Game Night Results

  • 5 years 43 weeks ago

    It shouldn't have taken falling behind by 2 goals for the Lightning to play with some urgency in a game with stakes this high.

    WSH-5
    TB-2

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 4 goals on 35 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    03:21 TB Purcell (11), Gagne (7), Hedman (18)
    09:09 WSH Backstrom (13), Ovechkin (33), Green (16)

    Second Period
    06:38 WSH Laich (10), Perreault (5), Beagle (1)
    08:25 WSH Ovechkin (20), Backstrom (35), Carlson (17)(PP)
    19:19 TB Clark (8), Purcell (23), Gagne (8)(PP)

    Third Period
    12:22 WSH Backstrom (14), Ovechkin (34), Chimera (11)
    19:22 WSH Chimera (8), Ovechkin (35), Backstrom (36)(EN)

    Simon Gagne was the game's third star, as his continued momentum should terrify the rest of the league.

    Put simply, though, the Capitals wanted this game more. They knew they'd have a serious uphill battle if they fell 7 points back in the division and they played with urgency. The Lightning didn't, and had a heightened, false sense of security after Varlamov gave up a soft serve in a waffle cone to Purcell on the game's opening goal. It wasn't until the Lightning fell behind 3-1 that they decided to try to match Washington's intensity, and by then it was too late. Hopefully they don't pay too high a price for the lesson they had to learn tonight. They can't read their press clippings or get too happy with themselves, even with a win as big as their victory against Philly. Every night is a big game against a good opponent in the NHL, especially when people start looking at a club as possibly being the best in the conference, which has the effect of painting a target on the backs of that club.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 43 weeks ago

    Norfolk escapes after blowing another lead late.

    BNG-3
    NOR-4 (OT)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NOR Bergeron, (1) (Vernace, Jones), 7:22 (PP)
    BNG Butler, (22) (Greening, Locke), 10:13
    NOR Harju, (18) (Giliati, Pouliot), 16:56
    NOR Giliati, (6) (Pouliot, Bergeron), 19:11

    Third Period
    BNG Wiercioch, (3) (O'Brien, Smith), 7:59 (PP)
    BNG Daugavins, (11) (Condra, Locke), 18:55

    Overtime
    NOR Bergeron, (2) (Pouliot, Quick), 3:03 (PP)

    Marc-Andre Bergeron and Stefano Giliati were the game's first and second stars.

    Norfolk got the two points, which is the big thing, but it continues to be a recurring problem for the Admirals when it comes to protecting leads late. They were outshot 14-3 in the third period and allowed 2 goals to the Senators in the frame. They capped a bad period by allowing the equalizer with 1:05 left to go in the period, and thereby surrendered a point to the division rival they currently have in their rear view mirror. Not good. The Admirals still look in line to be a playoff club, but they may be an early out if they can't get better defensively. Getting Mathieu Roy back yesterday was probably an excellent start to solving that puzzle.

    With 2 goals and 1 assist tonight, Marc-Andre Bergeron is signaling that he's starting to round into form. After posting just 1 point in his first 6 games as an Admiral, Bergeron has 7 points in his last 7.

    Johan Harju's goal tonight marked the first time he's scored goals in back-to-back games since late November. One wonders if Harju is enjoying an All-Star bounce or if possibly a certain GM or Assistant GM had a heart-to-heart with Big Joe after reports surfaced in the Swedish papers he was unhappy.

    Norfolk holds a 2 point lead over Charlotte for 3rd in the East Division and a 7 point lead over 5th place Binghamton. A win tomorrow night (in regulation) could really put Bingo in a bad way, and can help Norfolk try to close the gap on surging second place Hershey.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 44 weeks ago

    OHL

    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Niagara IceDogs 6
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 43 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

    Niagara scored the game’s final four goals after the Soo had taken a 3-2 lead 18 seconds into the third period. Brett Beukeboom was scoreless for the Greyhounds.

    Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Peterborough Petes 1
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 42 GP, 1-16-17, +15, 12 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 24 saves on 25 shots
    With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
    With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador (pictured) extended his personal winning streak to four games. He has just one loss in his last 14 appearances, and saw his save percentage with the Attack inch closer to the .900 mark. Schemitsch, who had 40 points as a rookie last year, has just four points - all assists - in his last 15 games.

