Game Night Results

  • 5 years 17 weeks ago

    Christmas means hockey in Russia...

    Omsk 2 @ St. Petersburg 4
    Karri Ramo, Omsk, DNP
    Season totals: 28 GP, 15-12, 3 SO, 2.03 GAA, .913 sv%

    Ramo got the day off as Omsk squared off with St. Petersburg, which sits in first in the KHL's Western Conference. Former NHL star Alexei Yashin assisted on all 4 goals for SKA.

    Dynamo Riga 4 @ Dynamo Moscow 5
    Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 37 GP, 3-9-12, -5, 26 PIM

    Harju assisted on Linus Omark's 17th goal of the season in the second period, and played 16:40 in the match while going 46% on draws. Former Lightning draft pick Vadim Epanchintsev also had a helper in the game for Dynamo Moscow.

    Kazan 4 @ Novokuznetsk 0
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 36 GP, 11-2-13, E, 12 PIM

    The older Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's blanking of Novokuznetsk, playing 12:31 in the match. Kazan was led by a pair of goals from former NHLer Niko Kapanen. For anyone wondering whatever happened to former Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev, the big winger has 1 goal and 2 points in 23 games with Kazan, and has averaged just 10:06 in ice time per game. Kazionov, by comparison, has averaged 13:09 per match.

    KHK MVD 2 @ Magnitogorsk 0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
    Season totals: 34 GP, 17-14, 5 SO, 2.04 GAA, .924 sv%

    Like Ramo, Koshechkin also got Christmas Day off. Former Chicago Blackhawks first rounder Pavel Vorobiev scored the winning goal for KHK MVD.

    Spartak Moscow 3 @ Ekaterinburg 2 (SO)
    Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 4-3-7, -12, 10 PIM

    The younger Kazionov played 11:30 in the loss for Ekaterinburg.

  • 5 years 17 weeks ago

    The final score wasn't indicative of how the Lightning played.

    PHI-5
    TB-2

    Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 35 shots in the loss. I wasn't a big fan of the rebounds he was leaving in the first period, nor the Flyers' second goal which went through Smitty. He got stronger as the game went on, though. His stats look a lot worse than he played.

    First Period
    PHI 3:59, Betts 2 (Carcillo, Laperriere)
    PHI 9:34, Richards 14 (Gagne, Pronger)(PP)

    Second Period
    TB 5:58, Konopka 1 (Downie)
    TB 12:02, Hedman 3 (Foster, St. Louis)

    Third Period
    PHI 10:01, Betts 3 (Bartulis, Laperriere)
    PHI 17:22, Richards 15 (Giroux, Bartulis)
    PHI 19:26, Gagne 2 (Giroux, Richards)(EN)

    The Lightning woke up after sleep walking through the first period and really, truly, started dominating the Flyers to get back to 2-2 after the second period. The problem is that in pressing for the go-ahead goal the Lightning got too loose in the neutral zone and started giving up odd man rushes. That eventually led to the go ahead goal at 3-2. They pressed for the equalizer and gave up a 2-on-1 and then it was 4-2. Philly tacked on an empty net goal and it was 5-2. What's the moral of the story? Attention to detail in terms of defense and smart decision making is always necessary, even when the ice starts to tilt in your favor and you're going in for the kill. It only takes one mistake to set off a chain reaction, and suddenly a game you could've won 4-2 turns into a 5-2 loss.

    All that aside, I see hopeful signs for the future. You can see the potential some of these young guys have: Downie, Smaby, Szczechura, and Jones. If they keep working hard and the Lightning stick with them, they have a good chance to become really solid NHLers over the next couple of seasons. It's an exciting group to watch.

    Steven Stamkos had 1 shot on goal, and 5 that missed the net. Keep shooting it brother. Vincent Lecavalier was shut out despite peppering the Flyers net with 7 shots. Keep shooting it. Martin St. Louis had 4 shots on goal and 2 that drew iron that didn't count. Keep shooting it. Alex Tanguay and Steve Downie each had a shot a piece and each passed up scoring chances. Start shooting it, knuckleheads. If I see one more 2-on-1 that turns into a 4-on-4 because those two decide to stop and circle back or telegraph a forced pass rather than at least force the goalie to make a save and open up the possibility to generate a rebound, I may have to break an expensive TV. Downie, in particular, has a really good shot. He just needs to use it more.

