Game Night Results

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    I wouldn't call that a microcosm of the season, but it does seem a fitting way to pull into the holiday break.

    TB-1
    COL-2 (OT)

    Mathieu Garon allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the overtime loss. He made some very strong saves over the course of this game to keep his team alive, and got some help from the 4 x 6, too. But, without a doubt, that short side softie cannot happen. Very disappointing.

    First Period
    TB Kubina (2), (Lecavalier, St. Louis), 18:09

    Second Period
    COL O'Reilly (8), (O'Brien, Hedjuk), 10:03

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    COL Duchene (12), (Elliot, Landeskog), 3:38

    Pavel Kubina was the game's third star.

    The effort level was a zillion times better in this game than against San Jose. The team played with the urgency of a team that is running short on time to turn their season around, because that's exactly what they are. Still, some of the fundamental problems the team has had cropped up in this game. Foremost, it was hard for me to muster too much outrage over poor officiating (like a missed call on a reverse DDT on Blair Jones and a missed 4 minute high sticking minor on Kubina) knowing full well the Lightning's power play has next to no chance of doing anything with the man advantage right now. It's so bad, a successful power play for the Lightning seems to be the shallow moral victory of not allowing a good shorthanded scoring chance over the course of the 2 minutes.

    J.T. Wyman had 2 shots and 1 hit in 6:01. He had good energy in a spare number of shifts.

    Blair Jones had 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 10:13, and he kicked out before the 3 count was administered after taking the best finishing move the Avs defense could muster. He would like to challenge them to a steel cage match at the next pay per view, but wants a special referee named, because the ones tonight were terrible.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 1 @ Magnitogorsk 4
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 20 GP, 9-8-0, 1 SO, 2.76 GAA, .914 sv%

    Oleg Tverdovsky, a blast from the past, scored the game winning goal for Magnitogorsk in their 4-1 thumping of Cherepovets. Cherepovets will face Khanty-Mansiysk on Sunday.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Pre-tournament

    Canada 7 vs. Switzerland 1

    RW Brett Connolly, CAN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM

    Canada earned their second pre-tournament win in two games before the upcoming U20 World Junior Championships in Alberta. Connolly did not register a point, but as one of the team’s alternate captains was entrusted with penalty kill duty – a sign of respect from legendary junior coach Don Hay.

    Russia 5 vs. Czech Republic 3

    RW Nikita Kucherov, RUS: 0-2-2
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, RUS: 0-0-0
    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0

    These totals are very unofficial as no score was listed on the tournament’s official site and the boxscore was posted on a message board. If it helps, one of the comments from someone at the game said Kucherov looked good. Let’s just assume it’s true. Namestnikov and Nesterov weren’t on the scoresheet, so they could have been scoreless or they may not have played. In fact, respected Russian reporter Dmitry Chesnokov is reporting Namestnikov was cut from the team. Nesterov and Kucherov made the team. (Photo of Kucherov's celebration is from the USA game earlier this week)

    Slovakia 0 vs. Finland 3

    D Adam Janosik, SVK: 0-0-0, 0 PIM

    Finland topped Slovakia in pre-tournament action Wednesday.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Trenton Titans 2 @ Florida Everblades 3 (OT)

    RW Philip-Michael Devos, FLA: 1-2-3, E, 4 SOG, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 5-12-17, -3, 10 PIM (Norfolk property)
    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 27 saves on 29 shots
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 9-8-0, 3.08 GAA, .894 sv%, 1 SO

    Philip-Michael Devos (pictured), recently returned to the ‘Blades from AHL Norfolk, had a goal and two assists, including getting a helper on Scott Pitt’s bad angle game-winner with 14 seconds left in overtime as Florida beat Trenton. Devos scored his fifth of the year with under two minutes remaining to send the game to overtime. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    TB-2
    SJ-7

    It was late. The Lightning mailed it in (at least the first period). I don't feel bad about mailing it in late, either. I don't understand how this team, knowing Martin St. Louis was about to pull a Willis Reed, could be so ill prepared to compete at the opening face off. They lost every 50/50 battle along the wall. They allowed themselves to routinely be outmanned in those 50/50 situations. It was just a lack of hustle and want-to. It's as if they expected Marty's return, in of itself, to win the game. No. #26 is not the Messiah. You still have to be prepared to compete and fight against a really good and talented team like San Jose. Now the game in Colorado is essentially a must-win going into the holiday break. Looking forward to the greatness of JT Wyman being unleashed on the Avalanche, possibly.

