Game Night Results

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    South Carolina Stingrays 1 @ Florida Everblades 2 (OT)

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 1-1-2, +1, 3 SOG, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 11-11-22, +8, 22 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 3 SOG, 0 PIM, *First Star*
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 4 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 0-5-5, -3, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 32 saves on 33 shots, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 17-12-0-3, 2.86 GAA, .904 sv%, 1 SO

    It was another good night for Lightning prospects and draftees in southwest Florida. One night after Hutchings, Kevin Quick, and Nagle were the game’s three stars, Lightning prospect Charles Landry was first star, followed by Nagle and Hutchings after the ‘Blades topped the Stingrays in overtime. Hutchings had the game winner for Florida and set up Landry for Landry’s second professional goal. Landry’s goal was scored when his slap shot from the point found its way to the back of the net. Hutchings scored from a knee while banging in a rebound with 2:17 to go in overtime. He has 10 points (four goals) in six games since he came back from missing three months with an injury. Considering his strong start to the year, one wonders if he wouldn’t be in AHL Norfolk now if it wasn’t for the injury. Not to be forgotten, Nagle was only beat on a breakaway that occurred when Florida got caught in a line change. He has three straight wins. Florida won four of five from South Carolina over the last two weeks. They are now four points behind the Stingrays in the South Division and remain four points up on Cincinnati as the East’s seventh seed. (Photo courtesy of swamphockey.com)

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    Admirals come back to take first place in the East Division.

    SYR-2
    NOR 3 (SO)

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 goals on 21 shots before stopping 7 of 9 in the penalty shot session for the shootout win.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Gordon (1), (Holzapfel, Cumiskey)(PP), 11:36

    Third Period
    SYR Gordon (2), (Holzapfel), 0:19
    NOR Barberio (7), (Johnson), 7:16
    NOR Panik (12), (Palat, Barberio)(PP), 9:02

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    SYR- Jacques, Holland
    NOR- Kostka, Johnson, Ouellet

    Mark Barberio and Richard Panik were the game's first and second stars. The Panik attack is real. It's really real.

    With under 14 minutes to go, it looked like the Admirals were going to get tripped up again in the back-to-back scenario against the same opponent. It's a challenge NCAA coaches have been fighting against forever, and it's a unique challenge to Norfolk because of the team's geographical location relative to the rest of the league. But then the Admirals came back and did their thing, finally outshooting Syracuse 43-21 and making sure they got the 2 points they needed for the sellout crowd at Scope.

    With the Penguins losing to Albany, the Admirals moved out to a 2 point lead in the East Division with the win, and they maintain a 3 point edge on Hershey, as the Bears defeated the Monarchs today. The Penguins do hold 1 game in hand on the Admirals and the Bears hold 2 games in hand. But, for the moment, the Admirals are where they need to be to have the best chance of success heading toward the postseason. Norfolk is off until next Friday, when they start their weekend road swing against Binghamton. They then have critical matchups against Hershey on Saturday and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    I feel like Michael Corleone.

    WSH-1
    TB-2

    Mathieu Garon allowed 1 goal on 24 shots for the victory, as the Lightning continue to defy odds.

    First Period
    TB Pyatt (6), (Purcell), 2:10

    Second Period
    TB Stamkos (40), (unassisted), 1:50
    WSH Laich (11), (Perrault, Semin), 9:31

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Steven Stamkos, Mathieu Garon, and Teddy Purcell were the game's three stars.

    As against the Sharks, the Lighting remind us all that hockey games aren't played on paper, they're played on ice. With the Lightning trading Pavel Kubina just before the game to Philadelphia, you would think the team would be demoralized. You would think the team would be dispirited. You would think they wouldn't have a chance against a Caps team that has humiliated them more times than not in the regular season (playoffs, we own them, though).

    Nope. The Lightning go out and win, and in fact pretty easily could've had another couple of goals were it not for some lucky bounces. Tomas Vokoun must be living right. Like Pacino said, "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in." This team should be dead meat and setting up tee times, but somehow they've now pulled to within 6 points of 8th place, thanks to Toronto being humiliated 6-2 by the Canucks.

