Game Night Results

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Not much to get excited about Saturday night. One streak ends, one continues - but not the right one.

    USHL

    Dubuque Fighting Saints 5 @ Green Bay Gamblers 2

    G Adam Wilcox, GB: Did not play
    Season Totals: 2-0-0, 2.50 GAA, .918 sv%, 0 SO

    Correcting last night’s update, Wilcox made his second appearance of the season last night, stopping 31 of 33 shots in a win. He sat backup Saturday night.

    QMJHL

    Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 0

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 1 (SO)

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM

    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)

    Carolina prospect and Florida goaltender John Muse stopped 33 of 34 shots in regulation and overtime and seven of 10 shootout attempts, but the ‘Blades could only beat Gwinnet goalie Jeff Jakaitis twice in the extra-extra session, giving the Gladiators a win. Alex Hutchings was Florida’s first shooter, and did not convert. AHL Norfolk property Philip-Michael Devos was scoreless in the game and failed to convert his shootout attempt.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    No. 12 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ No. 11 Union Dutchmen 3 (OT)

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0,+1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: GP 4 0-1-1, +1, 6 PIM

    Western Michigan came away from their first road trip with two points from back to back ties against Union. The Broncos travel to play Alaska next weekend.

    No. 5 Miami Redhawks 2 @ Colgate Raiders 3 (OT)

    F James Mullin, MIA: Did not play
    Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Mullin sat out his first game of the early season as Miami fell in overtime to Colgate.

    No. 17 Maine Black Bears 3 @ No. 6 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3 (OT)

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

    North Dakota came away with three points from the weekend series with Maine. Montreal prospect, Danny Kristo had two goals and an assist for the Sioux tonight.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    1-2-2 on the opening road trip. Home cooking, please.

    TB-2
    FLA-3 (SO)

    Mathieu Garon stopped 36 of 38 before allowing 1 of 3 shooters to convert in the penalty shot session for the shootout loss. He was outstanding tonight. He stood on his head for much of the first 40-50 minutes of the game while the Lightning finally figured out how to compete a bit.

    First Period
    FLA Jovanovski (1), (Kopecky, Booth)(PP), 11:48

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    TB Bergeron (1), (Moore), 9:43
    FLA Versteeg (1), (Kulikov, Campbell), 17:05
    TB Bergeron (2), (Kubina, St. Louis), 17:44

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    TB- NONE
    FLA- Goc

    Marc-Andre Bergeron was the second star of the game and supplied one of the first real "oh hell yes" moments of the season, hulking up at the right point and banging his stick before finally receiving the setup for a game tying cannon.

    The team still got outshot 38-30, but you saw signs in this game that the compete level and the pride level is coming back. Credit to Steve Downie for having the guts to fight a much bigger man in Eric Gudbranson, a fight he should've gotten killed in, and for holding his own. Credit to guys like Tom Pyatt and Mattias Ritola and Blair Jones for hustling, and digging, and taking the body. They started to show some pride tonight, and it was infectious. All of a sudden, the top line guys broke out of their stupor and started playing a bit like top line guys in the final frame. It feels like the flood gates may open in the home debut in the new blue unis.

    It seems like this team lost some of its identity over the offseason with Sean Bergenheim departing and Dana Tyrell not making the team and breaking up the Hall/Thompson/Tyrell line. It's taking some time for the team to re-find its footing and its work ethic, but the first baby steps look like they might've happened tonight.

    Brett Connolly had 2 shots and 4 hits in 11:10 tonight. I liked that he was around the net and he actually didn't look out of place along the wall. More games like that, even if he's not as creative and dangerous, will keep him in the league, in my opinion.

    Mattias Ritola had 2 shots, 3 hits, and 1 penalty minute in 13:05. I'm really liking how Ritola looks so far this year. He was rusty in his first game, but he's been noticable in puck pursuit in every game since and he had everything right but the finish tonight on a partial breakaway.

    Blair Jones had 3 hits in 6:18. The young man was absolutely crushing Panthers tonight. #49 is Guy Boucher's V8 powered snow plow out there.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Ouellet is money in overtime.

    NOR-6
    HER-5 (OT)

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 5 goals on 37 shots for the win. There's still no clear changing of the guard between the pipes, in my opinion, after this performance.

