Game Night Results

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    All you really need is Stammer and a dream.


    Mathieu Garon stopped 28 of 30 for the win.

    First Period
    TB Stamkos (41), (Malone, Purcell), 0:28
    TB Stamkos (42), (Clark, Purcell), 17:58

    Second Period
    ANH Koivu (11), (Ryan, Fowler), 0:40
    TB Purcell (15), (Stamkos, Gilroy), 2:40
    ANH Ryan (22), (Koivu), 18:38

    Third Period

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

    For those keeping score at home, the Lightning have traded their 3rd line center, traded arguably their 2nd best defenseman, lost their 2nd line center and captain to injury, and traded a top-6 forward and gotten zero NHL roster players in return... and they keep winning. Tonight's win moves the Lightning to within 5 points of 8th place in the conference with 23 games left to go. Games. Ice. Not paper. You've read it here before.

    I would laugh my rear end off if the Lightning, flush with the potential of up to 6 top-60 draft picks this summer ready to deploy to get a goaltender and just about anything else Stevie Y desires, still rolled into the playoffs with Stamkos toting a Richard and a Ross Trophy. At that point, I'm sorry, he should by default be the Hart Trophy winner, too. Logically, that can't happen, but logic be damned. Another 20 games like these last 3 and this team's going to have beaten the house like a rented mule.

    Victor Hedman logged over 27 minutes of ice time tonight and was +1. You may not be Lidstrom yet, my friend, but once Yzerman's through trading you'll be getting Lidstrom's ice time.

    Trevor Smith was -1 with 2 hits in 11:14.

    J.T. Wyman played 12:26.

    Mike Angelidis had 1 shot and 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 5:28.

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  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 5 @ HPK 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 27 GP, 18-7-0, 6 SO, 1.55 GAA, .937 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a helper in JYP's 5-2 win over HPK. JYP faces Jokerit on Friday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    Chelyabinsk Jr. 2 @ Khabarovsk Jr. 3
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 39 GP, 10-20-30, +13, 64 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov's offensive dry spell continued in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 302 loss to Khabarovsk Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. faces Poprad Jr. next Tuesday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Frolunda 1 @ Lulea 2
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 48 GP, 13-7-20, +4, 16 PIM

    Johan Gustafsson made 29 saves to lead Lulea to a 2-1 win over Frolunda. Coming down to the final few games of the regular season, Lulea faces Farjestads on Saturday. They currently hold down the top spot on the league table by 5 points over Frolunda, which is why today's win is so big.

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago


    London Knights 2 @ Sarnia Sting 6

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: Did not play (illness)
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 18-44-62, +16, 42 PIM

    Namestnikov missed his second straight game with the flu. Brett Thompson (undrafted) had two goals and an assist for Steven Stamkos’former junior team. Likely 2012 No. 1 pick Nail Yakupov had a goal for the Sting, also.

    Barrie Colts 6 @ Oshawa Generals 1

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play (injured)
    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 because of a concussion. It’s at least the third concussion of his career. He missed a month earlier this year because of a head injury. Jets/Thrashers pick Ivan Telegin had a hat trick for Barrie. Tanner Pearson (pictured), a possibility for the Lightning early in day two of the 2012 draft, had an assist for the Colts.

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 8 @ Chekhov 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 31 GP, 15-10-1, 6 SO, 2.35 GAA, .926 sv%

    Ex-Devils first rounder Nicklas Bergfors had 1 goal and 1 assist for Cherepovets in their 8-2 rout of Chekhov. Cherepovets play Ekaterinburg on Wednesday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    Novokuznetsk Jr. 3 @ CSKA Jr. 2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., DNP
    Season totals (MHL): 21 GP, 21-18-39, +11, 40 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov missed his second straight game in CSKA Jr.'s 3-2 loss to Novokuznetsk Jr. The club is off until next Monday when they'll face Yaroslavl Jr.

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago


    Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 5-25-30, -10, 47 PIM

    Janosik (pictured) hit 30 points for the season, which makes it three times in his three seasons he’s done so. He’s five points off his career high of 35, which was set in his draft year in 63 games.


    Kitchener Rangers 1 @ London Knights 5

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: Did not play (illness)
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 18-44-62, +16, 42 PIM

    The Knights rebounded from a loss to Windsor on Friday with a big win over rival Kitchener on Sunday. Namestnikov was not in the lineup because of the flu.

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    No. 12 Cornell Big Red 4 @ St. Lawrence Saints 3 (OT)

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-4-5, +12, 12 PIM

    Gotovets played wing for the fourth time in his collegiate career. He earned an assist on Cornell’s first goal after making a play with the puck down the left wing of the offensive zone.

    Harvard Crimson 1 @ Yale Bulldogs 7

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (elbowing), 3 SOG
    Season totals: 26 GP, 18-17-35, +6, 43 PIMs

    Apparently Yale didn’t take too kindly to Harvard beating them on national television a few weeks ago. This one was 3-0 Yale after the first period and they never looked back.

    Vermont Catamounts 1 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3

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

    Throw out the fish! New Hampshire got some revenge on rival Vermont by beating them Saturday night, 3-1. The Catamounts beat them in overtime on Friday. 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 1 @ No. 19 Miami RedHawks 4

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (slashing), 2 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 8-8-16, +8, 10 PIM

    Mullin (pictured) got an assist in his second game back after missing three games with a knee injury. Mullin, Austin Czarnik (undrafted) and Reilly Smith (Dallas) continue to make up Miami’s top line. Miami completed a weekend sweep of No. 13 Notre Dame.

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

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ No. 8 Union Dutchmen 5

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -3, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 31 GP, 7-17-24, +2, 10 PIM

    Union improved to 13-3-4 in ECAC play. The Bobcats fell to 8-8-4.

    No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Lake Superior State Lakers 3

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 1-8-9, +4, 43 PIM

    Witkowski is turning into a point machine. This was his third game in a row with an assist. The junior tied his career high for points in a season with nine. He had nine last year in 42 games.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago


    Lincoln Stars 3 @ Tri-City Storm 8

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 25 saves on 28 shots
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 20 GP, 9-10-1, 3.05 GAA, .913 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox won his third straight game and had plenty of goal support to do so. The boys from Kearney beat their intra-state rivals from the east, 8-3. Las Vegas native and future Penn State Nittany Lion Kenny Brooks had a hat trick for Tri-City. (Kearney Hub photo)


    Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ PEI Rocket 2

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 52 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 51 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 19 GP, 1-1-2, E, 20 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Former Lightning forward and PEI coach Gordie Dwyer saw the visiting Tigres beat his Rocket 3-2 on the island. PEI is last in the QMJHL, four points out of a playoff spot. All but one team makes the postseason.


    Oshawa Generals 1 @ Barrie Colts 5

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play (injured)
    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 because of a concussion. This is at least his third concussion. Late bloomer Tanner Pearson (undrafted) had a goal and an assist for the Colts. Pearson, who is second in the league with 79 points in 47 games (33 goals), is speculated to go in the second round of this summer’s NHL draft. He played for Team Canada at the recent World Junior tournament.

  • 6 years 4 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

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

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

    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

    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


    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

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    I feel like Michael Corleone.


    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

    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.

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