Game Night Results

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    New year, new affiliate, familiar result.

    SYR-4
    STJ-1

    Dustin Tokarski started the game, played in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and stopped 12 of 13 St. John's shots in the first period. Ben Maxwell beat him from in close when he knocked in a loose puck while on the power play. Tokarski took a seat on the bench in favor of Riku Helenius midway through the second period and the big Finn, making his return to North American ice, was perfect the rest of the way. Helenius is expected to play all of the Crunch's second preseason game, Friday night in Stephenville, Newfoundland.

    First Period
    SYR Conacher (Barberio)
    STJ Maxwell

    Second Period
    SYR Devos (SH) (Hutchings)
    SYR Panik

    Third Period
    SYR Killorn (SH, EN)

    No boxscores are available at this time, so the scoring summary is based on game reports from both teams. Conacher's goal was basically scored into an empty net, made possible by a back-door pass by reigning defenseman of the year, Mark Barberio (pictured). Philip-Michael Devos scored shorthanded, taking a pass from Alex Hutchings, who was stationed behind the net. Hutchings was big for OHL Barrie while shorthanded, leading the league in shorties by a wide margin his last year. It could be his ticket to playing time with the Crunch this season. Richard Panik scored from the left circle and Alex Killorn added an empty net shorthanded goal with just over two minutes left in the game.

    After the game, Syracuse coach Jon Cooper told the Syracuse Post-Standard that the team is well ahead of where they were last year at this time. And we all know how maliciously Norfolk treated the AHL record book last year. As we saw last season, the team can turn it on and dominate a period or two (or three), and after being outshot 13-11 in the first period tonight, they peppered IceCap goaltenders with 17 shots in the second period. St. John's managed six on Tokarski and Helenius in the second. Syracuse fans can expect to see plenty more periods like that this season.

    The Post-Standard said Cooper singled out the following players (non-scorers) for good play on Thursday: J. T. Brown, Vladislav Namestnikov, Danick Gauthier, Evan Oberg, Keith Aulie, Mark Barberio, Matt Taormina.

    Namestnikov (OHL London) and Gauthier (QMJHL St. John) were playing their first professional games. Taormina and Brown were making their "Lightning AHL affiliate" debut.

    Syracuse wore their road white/orange jerseys tonight with blue numbers to go with blue lightning pants. Their new uniforms will be unveiled later this month.

    Scratches for Friday's game are expected to include Conacher, Barberio, Aulie, Labrie, Oberg, Killorn, and Panik. That would mean Brett Connolly would make his AHL debut.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Brampton Battalion 4

    D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -3, 6 PIM

    Blujus snapped a three-game scoreless streak with his second assist of the young season, helping Brampton to a 4-1 home win over Kingston. Battalion captain Barclay Goodrow (undrafted) had two goals to win first star. Goodrow’s second goal of the game was set up on the power play by Blujus. The loss by Kingston was their first of the season after three wins.

    Guelph Storm 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 0

    C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 5 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 8 PIM

    Richard (pictured) had a season-high three assists and was named third star as Guelph won their first game of three this weekend, 5-0 in Windsor. Richard’s career high for points in a game is four, set twice last year – both against Sault Ste Marie. One of those games was a four-assist game.

    Sudbury Wolves 4 @Peterborough Petes 1

    D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -5, 6 PIM

    The Petes have been outscored 14-3 in their last three games, all losses. On Thursday, Sudbury’s Joshua Leivo (Leafs) had two goals to lead his Wolves to a 4-1 win in Peterborough. The Petes are tied with Mississauga for the fewest average goals scored per game. Both teams have nine goals in five games.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Brynas 1 vs. Farjetads 4

    Johan Harju, Brynas, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-6, +6, 4 PIM

    Johan Harju had Brynas' only goal in their 4-1 loss to Farjestads. Brynas draws Frolunda next on Saturday.

    KHL (Russia)
    Novokuznetsk 0 vs. Chelyabinsk 6

    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov took a minor for hooking in 14:04 of ice time in Traktor's 6-0 shutout of Novokuznetsk. Andrei Kostitsyn had 2 goals and 1 assist in the victory for Chelyabinsk. They face Khabarovsk on Saturday.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Drummondville Voltigeurs 1 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2

    C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 6 GP, 3-3-6, +5, 10 PIM

    Paquette (pictured) had his third multi-point game of the season to help the Armada to a 2-1 win over the visiting Volts. Devils first rounder Stefan Matteau Jr had the game-winning goal for Blainville-Boisbriand. Paquette led the club in hits in the game with two and was 17 of 24 on faceoffs.

    Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 5 (Tuesday)

    D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, E, 2 PIM

    Defending Memorial Cup champion Shawinigan scored four times on Tuesday night to defeat Val-d’Or, 5-1. Peter Sakaris (undrafted) had a hat trick and an assist for Shawinigan for first star honors.

    Note: Nikita Kucherov (Quebec) remains out with a shoulder injury.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia)
    Ekaterinburg 0 vs. Bratislava 1
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 13/13, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 11 GP, 7-3-1, 2 SO, 1.96 GAA, .932 sv%

    Jaroslav Janus (pictured) stopped a 2 game slide with a 13 save shutout for Bratislava over Ekaterinburg. It was Janus' second clean sheet of the season. Slovan is off until Sunday when they'll play Dynamo Minsk.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Ufa Jr. 3 vs. Astana Jr. 4
    Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Loss, 15/19, 4.06 GAA, .789 sv%
    Season totals: 14 GP, 12-2-0, 1 SO, 1.71 GAA,.935 sv%

    Andrei Vasilevski suffered through perhaps his first bad start of the season in Ufa Jr.'s 4-3 loss to Astana Jr. They're off until next Monday when they'll face Tyumen Jr.