    Zenon Konopka had a goal and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 1 hit in 8:25. He was also 67% on draws. Question for the readers: is it just me or does the swelling on the bridge of Konopka's nose make it look like he's wearing a Breath Right?

    Paul Szczechura was -2 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 14:18.

    Blair Jones was -1 with 1 shot and 4 hits in 13:11. He's very rough around the edges, and doesn't always mind the details defensively, but he's been an absolute horse along the wall in the forecheck. If he keeps working hard and listens to a guy like Rick Tocchet, who knows a little something about being a power forward, he really has a shot to be a good player.

    Victor Hedman had a goal on a blistering shot to the top shelf and was +1 with 3 shots and 3 blocked shots in 22:22. It was an uneven performance defensively for Hedman, but that goal is Echibit A for why Victor should shoot the puck more. He's got the second best shot of any d-man on the team behind Foster.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 17 weeks ago

    Back from the Channel One Cup break...

    Omsk 2 @ Mytischi 4
    Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 15/18, 3.04 GAA, .833 sv%
    Season totals: 28 GP, 15-12, 3 SO, 2.03 GAA, .913 sv%

    Former NHLer Oleg Petrov had a pair of goals, including the game winner, to help propel Mytischi over Omsk 4-2. Former Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov had a helper in the match for Mytischi.

    Togliatti 3 @ Magnitogorsk 5
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
    Season totals: 34 GP, 17-14, 5 SO, 2.04 GAA, .924 sv%

    Koshechkin has had three opportunities to play against his old club, and he has not played in each of the three games. Magnitogorsk got 1 goal and 1 assist from Sergei Fedorov in the game.

    Kazan 2 @ Chelyabinsk 1 (SO)
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 35 GP, 11-2-13, E, 12 PIM

    Kazan got a third period goal from former NHLer Niko Kapanen and then shootout goals from Danis Zaripov and KHL superstar Alexei Morozov to pull out a 2-1 win over Chelyabinsk. The elder Kazionov played 13:05 in the match.

    Nizhnekamsk 5 @ Ekaterinburg 2
    Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 4-3-7, -12, 10 PIM

    The younger Kazionov brother played 12:00 in the match.

    Dynamo Minsk 2 @ Dynamo Moscow 3
    Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 36 GP, 3-8-11, -4, 26 PIM

    Harju played 16:06 in the match and was 42% on draws. His helper came on Linus Omark's 16th goal of the season. It's been an interesting role reversal from Harju and Omark's Elitserien days in Sweden where Harju was the goal scorer and Omark was the setup man.

  • 5 years 17 weeks ago

    Lightning draftee Kirill Gotovets recently competed in Poland with his native Belarus in the IIHF World U20 Championships, DIV I Group B tournament. Gotovets, a defenseman, and his Belarus teammates were attempting to qualify for the 2011 World Junior Championships (WJC) in the U.S. by advancing out of the division.

    Belarus (3-0-2) finished with the silver, however, and won't join Canada, Russia, Sweden, and the like next year. Gotovets went scoreless in two games played, while accumulating four penalty minutes and seven shots on goal. The Cornell University commit will now return to Shattuck St-Mary's school in Minnesota, where he has three goals and nine points to go with 49 penalty minutes in 19 games.

    Norway advanced out of Group B and will join Germany (Group A) as entries in next Christmas' WJC tournament.

  • 5 years 17 weeks ago

    Canada 3 vs. Finland 0 (Exhibition)
    LW Matais Sointu, FIN: 0-0-0

    Finland made their exhibition debut in preparation for the 2010 World Junior Championships, but went scoreless against a strong Canada squad led by Richard Panik's teammate, Taylor Hall (1 goal), and Carter Ashton's teammate, Jordan Eberle (2 assists). Sointu played for Finland in the 2008 U-18 World Junior Championships, where he scored three goals in six games.