    The downside is, the Lightning are tied with the Canadiens and Islanders, and they have Winnipeg and Washington to still hop over just to get to the Leafs. But, the Lightning have games in hand on the Leafs and Canadiens, and 2 games in hand on the Jets. And, they have head-to-head matchups left, too. They have 2 against Toronto, 2 against Washington, 3 against Winnipeg, 1 against the Islanders, and 2 against Montreal. So, while you can't say definitively the Lightning control their own destiny, you can say that the scenario is set up ahead of them to thread the needle and get into the playoffs if they keep winning. They have the opportunity, at the very least, to do something unbelievable, and in classic Lightning fashion, they seem to be playing their best hockey when they're the underdog and no one outside of a 1/4 mile radius of their locker room believes they have a shot in hell. I am intrigued at the possibilities, especially with Stammer on the hunt for his second Richard Trophy and possibly his first Art Ross, too.

    J.T. Wyman played 5:00 even.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    Reports from TSN's Darren Dreger and ESPN's Pierre LeBrun state Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina was traded today to the Philadelphia Flyers for a second round pick and a fourth round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The Flyers had the choice of the Panthers second rounder this year or next. They've already traded their own second rounder to the Lightning (Andre Meszaros), and another one they previously acquired to the Stars.

    The Lightning now own four second round picks, their own, Philadelphia's, Minnesota's via the Sharks, and Florida's via the Flyers. Combined with their first and third picks, that will give the Lightning six picks in the first 70 selections of the draft. The magic number for greater probability of a player making it to the NHL is top-60.

    In all likelihood Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman is stockpiling picks for a pre-draft trade, probably for a goaltender. Canucks goalie Cory Schneider is the most probable target. That trade likely won't happen until June, though.

    If he chooses to keep the picks, Yzerman can load up the Lightning's farm with high-quality prospects in order to achieve his goal of creating an organization that is self-supported player-wise and can compete for the Cup every year.

    Kubina, a pending unrestricted free agent, was pulled from practice and game activity this week by Yzerman to protect the Lightning's trade interests.

    The NHL's traded deadline is a week from Monday.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    HIFK 3 @ JYP 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Loss, 29/32, 3.06 GAA, .906 sv%
    Season totals: 27 GP, 18-7-0, 6 SO, 1.55 GAA, .937 sv%

    Ex-Lightning prospect Eero Somervuori had 1 goal and 1 assist in a first star effort to lead HIFK to a 3-2 win over JYP. The game marked a rare loss for goaltender Riku Helenius. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin also had a goal in the game for JYP. They face HPK on Tuesday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Chelyabinsk Jr. 1 @ Stupino 5
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 38 GP, 10-20-30, +13, 64 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was -1 with a minor penalty as Chelyabinsk Jr. took a humiliating 5-1 loss at the hands of Stupino. The defenseman has been stuck at 30 points for a few games now. He'll have to wait until Tuesday against Khabarovsk Jr. to see if he can snap out of his slump.

    Novosibirsk Jr. 1 @ CSKA Jr. 10
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., DNP
    Season totals (KHL): 21 GP, 21-18-39, +11, 40 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    It hardly seems possible, but Nikita Kucherov was out of the lineup for CSKA Jr.'s punishing 10-1 win over Novosibirsk Jr. I know some young men from Siberia who regret getting off the team bus today. CSKA Jr. gets Novokuznetsk Jr. on Monday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Djurgardens 1 @ Lulea 2
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 47 GP, 13-7-20, +4, 16 PIM

    Johan Harju assisted on Elias Falth's game winning goal in Lulea's 2-1 win over Djurgardens. Falth, a defenseman, had both of Lulea's goals in the contest. Ex-Lightning prospect Andreas Holmqvist assisted on Djurgardens' lone goal. Lulea plays HV 71 on Tuesday.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    No. 12 Cornell Big Red 1 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 1 (OT)

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 17 GP, 1-3-4, +8, 12 PIM

    Gotovets is plus-10 in his last four games. He tied for the team lead in shots on goal Friday night.

