Game Night Results

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago

    Suggestion to Coach Boucher for the next morning activation exercise in DC: bag skate.


    Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 18 shots for the loss before Dan Ellis came in and gave up 2 goals on 11 shots the rest of the way. You can't blame the goaltending, though, when the team in front of the netminder can't win a single skate race or puck battle and only manages a measely 17 shots on goal.

    First Period
    03:09 WSH Carlson (3), Johansson (1)

    Second Period
    04:38 WSH Erskine (3), Fahey (1), Laich (11)
    06:52 WSH Semin (15), Johansson (2)
    08:56 WSH Semin (16), Backstrom (16), Ovechkin (20)(PP)
    11:21 WSH Semin (17), Backstrom (17), Ovechkin (21)(PP)

    Third Period
    14:46 WSH Poti (2), Hendricks (5)

    I can't explain it. I can't explain why this team starts playing stupid hockey every time they go into Washington DC, and I can't explain why this team seems to lay down every time they see the Caps. It's as amazing as it is unacceptable, especially given what was on the line in this game. It's like they don't respect Washington's offense enough and they get into run-and-gun mode, and you lose if you get into run-and-gun mode with Washington. But what's even more annoying is to only manage 17 shots on Washington, when you know damned well the Capitals don't play any defense. But, when you're last to the puck every single time, you don't generate shots on goal, and you get shutout. Lesson learned, I hope. Move your feet.

    In any event, there's a trap game tomorrow night against a Florida team that seems to only play about a half a dozen good games a season, and they save them all for the time they play against the Lightning. Time to get back to basics, and start working hard again, because the last two periods against Washington were pittiful.

    Mattias Ritola was -2 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit. And, the next puck battle he wins will be his next. He's soft as margarine on the forecheck. There, I said it.

    Dana Tyrell was -1 in 11:27.

    Blair Jones was -1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 12:15. He also was 56% on draws. I thought today's game was a step forward for Blair. He seemed to do less thinking on the forecheck and more competing. This kid's a beast behind the opposing cage on the forecheck when he's playing rather than outsmarting himself. When he tries to be clever, he kills himself, because he's just not quick enough to take that extra split second to ponder the play. He just needs to stick his nose in and play like the JYD we all know he can be.

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  • 5 years 47 weeks ago

    Cherepovets 3 @ St. Petersburg 2 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 38/40, 1.85 GAA, .950 sv%
    Season totals: 15 GP, 6-9-0, 1 SO, 3.04 GAA, .905 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin got back on the horse today, stopping 38 shots in regulation and overtime before stopping all three shooters he faced for a 3-2 shootout win over Evgeny Nabokov and St. Petersburg. Cherepovets was outshot 40-22 in the match. Yuri Trubachev scored the shootout winner for Cherepovets.

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago


    Belleville Bulls 0 @ Erie Otters 6
    C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (check to the head)
    Season totals: 25 GP, 13-15-28, -3, 33 PIM

    One game after a four-point night, Panik and the rest of his teammates couldn’t beat Erie goaltender Ramis Sadikov (undrafted).

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago

    Kazan 3 @ Magnitogorsk 5
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 1-2-3, E, 14 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov assisted on a first period goal by defenseman Evgeny Medvedev and played 8:39 in Kazan's 5-3 loss to Magnitogorsk. Kazionov was also 33% on draws in the match. Former NHLer Stan Chistov had 2 goals and 3 points in the match for Magnitogorsk while ex-NHLer Enver Lisin also had 2 goals in the match for Metallurg.

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago


    Merritt Centennials 2 @ Penticton Vees 4
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 26 GP, 12-17-29, 8 PIM

    O’Donnell continues to find the scoresheet after his WJAC experience. He has 4 goals and 7 assists in 5 games since the tournament.


    Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 3 (SO)
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

    Schemitsch remains out with an “upper body injury.”


    Regina Pats 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM (slashing, holding)
    Season totals: 25 GP, 14-8-22, -12, 42 PIM

    Ashton’s 3 game goal streak came to an end. He was a team-worst minus-3 for the night.

    Prince George Cougars 4 @ Chilliwack Bruins 0
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 24 GP, 18-12-30, -4, 6 PIM

    Connolly has 5 points in his last 3 games.

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago

    Trenton Devils 0 @ Florida Everblades 3
    C Mitch Fadden: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 18 GP, 9-16-25, +1, 22 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 15 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 10 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
    Season totals: 9 GP, 4-4-0-0, 3.64 GAA, .894 sv%, 0 SO

    Fadden has failed to register a point in only 3 of his 18 games this year. Wednesday night he had two primary assists and Bobby Goepfert stopped 29 shots for the first Blades shutout of the year. Geopfert was a 2002 sixth round pick of the Kings. He played in Germany last season. Hutchings was back in the lineup for Florida after being what is presumed to be a healthy scratch Tuesday night.

