Game Night Results

  • 5 years 40 weeks ago

    QMJHL Finals

    No.1 St. John Sea Dogs 3 @ No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 2 (OT)
    St. John leads best of seven series 3-2

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 24 GP, 5-4-9, -3, 12 PIM

    With just under a minute to go in regulation it looked like Lightning prospect Adam Janosik’s fifth goal of the playoffs, scored with just under five minutes to play, would be the game winner in Game 6 and send the QMJHL finals series to seven games, but likely 2011 top-five pick Jonathan Huberdeau scored for St. John with 23 seconds left to send the game to overtime. In the extra session winger Alexandre Beauregard (undrafted) scored his first of the playoffs to give the Sea Dogs the President’s Trophy and a trip to the Memorial Cup in Mississauga.

    Janosik’s season comes to an end with the loss. He finished 11th in scoring among defensemen in the playoffs, and tied for second in goals among rearguards. He didn’t match last year’s point total in the regular season, but set a new career high for playoff points with nine and tied last year’s postseason total for goals at five. The catch is he played in only 10 playoff games last year. All indications are Janosik will return to the Q for another year as he’s not eligible to play in the AHL or ECHL for another year. He won’t turn 20 until September 2012.

    OHL

    OHL Finals

    West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 3 @ East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 2 (OT)
    Owen Sound wins best of seven series 4-3

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 20 GP, 1-10-11, +5, 2 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 4-0-0, 1.80 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO

    Rookie Jarrod Maidens scored at 3:27 of overtime in Game 7 to give the Attack the OHL championship. Goals don’t get any bigger than that. Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch was on the ice for Owen Sound with the championship winning goal was scored. He had left the game early in the third period due to an apparent injury, but was back on the ice shortly after and nearly created an earlier game winning goal late in the third period by pinching in from his point position and centering the puck into a crowd. The puck got caught in Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon’s feet and he was unable to slide it into the open side of the net. Michael Zador sat backup to Jordan Binnington (2011) for Owen Sound, who will enter the Memorial Cup tournament as OHL champions. The Attack will play WHL champion Kootenay on May 21 in their tournament opener. Mississauga will play St. John from the QMJHL the night before to begin the tournament. (OHL photo)

  • 5 years 40 weeks ago

    Big Foot. The Lock Ness Monster. Bruins Fan Who Stayed For The Final 5 Minutes of Game One.

    TB-5
    BOS-2

    Tampa Bay Leads the Series 1-0

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 2 goals on 33 shots for the victory. That must've seemed like light work compared to most of the Capitals series. Boston was kept to the perimeter and Roli was getting a good look at everything his skaters didn't block in front of him.

    First Period
    11:15 TB Bergenheim (8), Moore (7), Hedman (4)
    11:34 TB Clark (1), unassisted
    12:40 TB Purcell (2), unassisted
    15:59 BOS Seguin (1), Ryder (4), Peverley (6)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    13:37 TB Bergeron (2), Clark (1), St Louis (8)(PP)
    17:29 TB Gagne (3), Purcell (11)(EN)
    18:59 BOS Boychuk (3), Seguin (1)

    Dominic Moore, Brett Clark, and Roloson were the game's three stars.

    That was a clinic. Have mercy. Yes, one of the Lightning goals was a softie by Thomas. Yes, another was off a cheap giveaway. But, were it not for some great saves by Thomas and some luck, the Lightning would have put up a snowman in this game. With the exception of the last 6 or 7 minutes of the 1st, the Lightning were in complete control of the tempo and in complete control strategically.

    Memo to Claude Julien: you're playing chess with Bobby Fischer, Gary Kasparov, and Deep Blue all rolled into one. Good luck to you on that. Guy Boucher spent over a week in the lab preparing for the game, and the strategy he rolled out left Julien scratching his... hair? Boucher switched seamlessly between a 2 man forecheck and the 1-3-1 and he absolutely was in Boston's heads by the end of the 2nd. Forget Big Foot and the Lock Ness Monster. Julien could've been called the "Bewilder Beast" behind the Bruins bench, as completely lost as he looked. Boucher's system is starting to have its own mystique, just like Scotty Bowman's Left Wing Lock and Jacques Lemaire's Neutral Zone Trap. And, let me tell you, when a team's system starts to have that mystique, a 1 goal deficit for the opponent starts to feel like a 2 goal deficit, a 2 goal deficit like 3, and a 3 goal deficit feels like an absolute death sentence. And, for the Lightning to have a new wrinkle where they can switch between a tenacious forecheck and the quicksand of the 1-3-1 at the wave of Boucher's hand seems almost unfair. That's like a pitcher in baseball being able to throw a 95 mph fastball and chasing it with an 80 mph change up with the exact same arm motion. Untouchable.