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    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Lulea 0 vs. Brynas 1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 3-2-5, +5, 4 PIM

    Johan Harju was scoreless against his old club in Brynas' 1-0 win over Lulea. Brynas faces Farjestads next on Thursday.

    KHL (Russia)
    Cherepovets 4 vs. Mytischi 0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 28/28, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 11 GP, 5-5-1, 1 SO, 1.97 GAA, .936 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin (pictured) posted his first shutout of the season and evened his record at 5-5-1 in Cherepovets' 4-0 blanking of Mytischi. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov stayed hot by scoring his 3rd goal of the season in the victory. Cherepovets gets Spartak Moscow next on Friday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Ufa Jr. 5 vs. Astana Jr. 1
    Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 25/26, 1.05 GAA, .962 sv%
    Season totals: 13 GP, 12-1-0, 1 SO, 1.53 GAA, .945 sv%

    Death. Taxes. Andrei Vasilevski. He posted his 11th regulation win and 12th overall win as Ufa Jr. easily handled Baby Astana 5-1. The two clubs rematch on Wednesday.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia)
    Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Bratislava 1
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 6 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM

    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 27/30, 3.00 GAA, .900 sv%
    Season totals: 10 GP, 6-3-1, 1 SO, 2.15 GAA, .929 sv%

    Nikita Nesterov (pictured) was scoreless in 12:58 in Chelyabinsk's 3-1 win over Jaroslav Janus and Slovan Bratislava. Ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan scored Slava's only goal. They play Ekaterinburg next on Wednesday. Chelyabinsk gets Novokuznetsk on Thursday.

    Nikita Gusev did not suit up for CSKA in their 2-1 shootout win over Magnitogorsk.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Val-d’Or Foreurs 2 @ Quebec Remparts 4

    D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (high sticking), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM

    The Foreurs held a 2-1 lead entering the third period, but Sergeev and company couldn’t upset the CHL’s No.1 ranked team, Quebec. The Remparts, who remain without Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov who is rehabbing a shoulder injury, got three assists from Kucherov’s good friend, Mikhail Grigorenko. The Lightning passed on Grigorenko at the June draft. The Sabres took him two picks after the Lightning’s selection of of a much-needed defensive prospect, Slater Koekkoek, at 10th overall. Grigorenko has 11 points in four games so far this year.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Brampton Battalion 4 @ Oshawa Generals 7

    D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 4 PIM

    Blujus’ scoreless streak reached three games as the Battalion fell in Oshawa, 7-4. Boone Jenner (Blue Jackets), Lucas Lessio (Coyotes), and Tyler Biggs (Leafs) all had two goals a piece for the Gens. Biggs was a teammate of Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin last year at Miami (Ohio) University.

    Guelph Storm 4 @ London Knights 1

    C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 1-1-2, +4, 4 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct, interference)
    Season totals: 4 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 8 PIM

    Tanner Richard (pictured) scored his first goal of the year and added an assist to help Guelph avenge an 8-2 loss to London a week ago with a 4-1 win Sunday. Richard’s plus-4 rating was a career high. He had a plus-3 game last November against Oshawa.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia)
    Cherepovets 4 vs. Novogorod 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 22/24, 2.00 GAA, .917 sv%
    Season totals: 10 GP, 4-5-1, 0 SO, 2.16 GAA, .930 sv%

    Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov's second goal of the season turned out to be the game winner in Cherepovets' 4-2 win over Novgorod. The younger Kazionov brother has 2 goals in 10 games for Severstal this year.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Ufa Jr. 3 vs. Ekaterinburg Jr. 2 (SO)
    Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 29/31, 1.85 GAA, .935 sv%
    Season totals: 12 GP, 11-1-0, 1 SO, 1.57 GAA, .944 sv%

    Andrei Vasilevski (pictured) picked up his first shootout victory of the season, stopping both Ekaterinburg Jr. shooters he faced in Ufa Jr.'s 3-2 victory. Ufa Jr. draws Astana Jr. on Tuesday.

    Still no Nikita Gusev sightings for CSKA Jr. as they fell to Riga Jr. today.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 (SO)

    C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM (tripping, tripping), 5 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season totals: 5 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 10 PIM

    Serving as the seventh shooter in the extra-extra session, Paquette failed to convert his shootout attempt and the Armada lost a point to the Huskies at home. After four games, Paquette leads his club in shots, faceoffs, and faceoffs won. He is second in penalty minutes by one.

    Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 4

    D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM

    Sergeev earned his second assist of the season in the Foreurs’ first road game of the year. He also tied for the team lead in hits on Saturday night. The Volts scored four times on the power play, including once on a 5 on 3.

    Note: Nikita Kucherov (Quebec) remains out with a shoulder injury.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sarnia Sting 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 1

    D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM

    Playing their third game in three nights, the Attack fell at home to Sarnia despite holding a 1-0 lead after one period. Owen Sounds went 1-1-0-1 this week and remain in first in the Midwest Division, one point ahead of Kitchener. The Attack has 17 more penalty minutes than any other team in the league. Dotchin hasn’t registered a point since accumulating two assists in the season opener.

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