Game Night Results

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Canada 3 @ Russia 5
    Carter Ashton, Canada, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 7 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 6 PIM

    Brett Connolly, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 7 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM

    Russia scored five unanswered third period goals to shock Canada and take U20 WJC gold 5-3. Lightning prospect Carter Ashton scored a goal with 14 seconds left in the first period for the Canadians in the loss. Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win for the Russians.

    Team USA won the bronze, defeating Sweden 4-2 in tonight's bronze medal match. Slovakia finished 8th in the 10 team tournament, with Lightning prospect Richard Panik being named one of Slovakia's best players by the tournament's coaches.

    What did Lightning fans learn about their prospects? Carter Ashton played pretty well in a complimentary role on Canada's second line. It's questionable whether he'll ever be the featured sniper on any given line with the Lightning in the pros, but with so many good snipers in this organization he's got a great chance to fit in by being strong in the corners and in the high traffic areas. Fellow Team Canada member Brett Connolly entered the tournament coming off a concussion and therefore didn't have a regular line, so it's hard to draw any conclusions. The only common critique from BoltProspects' staff was that Connolly could be better along the wall than he is. Advantage Ashton, perhaps, if the Lightning are pushed to choose between which of these two players is more NHL ready for next season.

    For Team Slovakia, Richard Panik lived up to the hype. With two years of experience already to his credit, Panik led his team by a wide margin in scoring, confirming his reputation that Panik plays his best on a big stage. The young Slovakian winger is so much stronger than many of the players he faced in this tournament, anything less would have been a disappointment, and he remains a darkhorse to make the NHL next season because he already has an NHL body. The more eye opening performance was put forward by teammate Adam Janosik, who gets lost in the shuffle in the QMJHL but rose to the occassion on Slovakia's top pair. Known mostly as a power play specialist, Janosik showed himself to be a competent two-way defender en route to also finishing second on the team in scoring.

    Ashton already holds an NHL contract and nearly made the Lightning out of camp each of the past two years, and should have a very good shot at making the team next year. His game is very well suited for the NHL and his talents will compliment the Lightning's top players well. Brett Connolly has had a fantastic junior season and should receive an NHL contract before too long, but it'll be up to his camp performance next Fall to determine if he plays one more season of junior or jumps to the NHL. Panik has likely done what he needed to do to earn an NHL contract, and his camp performance in the Fall will determine whether he is Norfolk or Tampa bound. Janosik will likely play one more season of junior before the Lightning decide whether to offer him an entry-level contract, but things are looking good at this point in time.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Let down.

    TB-1
    PIT-8

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 5 goals on 23 shots for the loss. In two relief stints, Dan Ellis allowed 3 on 18.

    First Period
    00:07 PIT Malkin (15), unassisted
    02:23 PIT Conner (5), Lovejoy (4), Cooke (11)
    07:17 PIT Kennedy (6), Letang (28)
    07:42 PIT Kunitz (11), Crosby (34), Dupuis (10)
    18:56 PIT Kunitz (12), Goligoski (13), Letang (29)(PP)

    Second Period
    12:54 PIT Letestu (9), Kennedy (12), Goligoski (14)
    19:49 PIT Kunitz (13), Goligoski (15), Letang (30)(PP)

    Third Period
    02:25 TB Hall (5), Thompson (9), Tyrell (6)
    03:38 PIT Goligoski (7), Conner (4), Lovejoy (5)

    It was an emotional game last night and the Lightning thought they could ease themselves into tonight's game and the Penguins jumped them, and it was a 7-0 mugging by the end of two periods. It's a damned shame because the Lightning had spent weeks working back to even in goal differential, and now they're set back to -7 for the year. The good news is that it's 1 of 82, but my guess is that Guy Boucher won't be happy with the Lightning's flat second period response to adversity.

    Dana Tyrell had an assist and was +1 with 1 shot in 11:58. If you can be +1 in an 8-1 loss, I suppose that's a positive for you. Tyrell is now 3 games from graduation from prospect status here on BoltProspects.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    1/4/11
    Elitserien
    Sodertalje 4 @ MODO 3
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 14 GP, 2-9-0, 0 SO, 3.04 GAA, .880 sv%

    Despite two goals from former NHLer Ladislav Nagy, MODO fell to Sodertalje 4-3. Even with the victory, Sodertalje remains in the Elitserien basement, two points back of MODO.

    KHL
    Cherepovets 4 @ Dynamo Minsk 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 32/35, 3.00 GAA, .914 sv%
    Season totals: 23 GP, 12-11-0, 2 SO, 2.84 GAA, .912 sv%

    Vasily Koshehckin made 32 saves to help Cherepovets defeat Minsk 4-3.