    Why else do we love Guy Boucher? Because he showed class to a team that showed no class at the end of the game by throwing Nate Thompson and Mike Lundin onto the power play rather than trying to run up the score. Make no mistake, the analog sucker punches of Nathan Horton on Dominic Moore and Milan Lucic on Victor Hedman were an absolutely disgusting display of sportsmanship. After playing a game where, frankly, Boston looked a heck of a lot softer than I expected, to finish it out by trying to goon it up shows zero class. Lucic isn't going to get suspended for his sucker punch, but is there any doubt in any Lightning fan's mind that Steve Downie would be, in the same scenario?

    Oh, how sweet was it to see all those empty yellow seats in the last 5 minutes of play from all those Bruins fans bailing out of the arena early. Too funny. Bruins fans booing their own power play was also illuminating. Yes, clearly Boston fans are so much better than Tampa Bay fans. I am convinced that Northern hockey fan is much better than I am. They certainly acted like it tonight, right down to the half dozen who were left at the end of the game who were throwing things at Dwayne Roloson at the final buzzer. I'll say it again: no wonder Phil Esposito doesn't give a damn about Boston anymore. That team and those fans acted like clowns tonight. They deserved to lose on general principle for that, let alone athleticism or strategy.

    Now Guy Boucher gets 2 more days in his travel lab deep beneath the Lightning's team hotel. Be afraid, Claude Julien, be very afraid. Seriously, though, the Lightning have a big time opportunity in Game 2 to seize the series by the throat, but expect a more physical effort by the Bruins and expect them to try to play more below the faceoff dots in the Lightning zone, which is where they have to play to be successful in this series. If they play on the perimeter like they did tonight, the Lightning are going beat the tar out of them, and all the sucker punches in the world won't save the Bruins.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

    And now: bull riding on Versus!

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    QMJHL Finals

    No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ No.1 St. John Sea Dogs 2
    St. John leads best of seven series 3-2

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 23 GP, 4-4-8, -4, 12 PIM

    Janosik’s fourth goal of the playoffs gave the Olympiques a 2-0 lead in the first period, but by the end of the second it was all knotted up at 2-2. Despite being outshot 14-5 in the final frame, Gatineau rode the goaltending of Maxime Clermont (Devils) and a goal by Jean-Gabriel Pageau (2011) to win Game 5 3-2 and stave off elimination against the Sea Dogs. St. John leads the series 3-2 with Game 6 Sunday in Gatineau.

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    OHL Finals

    East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 2 @ West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 3
    Best of seven series tied 3-3

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +4, 2 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 4-0-0, 1.80 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO

    Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch scored what turned out to be the game winner on a screened shot from the point on the power play early in the third period and the Attack held off the top-seeded Majors to win 3-2 and tie their OHL Finals series at three games each. It was the first career playoff goal for Schemitsch, who had one goal in the regular season. Michael Zador sat backup to Jordan Binnington in Game 6. Zador had started the last three games, but was pulled in Game 5 after allowing two goals on six shots. Scott Stajcer, who has been the Attack's starter for most of the playoffs, replaced Zador in Game 5, but was in the bleachers for Game 6. Binnington hadn't started a game since March, but was second star Thursday night. Game 7 will be in Mississauga Sunday afternoon. (OHL photo)

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    Last night CapGeek.com reported Lightning prospect Richard Panik was signed by Tampa Bay to a standard three year entry contract. The Lightning made the signing official today.

    Panik, 20, was surprisingly sent back to the Ontario Hockey League after training camp last fall despite being eligible to play for AHL Norfolk. It was later revealed he was sent back with instructions to play at a higher level, and Panik did just that.

    The Slovakian native scored a career high 27 goals (many in highlight-reel fashion) and 56 points in 51 games for Belleville and Guelph. As captain of Slovakia's World Junior Championship entry, he led the team with seven goals and nine points in six games. He had five points (two goals) in seven games at the WJCs in 2009.