  • 5 years 44 weeks ago

    Admirals come back to steal a point in a wild goal-fest.

    NOR-6
    CHA-7 (OT)

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 7 goals on 29 shots for the loss in his first AHL start of the season. I miss the pre-knee injury Janus from last season.

    First Period
    CHA Micflikier, (20) , 3:50
    CHA Terry, (19) (Matsumoto), 4:05
    NOR Jones, (14) (Wright, Bergeron), 8:01 (PP)
    NOR Fornataro, (15) (Barberio, Giliati), 13:18
    CHA Nash, (11) (Rodney, Samson), 18:18 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Harju, (17) (Roy, Wright), 4:51
    CHA Dalpe, (15) (Terry), 8:08
    NOR Gudas, (4) (Berry, Barberio), 14:00
    CHA Matsumoto, (13) , 17:14 (SH)

    Third Period
    CHA Matsumoto, (14) (Jordan), 8:59
    NOR Berry, (12) (Pouliot), 11:53 (PP)
    NOR Pouliot, (13) (Fornataro, Harju), 17:27

    Overtime
    CHA Samson, (24) , 1:11

    Alex Berry was the game's third star.

    Norfolk had to work in Janus somewhere over this back-to-back-to-back games set, and the results were going to be unpredictable. Unfortunately, giving up 7 goals, the worst case scenario occured. I suspect Tic will be back in against Binghamton tomorrow and on Saturday.

    I am heartened to see Johan Harju follow up his assist in the East's 11-8 All-Star victory on Monday night with a multi-point night in Charlotte. Big Joe hadn't had a multi-point game since November, although in fairness some of that time he was up with Tampa. I, personally, feel that it's important for Tampa Bay to keep Harju and other guys like Blair Jones rolling in Norfolk, because they'll provide depth in the case of injuries come playoff time.

    Norfolk desperately needs to take these upcoming games against fifth place Binghamton, or they could really play themselves into some trouble. Right now Norfolk is in third place in the East, tied at 59 points with Charlotte with a game in hand. But, Bingo lurks 6 points back. If they were to sweep, Norfolk would find it in some deep trouble. A Norfolk sweep this weekend could really help put the Sens away. It's a crossroads of the season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 44 weeks ago

    Elitserien
    Linkopings 4 @ Sodertalje 0
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 25/29, 4.00 GAA, .862 sv%
    Season totals: 17 GP, 4-10-0, 0 SO, 2.89 GAA, .890 sv%

    Riku Helenius' momentum died at the hands of former Lightning draft pick Fredrik Norrena, who stopped all 24 shots he faced in Linkopings' 4-0 blanking of Sodertalje. Norrena also had an assist in the match. Former Lightning forward Jan Hlavac had an assist on Linkopings' opening goal, scored just 35 seconds into the match. Fortunately for Sodertalje, both MODO and Frolunda also lost today, so the club maintains its hold on the last playoff spot in the Elitserien by 3 points in the standings.

    KHL
    Kazan 6 @ Novgorod 4
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 43 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 30 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 7:07 in Kazan's 6-4 win over Novgorod. Former Ducks draft pick Janne Pesonen led Kazan with a pair of goals in the match. Novgorod's Matt Ellison, a former Hawks draft pick and Norfolk Admiral, was the high man in the match with 1 goal and 3 points for Novgorod. The KHL will be off until February 14th for the KHL All-Star Game and the LG Hockey Games.

  • 5 years 44 weeks ago

    OHL

    Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Guelph Storm 3 (SO)
    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing), *First Star*
    With Guelph: 18 GP, 10-11-21, -5, 26 PIM
    With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
    Season totals: 45 GP, 24-28-52, -5, 59 PIM

    In addition to scoring the game’s opening goal, Panik scored the game deciding shootout goal to break a 2-2 shootout tie and give the Storm a much-needed win over division rival Kitchener. With the shootout goal, Panik made up for a roughing penalty late in overtime. With the win, Guelph moved up to seventh place in the Western Conference, 11 points ahead of ninth place Sarnia. The Storm is fourth in the Midwest Division, 13 points behind Owen Sound for first and one point ahead of Erie for fifth.

