Game Night Results

  • 5 years 10 weeks ago

    Light at the end of the tunnel?

    TB-6
    STL-3

    Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals in 26 shots for the win.

    First Period
    STL 10:04, Winchester 1 (Backes, Kariya)(PP)
    TB 10:37, St. Louis 7 (Tanguay, Lecavalier)

    Second Period
    TB 0:36, Stamkos 19 (Foster, St. Louis)
    TB 6:24, Foster 5 (Hedman, Malone)

    Third Period
    STL 3:58, Oshie 7 (Kariya, Sydor)
    TB 4:12, Halpern 6 (Lecavalier, Tanguay)
    STL 9:03, Tkachuk 7 (Boyes, McDonald)(PP)
    TB 11:15, Halpern 7 (Malone)
    TB 19:02, Stamkos 20 (St. Louis)(EN)

    I thought in the second period, in particular, the Lightning played with a determination and urgency that is very, very welcome to see. The team's puck movement was also particularly quick and crisp in that period. If they skate and pass the puck like that for 60 minutes a game here on out, they'll win a boat load of hockey games. In particular, Vincent Lecavalier was flying, and the team in general played with a chip on its shoulder. That's the kind of hockey I expected to see this season.

    It's a week to Christmas and Steven Stamkos has 20 goals. He's 19 years old. He won't be 20 until February. Think about that.

    Zenon Konopka was -1 in 6:45.

    Paul Szczechura had 1 shot, 3 hits, and was 44% on draws in 13:48.

    James Wright played 9:57.

    Blair Jones was +1 with a fight, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 10:27. He struggled a bit in his own end of the rink, but if you watched that second period you saw why we've been saying all along he could flourish under Rick Tocchet. He obliterated David Backes on a clean neutral zone hit and, when challenged, answered the bell pretty well again Carlo Colaiacavo. More importantly, there were times he showed hustle and strength on the puck in the forecheck, too, and his big screen on Kurtis Foster's goal helped give the Lightning a key goal that really put St. Louis behind the eight-ball the rest of the way.

    Victor Hedman had an assist and was +1 with 1 blocked shot in 24:17.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 10 weeks ago

    Norfolk is combining good defense, good goaltending, and home ice advantage to win some key divisional games.

    BNG-1
    NOR-3

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 26 shots for the win.

    First Period
    NOR Simek, (5) (Bochenski, Parrish), 10:14

    Second Period
    NOR Hall, (5) (Karsums, Lundin), 7:31

    Third Period
    BNG Bannister, (2) (Smith, Kudelka), 14:56 (PP)
    NOR Hall, (6) (Karsums, Craig), 19:12 (EN)

    Juraj Simek, Tokarski, and Adam Hall were the game's three stars.

    I still can't believe Drew Bannister is still playing hockey.

    In another example of Norfolk's exciting forward depth, Martins Karsums stepped up with a multi-point night tonight after only having 6 points through 27 games entering the night. You just knew a veteran with his speed and his track record of scoring at the AHL level was going to eventually start finding the scoresheet.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 10 weeks ago

    Sweden 3 @ Russia 4
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
    Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

    In yesterday's opener of the Channel One Cup, Russia got a third period power play marker from Sergey Vinoviev to defeat Sweden 4-3. Lightning prospect Johan Harju played on the second line for Team Sweden. Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin did not dress for the Russians.

  • 5 years 11 weeks ago

    OHL

    London Knights 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
    C Richard Panik, WSR: Did not play (WJC camp - Slovakia)
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

    Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 1
    LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 5-8-13, +4, 12 PIM
    With Sudbury: 8 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 6 PIM
    With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

    Sointu (pictured) scored the game winning goal with just under eight minutes left in the third period to give the Wolves their fifth win in a row. Sointu is expected to join Team Finland for the World Junior Championships shortly. He has points in consecutive games and three of his past five.

  • 5 years 11 weeks ago

    We're on the road to nowhere.

    TB-0
    DET-3

    Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    DET 8:24, Miller 4 (Rafalski)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    DET 6:48, Bertuzzi 9 (Holmstrom, Datsyuk)
    DET 10:10, Eaves 4 (Lidstrom, Rafalski)

    What I want for Christmas from the Lightning? Something to actually cheer for. It's been weeks since we've had that.

    Zenon Konopka had a fight and was 63% on draws.

    Paul Szczechura was -1 with 1 shot in 13:18.

    James Wright was -1 in 7:25.

    Blair Jones was -2 with 2 shots and 5 hits in 11:04.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 11 weeks ago

    OHL

    Brampton Battalion 1 @ Belleville Bulls 4
    RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 11-8-19, -2, 33 PIM
    With Bulls: 18 GP, 9-7-16, E, 13 PIM
    With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

    DeCoste broke a mini two-game scoring slump with his 11th goal of the season. His goal tied the game at one in the second period. DeCoste had 15 goals last year split between Brampton (8) and Sault Ste. Marie (7). His nine goals with Belleville are the most he’s scored for one team since scoring 10 in 66 games for Brampton in 2007-2008.