    He again was eligible to join Norfolk after Guelph was eliminated in the OHL playoffs, but the 2009 second round pick of the Bolts chose to return home in an attempt to make the Slovakian World Championship roster for the second year in a row. Since Slovakia was the tournament host, the team loaded up with veterans and Panik was among the last cut from the team. He had two assists in six games played in the men's tournament a year ago as a teenager.

    Panik, when driven, can be an offensive force in pro hockey and could flirt with a possible position on the Lightning next fall. He has NHL size (6'1" 218), skating, hockey sense, and shot. He has to put it all together and do it consistently. His mean streak/arrogance could be his most valuable asset, too. His biggest "weakness" is his inconsistent work ethic, which combined with some perceived character issues was why he fell to the second round in 2009.

    With Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman's patient approach, one would expect Panik to begin next year in the AHL and work his way into an impact role with the Admirals before being considered for the Lightning.

    Here's a few Panik highlights from his junior career:

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    QMJHL Finals

    No.1 St. John Sea Dogs 4 @ No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 3 (2OT)
    St. John leads best of seven series 3-1

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 2 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 22 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 12 PIM

    St. John peppered Gatineau goalie Maxime Clermont (Devils) with 63 shots before scoring on their 64th to win Game 4 and take a 3-1 series advantage. Rookie Ryan Tesink scored the game winner, his third goal of the playoffs. Clermont was First Star. Gatineau fans littered the ice with horns and debris after the game winner, scored in the last minute of the second overtime. Gatineau had a 2-man advantage in the first overtime, but failed to take advantage of the opportunity. Game 5 is Friday in New Brunswick.

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    OHL Finals

    West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 3 @ East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 7
    Mississauga leads best of seven series 3-2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 0-9-9, +4, 2 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: 4 saves on 6 shots, pulled at 9:01 of first period
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 7 GP, 4-0-0, 2.13 GAA, .929 sv%, 1 SO

    Starting his third straight game for Owen Sound, Lightning prospect Michael Zador let in two goals on six shots in about half a period and was yanked in favor of Scott Stajcer, who let in five the rest of the way for the back door loss. Geoffrey Schemitsch did not register a point for the fifth consecutive game. He hasn't had a point since his three assist game in the series clincher vs. Windsor. Devante Smith-Pelly (Ducks) had a hat trick for the Majors. Game 6 is Thursday in Owen Sound.

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    QMJHL Finals

    No.1 St. John Sea Dogs 5 @ No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 0
    St. John leads best of seven series 2-1

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 21 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 10 PIM

    Former Seattle Thunderbird Jacob DeSerres stopped all 17 shots he faced and five different Sea Dogs scored as St. John won Game 3 of their QMJHL Finals series with Gatineau, 5-0. The game was 0-0 until the Sea Dogs scored as the first period buzzer sounded. The Olympiques could never recover. Likely 2011 top-5 pick Jonathan Huberdeau was First Star with a goal and six shots. DeSerres (Flyers) split time in the Seattle nets with Lightning prospect Riku Helenius in 2007-2008. The overager was signed this year by St. John and went 27-3 in the regular season. He’s 10-2 in the playoffs. Game 4 is Wednesday in Quebec.

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    OHL Finals

    East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors @ West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 6
    Best of seven series tied 2-2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 17 GP, 0-10-10, +6, 2 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 41 saves on 42 shots, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 4-0-0, 1.80 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO

    Starting his second straight game for Owen Sound, Lightning prospect Michael Zador (pictured) stopped 41 of 42 shots in 76 minutes of play to help the Attack to a Game 4 win and even their championship series with Mississauga at two games apiece. Zador stopped all nine shots he faced in overtime. The game was scoreless until just under five minutes left in the third when Hurricanes prospect Justin Shugg scored to give Owen Sound a 1-0 lead. The Majors struck back on the power play less than a minute later to tie the game. Attack rookie Cameron Brace, from Steven Stamkos' home town of Markham, scored his second goal of the playoffs with four minutes left in the first extra session to give the home side a win. Game 5 will be in Mississauga Tuesday.

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    QMJHL Finals

    No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ No.1 St. John Sea Dogs 2
    Best of seven series tied 1-1

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 19 GP, 3-4-7, -4, 10 PIM

    Underdog Gatineau scored twice in the first period and early in the third to claim a 3-2 win in Game 2 of the QMJHL Finals vs. St. John. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was scoreless for the Olympiques. Game 3 is Monday in Gatineau.

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