    First Period
    HER Mink, (1) (Aucoin, McNeill), 6:42 (PP)
    NOR Gudas, (1) (Ouellet, Fornataro), 13:21
    NOR Gudas, (2) (Smith, Fornataro), 18:38
    HER Collins, (1) (Mink, Aucoin), 19:46

    Second Period
    HER Bourque, (4) (Aucoin, Wellar), 6:01
    HER Ford, (2) (Sjogren, Greentree), 11:04
    NOR Conacher, (2) (Wyman, Angelidis), 16:44
    NOR Ashton, (4) (Dimmen, Johnson), 17:12

    Third Period
    NOR Conacher, (3) , 8:59
    HER Micflikier, (2) (Aucoin, Mink), 13:15 (PP)

    Overtime
    NOR Ouellet, (2) (Angelidis), 1:06

    Cory Conacher and Michel Ouellet were the game's first and second stars.

    Mark Barberio had his points streak snapped, but Carter Ashton and Tyler Johnson continue their offensive mastery.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Stupino 4 @ CSKA Jr. 5
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 2-0-2, -2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 5 GP, 7-4-11, -2, 4 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov had a pair of power play goals in CSKA Jr.'s 5-4 comeback win over Stupino. They rematch Stupino on Sunday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Lulea 1 @ MODO 3
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 4-2-6, +2, 4 PIM

    Ex-Wild pick Mika Hannula had a pair of third period goals to lead MODO to a 3-1 win over Lulea. Lulea faces Brynas next on Thursday.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    No. 12 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ No. 11 Union Dutchmen 2 (OT)

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, Even, 6 PIM

    The Broncos faced their first ranked opponent in Union and came away with a point.

    No. 5 Miami Redhawks 4 @ Colgate Raiders 3

    F James Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, Even, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Miami won their first road game of the season holding on to beat Colgate. Dallas prospect, Reilly Smith had three goals and one assist for the Redhawks.

    No. 17 Maine Black Bears 1 @ No. 6 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

    Florida Panther prospect, Corban Knight had a goal and an assist for the Sioux. North Dakota dropped three spots in the rankings after losing to now No. 1 Boston College last weekend.

    U.S. Under 18 Team 2 @ Vermont Catamounts 1 (Exhibition)

    F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play

    Matt Marshall was not in the lineup as Vermont fell to the U.S. Under 18 team.

    USCHO rankings used

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Big nights for Adam Wilcox and Vladdy Namestnikov...

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Does this open the door for Janus to take the starting job?

    HER-7
    NOR-5

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 6 goals on 22 shots for the loss before being lifted for Jaroslav Janus, who allowed 1 goal on 11 shots the rest of the way. The numbers are ugly. Tokarski has a 6.35 GAA and .788 sv% in his first two starts, after being injured for much of training camp. My guess is that if Janus' next start is successful, he may be the #1 for a little while.

    First Period
    HER Bourque, (2) (Micflikier, McNeill), 4:47 (PP)
    HER Flemming, (1) (Bourque, Wellar), 10:11
    NOR Wyman, (1) (Smith, Tyrell), 15:32
    NOR Johnson, (3) (Ashton, Barberio), 17:02 (PP)

    Second Period
    HER Eakin, (1) (Flemming, Richmond), 2:02
    HER Bourque, (3) (Aucoin, Micflikier), 8:07 (PP)
    NOR Barberio, (1) (Ashton, Johnson), 9:32
    HER Micflikier, (1) (Mink, McNeill), 12:05 (PP)

    Third Period
    HER Eakin, (2) (Bourque, McNeill), 2:07
    NOR Ouellet, (1) (Gudas, Wright), 2:25
    HER Aucoin, (2) (Mink, Bourque), 6:06
    NOR Panik, (1) (Picard), 16:26

    On the bright side, Mark Barberio (3 GP, 1-5-6), Tyler Johnson (3 GP, 3-2-5), and Carter Ashton (3 GP, 3-3-6) continue to rack up points at an obscene clip. 2 points a game for any player is ridiculous. 2 points a game for a d-man like Barberio (pictured) is fantastic.

    Norfolk hits the road for a rematch with Hershey tomorrow night. Again, the big intrigue will be between the pipes, where Jaroslav Janus will likely play, and if he does well, there may be a change in the depth chart for a while in net.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 3

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 1-0-1, +1, 2 SOG
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 21 saves on 23 shots, *Second Star*
    First official professional game

    Lightning prospect Alex Hutchings scored what turned out to be the game winning goal at 14:54 of the second period and fellow Bolt prospect Pat Nagle made it stand up as the Everblades won their season opener over Gwinnett, 3-2. It was the second straight Second Star award for Nagle counting preseason games. Norfolk Admirals property Philip-Michael Devos had an assist in the game. Mike McKenzie, son of TSN personality Bob McKenzie, also had an assist for the 'Blades and was Third Star. The two teams play again Saturday night.

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