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago

    First five game winning streak since 2007.


    Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 20 shots for the win.

    First Period
    07:06 TB Malone (4), Stamkos (16), St Louis (20)(PP)
    15:37 TB Malone (5), Stamkos (17), Purcell (10)(PP)

    Second Period
    04:53 TB Stamkos (21), Downie (9), St Louis (21)
    11:05 TB Clark (5), Downie (10), Purcell (11)(PP)
    16:56 TB Hedman (1), Ritola (2), Bergenheim (6)

    Third Period
    03:58 NYR Eminger (1), Stepan (8)
    12:51 NYR Boyle (10), Staal (3), Prust (6)(SH)
    18:56 NYR Stepan (5), Gaborik (6), Del Zotto (5)(PP)

    Steven Stamkos, Ryan Malone, and Steve Downie were the game's three stars. It was forty minutes of some of the best hockey of the year, followed by twenty minutes of the team letting its foot off the gas a bit and starting to freelance a bit and play outside of the team system, especially on the power play, as they tried to get Malone his hat trick goal. They'll take the two points and learn from that third period, hopefully, and get ready for a big game against the Caps. The Lightning have maintained contact in the standings at 4 points back with a game in hand. A win against Washington really sends a message.

    By the way, Malone's two power play goals and the Clark goal were Exhibit A on how teams cheating to try to take away Stamkos on the power play are just playing Russian Roulette. They left Malone in front for two easy rebound goals by cheating toward Stamkos and then left Downie wide open for a one timer up the slot on the Clark goal. And, what's funny is, Stamkos still had about three really good chances from around the left wing circle anyway. Teams are going to start weighing the risk-reward of overplaying to Stamkos' side now, and I don't think that's a gamble where the team that does it wins. He's got such a quick release there's still a decent chance he's going to get his shot off anyway, and you're surrendering the front of the net or a shot from dead center up the slot in the process. Heaven help the league when that unit gets Lecavalier back in the right wing circle, because if he can pound a few one timers home like he used to back-in-the-day, it's going to create absolute chaos in the assistant coaching community.

    Mattias Ritola had an assist and was +1 with 3 shots in 8:04. He darned near had a goal on the first shift on the Lightning's last power play.

    Dana Tyrell had 1 blocked shot in 13:36. It's crazy to see his stat line so blank, because he was definitely involved in tonight's play. He played well again.

    Blair Jones had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 8:34. I've seen him play better. It's not for lack of effort. He just seems to be playing tight, perhaps.

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  • 5 years 47 weeks ago

    Norfolk suffers a sickening defeat late.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 34 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    CHA Nash, (4) (Terry, Samson), 1:29
    NOR Fornataro, (5) (Wright, Szczechura), 6:22

    Second Period
    CHA Rodney, (2) (Boychuk, Dalpe), 3:20
    NOR Labrie, (1) (Simek, Durno), 5:02
    NOR Labrie, (2) (Angelidis), 14:36

    Third Period
    CHA Dalpe, (8) (Bowman), 19:07
    CHA Dalpe, (9) (Samson, FitzGerald), 19:18

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie was the second star of the game.

    To give up a pair of goals in the final minute of the game to lose is a bad, bad way to fall. Norfolk uncharacteristically was outshot 16-7 in the final frame, leading to the defeat. Unfortunately, the Admirals have been a team that does not always protect its leads so far this season, and tonight's failure is particularly costly because Charlotte jumps back ahead of Norfolk into second place in the division and they lose two points on first place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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  • 5 years 47 weeks ago


    Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 16 PIM

    Gatineau’s Jean-Gabriel Pageau (undrafted) scored the game winner with one second left in the game.


    Regina Pats 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 4 (OT)
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (high sticking)
    Season totals: 24 GP, 14-8-22, -9, 38 PIM

    Ashton now has goals in 3 straight games, in 7 of his last 8 games, and 11 of his past 16. Regina has been playing better lately, at least getting a point out of their losses.

    Swift Current Broncos 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 22 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 43 PIM

    Zahn’s streak of First Star awards ended at one.

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago

    Trenton Devils 3 @ Florida Everblades 2
    C Mitch Fadden: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM (roughing), 2 SOG, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 17 GP, 9-14-23, +2, 20 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play.
    Season totals: 14 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 10 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 34 saves on 37 shots.
    Season totals: 9 GP, 4-4-0-0, 3.64 GAA, .894 sv%, 0 SO

    Janus had a good game and improved his numbers, but the Everblades fell at home to Trenton. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman took in the game Tuesday. Mitch Fadden had the game’s opening goal, coming on a wrist shot from the circle while on a 5 on 3 power play. Florida’s record evened at 9-9 on the season.

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