Game Night Results

  • 6 years 19 weeks ago

    USHL
    Chicago Steel 6 @ Ohio Junior Blue Jackets 3
    W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 shots on goal

    WHL
    Everett Silvertips 1 @ Chilliwack Bruins 5
    D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (slashing, interference)

    Everett will finish sixth in the Western Conference and play Spokane in the first round.

    Prince George Cougars 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
    C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
    G Torrie Jung, KEL: Win, 16 saves on 18 shots

    Kelowna will finish fifth in the Western Conference and play Riku Helenius and Seattle in the first round.

    Portland Winter Hawks 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 8
    G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, 22 saves on 24 shots

    Lethbridge Hurricanes 5 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 1
    C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM (roughing), *First Star*

    Lethbridge has clinched the third seed in the Eastern Conference and will play Brandon in the first round.

  • 6 years 19 weeks ago

    The Lightning suffer another crippling defeat in the Steve Stamkos derby tonight.

    NYR-0
    TB-3

    Mike Smith stopped all 20 shots he faced tonight for his first shutout in a Lightning uniform.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    Tampa Bay 19:13, Alexandre Picard 2 (Jeff Halpern, Mathieu Darche)

    Third Period
    Tampa Bay 6:40, Martin St. Louis 23 (power play) (Jussi Jokinen, Dan Boyle)
    Tampa Bay 19:02, Michel Ouellet 15 (empty net) (Mike Smith)

    If you find these young goaltenders the goal support, I'm telling you, they'll make it stand up. This team is not that far away from turning this thing around. Heck, Smith even got an assist on the empty netter tonight to put the icing on the cake.

    Tonight's game winning goal belonged to Alexandre Picard who now has 2 goals and 4 points in 10 games since joining the Lightning. That pro-rates to a 30+ point season over 82 games. Whoever scouted this young man with the Phantoms, and I kind of assume it was Bill Barber, deserves a steak dinner. This young man's been a bit of a revelation since coming over in the Prospal trade. He had 18:30 in ice time tonight, and is looking like a lock to be the team's #5 or #6 defenseman next season. Heaven help the NHL when he gains that extra 5-10 pounds of muscle and gets a little sturdier on those Bambi legs. "Make it so, Number Two."

    Box score and extended statistics from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 years 19 weeks ago

    Unfortunately, injuries on the backline may finally be catching up to Norfolk.

    POR-5
    NOR-3

    Marc Denis allowed 5 goals on 23 shots for the loss before being pulled for Jonathan Boutin who stopped all 4 shots he faced.

    First Period
    POR Bouck, (7) (St. Jacques, Ebbett), 5:35 (PP)
    NOR Henrich, (14) (Keller, Wanvig), 17:11

    Second Period
    POR King, (26) (Bouck, Festerling), 12:58
    POR Birner, (7) (Ferguson), 13:38
    NOR Wanvig, (20) (Henrich, Mihalik), 14:44

    Third Period
    POR St. Jacques, (7) (Miller, Bootland), 1:14
    POR Bouck, (8) (Ebbett, Ferguson), 7:05
    NOR Keller, (12) (Jones, Lawrence), 17:45

    Justin Keller and Adam Henrich each checked in with 1 goal and 1 assist in the game. Kyle Wanvig and Henrich were named the game's second and third stars.

    Keller now has 12 goals and 33 points in 60 games with a +5 rating. A season ago in Springfield, Keller played exactly 60 games but only managed 24 points and had a -11 rating. The improvement is obvious.

    Prior to this season Henrich had just 13 goals and 38 points in his entire AHL career of three seasons and 102 games. This season Henrich already has 14 goals and 31 points in 40 games, and there is still a chance he will double his career statistical output by the end of the year. Again, the improvement is obvious.

    A year ago, as a rookie, Blair Jones had 5 goals and 21 points in 45 games (.467 PPG). This season, Blair Jones has 13 goals and 35 points in 63 games (.556 PPG). Again, the improvement is obvious.

    A season ago, as a rookie, Radek Smolenak had just 1 point in 20 games. This season, the big winger has 11 goals and 21 points in 45 games. Again, the improvement is obvious.

    Coupled with a strong rookie campaign by Vladimir Mihalik (now a team leading +9 among defensemen), the organization is looking less and less like the disaster the local and national media was making it out to be just a month or two ago. In fact, I dare say, it's difficult to claim that there isn't progress being made in Norfolk, even with the defeat tonight.

    Eventually, some of that progress will find its way onto NHL ice.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 years 19 weeks ago

    Andreas Holmqvist did not play in Frolunda's 4-0 Game Three win over Farjestads. Frolunda takes a 2-1 opening round series lead.

