Game Night Results

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Just what the doctor ordered.

    NYI-0
    TB-4

    Mike Smith stopped all 30 shots he faced for the shutout. He's been fairly resilient this season. He had a terrible game against Ottawa earlier in the year and he had a good start his next time out afterwards. He was suspect a couple of times against Boston, in my opinion, but he shut the door tonight against the Isles.

    First Period
    TB 1:35, Malone 16 (Meszaros, St. Louis)
    TB 19:08, Downie 5 (Meszaros, St. Louis)(PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    TB 2:58, Halpern 5 (Foster, Lecavalier)(PP)
    TB 10:31, Hedman 1 (Lecavalier, Tanguay)

    Steve Downie is quietly becoming a real weapon on the power play, and Jeff Halpern is obviously a new man after his conversion to the wing.

    Zenon Konopka had 1 hit, 1 blocked shot, and was 71% on draws in 7:34.

    James Wright had 1 shot, 1 hit, and was 50% on draws in 12:51.

    Blair Jones had 1 shot, 1 blocked shot, and was 50% on draws in 12:00.

    Victor Hedman scored his first NHL goal and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 21:32. To use the basketball vernacular, the big man filled the lane and finished with authority on the "fast break" 3-on-1. Seriously, he looked like a shark attacking his prey the way he recognized the odd man rush situation and used his speed to blast right to the net and he made no mistakes with his shot. Beautiful, beautiful goal.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Hershey is so tough to stop when they're in Hershey.

    NOR-4
    HER-5

    Riku Helenius allowed 5 goals on 37 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    NOR Parrish, (4) (Jackson, Bochenski), 1:35
    NOR Wishart, (3) (Tyrell, Craig), 4:07
    HER Bourque, (1) (Collins, Aucoin), 4:29
    HER Beagle, (3) (Gordon, Bacashihua), 7:38
    NOR Hall, (4) (Tyrell, Craig), 14:32

    Second Period
    NOR Parrish, (5) (Smolenak, Bochenski), 1:01
    HER Wilson, (8) (McNeill, Collins), 7:32
    HER Aucoin, (9) (Gordon, Bourque), 10:54

    Third Period
    HER Bourque, (2) (Carlson, Kane), 10:29 (PP)

    Veteran Mark Parrish was named the game's second star. The Admirals really gave Hershey a good run, but in the end the Bears were too much with their 37-20 shot advantage in the game.

    Dana Tyrell is still hunting for his first goal of the season, but with a pair of helpers tonight he got his first multi-point game of the season. We expect the former Prince George Cougar to get stronger as the season progresses as he shakes off the rust from missing half a season last year with a knee injury and continues to acclimate to the pro game.

    Scott Jackson was +3 tonight and seized the team lead in plus-minus at +11. He's not the world's fastest skater, but he was known as a very strong player positionally coming out of junior and it's showing this year.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Magnitogorsk 6 @ Chelyabinsk 0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 25/25, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 30 GP, 15-13, 4 SO, 2.05 GAA, .922 sv%

    Here comes Vasily Koshechkin. The big netminder got his second straight shutout as Magnitogorsk flattened Chelyabinsk 6-0, partly on the strength of another one goal and one assist effort by Sergei Fedorov. Koshechkin's fourth shutout of the season moves him into a tie for the league lead with teammate Ilya Proskuryakov. His .922 sv% is also tied for fourth in the league among netminders with 20 or more appearances. A year ago, with Lada Togliatti, Koshechkin put up eight shutouts, and he has shown an amazing propensity throughout his career for ripping off very long shutout streaks when he gets hot.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 3
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 2-19-21, +8, 30 PIM

    After a four game point streak, Barberio has failed to hit the scoresheet in his last two games – both Moncton wins.

    OHL

    Barrie Colts 6 @ Erie Otters 3
    LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-4-5, +3, 4 PIM (roughing, elbowing), *First Star*
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 17-20-37, +16, 22 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1-0, 2.93 GAA, .915 sv%
    With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

    Hutchings (pictured) has scored in six straight games and has points in his last seven. His five point night is a career high; he had two four point games last season. He is four points off the team lead in scoring. Barrie is on a 16 game win streak. Janus dressed for the game, which is an improvement, but did not see action. He’s been battling various injuries.

