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  • 5 years 49 weeks ago

    Not quite ready for prime time, yet.

    TB-1
    BOS-4

    Mathieu Garon allowed 4 goals on 42 shots for the loss. I thought he kept the Lightning alive in the game longer than they probably deserved. The winning goal was a little weak, but he only got 1 goal of support.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    BOS Peverley (1), (Marchand, Boychuk), 2:04
    TB St. Louis (2), (Malone, Lecavalier), 3:20
    BOS Paille (1), (McQuaid, Seguin), 4:58

    Third Period
    BOS Krejci (1), (Lucic, Seguin), 3:07
    BOS Peverley (2), (Bergeron, Marchand), 8:43

    The shot board says it all: Boston 42, Tampa Bay 26. The Lightning looked stiff and slow. They were poor in puck pursuit and on the odd occasion they were in position to compete for a loose puck they lost battles. Hopefully, this kind of result makes the Lightning realize their energy level must be higher. No one's going to concede wins to this team, and certainly not the defending champs.

    Brett Connolly had 4 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 2 hits in 15:38. It was a mixed bag tonight. The young man has world class vision when he has the puck. He had a few slick setups tonight and almost snuck a goal past Tim Thomas five-hole for a score in the first period. On the other side of the coin, he was caught reaching in puck pursuit a couple of times and was thrown in the sin bin accordingly. Body positioning and knowing when to move your feet to stay in the play to be able to compete for the puck are things he needs to learn. When you're a stick length behind a guy and reaching, it's an obvious call for the ref to make.

    Box score from yahoo.com.

  • 5 years 49 weeks ago

    The kids are still alright...

    CHA-3
    NOR-4

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the win. With Dustin Tokarski being hurt in camp and after giving up 5 goals on opening night, there's a bit of an opening for Janus to win a few more starts. He helped his stock tonight with a perfect 13/13 in the final frame to slam the door shut and secure the win.

    First Period
    NOR Ashton, (3) (Barberio, Conacher), 12:58 (PP)
    CHA Bowman, (1) (Sanguinetti, Matsumoto), 16:12 (PP)

    Second Period
    CHA Roy, (1) (Matsumoto, McNicoll), 9:40 (PP)
    NOR Picard, (2) (Wright, Fornataro), 10:38
    NOR Johnson, (2) (Vernace, Conacher), 15:44
    CHA Bowman, (2) (Matsumoto, Bellemore), 19:50

    Third Period
    NOR Conacher, (1) (Ashton, Johnson), 5:50

    Cory Conacher (pictured) and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars. Their linemate, Carter Ashton, also chipped in his 3rd goal of the season, and as a group they accounted for 3 of Norfolk's 4 goals.

    Norfolk outshot Charlotte 44-29 in the match.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 49 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 2 @ Karpat 1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 15/16, 1.00 GAA, .938 sv%
    Season totals: 4 GP, 1-3-0, 0 SO, 2.56 GAA, .896 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a helper as JYP eked out a 2-1 win over Karpat. JYP faces Espoo on Tuesday.

    MHL (Russia):
    (From Yesterday, 10-7-11)
    CSKA Jr. 4 @ Spartak Moscow Jr. 3
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 3-3-6, +1, 4 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 9 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    In a not so surprising move, CSKA demoted Nikita Kucherov (pictured) to the MHL on Friday. Kucherov had a late goal with less than 4 minutes left to tie up the game and assisted on Nikita Gusev's game winner a little over 2 minutes later to lift CSKA Jr's to the 4-3 win over Spartak Jr. This is Kucherov's second stint in the MHL this season. He appeared for the junior club on September 20th, notching 2 goals and 4 points in a 6-5 loss to KHK MVD's junior side. It remains to be seen whether this demotion will last longer for Kucherov. CSKA's junior team plays Mytischi Jr. next on Monday.

    Yaroslavl Jr. 2 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 3 (SO)
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 11 GP, 4-4-8, +11, 10 PIM

    In a game that also was played yesterday, defenseman Nikita Nesterov was held scoreless in Chelabinsk Jr.'s 3-2 shootout win over Loko Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. gets Novgorod Jr. on Sunday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Lulea 2 @ MODO 1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP, 4-2-6, +3, 2 PIM

    Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 2-1 win over MODO. Lulea plays Skelleftea on Thursday.

  • 5 years 49 weeks ago

    Bemidji State Beavers 5 @ No. 2 Miami Redhawks 3

    F James Mullin, MIA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

    The No. 2 Miami Redhawks dropped their season opener to unranked Bedmidji State. Freshman, James Mullin has now scored in his first two games for the Redhawks. The two teams meet again tonight.

    Alabama Huntsville Chargers 1 @ No. 13 Western Michigan Broncos 7

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, Even, 2 PIM, 1 SOG

    The Broncos opened their season impressively, scoring four first period goals in route to a lopsided win over Alabama-Huntsville. Luke Witkowski started his year off with an assist. In 42 games last season Witkowski had one goal and eight assists.

    Air Force Falcons 3 @ No. 3 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4
    Ice Breaker Tournament; Grand Forks, ND

    F Brenden O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

    No.3 North Dakota started their season with a win beating Air Force. New York Islanders prospect, Brock Nelson, had two goals and an assist for the Sioux including the game winner in the third. North Dakota takes on No. 5 Boston College tonight in the Ice Breaker final.

    USCHO Rankings used

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    Results from the USHL, QMJHL, and OHL...