    Box score from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 4 @ Omsk 3 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 20 GP, 9-8-0, 1 SO, 2.76 GAA, .914 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin is still riding the pine for Cherepovets. They beat Omsk today 4-3 in a shootout. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo allowed 3 goals on 31 shots in the loss. Cherepovets draws Magnitogorsk on Friday.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    Russia 6 vs. USA 3 (Pre-tournament match)

    RW Nikita Kucherov, RUS: 2-0-2, 0 PIM
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, RUS: 0-0-0, 2 PIM
    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: Did not play

    Russia beat the U.S. 6-3 in Red Deer, Alberta, Tuesday night in pre-World Junior Championship exhibition play. The stats listed above are unofficial and based off comments from reporters at the game. Kucherov’s first goal was on the power play and his second was scored into an empty net. Russia still has to cut six players, but all Lightning prospects should be safe. The “real” games start the day after Christmas. (Pictured: Kucherov scoring on Stars first rounder Jack Campbell)

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    Canada 3 vs. Finland 1 (Pre-tournament match)

    RW Brett Connolly, CAN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM

    Canada got a win in their first pre-tournament game before the upcoming U20 World Junior Championships in Alberta. Monday night they took down Finland 3-1 in Calgary’s Saddledome. Lightning winger Brett Connolly, permitted to join Canada by Bolts general manager Steve Yzerman, had an assist for the Canadians on Boone Jenner's goal. Last year Connolly had three assists in seven games for Canada.

    Additional Lightning prospects in the tournament include Vladislav Namestnikov, Nikita Kucherov, and Nikita Nesterov for Russia, and Adam Janosik for Slovakia.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 2

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 0-4-4, -9, 27 PIM

    Milan’s scoreless streak hit 12 games in the loss. Minnesota Wild first rounder Zack Phillips, who was just cut from Team Canada, had a goal and an assist for the defending Memorial Cup champs.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    Norfolk throws down the gauntlet in the AHL East Division, after spending the entire third period smacking Hershey in the face with it.

    NOR-6
    HER-3

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the win. He had a rough first period allowing a quick goal early and a bad goal late to drop the Ads down 3-1. But, credit to the scrappy Slovakian tender, he shut the door the rest of the way to earn his second straight win.

    First Period
    HER Rechlicz, (1) (Brouillette, Flemming), 2:47
    HER Micflikier, (11) (Ford, Potulny), 11:46
    NOR Ouellet, (8) (Devos, Angelidis), 16:12
    HER Bourque, (16) (Kane, Aucoin), 19:56

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NOR Wyman, (6) (Barberio, Janus), 4:33
    NOR Devos, (1) (Barberio, Kostka), 6:43
    NOR Smith, (14) (Ouellet, Barberio), 13:59 (PP)
    NOR Panik, (4) (Devos), 14:58
    NOR Johnson, (12) (Angelidis, Wyman), 18:52 (EN)

    Philip-Michael Devos and Mark Barberio were the game's first and second stars.

    Wow. Just, wow. It takes a really good team to do that to Hershey in Hershey, especially on the third night of a three game weekend. Holy cow. Norfolk knots the East Division up all over again with 37 points a piece between the Bears, Penguins, and Admirals, although Norfolk is giving up a game in hand. Still, I don't think they'll enjoy what the Admirals left underneath their trees in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hershey the last two nights. Those weren't just wins, those were statements of intent for a hostile takeover of the East.

    Panik attack, y'all.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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