    Brampton Battalion 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 5 (SO)
    LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 4-7-11, +3, 8 PIM
    With Sudbury: 5 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 2 PIM
    With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

    The Wolves have won two shootout games in a row after a five game winless streak.

    Belleville Bulls 3 @ Oshawa Generals 4 (SO)
    RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 9-7-16, +1, 26 PIM
    With Bulls: 13 GP, 7-6-13, +3, 6 PIM
    With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

    G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 21 saves on 24 shots
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 10-9-2-1, 3.23 GAA, .900 sv%, 1 SO

    DeCoste extended his point streak to three games with his assist and remains at a point-per-game pace with Belleville since coming over from the Soo. Zador stopped 3 of 3 shooters in the shootout and hasn’t had a regulation loss in six games.

    WHL

    Red Deer Rebels 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
    RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (hooking)
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 13-13-26, -6, 52 PIM

    On the night Lightning prospect Blair Jones made his return to the NHL, one of his two WHL teams, Red Deer, got a late goal to steal a road win in Lethbridge. Ashton has two points in his last six games.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    I'd almost rather lose a game 4-2 then cough up a winning goal in the last minute. Almost.

    TB-2
    NJ-3

    Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals on 19 shots for the loss. It's been an alarming trend over the last week and a half where the Lightning haven't been getting quite the same level of goaltending they were getting, and the results have very quickly turned sour because of it. That's not to say Niitty was terrible, but 3 goals on 19 shots isn't a pretty number.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    TB 1:26, Lecavalier 6 (Halpern)

    Third Period
    NJ 1:15, Rolston 9 (Niedermayer)(PP)
    NJ 5:14, Bergfors 8 (Zharkov)(PP)
    TB 17:00, Downie 4 (Stamkos, Malone)(PP)
    NJ 19:21, Langenbrunner 6 (Greene, Rolston)

    Zenon Konopka had 5 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 7:18.

    Paul Szczechura played just 4:12 in the game.

    James Wright got in his first NHL fight and had 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 9:23.

    Blair Jones had 3 hits and 1 blocked shot in 13:27. Let me be one of the first to say how proud I am of Blair to work his way into this opportunity. He has always had a lot of promise since his days in junior, but he's fluctuated between the penthouse in his rookie season and the doghouse for the past couple of seasons because he's a bit of a laid back Western farm boy, as Steve Stirling once put it to me, so the physical and defensive intensity hasn't always been there night in and night out. He's really started to understand more about being prepared to go every night and he's earned this chance. Let that be a lesson to all the youngsters in Norfolk: even in your fourth season of pro you've got a chance if you work hard, prepare like a professional, and put it together at the rink.

    Victor Hedman was +1 with 1 hit in 19:32.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Love that headline on the press release from the Admirals. Move over Iverson.

    NOR-2
    ADK-1 (OT)

    Dustin Tokarski stopped 22 of 23 to get a win the Admirals absolutely needed to have.

    First Period
    ADK Kolanos, (4) (Dingle, Bellamy), 3:42

    Second Period
    NOR Smolenak, (3) (Lundin, Mihalik), 17:47

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    NOR Craig, (9) (Smolenak, Jackson), 1:32

    Ryan Craig (aka The Answer) and Radek Smolenak were the game's first and second stars. That's what you have to love about this year's version of the Admirals: sweet, sweet depth up front. Blair Jones has been hot as a firecracker and earned his callup. Last season that would've crushed the Ads. This season you've got a 20 goal, 50 point capable guy like Smolenak just waiting to pick up where Jones left off.

    Vladimir Mihalik snapped a five-game pointless streak with a helper and pulled himself back to even in plus-minus for the season. Kudos to Scott Jackson for keying Craig and Smolenak's winning 2-on-1 in overtime. Jackson's posted a very respectable +8 rating so far this year.

    Norfolk outshot Adirondack 36-23 in the game. I'm still waiting for when these shot imbalances are going to turn into some nice blowouts in the Admirals' favor rather than these nail biters. Norfolk's played so many close games this year. Norfolk can get back to .500 tomorrow night, but they'll have to do it in Hershey, which may be the toughest place in the AHL to go win a hockey game as a visitor.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    No.19 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ Boston University Terriers 3
    C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

    Vermont moves one game over .500 at 6-5-2. Former Lightning prospect Justin Courtnall did not play in the game for BU.