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    Chicago Express 4 @ Florida Everblades 1

    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (holding)
    Last Season’s Totals: 51 GP, 13-13-26, -9, 41 PIM
    G Pat Nagle: Did not play (backup)

    The Florida Everblades made history Friday night, but not the way they wanted. The 'Blades dropped their season opener 4-1 to the Chicago Express, who was playing their inaugural game. Florida will now enter the Express record books as Chicago's first victim. The Express had four goals on Carolina prospect John Muse before the end of the second period. Lightning prospect Pat Nagle is supposed to get the nod Saturday. The Everblades got their first goal of the season in the third period by former Windsor Spitfire Justin Shugg, a Carolina Hurricanes draft pick. Norfolk Admirals property Philip-Michael Devos, the reigning QMJHL scoring champ, did not register a point for Florida. The teams play again Saturday night.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    Comeback kids bury the Checkers.

    CHA-5
    NOR-6 (OT)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 5 goals on 29 shots for the win. He should be thankful his guys picked him up tonight.

    First Period
    NOR Ashton, (1) (Conacher, Barberio), 6:37 (PP)

    Second Period
    CHA Matsumoto, (1) (Sanguinetti, Boychuk), 4:26 (PP)
    CHA Samson, (1) (Peters), 8:20
    NOR Johnson, (1) (Barberio, Tyrell), 10:00 (SH)
    CHA Samson, (2) (Sanguinetti, Matsumoto), 14:48

    Third Period
    CHA Boychuk, (1) (Krueger, Terry), 6:08
    NOR Angelidis, (1) (Smith, Picard), 8:01 (PP)
    CHA Matsumoto, (2) (Bowman), 12:44
    NOR Labrie, (1) (Quick, Fornataro), 13:19
    NOR Picard, (1) (Ouellet, Smith), 16:38 (PP)

    Overtime
    NOR Ashton, (2) (Petiot, Wright), 1:55

    Carter Ashton (pictured) and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars. The kids are alright.

    Mark Barberio starts his season with assists in triplicate.

    Alexandre Picard had the biggest goal of the game on the power play to cap a 2 goal third period comeback and send the game to overtime. Who started the comeback? Pierre-Cedric Labrie with a nifty move to cut past the defense and cut the deficit in half. Somewhere Bolt Prospects writer and secret P-C Labrie fan Chad Schnarr is cringing and chuckling.

    Norfolk outshot Charlotte 45-29 in the victory.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    The 2011-2012 regular season begins just as the 2010-2011 regular season ended. Tears for Hurricanes fans.

    TB-5
    CAR-1

    Dwayne Roloson made 32 saves for the victory. He took care of business.

    First Period
    CAR Skinner,(1)(Gleason, Ruutu), 8:07

    Second Period
    TB St. Louis, (1)(Stamkos), 5:19
    TB Lecavalier, (1)(Stamkos, St. Louis), 17:50 (PP)

    Third Period
    TB Downie, (1)(Bergeron, Shannon), 12:22 (PP)
    TB Hall, (1)(Thompson, Jones), 12:32
    TB Malone, (1)(Purcell, Brewer), 16:58

    Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and second stars.

    That's how an elite team handles its business on opening night. Carolina has a young team with a lot of enthusiasm and they came out hard in the first period, and the Lightning just stomped the living daylights out of them in the final 40 minutes. That's what contenders do to borderline, mediocre teams.

    Beautiful hand-eye coordination by Vincent Lecavalier on his power play goal. Stammer-esque, dare we say?

    You have to love how just about everyone on the team got to drink from the well of prosperity in this one. When you get not just the top guys, but also the second tier of guys like Malone and Shannon and you even get the 4th liners some cookies too, that's how you build confidence up and down the lineup.

    The despair of the Hurricane's announcing duo is still a sweet melody to my ears. Get ready for 81 more like that, boys.

    Brett Connolly had 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 14:20 in his NHL debut.

    Blair Jones, who is the human victory cigar at Bolt Prospects, had a helper, 2 shots, and was +1 in 9:04. We're throwing a parade when he graduates from prospect status later this season. It's almost like a child's high school graduation for us, because sometimes it seems like we've been covering him for 17-18 years.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    OHL

    London Knights 7 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 3

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (hooking)
    Season Totals: 5 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 6 PIM

    Namestnikov’s third goal of the year was one of four the Knights scored in the first period on their way to a 7-3 blowout win in St. Catherines. London was outshot 43-31 in the game. Seven different Knights scored, including reigning OHL Player of the Week Seth Griffith, a Lightning prospect camp attendee. Griffith leads the Knights in scoring after five games with five goals and 11 points. Namestnikov is tied for fifth with six points, but has four points in his last two games (2+2).

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    CSKA 2 @ Khabarovsk 3 (SO)
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, DNP
    Season totals: 9 GP 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov was a scratch in CSKA's 3-2 shootout loss to Khabarovsk. CSKA faces St. Petersburg on Sunday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Lulea 1 @ Brynas 0
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-6, +2, 2 PIM

    Johan Harju had a minor for high sticking and failed to convert on a third period penalty shot in Lulea's 1-0 win over Brynas. Ex-Lightning goaltender Johan Holmqvist stopped 19 shots for Brynas in the loss. Lulea plays MODO on Saturday. The team is currently tied with Frolunda and Skelleftea at 17 points for the best mark in the league.

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