dalpe, (21) (Micflikier, Boychuk), 10:52
    NOR Szczechura, (19) (Jones, Pouliot), 13:43
    CHA Terry, (32) (Matsumoto), 16:32

    Second Period
    CHA Pistilli, (6) (Terry, Jordan), 0:07
    CHA McNicoll, (4) (Boychuk, Sanguinetti), 4:26 (PP)
    CHA Nash, (14) , 9:33
    CHA Boychuk, (22) (Micflikier, Dalpe), 16:35

    Third Period
    CHA Blanchard, (7) (Sutter, Bellemore), 7:09 (SH)
    NOR Angelidis, (19) (Durno, Barberio), 7:39 (PP)

    Yuck. There had been some hope that since the Checkers had to travel further that they'd be the more tired of the two teams. Norfolk did outshoot Charlotte 41-23 in the contest, but it didn't matter considering 1 out of every 3 shots was going in for the Checkers. Mercy. The silver lining is that Paul Szczechura and Mike Angelidis each got their 19th goals of the season, putting them 1 shy of the magic 20 goal mark.

    Norfolk's fortunes in the standings took a beating tonight, too. 3rd place Charlotte moved 3 points ahead with the Admirals still owning 3 games in hand. 2nd place Hershey lost in overtime to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton so they gained a point and are now 6 points up on the Admirals with Norfolk holding 3 games in hand. But, now Norfolk is receiving pressure from behind them. Binghamton won today, moving them to within 1 point of Norfolk with the Admirals still holding 2 games in hand. Heck, even Worcester won in the crossover.

    With 8 regular season games to go, a lot of positive scenarios are still open for Norfolk to achieve, but unfortunately some of the disappointing ones are still on the table, too. Norfolk has a brutal schedule next week, although all three games are at least at home: the Penguins on Wednesday and the Bears on Friday and Saturday. And then, the final week of the season will be a grueling 5 game road trip over 7 nights in Charlotte, Binghamton, a 2 game set in Syracuse, and a season capping matchup in Connecticut against the Whale. It may be a good thing that Norfolk has an 8 point lead in the crossover, after all.

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  • 5 years 30 weeks ago


    Fargo Force 3 @ Tri-City Storm 0
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 47 GP, 20-33-53, +26, 24 PIM

    Mullin had five points in his last three games coming into Saturday night’s game, but he’s probably fine “only” walking away with a much-needed win.


    QMJHL First Round – Game 2

    No.12 Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 3 (OT)
    Gatineau leads best of seven series 2-0

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM

    Janosik (pictured) had a power play assist in the first period. Gatineau led 2-0 before allowing two third period goals to the Oceanic. Tye McGinn (Flyers) scored in overtime for the Olympiques. Game 3 is Tuesday in Rimouski.


    Western Conference Quarterfinals – Game 2

    No.1 Owen Sound Attack 1 @ No.8 London Knights 5
    Best of seven series tied 1-1

    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)
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO

    Top-seeded Owen Sound is a Game 1 overtime goal away from being down 2-0 to eighth-seeded London. The Knights scored three second period goals and Michael Houser (2011) stopped 52 shots in the win. Game 3 is Tuesday in Owen Sound.


    Western Conference Quarterfinals – Game 2

    Vancouver Giants 4 @ Tri-City Americans 5
    Tri-City leads best of seven series 2-0

    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 62 GP, 33-38-71, -6, 106 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM

    TC held their one goal lead throughout the third period to win the game and take a 2-0 series lead. Emotions ran high as there was a full line brawl, including goalies, when the final horn sounded. Game 3 is Tuesday in Vancouver.

    Western Conference Quarterfinals – Game 2

    No.7 Prince George Cougars 4 @ No.2 Kelowna Rockets 7
    Kelowna leads best of seven series 2-0

    RW Brett Connolly, PG: Did not play (injured - shoulder)
    Season Totals: 59 GP, 46-27-73, -5, 26 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Connolly left Game 1 in the first period with an apparent shoulder injury. He did not dress for Game 2. The Tampa Tribune reported Connolly has a shoulder separation, but Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said he was unsure how long Connolly would be out. PG had a 4-2 lead in Game 2 before Kelowna exploded for the game’s final five goals, including four in the third period. Game 3 is Tuesday in Prince George.

    Western Conference Quarterfinals – Game 2

    Spokane Chiefs 5 @ Chilliwack Bruins 0
    Spokane leads best of seven series 2-0

    C Tyler Johnson, SPO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 71 GP, 53-62-115, +27, 48 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

    Johnson didn’t hit the scoresheet but that didn’t hold the Chiefs back as they won big in Chilliwack, 5-0. Game 3 is Wednesday in Spokane. The series will follow a 2-3-1-1-1 format.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Game 1

    Prince Albert Raiders 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 8
    Saskatoon leads best of seven series 1-0

    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season Totals: 72 GP, 3-20-23, +39, 133 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM

    Saskatoon had no problem with the Raiders in Game 1, winning handily, 8-1. Matej Stransky (2011) had a goal and three assists for the Blades. Game 2 is Sunday.