    No.12 Alaska Nanooks 1 @ Western Michigan Broncos 4
    D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, -9, 16 PIM

    WMU moved to 6-7-2 on the year with the upset over the Nanooks.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Dynamo Moscow 3 @ KHK MVD 2 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 3-5-8, -6, 24 PIM

    After a long drought, Harju finally scored his third goal of the season, while his lifelong teammate Linus Omark chipped in a goal and an assist. However, it took a game winning shootout goal by former NHLer Mattias Weinhandl for Dynamo to finally knock off KHK MVD 3-2. Harju played 15:36 in the match and was 63% on draws. He failed, however, on his shootout attempt in the penalty shot session. Dynamo Moscow sits in fourth place in the KHL's Western Conference.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago
    [b][i]OHL[/b][/i] [b] Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Barrie Colts 5[/b] [i]LW/C [b][url=/alex-hutchings]Alex Hutchings[/url][/b], BAR: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star* [/i] Season Totals: 28 GP, 16-16-32, +13, 18 PIM Hutchings (pictured) has scored in five straight games and has points in his last six. Barrie is on a 16-0-0-1 streak. He scored two shorthanded goals 29 seconds apart in the third period, including one on a penalty shot. This was unofficially his third First Star of the season. He finished November 6-6-12 in 10 games, with a plus-5 rating and 10 PIM. [b] Sudbury Wolves 5 @ Peterborough Petes 4 (SO)[/b] [i]LW [b][url=/matias-sointu]Matais Sointu[/url][/b], SBY: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM [/i] Season Totals: 25 GP, 4-7-11, +4, 8 PIM [i]With Sudbury: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -3, 2 PIM With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM[/i] The Wolves broke a five-game winless streak. Sointu, who did not participate in the shootout, scored his first with Sudbury and his first goal since October 11. He finished November with three assists and an even rating. [b] Oshawa Generals 3 @ Brampton Battalion 2 (OT)[/b] [i]G [b][url=/michael-zador]Michael Zador[/url][/b], OSH: Win, 33 saves on 35 shots, *Second Star*[/i] Season Totals: 22 GP, 9-9-2-1, 3.25 GAA, .901 sv%, 1 SO Zador was named a game star for the third game in a row (two thirds, a second). He hasn’t had a regulation loss in five games. Zador finished November 2-5-1-1, 3.10, .904.
  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Omsk 2 @ Astana 1
    Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 25/26, 1.00 GAA, .962 sv%
    Season totals: 24 GP, 14-9, 2 SO, 1.91 GAA, .917 sv%

    Jaromir Jagr assisted on Dimitri Pestunov's game winning third period goal to help lift Karri Ramo and Omsk over Astana 2-1. Former Lightning draft pick Ilya Solarev took two minor penalties in the match for Astana. Interestingly, Ramo's numbers are very similar to St. Petersburg goaltender Robert Esche (15-7, 3 SO, 2.04 GAA, .916 sv%), who the Lightning briefly courted for Ramo's vacant backup spot in Tampa Bay before signing Antero Niittymaki.

    Chekhov 0 @ Magnitogorsk 4
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 29/29, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 29 GP, 14-13, 3 SO, 2.13 GAA, .920 sv%

    Koshechkin got his first shutout in a Metallurg jersey to help boost Magnitogorsk to a 4-0 victory. Former NHL superstar Sergei Fedorov supported Koshechkin with a goal and an assist in the match. Magnitogorsk moves 1 point ahead of Yulaev into 1st in the Eastern Conference.

    CSKA 2 @ Ekaterinburg 1 (OT)
    Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 4-3-7, -9, 10 PIM

    CSKA got an overtime goal from ex-Senators draft pick Alexander Nikulin to pull out a 2-1 win over Ekaterinburg. Denis Kazionov played 13:29 in the match. Ekaterinburg has managed to climb over Novokuznetsk and Khabarovsk to get out of the Eastern Conference basement, but still sits 5 points behind Chelyabinsk for the 8th and final playoff spot in the East.

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