Game Night Results

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Home sweet home.

    PHI-2
    NOR-4

    Marc Denis stopped 42 of 44 shots faced for the win, and is playing really well of late.

    First Period
    NOR Segal, (6) (Kearns, Smolenak), 6:17
    NOR Henrich, (11) (Wanvig, Keller), 13:11 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Jones, (13) , 4:37
    PHI Matsumoto, (17) (Laliberte, Gauthier), 8:23 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Smolenak, (10) (Jones, Scalzo), 3:18 (PP)
    PHI Laliberte, (3) (Matsumoto, Powe), 14:34

    Denis, Blair Jones, and Radek Smolenak were the game's three stars.

    Tonight was the Ads' first game back at The Scope after the annual marathon known as the circus road trip. The road trip was modestly successful, considering the team lost 2/3 of its top line to a call up and an injury. Still, there's no doubt that the Admirals are a much better team at home and the team put a really good first period together tonight to jump out to a 2-0 lead and Denis helped make it stick. Denis pulled his save percentage for the AHL season up above .900 tonight, which is a welcome sign.

    A night like tonight also gives you a lot of hope that the youngsters on this team are starting to get it. Jones and Smolenak each chipped in 1 goal and 1 assist, Adam Henrich potted a goal, and Justin Keller added a helper. With Junior Lessard in Tampa and Paul Szczechura on the shelf injured it would be easy for the Ads to pack it in right now. But, the kids are stepping up a little here and taking more reponsibility on their shoulders. Good.

    Don't look now, but Vladimir Mihalik is sitting on a +7 rating, which is somewhat phenomenal for a guy who plays 20 minutes a night on a team that's 11 games under .500 and has been outscored by 38 goals this season. This young man is going to be a beast in two or three years.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Another tough late loss.

    TB-2
    PHI-3

    Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the loss. Who does Karri Ramo have to bribe to get a start?

    First Period
    Tampa Bay 0:31, Jussi Jokinen 15 (Martin St. Louis, Dan Boyle)
    Philadelphia 14:51, Daniel Briere 23 (R.J. Umberger)
    Philadelphia 16:40, Jeff Carter 24 (unassisted)

    Second Period
    Tampa Bay 8:18, Michel Ouellet 11 (Jussi Jokinen, Doug Janik)

    Third Period
    Philadelphia 18:06, Jeff Carter 25 (Sami Kapanen, Kimmo Timonen)

    Jussi Jokinen had 1 goal and 1 assist in the game and Michel Ouellet continued his streak of good production of late with a goal. That's the good news. If the Lightning can get that one more bluechip offensive player (Stamkos please), these complimentary pieces are looking like they might be ready to step up and chip in offensively.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 2-1 win over Mora.

    Andreas Holmqvist had a power play assist and 2 penalty minutes in Frolunda's 4-1 loss to Farjestads.

    Saturday will be the final round of the Elitserien regular season.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    BCHL Coastal Conference, First Round

    Game 5: No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ No.4 Burnaby Express 2 (OT)
    Victoria wins Best of 5 Series 3-2

    W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
    Game: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    Series: 5 GP, 2-0-2, 4 PIM

    Victoria's Jonathan Millhouse scored on a wrist shot at 2:44 of overtime to give the Grizzlies a first round series win over the higher seeded Burnaby Express. Victoria will open their conference semi-final matchup against the second-seeded Langley Chiefs on Friday. In the other Coastal Conference first round matchup, sixth ranked Powell River, fresh off a first round upset of Surrey, will play top seeded Nanaimo.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    WHL
    Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Prince George Cougars 2
    G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, stopped 22 of 24 shots
    C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping)

    After battling a knee sprain and a tandem goaltender on a hot streak, Helenius made his first start since February 20 and earned a win for Seattle. Seattle sits in fourth in the Western Conference, four points ahead of Everett and five ahead of Kelowna. Tyrell and PG have long been out of the running for a playoff spot. Tyrell has just two assists in his last five games.

    Vancouver Giants 4 @ Kelowna Rockets 1
    G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did not play

    Vancouver outshot Kelowna 35-17 in the game. Jung has not started a game since February 23 and has not won a start since January 30. Kelowna is currently in sixth in the Western Conference with a secured playoff spot. They could move up as high as fourth with a strong finish, but will more likely be the fifth or sixth seed.

    The WHL regular season ends March 16.

  • 6 years 30 weeks ago

    Denis drops the donut on Worcester.

    NOR-4
    WOR-0

    Marc Denis stopped 32 of 32 shots faced to register the shutout victory.

    First Period
    NOR Smaby, (1) , 1:44
    NOR Smolenak, (9) (Henrich, Quick), 10:21

    Second Period
    NOR Kearns, (5) (Rosehill), 17:13

    Third Period
    NOR Keller, (11) (Quick), 18:23

    Matt Smaby, Denis, and Adam Henrich were the game's three stars.

    Kevin Quick registered his first two points as a pro with a pair of helpers.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 years 30 weeks ago

    BCHL Coastal Conference, First Round

    Game 4: No.4 Burnaby Express 5 @ No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 2
    Best of 5 Series tied 2-2

    W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
    Game: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (high sticking)
    Series: 4 GP, 2-0-2, 4 PIM

    The decisive Game 5 will be played tonight (Wednesday) in Burnaby.

  • 6 years 30 weeks ago

    QMJHL
    St. John Sea Dogs 1 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
    D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 shot on goal

    Lewiston, the defending QMJHL champions, is holding down the fifth seed right now in the Eastern Division, but is just two points out of third and seven points out of first with five games left. They have clinched a playoff spot.

    WHL
    Everett Silvertips 5 @ Tri-City Americans 2
    D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM

    Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Prince George Cougars 1
    G Riku Helenius, SEA: Made 1 save on 1 shot in 3:50 of work.
    C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*

    Jacob DeSerras started for the T-Birds but left late in the third period. Helenius finished the game and is expected to start tonight (Wednesday) in a rematch with PG. Seattle is currently two points ahead of Everett for the Western Conference’s fourth seed. The WHL is using a new playoff format this year, where the division winners (2) in each conference automatically get the top two conference seeds and the rest fall in line in a traditional format. Previously teams would play within their own division during the first round (1-4, 2-3).

    An example of some WHL craziness from this game (per Jim Swanson of the Prince George Citizen): “(Prince George goaltender Real) Cyr stopped the (Holloway) shot, but slid into the net, across the line, and after a lengthy discussion involving the four on-ice officials and the goal judge, it was correctly ruled a goal. Interesting that the third period was played without a goal judge at that end -- the story is the original goal judge walked away because he disagreed with the referees' decision. A child sat in his chair for part of the period, but no one sat in the seat for the final 15 minutes.”

  • 6 years 30 weeks ago

    Unfortunately, this is the team we have right now: the kind of team that can lose a game (in essence) 1-0.

    PIT-2
    TB-0

    Mike Smith took the tough loss allowing 1 goal on 22 shots. Smith also stopped a Peter Sykora penalty shot in the game.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    1. Pittsburgh, 17:13, Talbot (13), (Dupuis, Crosby)
    2. Pittsburgh, 19:55, Malkin (38), (Talbot)

    This is a one line team right now, and the Lightning needs to seriously re-tool their second line in the offseason, particularly at the center position now that Richards is gone.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 30 weeks ago

    Monday
    Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 3-1 loss to Djurgardens.

    Tuesday
    Andreas Holmqvist had a pair of assists in Frolunda's 5-4 win over MODO.

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