Game Night Results

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    Return of The Entertainer.

    ALB-1
    NOR-4

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 1 goal on 23 shots for the win in his first game back from injury. Desjardins has been on the shelf since a January 16th tilt in Charlotte, and returns not a moment too soon with Dustin Tokarski day to day with an undisclosed injury.

    First Period
    NOR Marks, (4) (Angelidis, Berry), 6:08
    NOR Wright, (16) (Pouliot, Fornataro), 8:38

    Second Period
    ALB Henrique, (23) (Sestito, Magnan), 1:05 (SH)
    NOR Fornataro, (17) (Pouliot, Vernace), 6:53 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Giliati, (7) (Szczechura, Desjardins), 19:19 (EN)

    Matt Fornataro, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, and Desjardins were the game's three stars.

    Unfortunately, the win didn't net any gains in the standings as Norfolk tries to track down Charlotte and Hershey for 3rd and 2nd place in the East Division, respectively. Both teams won tonight, leaving Norfolk 1 point back of Charlotte with 2 games in hand and 7 points back of Hershey with 3 games in hand. Norfolk did gain 2 points on 5th place Binghamton and now hold a 7 point edge on the Senators with 1 game in hand. In the crossover, Norfolk holds a 9 point edge on Worcester with 1 game in hand.

    The Admirals are now just a few points shy of the roughly 88-90 points they'll likely need to secure a playoff spot, as they now have 83 points with 13 games left in the regular season. Norfolk had 84 points at the end of last season, finishing just 2 points behind Bridgeport, which earned the final playoff spot in the East Division via the crossover rule. A win tomorrow night against Albany will help the club match its point total from all of last year. Norfolk has improved its point total in each subsequent season of its affiliation with the Lightning, which began in 2007-2008.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ Montreal Juniors 4
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 56 GP, 11-28-39, +25, 30 PIM

    Landry is 18th in the league in scoring among defensemen heading into the final weekend of the season. The Juniors have a four point lead on Quebec for the second seed in the Q with two games remaining.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    I'm still recovering from the mild heart attack I just had when Roloson was down after taking a slapshot off the collar bone.

    TB-2
    MTL-3 (SO)

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 2 goals on 29 shots before allowing 2 of 4 shooters to convert for the shootout loss. And, every Lightning fan saw the season flash before their eyes when Scott Gomez pinged a slapshot off his collarbone and he went down like a ton of bricks. I'm very glad Roloson finished out the game, and I hope a bruise is the only takeaway from that play.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    00:35 TB Purcell (17), St Louis (58), Gagne (16)(PP)
    05:40 MTL Kostitsyn (18), Desharnais (10), White (2)

    Third Period
    03:58 MTL Gionta (25), unassisted(SH)
    09:29 TB Gagne (12), St Louis (59), Clark (20)(PP)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    TB- Gagne
    MTL- Dawes, Cammalleri

    Wow, nice homerism with three Montreal players being named stars in a game where the Lightning dominated the play to the tune of a 37-29 shot advantage. Montreal was very lucky to get to the shootout with the amount of chances that the Lightning were generating. It was a much stronger performance relative to the last outing against the Habs, which is understandable given how many regulars were hurt for Montreal. I thought Price stole the 2 points, frankly, and did so often by the skin of his teeth.

    There are 11 games left in the regular season. Tampa Bay is 4 points back of Washington with 1 game in hand and a trailing by 2 in the ROW column tiebreaker. The Lightning now have 5 straight games against teams that would miss the playoffs if the season ended today. This is where the club has to make its move, and it can put division rival Carolina out of its misery in the process.

    Mattias Ritola had 1 blocked shot in 13:14.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    Kval till Elitserien
    Mora 1 @ Sodertalje 6
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    Ex-St. Cloud State forward Ryan Lasch had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Sodertalje to a 6-1 blunt force pounding of Mora in their second game of the Kval till Elitserien. Sodertalje now sits in 2nd on the Kval till Elitserien table, 1 point back of Allsvenskan team Vaxjo and 1 point ahead of fellow Elitserien team MODO. 8 games remain in the promotion/relegation season.

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
    (2)Kazan 0 @ (3)Ufa 1
    Ufa Wins the Series 4-1
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 44 GP, 2-5-7, +5, 32 PIM
    Playoff totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

    Happy trails to defending Gagarin Cup champions Ak Bars Kazan. Ex-Kings goalie Erik Ersberg made 27 saves for a 1-0, Game Five shutout win for Ufa to seal the series win. Ex-Predators first rounder Alexander Radulov had Ufa's only goal. Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 13:36 in the match.