    Harvard Crimson 3 @ Brown Bears 3

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 2-1-3, +1, 4 PIM (interference, tripping), 8 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 25 GP, 18-16-34, +7, 41 PIMs

    Harvard couldn’t come away with the win at Brown despite two goals and an assist from Alex Killorn. The senior had twice as many shots as any other Crimson player on Friday night. Killorn took a tripping penalty in overtime, but Brown didn’t score. The game ended in an old fashioned tie. It was the Crimson's NCAA record 13th tie of the season.

    Vermont Catamounts 4 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3 (OT)

    F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

    Don’t discount rivalries. Vermont got just its sixth win of the year, and first in seven games, by beating rival New Hampshire in overtime. The Catamounts scored with 13.3 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Marshall continues to miss time recovering from surgery. Reports state he’s expected back before the end of Vermont’s season.

    No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 0 @ No. 19 Miami RedHawks 3

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, +8, 8 PIM

    Mullin returned after missing three games with a knee injury. He led the team in shots on goal but did not register a point. Sabres pick Conner Knapp had the shutout for the Redhawks in their upset win. The game was broadcast on the CBS College Sports Network. Mullin showed a lot of speed and burst and displayed no signs of a lingering injury.

    Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ RPI Engineers 1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -1, 5 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 30 GP, 7-17-24, +5, 10 PIM

    Peca’s 17th assist of the year came when his shot was blocked and teammate Zack Currie (undrafted) fired a slapshot home. His five shots on goal led the team.

    No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Lake Superior State Lakers 1

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 1-7-8, +4, 43 PIM

    Witkowski (pictured - WMU photo) notched an assist for the second game in a row and led the Broncos in shots with four as WMU defeated Lake Superior State 3-1. Witkowski’s assist came when his power play shot created a rebound that a teammate knocked home.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    USHL

    Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Tri-City Storm 5

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 29 saves on 31 shots
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 18 GP, 8-10-1, 3.05 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox (pictured) continues to shine for Tri-City, this time stopping all but two of 31 shots to help the Storm to a home win over last place Sioux Falls. TC is two points behind Des Moines for the West’s final playoff spot, though Des Moines has a game in hand.

    QMJHL

    Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season Totals: 44 GP, 5-24-29, -11, 47 PIM

    Gatineau jumped out to 2-0 and 4-2 leads and held on for the win at home against the Sags. Rookie Adam Chapman (2012) had two goals for the Olympiques. Gatineau sits in 13th place in the league. The best 16 teams of the 17-team league make the playoffs. There are no conferences.

    Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing after the whistle), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 49 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 18 GP, 1-1-2, E, 18 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Victoriaville carried a 3-0 lead into the third period before allowing five goals to the Mooseheads. One of the Halifax goals was an empty netter. Despite the choking, Victoriaville’s Phillip Danault, a first round pick of the Blackhawks last summer, was named first star for scoring two goals. The Tigres are in fourth in the QMJHL.

    OHL

    Windsor Spitfires 4 @ London Knights 1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 18-44-62, +16, 42 PIM

    Coming off a streak of three mulit-point games in a row, Namestnikov is now scoreless in two straight games. Windsor avenged a home loss to London last week by beating the Knights at the Labatt Centre on Friday night. London leads the Western Conference by five points.

    Belleville Bulls 1 @ Oshawa Generals 8

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 0-14-14, +4, 22 PIM
    With Oshawa: 12 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    Schemitsch remains scratched for Oshawa. Scott Laughton (2012) had a hat trick for the Gens. Oshawa is in sixth in the Eastern Conference.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    South Carolina Stingrays 1 @ Florida Everblades 4

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 2-0-2, +1, 3 SOG, 2 PIM (slashing), *First Star*
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 10-10-20, +7, 22 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 4 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-2-2, +3, 1 SOG, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-5-5, -4, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 34 saves on 35 shots, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 16-12-0-3, 2.92 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO

    It was a good night for Lightning prospects and draftees in southwest Florida. Alex Hutchings (pictured) continued his torrid pace since missing nearly three months because of an injury, scoring twice in a 4-1 win. He has eight points (three goals) in five games since he came back. Former Lightning draftee Kevin Quick, who is under contract with AHL Norfolk, had two assists and was named second star to Hutchings’ first star. Lightning prospect goaltender Pat Nagle was solid in net, stopping 34 shots for his second win in a row. Florida has played the Stingrays four consecutive games and the two play each other again Saturday night at the Everblades’ rink. Florida leads the mini-series 3-1 and is now just five points back of South Carolina for third in the South Division. Florida has two games in hand. They are now four points up on Cincinnati for the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed, though the Cyclones have six games in hand on the ‘Blades.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    And, Nacho kicks the extra point!

