Game Night Results

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    Elmira Jackals 2 @ Florida Everblades 8

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 28 saves on 30 shots, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-6-0, 3.20 GAA, .890 sv%, 1 SO

    A snowman in southwest Florida! Nagle bounced back from a poor outing Wednesday with a solid 28 saves Friday in a big Everblades win over Elmira. The Everblades’ eight goals were a season high. Matt Beca (pictured), the former Clarkston star, had a goal and four assists for Florida. Carolina draft pick Justin Shugg, who was just sent down to the ‘Blades, contributed two assists. This game got a little chippy, which should mean the third game of a three game series set for Saturday night will be a good one. Alex Hutchings remains out with an undisclosed injury.

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    Tic is rolling.


    Dustin Tokarski (pictured smirking like a man on a long winning streak) allowed 1 goal on 22 shots for the victory. That's 5 straight wins for Tic, and he's quietly moved into a tie for 4th in the league in wins with 10. This is what he does. He goes on long, long streaks and you just have to keep feeding him starts (and hope it translates to the NHL someday soon).

    First Period
    NOR Ouellet, (5) (Smith), 7:09

    Second Period
    BNG Petersson, (8) (Cannone, Gryba), 9:30
    NOR Fornataro, (1) (Smith, Devos), 13:39 (PP)
    NOR Kostka, (3) , 18:47
    NOR Conacher, (13) (Labrie), 19:40

    Second Period
    NOR Smith, (11) (Conacher, Barberio), 18:38 (PP)

    Trevor Smith, Matt Fornataro, and Tokarski were the game's three stars. Smith pulls past teammate Cory Conacher into 4th in the league in points by 1 with 28 in 25 games.

    These two teams rematch again tomorrow night. The victory pushes Norfolk into a three-way tie with Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the top spot in the division at 31 points. It's the curse of playing in one of the two best divisions in the AHL.

    Box score from

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    Blues 3 @ JYP 1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 14 GP, 8-6-0, 6 SO, 1.51 GAA, .931 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup as JYP fell to Espoo 3-1. JYP faces Lukko on Saturday.

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago


    Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Rimouski Oceanic 4

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 0-4-4, -7, 25 PIM

    Milan has not registered a point in eight games. He is minus-5 during that time. Milan is fourth in points for the year among Wildcat defensemen. While Lightning management said they signed Milan for his defensive abilities and offense is a bonus, one suspects they weren't expecting him to slump this bad after a 38-point rookie season.


    Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Barrie Colts 5

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 0-7-7, -1, 16 PIM

    Schemitsch (pictured) hasn’t played since November 12 because of an upper body injury. He is still being listed as day-to-day. Mark Scheifele, who started the season with the Winnipeg Jets, had two goals in the game for Barrie. He has 11 goals and 32 points in 18 games this season for the Colts.

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    The best #19 on the ice tonight wore white.

    NYR-2 (SO)

    Mathieu Garon allowed 2 goals on 30 shots before turning away all 3 shooters he faced for the shootout win. Credit Garon with the second point tonight for standing on his head in overtime.

    First Period
    NYR Callahan (11), (Richards, Stepan)(PP), 7:49

    Second Period
    TB Malone (6), (unassisted), 11:23
    NYR Anisimov (5), (Del Zotto, Dubinsky)(SH), 13:23

    Third Period
    TB Moore (2), (Hedman, Brewer)(SH), 18:03


    TB- Moore

    Dominic Moore and Ryan Malone were the game's first and third stars.

    3:50 left in the game. Lightning down 1. Ryan Malone going off for boarding. Martin St. Louis laid up in the hospital with fractures from a puck to the face. Looking a 6 game losing streak square in the face.

    And then Dominic Moore, who was the guy who broke St. Louis' face in practice earlier in the day, decided to put on a cape. The "S" on it stood for "shorthanded goal." Then it stood for "shootout winner." Then is stood for "streak is over."

    Is the team fixed? No. But there's a little life in it, after looking dead as a doornail with 4 minutes left in regulation.

    Oh, and a guy on a pace for 16 goals pretending like he's a longrifle wielding sniper is comical. If "Ovechkin" was Russian for "punk," then "Anisimov" must be Russian for "dummy." Wish I could've heard Tortorella's inner monologue when his player decided to act the fool like that.