    That brings to a conclusion the Lightning prospect season in Russia. Yaroslavl and Ufa have already clinched spots in their respective conferences, while St. Petersburg has a 3-2 series lead over Mytischi and former Lightning netminder Karri Ramo's Omsk club holds a 3-2 series lead over Magnitogorsk.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    OHL

    Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Guelph Storm 4
    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: Did not play (injured – sprained ankle)
    With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
    With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
    Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

    Panik remains out with a sprained ankle. He is reportedly skating and recently returned home to Slovakia to take a high school equivalency exam. At 73 points and in seventh in the West, Guelph could still technically catch Plymouth (76) for sixth or be caught by London (69) and fall to eighth. London has a game in hand. Guelph will likely play Saginaw in the first round.

    Plymouth Whalers 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (OT)
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
    Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 30 saves on 33 shots
    With Attack: 13 GP, 9-2-0-0, 3.06 GAA, .900 sv%, 0 SO
    With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador (pictured) earned a second straight start for his First Star effort against London and won again, this time beating Plymouth in overtime. Zador, who is approaching 20 wins on the season, will likely see more time in net as Owen Sound has already clinched the West’s top seed. They’ll likely play London in the first round. Schemitsch is expected back for the playoffs.

    WHL

    Everett Silvertips 2 @ Tri-City Americans 1
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (goaltender interference, tripping)
    With Tri-City: 30 GP, 15-26-41, +8, 60 PIM
    With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
    Season Totals: 59 GP, 31-37-68, -4, 104 PIM

    Ashton has 14 points (6 goals) in March. He has 17 PIM in his last four games. TC is basically locked in as the West’s 4-seed. They’ll likely play either Chilliwack or Vancouver.

    Chilliwack Bruins 1 @ Spokane Chiefs 2 (SO)
    C Tyler Johnson, SPO: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (high sticking, hooking)
    Season Totals: 68 GP, 51-60-111, +26, 48 PIM

    Johnson didn’t find the scoresheet in regulation or overtime Wednesday, but scored in the shootout to help the Chiefs defeat Chilliwack. The Chiefs, who will be the 3-seed in the West, will likely play Vancouver or Chilliwack in the first round.

    Moose Jaw Warriors 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 3 (SO)
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 70 GP, 3-20-23, +38, 133 PIM

    Saskatoon, who has already clinched the league’s best record, won the shootout 2-0. Zahn has been at least plus-1 in his last six games. He is plus-16 in that span.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    KHL Western Conference Semifinals
    (1)Yaroslavl 5 @ (7)Dynamo Riga 4 (OT)
    Yaroslavl Wins the Series 4-1
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 17-15-32, -3, 46 PIM
    Playoff totals: 11 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 8 PIM

    Alexander Kalyanin scored 5:09 into overtime to life Lokomotiv to a 5-4 victory and eliminate Riga in Game Five of their semifinal series. Ex-NHLer Pavol Demitra had a goal in the match for Yaroslavl. Martins Karsums was scoreless in 17:30 of ice time.

    With Karsums' club season over, he'll await a spot on Latvia's World Championships team.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    BCHL

    BCHL Interior Conference Semifinals – Game 5

    Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4 @ Penticton Vees 2
    Silverbacks win Best of 7 series 4-1

    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 58 GP, 29-43-72, 28 PIM
    Playoff totals: 6 GP, 1-4-5, 9 PIM

    Penticton’s season came to an end Monday when they lost their third game at home in their second round series to upstart goalie Kris Moore and Salmon Arm. O’Donnell had an assist on the Vees’ final goal, which was scored at the four minute mark of the third period to cut the Silverbacks’ lead to 4-2. Salmon Arm scored twice in 14 seconds early in the third period to go up 4-1. Penticton finished two points ahead of Salmon Arm in the regular season. The Silverbacks are now 8-1 in the playoffs.

    O’Donnell finished second on the Vees in scoring during the regular season and represented Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge. While he missed three playoff games due to an injury sustained in a fight, he was nearly a point-per-gamer for the postseason. He’ll be donning the green of the University of North Dakota the next time we see him.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Ahhhh, Toronto: the Lightning's cure-all.

    TB-6
    TOR-2

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the win.