    SYR-4
    NOR-7

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 22 shots for the victory. Much like Dwayne Roloson against the Sharks last night, here's a young man who loves his goal support. Despite his ugly save percentage on the night, by collecting his 23rd win of the year, Tic moved back into a tie with Peoria's Ben Bishop for the league lead in wins.

    First Period
    NOR Kostka, (8) (Johnson, Smith), 2:43 (SH)

    Second Period
    SYR Holzapfel, (9) (Jacques, Caputi), 5:07 (PP)
    SYR McMillan, (8) (Sexton, Carle), 9:37
    NOR Johnson, (18) (Conacher, Fornataro), 16:11 (PP)
    NOR Picard, (3) (Smith, Palat), 19:16 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Conacher, (29) (Oberg, Barberio), 5:45
    SYR Holzapfel, (10) (Gordon), 5:58
    NOR Angelidis, (12) (Kostka), 9:57 (SH)
    NOR Smith, (21) (Kostka, Oberg), 12:00 (PP)
    NOR Labrie, (12) (Dimmen, Conacher), 13:00
    SYR Schofield, (7) (Palmieri), 14:40

    Mike Kostka and Trevor Smith were the game's first and second stars. Kostka, for the moment, sits in a tie for 5th amongst all defensemen at 31 points in 48 games. Mark Barberio still paces the field at 43 points in 51 games, and he's opened up a 4 point gap on second place.

    Lost in the sizable shadow of Kostka and Barberio, though, has been the play of suitcase virtuoso Evan Oberg (pictured). He now has 16 points in 33 games this season, but the bulk of those points have come recently. He has 10 points in his last 10 contests, which is impressive while pulling dual duty in between his role as the Mayor of Concourse B at Norfolk International Airport.

    Ondrej Palat has 5 points in his last 4 games. Impressive, but Tyler Johnson raised Palat with 7 points over the same span. It took nearly 5 months, but Johnson has run down fellow rookie Carter Ashton in both points and goals. The two are now knotted up at 18 goals a piece and TJ's now moved 1 point ahead of Ashton at 35 for the season.

    Lapping the entire field of rookies, league-wide, is phenom Cory Conacher. His 29 goals and 60 points are 4th amongst all scorers, and his tally tonight moved him out of a 3-way tie for the top spot in goals. Consider the possibilities, Lightning fans. The organization could have the goal scoring champions at both the NHL and AHL levels in the same season. That's quite the feather in the Lightning's cap.

    Norfolk's victory allows them to keep pace with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the top spot in the East Division, and by virtue of Hershey losing a 6-0 decision to Providence, they've opened up a 3 point lead on the third place Bears. Winning the East Division looks like it may be CRITICAL to the Admirals' chances come the playoffs. They want to avoid a possible 4/5 matchup against the Bears or Penguins in the first round and get a less experienced club from the Atlantic or Northeast in the first round, instead.

    The Admirals rematch Syracuse tomorrow. As always, we stress how difficult it is to beat the same team on back-to-back nights, especially when you thump them the first night. Let's see if Norfolk has learned that lesson yet.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 5 @ Ilves 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 26 GP, 18-6-0, 6 SO, 1.49 GAA, .939 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had 1 goal and 4 points and was named the game's second star in JYP's 5-2 thumping of Ilves. Backup Joni Myllykoski got the start for JYP. JYP faces HIFK on Saturday.

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 1 @ St. Petersburg 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 38/41, 3.05 GAA, .927 sv%
    Season totals: 31 GP, 15-10-1, 6 SO, 2.35 GAA, .926 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Mattias Weinhandl had a goal to help lead St. Petersburg to a 3-1 win over Cherepovets. Cherepovets gets Chekhov next on Monday.

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