    Brett Connolly was -1 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 9:55.

    Blair Jones had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 4:24.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Novgorod 3 @ Cherepovets 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 20 GP, 9-8-0, 1 SO, 2.76 GAA, .914 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin again sat backup in Cherepovets' 3-2 loss to Novgorod. The two teams will rematch on Sunday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Lulea 4 @ Vaxjo 2
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 10-5-15, +5, 10 PIM

    Johan Harju had an empty net goal and a minor for hooking in Lulea's 4-2 win over Vaxjo. The goal moves Harju into the top-10 in the league in scoring. He is tied with 3 others, including former Edmonton prospect Rob Schremp, for 8th, 4 back of the league leader. Lulea faces AIK next on Sunday.

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    Elmira Jackals 5 @ Florida Everblades 4

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Loss, 14 saves on 19 shots
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 6-6-0, 3.29 GAA, .886 sv%, 1 SO

    With regular No.1 goaltender John Muse called up to Charlotte of the AHL, Florida needed Lightning prospect Pat Nagle to stand tall, but the first year pro had a rough night Wednesday in a home loss to Elmira. Nagle stopped just 14 of 19 shots as Elmira overcame a 3-2 second period deficit to win. He nearly had his second assist in a week when he started a play that ended up in the Everblades' first goal, but unfortunately for him they don't award three assists on each goal.

    Former Buffalo Sabres captain Craig Rivet scored his first goal of the season for the Jackals. In a blast from the Lightning’s past, defenseman Mario Laroque – the Lightning’s first round pick in 1996 – had a goal and two assists for Elmira. He spent last year in the Central Hockey League with the Evansville IceMen.

    Lightning GM Phil Esposito took Laroque (pictured) 16th overall in the summer of 1996. He made his NHL debut two years later, playing in five games for the Bolts. He would never see NHL ice again and was out of the organization a few years later. He’s bounced around North America and played a couple years overseas since then. His most successful statistical year was for UHL Fort Wayne in 2006-2007 when he had 67 points (27 goals) in 76 games. Laroque was the first defenseman taken by the Lightning in the first round since they took Roman Hamrlik with the first overall pick in their first draft (1992).

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 0 @ Pelicans 1 (SO)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 14 GP, 8-6-0, 6 SO, 1.51 GAA, .931 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup to Joni Myllykoski as Myllykoski posted his first shutout of the season (Helenius has 6) only to fall to defeat in the shootout. JYP outshot Lahti 33-24 in the match, but no cigar. JYP draws Blues Espoo on Friday.

    Elsewhere, Nikita Kucherov and Nikita Nesterov have been named to Russia's 2012 U20 World Junior Championships preliminary roster, and began participation in Russia's pre-tournament camp which will run from 12/7 to 12/18 in Novogorsk.

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago


    London Knights 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 4
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-18-34, +13, 28 PIM

    Namestnikov was a game-time decision because of the flu, but gave the okay-to-go after warm-ups. Unfortunately for him and the Knights, they fell to Kitchener for the second time this season. The game was played in Kitchener at "The Aud" (pictured). Namestnikov, who was left off the Russian preliminary U20 World Junior Championship roster earlier in the day (he’s expected to join the team when they get to Canada), was scoreless for the second game in a row. Lightning camper Seth Griffith scored his 20th of the season in the game. London is just four points up on Kitchener for first in the OHL’s Midwest Division.

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    Pull the trigger, Steve.


    No box score tonight. No big, long commentary. I figure that since the team didn't seem to care, once they got their whopping 1-0 lead tonight early in the first period, why should I? That's the second-worst team in the conference, record-wise, and not only did they kill the Lightning 5-1, but the Lightning looked toothless offensively and clueless defensively. It could've been 8 or 9-1 without Garon.

    When the locker room fails to police itself and the coach can't seem to fix the situation, it falls to the GM. There's passengers on this roster; guys who either won't or can't compete anymore. Trade them, waive them, or load them up in a cannon and shoot them to the moon (realign them to another planet, for all I care). But, don't waste Lightning fans' time by making them keep watching these guys go through the motions anymore.

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