    Novgorod 5 @ Dynamo Riga 2
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 37 GP, 12-9-21, -4, 40 PIM

    Martins Karsums had a minor for interference in 14:35 of ice time in Riga's 5-2 loss to Novgorod. Ex-Oilers farmhand Charles Linglet had a pair of goals for Novgorod in the win.

    1/5/11
    Kazan 2 @ Novokuznetsk 1
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 2-5-7, +4, 22 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov assisted on Jarkko Immonen's game opening goal in Kazan's 2-1 win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had Kazan's other goal.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Montreal Juniors 1 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 5-22-27, +15, 18 PIM

    Landry earned an assist on Montreal’s lone goal, scored with 14 seconds left in the game. Christopher Gibson (undrafted) stopped 37 of 38 shots for Chicoutimi.

    WHL

    Calgary Hitmen 0 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 40 GP, 2-10-12, +10, 64 PIM

    Zahn has two points in his last three games. He’s approaching his career high of 19 points, set in 69 games during the 2007-2008 season.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Czech Republic 5 @ Slovakia 2
    Richard Panik, Slovakia, 2-0-2, -1, 4 PIM, 5 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 7-2-9, +1, 12 PIM

    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-5-5, +1, 2 PIM

    Despite a pair of power play goals by Lightning prospect Richard Panik, Slovakia could not overcome an initial 4-0 defecit as they fell 5-2 to neighbor Czech Republic. Fellow Lightning prospect Adam Janosik assisted on one of Panik's goals. Panik also took minors for slashing and tripping. Panik and Janosik finished first and second on Team Slovakia in scoring, respectively, for the tournament. That's not half bad. They were also two of the four players on Slovakia to end the WJC's with a plus rating.

    Tomorrow night, Canada faces Russia in the tournament final.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Lightning win a game marked by playoff style intensity and great goaltending.

    TB-1
    WSH-0

    Dwayne Roloson stopped all 34 shots he faced to win his Lightning debut.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    02:54 TB St Louis (17), Lecavalier (10), Kubina (12)

    Roloson and Martin St. Louis were the game's first and second stars.

    It's pretty cool that the '03-'04 Cup team members dialed up the winning overtime goal. It's hard to imagine a more closely played game than tonight's, which is a marked improvement considering what a nightmare Washington DC has been traditionally for the Lightning. Now the Lightning hold first place in the Southeast with another potential statement game against Pittsburgh tomorrow night.

    Matt Smaby played his best game of the season, by the way.

    Dana Tyrell played 14:25 and the Kids n' the Hall line got quite a compliment going out for the first shift in overtime. Tyrell and company got shifts against the Ovechkin line here and there over the course of the night and they didn't acquit themselves poorly.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    USA 1 @ Canada 4
    Carter Ashton, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM

    Brett Connolly, Canada, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM

    Brett Connolly assisted on Quinton Howden's game winning goal in Canada's 4-1 semifinal victory over Team USA. Fellow Lightning prospect Carter Ashton had a minor for slashing in the match. The Canadians dominated the match, outshooting the Americans 41-23 in the contest.

    Tomorrow, Slovakia will play the Czech Republic to polish off the relegation round, setting the stage for Wednesday's championship game between the Canadians and semifinal winner Russia, which beat Sweden 4-3 in a shootout today. Sweden will play Team USA for the bronze medal in the match preceeding the championship game.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    In yesterday's Elitserien action...

    Frolunda 4 @ Sodertalje 0
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 21/25, 4.00 GAA, .840 sv%
    Season totals: 14 GP, 2-9-0, 0 SO, 3.04 GAA, .880 sv%

    Riku Helenius' season from hell continued in a 4-0 loss to Frolunda. Oscar Hedman, brother of Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, had an assist in the match for Frolunda.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    OHL

    Plymouth Whalers 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 0-5-5, -6, 48 PIM

    The Soo missed a chance to climb out of the West Division cellar and pass Sarnia but couldn’t beat the Whalers at home Sunday.

    WHL

    Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Swift Current Broncos 4
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 39 GP, 2-9-11, +8, 64 PIM

    The Blades still have an 11 point lead on second place Moose Jaw for the East Division lead and a four point lead on Kootenay for the best record in the WHL.

    Of Note: Carter Ashton (Canada), Brett Connolly (Canada), Adam Janosik (Czech Republic), and Richard Panik (Slovakia) are all participating in preparations for the upcoming World Junior Championships.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    The week from hell ends in a shutout defeat.

    NOR-0
    HER-2

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 24 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    HER Greentree, (15) (Willsie, Aucoin), 11:34 (PP)

    Second Period
    HER Miskovic, (5) (Aucoin, Gordon), 7:32

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Norfolk only gained 2 of a possible 8 points in 4 games against division opponents that are in direct competition with them for positioning. Bad. Norfolk falls into a tie with Charlotte for second place with Hershey just one point behind, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is now 8 points ahead with 1 game in hand. Really bad.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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