    First Period
    09:53 TB Thompson (8), Purcell (29), Clark (17)

    Second Period
    05:12 TOR Phaneuf (5), Brent (10), Lupul (13)
    09:25 TB Ritola (3), Hall (9), Thompson (12)
    12:34 TB Ritola (4), Purcell (30), Clark (18)
    14:37 TOR Kulemin (26), unassisted
    18:53 TB Lecavalier (18), Gagne (15), Purcell (31)

    Third Period
    08:47 TB Moore (13), St Louis (56), Stamkos (42)
    14:32 TB Lundin (1), Stamkos (43), St Louis (57)

    Mattias Ritola, Teddy Purcell, and Nate Thompson were the game's three stars. Tampa Bay climbs back to within 3 points of streaking Washington in the division.

    Ritola had 2 goals and was +2 with 6 shots and 2 hits in 10:22. He's elevated his physical play since coming up from Norfolk considerably, and it's upped his overall play.

    Blair Jones was -1 with 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 9:41. He was also 7/13 on faceoffs.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    ECAC Tournament
    Quarterfinals - Game 3

    Harvard Crimson 3 @ #18 Dartmouth Big Green 4
    Dartmouth wins series 2-1

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 34 GP, 15-14-29, +7, 36 PIM

    Harvard made it interesting scoring with .20 seconds left to pull within one but were unable to even it up.

    The Crimson finish with a 12-21-1 record. They went 5-3-1 in the month of February to push themselves into the playoffs and eventually knock out No. 7 seed Clarkson in the first round.

    Killorn, a junior, finished the season as the team's leading goal scorer with 15 and was second on the team in total points with 29. He set career highs in both categories, as well as assists with 14. He also led the team a plus-7 rating.

    In his three years at Harvard, Killorn has played 96 games registering 30 goals and 33 assists for 63 points.

    ECAC Tournament
    Quarterfinals - Game 3

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ Cornell Big Red 3 (OT)
    Cornell wins series 2-1

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 1-6-7, +8, 32 PIM

    Cornell senior Joe Devin (undrafted) scored midway through the first overtime to win the series for Cornell. Gotovets recorded his first point in 20 games for the Big Red as they move onto the semifinals against Dartmouth.

    CCHA Tournament
    Quarterfinals - Game 3

    Ferris State Bulldogs 4 @ #15 Western Michigan 5 (OT)
    Western Michigan wins series 2-1

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 38 GP, 1-7-8, +14, 52 PIM

    Senior Max Campbell (NY Rangers) scored his 18th of the season 2:23 into overtime to win the series for Western Michigan. The Broncos led 3-0 and 4-1 in the game before Ferris State clawed their way back to send it to overtime.

    The Broncos now face tournament No. 1 seed Michigan in the semifinals. Western was 0-2-0 against Michigan in the regular season.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Gatineau Olympiques 8 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 5
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 3 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 35 PIM

    Janosik has three points in his last two games. Gatineau looks like they’ll be locked into the fifth seed in the league under the new playoff format, meaning they’d play the 12 seed, which right now is Chicoutimi. Teams are re-seeded after each round.

    Baie-Comeau Drakkar 0 @ Montreal Juniors 7
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM (roughing), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 55 GP, 11-28-39, +24, 30 PIM

    The Drakkar would have squeaked this one out – if they counted B-C's shots (13) vs. Montreal’s goals (7). Montreal scored five times in the first period on 16 shots. The Juniors are now up three points on Drummondville for the TELUS West Division title, with Montreal having a game in hand. Division winners get the first three seeds of the 16 teams that make the playoffs in the Q. Teams 4-16 are then seeded by total points.

    WHL

    Prince George Cougars 3 @ Tri-City Americans 6
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 57 GP, 43-25-68, -5, 26 PIM
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 2-1-3, E, 4 PIM (high sticking, roughing), *First Star*
    With Tri-City: 29 GP, 15-26-41, +8, 56 PIM
    With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 31-37-68, -4, 100 PIM

    In a match-up of probable future linemates with the Lightning, Carter Ashton got the better of Brett Connolly in goals, points, and the win column. Ashton set a new career high with his 30th and 31st goals of the season. He also tied Connolly in points for the season and hit the 100 penalty minute mark. Not a bad night for the big guy. Connolly, meanwhile, scored his 43rd goal of the season. Connolly broke his previous career high for goals in a year 12 goals ago.

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