    WHL

    Regina Pats 1 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing)
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 14-15-29, -12, 60 PIM
    With Regina: 4 GP, 1-2-3, -4, 8 PIM
    With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

    Regina has lost its last five games and has fallen to 10th in the Eastern Conference. The Oil Kings, led by former Lightning prospect Torrie Jung’s 20 save, Third Star performance, pulled out of the Eastern Conference cellar into 11th with the win. Ashton’s old team, Lethbridge, sits in last.

  • 5 years 11 weeks ago

    Norfolk rises to the occassion in the biggest game of the season thus far.

    WBS-0
    NOR-2

    Dustin Tokarski dropped a 26 save shutout on the Penguins in a division game the Admirals absolutely needed. It was Tokarski's second shutout of the season and he's lifted his record back above .500 at 9-8-0. More interesting, he's rebuilt his save percentage from the .894 sv% he had at the end of October, to the .908 sv% he had at the end of November, to now having a .917 sv% by virtue of a scintilating December where he has a .962 sv% and 1.00 GAA in three starts. He's passed battery-mate Riku Helenius who entered the month with a .917 sv% but has since dipped to a .904 sv% after a pair of tough starts in December.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NOR Parrish, (7) (Bochenski, Jackson), 12:48

    Third Period
    NOR Bochenski, (15) (Wishart), 10:26

    Tokarski, Mark Parrish, and Brandon Bochenski were named the game's three stars.

    Norfolk entered the game one point back of the Penguins in fifth place in the East Division. A loss would have dropped the Admirals to 3 games under .500 and 3 games out of 4th place. Instead, they've leapfrogged Wilkes-Barre/Scranton into 4th place, 1 point back of 3rd place Binghamton and they've closed to 1 game under .500. The lead back (Hershey and Albany) may have pulled away in the division, but tonight's win has kept Norfolk square in the middle of the fight for a playoff spot.

    Ty Wishart had an assist in tonight's game, which puts him at 8 points in 29 games this season, which tops the 7 points he had in 61 games last year. Incremental progress.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 11 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Halifax Mooseheads 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 6
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 3-22-25, +10, 32 PIM

    A quiet night for Barberio as Moncton wins their seventh in a row.

    WHL

    Regina Pats 2 @ Red Deer Rebels 3
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 14-14-28, -11, 56 PIM
    With Regina: 3 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 4 PIM
    With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

    Ashton’s first goal in a Pats uniform cut Red Deer’s lead to 3-2 with four minutes remaining, but they couldn’t complete the comeback.

  • 5 years 11 weeks ago

    An epic collapse.

    TB-4
    NSH-7

    Antero Niittymaki allowed 4 goals on 14 shots before giving way to Mike Smith who allowed 3 goals on 13 shots for the back door loss in relief.

    First Period
    NSH 6:53, Smithson 5 (Legwand, Ward)
    TB 11:35, Stamkos 18 (Malone, Ohlund)
    TB 16:30, Lecavalier 7 (Foster, St. Louis)(PP)

    Second Period
    NSH 1:12, Legwand 7 (Ward)
    NSH 2:57, Jones 3 (Spaling, Weber)
    NSH 12:22, Hornqvist 8 (Goc)
    NSH 12:50, Dumont 6 (Hornqvist)
    NSH 16:09, Hamhuis 3 (Suter, Goc)

    Third Period
    TB 1:52, Foster 4 (Lecavalier, St. Louis)(PP)
    TB 12:20, Lecavalier 8 (Meszaros)
    NSH 13:47, Erat 11 (Sullivan, Arnott)

    The offense finally wakes up and scores 4 goals and then the defense and goaltending collapse. People, it's bad.

    Zenon Konopka was -1 with 1 hit and was 75% on draws in 12:33.

    Paul Szczechura had 2 shots and 1 hit in 15:59.

    James Wright was -3 with 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 14:25.

    Blair Jones was also -3 with 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 14:59.

    Victor Hedman was -2 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 blocked shot in 13:23.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 11 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 7
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 3-22-25, +10, 32 PIM

    A huge win as Barberio (pictured) and Moncton broke the Sea Dogs’ 22-game winning streak – the third longest in QMJHL history. Barberio’s seven shots on goal led the Wildcats. PEI native Randy Cameron (Red Wings 5/2007) had five points for Moncton.

    OHL

    Kitchener Rangers 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 2
    C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

    Windsor’s 24-game streak without a regulation loss came to a crashing halt Sunday, and at home no less. Rangers goaltender Mavric Parks (undrafted) stopped 46 shots to earn First Star honors. Panik will now join Team Slovakia for their WJC camp. Windsor Forwards Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, and Greg Nemisz, along with defensemen Ryan Ellis and Cam Fowler were all out of the line-up for this game, either attending their WJC camps or preparing for camps.

    Oshawa Generals 4 @ Brampton Battalion 3 (SO)
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-9-2-1, 3.25 GAA, .901 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador did not play for the second straight game. He has not lost in regulation since November 15 (seven games).

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