  • 5 years 30 weeks ago

    Wheeling Nailers 5 @ Florida Everblades 0
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 47 GP, 12-13-25, -10, 33 PIM

    Ouch. The ‘Blades had a chance to clinch a playoff berth Saturday, but failed to show up, getting outshot 39-18 and outscored 5-0 as Wheeling won their second game of a three game mini-series in southwest Florida. Hutchings did not register a shot in the game. Florida will play South Carolina three times at home this week to close the regular season. The ‘Blades remain one point up on South Carolina for fourth in the East, and five points up on ninth place Toledo. Florida had a 30-minute players-only meeting after the game, reported the Naples Daily News.

  • 5 years 30 weeks ago

    National Tournament – Regional Semifinals

    MW No.2 Denver Pioneers 3 vs. MW No.3 Western Michigan Broncos 2 (OT)
    D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (hitting after the whistle), 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 41 GP, 1-8-9, +14, 54 PIM

    This is going to hurt for a while. WMU had the higher ranked Pioneers down 2-0 with five minutes left in the third period headed for an upset win when Denver scored twice in under two minutes to send the game to overtime. Jason Zucker (Minnesota Wild) scored the game winner in the extra session for Denver, who will move on to play North Dakota for the right to represent the Midwest Region in the Frozen Four.

    Witkowski’s sophomore season comes to an end in disappointing fashion, but the big rearguard made great strides in his second year with WMU. He was one of the Broncos’ leaders on defense and played big minutes. Witkowski tied for the team lead in penalty minutes and was tops in plus/minus. He’s got a great future ahead of him.

  • 5 years 30 weeks ago

    Monarchs get Tic'ed.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 29 shots.

    First Period
    MCH Holloway, (26) (Azevedo, King), 15:42 (PP)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    NOR Milam, (13) (Harju, Szczechura), 12:59
    NOR Durno, (18) (Labrie, Angelidis), 13:37

    Chris Durno, Tokarski, and Troy Milam were the game's three stars.

    Charlotte won tonight, so Norfolk is 1 point back of the 3rd place Checkers with 3 games in hand heading into tomorrow's heavyweight bout in Charlotte. Norfolk's also temporarily moved to within 3 points of 2nd place Hershey, with the Bears tied with Albany in the 3rd period tonight. At night's end the Admirals will have 3 games in hand on Hershey as well, but a 3 or 4 point spread would mean the margin for error isn't as fine to get home ice in the opening round.

    With 9 games left to go in the regular season, the Admirals' magic number to clinch a playoff spot is roughly 4 points. Worcester, which is 4th in the Atlantic, is 10 points back of Norfolk with just 7 games left for the Sharks to play. It probably won't come to that, but Norfolk's got a huge cushion in the crossover, and any combination of Norfolk earned points and Worcester lost points that equals 4 will likely seal the deal. Worcester got blown out by Springfield 7-2 tonight and they play Adirondack tomorrow afternoon, so there's a chance Norfolk could effectively wrap up a playoff spot on Sunday.

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  • 5 years 30 weeks ago

    The tears of Tripp and Forslund sustain me.


    Mike Smith allowed 2 goals on 35 shots for the win. He might want that 2nd goal back, but on the balance he did what you want your backup to do in a back-to-back scenario: give the team a chance to pull out the win, which they did.

    First Period
    07:07 CAR Staal (31), Stillman (23), McBain (21)(PP)
    13:56 TB St Louis (27), Lecavalier (25)
    17:36 TB Gagne (15), unassisted
    19:09 CAR Cole (23), Stillman (24), Allen (11)

    Second Period
    17:53 TB Moore (15), Lecavalier (26), St Louis (62)(PP)

    Third Period
    19:11 TB Gagne (16), unassisted(EN)

    Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier were the game's first and second stars. Simon Gagne, all of a sudden, has 16 goals. It may still be a bridge too far for him to get to 20 like Vinny has, but he's making a go of it. He may need to if Stamkos keeps methodically choking away the Richard Trophy.

    You know, I have a lot of respect for the Canes organization. I have a lot of respect for Cory Stillman, in particular, even with the way he popped off at the mouth when he left Tampa. But having to see several home broadcasts of the Canes' on Center Ice a year, I have a hard time with the broadcasting team of Tripp and Forslund. It's not just that they're homers, but to whine after the game about a second period call that led to the game winning goal after Carolina had the whole third period to tie the game up and they spent that whole period claiming that Carolina was playing so much better than the Lightning... whatever. Enjoy your tee times. The Canes are what their record says they are.

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