  • 6 years 19 weeks ago

    BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals

    Game 5: No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 2 @ No.2 Langley Chiefs 7
    Chiefs lead Best of 7 Series 3-2

    W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
    Game: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (plus a misconduct)
    Series: 5 GP, 1-1-2, 8 PIM
    Playoffs: 10 GP, 3-1-4, 12 PIM

    Langley scored 5 power play goals to win their third straight in the series. This game got ugly at the end, with multiple misconducts and major penalties.

  • 6 years 19 weeks ago

    USHL
    Green Bay Gamblers 4 @ Chicago Steel 5 (OT)
    W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 0-1-1, E, 15 PIM (kneeing major + ejection), 4 shots on goal

    Cunti was ejected mid-way through the third period.

    QMJHL
    Lewiston MAINEiacs 1 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 (OT)
    D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 shot on goal

    Lewiston is locked into the fifth spot in the Eastern Division and will play either Cape Breton or Acadie-Bathurst in the first round.

    WHL
    Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 (SO)
    C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-2-2, -1, 2 PIM (hooking)

    Fadden scored as the ‘Canes’ second shooter in the shootout.

    Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Tri-City Americans 4
    G Torrie Jung, KEL: Loss, 23 saves on 27 shots

    Prince George Cougars 2 @ Vancouver Giants 4
    C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

    Seattle Thunderbirds 3 @ Everett Silvertips 1
    G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, 34 saves on 35 shots
    D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (slashing, roughing)

    Seattle clinched the fourth seed in the Western Conference. They will play either Everett or Kelowna in the first round. Helenius improved his record to 21-12-5-1. There were eight fighting majors in the last few seconds of this game.

  • 6 years 19 weeks ago

    Home. Sweet. Home.

    POR-3
    NOR-4

    Marc Denis allowed 3 goals on 46 shots for the win. The Admirals have been woefully outshot on a night in, night out basis since Junior Lessard's recall and Paul Szczechura's injury, but the goaltending (and Denis in particular) has been helping to pick up the slack. Tonight, the Ads were outshot a staggering 46 to 21, but the team managed to outlast a 24 shot third period onslaught to hold on for the win.

    First Period
    NOR Smolenak, (11) (Henrich, Schneider), 6:22
    POR Miller, (16) (Wirtanen, Bootland), 7:55

    Second Period
    NOR Segal, (7) (Kearns, Keller), 6:45
    NOR Klinkhammer, (10) (Jones, Kvapil), 7:31
    NOR Henrich, (13) (Klinkhammer, Lawrence), 18:15

    Third Period
    POR King, (25) (Ebbett, Bouck), 9:38
    POR Ebbett, (15) (Miller), 17:47

    Adam Henrich and Denis were named the game's first and second stars.

    Here's something you might not know: Norfolk has a winning record at home this season at 15-13-1-2 on the season. Unfortunately, they happen to be 14 games under .500 on the road. In any event, the point is clear: even in a down year The Scope is not a hospitable place to visit if you're an opposing team.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 years 19 weeks ago

    BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals

    Game 4: No.2 Langley Chiefs 3 @ No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 1
    Best of 7 Series tied 2-2

    W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
    Game: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    Series: 4 GP, 0-1-1, 6 PIM
    Playoffs: 9 GP, 2-1-3, 10 PIM

    Victoria has now seen both their series lead and home ice advantage disappear after taking Games 1 and 2 in Langley.

  • 6 years 19 weeks ago

    QMJHL
    Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2
    D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM, 1 shot on goal

    WHL
    Chilliwack Bruins 4 @ Kelowna Rockets 5
    G Torrie Jung, KEL: Win, 7 saves on 11 shots

    This was Jung’s first start since February 23 and first win since January 30. Kelowna outshot Chilliwack 32-11.

    Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ Kootenay Ice 2
    C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

    The Hurricanes were ranked No.10 in the most recent CHL Top 10 rankings.

    Tri-City Americans 3 @ Everett Silvertips 1
    D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

  • 6 years 19 weeks ago

    Mike Smith made a statement tonight, helping the Lightning exorcise some demons in what has been their own personal house of horrors.

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    BOS-1

    Smith allowed just 1 goal on 36 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    Tampa Bay 7:41, Jeff Halpern 15 (power play) (Filip Kuba, Dan Boyle)

    Second Period
    Tampa Bay 7:43, Andreas Karlsson 2 (Jussi Jokinen, Mike Lundin)

    Third Period
    Boston 7:57, Chuck Kobasew 20 (Marco Sturm, Dennis Wideman)
    Tampa Bay 19:52, Vincent Lecavalier 37 (empty net) (Martin St. Louis, Paul Ranger)

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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