  • 5 years 17 weeks ago

    The Lightning's road trip is over. But, after two wins, the season isn't, thankfully.

    TB-4
    NYI-2

    Mike Smith allowed just 2 goals on 38 shots for the win.

    First Period
    NYI 16:47, Hunter 6 (Bailey, Hillen)(PP)

    Second Period
    TB 6:20, Stamkos 21 (St. Louis, Malone)
    NYI 16:25, Thompson 1 (Okposo, Nielsen)
    TB 19:41, Lecavalier 9 (Tanguay, Malone)

    Third Period
    TB 2:48, Malone 17 (Stamkos, Foster)(PP)
    TB 11:39, Malone 18 (St. Louis, Lecavalier)(PP)

    The Lightning have climbed back to within 1 game of the .500 mark and 2 points of 8th place in the Eastern Conference.

    Paul Szczechura had 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, 4 hits, and was 75% on draws in 14:05.

    James Wright had 1 shot and 2 hits in 7:17.

    Blair Jones had 2 shots and 2 hits in 12:34.

    Victor Hedman was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 hit, and 4 blocked shots in 19:47.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 17 weeks ago

    OHL

    Owen Sound Attack 8 @ Oshawa Generals 1
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 33 saves on 39 shots, pulled in third period
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 11-11-2-1, 3.33 GAA, .900 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador started the game, but was pulled after allowing his sixth goal against. Kevin Bailie finished the game, allowing two goals on eight shots. After a seven-game win streak, Oshawa has lost two of its past three games.

    Note: The QMJHL and WHL are both off until the 27th for Christmas break. The OHL is off until the 28th. Bolt Prospects will provide updates from our two World Junior Championship participants, Matias Sointu (Finland) and Richard Panik (Slovakia), throughout the holiday tournament.

  • 5 years 18 weeks ago

    Russia 4 @ Czech Republic 3 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 34/37, 2.77 GAA, .919 sv%

    Koshechkin stopped 34 of 37 shots in regulation and overtime and blanked the Czechs in the penalty shot session to record the shootout win. Sergey Mozyakin potted the winning marker in the shootout for the Russians.

    Finland 4 @ Sweden 3 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

    Harju and lifelong teammate Linus Omark moved back up to Sweden's second line in the game, and Omark responded with 1 goal and 1 assist in the game. But, it was Jarkko Immonen's shootout goal that sealed the win for the Finns. With the victory, the Finns clinched the Channel One Cup despite a very pedestrian 1-0-2 record. Sweden finished last in the tournament with a 0-1-2 record.

  • 5 years 18 weeks ago

    OHL

    Sudbury Wolves 4 @ Barrie Colts 5
    LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 5-9-14, E, 12 PIM
    With Sudbury: 10 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 6 PIM
    With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

    LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 21-22-43, +25, 24 PIM

    Two streaks fell and one continued as Barrie edged Sudbury 5-4. Hutchings’ 11-game point streak came to an end, as did Sointu’s three-game point streak. Barrie’s 21-game winning streak lives. Hutchings streak was the fifth-longest point streak in the OHL this season.

    Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 3 @ Erie Otters 1
    G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Loss, 30 saves on 33 shots
    Season Totals: 11 GP, 6-4-1-0, 2.96 GAA, .913 sv%
    With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

    Janus lost for the first time in three games. He has a 3.02 GAA and a .909 save percentage in December (2-2).

    Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Sarnia Sting 2
    C Richard Panik, WSR: Did not play (WJC camp).
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

    Oshawa Generals 6 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 11-10-2-1, 3.20 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador’s backup, Kevin Bailie, got the nod in net for Oshawa.

  • 5 years 18 weeks ago

    Dartmouth Big Green 3 @ No.19 Vermont Catamounts 4
    C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 6 PIM

    Vermont (8-6-2) is 4-1-1 in its last six games, but remains out of the USCHO Top-20 at No.22.

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