    WHL

    Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Tri-City Americans 4 (OT)
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
    With Tri-City: 9 GP, 6-9-15, +5, 20 PIM
    With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 22-20-42, -7, 64 PIM

    TC got a power play goal in overtime to defeat the Oil Kings 4-3 and take the two points. Ashton had a power play assist in the second period on a goal that gave the Americans a brief 2-0 lead. Edmonton would score the game’s next three goals.

    Regina Pats 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 12 PIM (fighting vs. Shayne Neigum, cross-checking, fighting vs. Shayne Neigum)
    Season totals: 52 GP, 2-13-15, +17, 114 PIM

    Zahn (6-3, 210 pounds) fought 6-0, 184-pound Shayne Neigum 15 seconds into the game, then again with just over five minutes left in the contest. To watch the fights, see hockeyfights.com by clicking here.

  • 5 years 44 weeks ago

    Greenville Road Warriors 2 @ Florida Everblades 5
    C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
    Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (roughing), 1 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 7-7-14, -7, 21 PIM

    Ross Carlson had a goal and two assists and Lightning prospect Alex Hutchings had an assist as the Everblades took Game 1 vs. division rival Greenville 5-2 Wednesday. The teams are in a three-game series this week/weekend and with the win, Florida pulled into a first-place tie with the Road Warriors. According to the Everblades, Hutchings tried to stuff the puck inside the left post, but had the puck roll free to the opposite post, where Bobby Raymond poked it in to open the game’s scoring. The teams will play again Friday and Saturday. Although they are currently tied at the top of the division, Greenville has a whopping five games in hand on Florida.

  • 5 years 44 weeks ago

    Novokuznetsk 0 @ Cherepovets 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 30 GP, 16-14-0, 2 SO, 2.98 GAA, .905 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin did not dress for Cherepovets as Rostislav Stana made 24 saves in a 3-0 shutout win over Novokuznetsk.

  • 5 years 44 weeks ago

    OHL

    Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 (SO)
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 42 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

    It’s hard to believe Beukeboom was 7-19-26 last year. If he finishes strong, it will go a long way to build momentum for next year when a decision will be made on his professional future. He’s got plenty of time and plenty of upside.

    WHL

    Red Deer Rebels 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 7
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 51 GP, 2-13-15, +17, 102 PIM

    Zahn was a team-high plus-3 Tuesday and is now plus-17 for the year. His previous career-high in that category was plus-5 two years ago. Defenseman Stefan Elliott (Avalanche) leads the Blades at plus-40.

  • 5 years 44 weeks ago

    Were it not for a slight lack of concentration at the end of the Atlanta game, we'd be talking about a third straight Roli shutout right now.

    PHI-0
    TB-4

    Dwayne Roloson stopped all 38 shots he faced for the shutout. He makes things look easy that aren't easy at all.

    First Period
    00:19 TB Purcell (9), Lecavalier (16), Gagne (5)
    01:21 TB Purcell (10), Gagne (6)
    14:24 TB Downie (5), St Louis (41), Jones (10)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    08:51 TB Stamkos (39), St Louis (42), Clark (12)

    Roloson, Teddy Purcell, and Simon Gagne were the game's three stars. Have I mentioned the league is probably sweating bullets that Gagne is coming on now?

    Honestly, this wasn't the best game the Lightning have played. They got away with letting their collective foot off the gas after getting a quick turnover goal, a flukey goal, and then a great individual effort, and got away with it because of how well Roli played. Still, it's fantastic to beat the top team in the conference and move to 3-0-0 on this homestand.

    One other positive from this game: the Lightning finally moved to the positive side of the ledger in goal differential after languising in the minus for most of the year. They're now +4 with 9 more home games to go on this stand. They're not going to catch teams like Philly, Pittsburgh, and Boston that are currently in the +40's, but it'd be great for the Lightning to at least run out to at least the +10 to +15 range by the end of the year.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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