Game Night Results

  • 6 years 8 weeks ago

    In case BoltProspects hasn't made this crystal clear over the past three years: Karri Ramo is real, real good.

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    Ramo stopped 45 of 47 shots in the victory tonight and was named the game's first star.

    First Period
    NY Rangers 8:58, Dan Fritsche 1 (Patrick Rissmiller, Dmitri Kalinin)
    Tampa Bay 11:37, Chris Gratton 1 (Radim Vrbata, Matt Carle)

    Second Period
    NY Rangers 7:56, Lauri Korpikoski 1 (Dan Fritsche, Daniel Girardi)

    Third Period
    Tampa Bay 2:18, Ryan Malone 1 (Steven Stamkos, Andrew Hutchinson)
    Tampa Bay 4:36, Martin St. Louis 1 (Matt Carle, Michel Ouellet)
    Tampa Bay 19:41, Evgeny Artyukhin 1 (empty net) (Steven Stamkos, Matt Carle)

    The positives tonight were Ramo and that several of the marquee newcomers found their way onto the scoresheet. Matt Carle getting assists in triplicate was an obvious positive, as was Ryan Malone finding the back of the net and Steven Stamkos chipping in a pair of assists.

    The negative is that the Lightning were once again soundly outshot despite having most of their NHL regulars in the lineup. We're seeing the convergence of at least three factors here: 1.) the installation of a new system, 2.) lack of chemistry due to so many newcomers being in the lineup, and 3.) a ridiculously inexperienced blueline. Speculation in the broadcast tonight also centered around whether or not the Lightning are in the best of condition right now. Considering the compressed preseason schedule the Lightning are playing right now, and that they've been traveling quite a bit, it might be fatigue setting in more than the Lightning being out of shape.

    The extended statistics from the NHL are delayed right now, so I'll update the lines of the prospects later. When I took a peek earlier tonight, Matt Carle also was working on a monster line of his own that was worth mentioning, so I'll add that later too.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 8 weeks ago

    BCHL

    Cowichan Valley Capitals 2 @ Victoria Grizzlies 4 (Tuesday)
    W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 2 PIM (hooking)

    Evan Pighin scored the fourth and final goal for Victoria. It was his first this season in the BCHL after leaving Chilliwack of the WHL. After scoring 48 points in 53 games last year in Chilliwack, the 20 year-old Pighin joined the Grizzlies – owned by Lightning co-owner Len Barrie – with approval from B.C. Hockey and without permission from his WHL club. The situation is causing much controversy in B.C. and could affect future player movement between CHL and provincial junior clubs. Pighin attended the Lightning's prospect camp in Victoria this summer.

    WHL

    Vancouver Giants 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 4 (SO)
    C James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM

    Wright scored the game’s opening goal – his first of the year – but Vancouver would lose a 3-1 lead in the second period and fall in the shootout. Wright had 13 goals in 60 games last year for the Giants.

  • 6 years 8 weeks ago

    Good start to the season for Mike Smith.

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    Mike Smith stopped 38 of 40 shots faced for the win.

    First Period
    Tampa Bay 11:44, Ryan Craig 1 (Evgeny Artyukhin)

    Second Period
    Tampa Bay 7:01, Steven Stamkos 1 (power play) (Radim Vrbata, Ryan Malone)
    Tampa Bay 10:00, Martin St. Louis 1 (power play) (Matt Carle, Jussi Jokinen)
    NY Rangers 19:36, Daniel Girardi 1 (power play) (Scott Gomez, Wade Redden)

    Third Period
    NY Rangers 17:07, Fredrik Sjostrom 1 (power play) (Pierre Parenteau, Lauri Korpikoski)

    This was much closer to the opening night lineup, so there were fewer prospects in uniform:

    Janne Niskala was +1 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 19:23.

    Vladimir Mihalik had 1 blocked shot in 16:04.

    Steven Stamkos had 1 goal, 1 shot, 3 hits, and was 67% on draws to go with a +1 rating in 14:46.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 8 weeks ago

    Sunday

    Alexei Glukhov did not play in Mytischi's 4-3 overtime win over Cherepovets. Glukhov has yet to appear in a game this season.

    Ilya Solarev and Vitali Smolianinov were scoreless in Astana's 2-1 win over Khabarovsk. Denis Kazionov did not play for Khabarovsk.

    Albert Vishnyakov was -1 in Novokuznetsk's 3-2 shootout win over Voskresensk.

    Vasily Koshechkin did not play in Togliatti's 2-1 shootout loss to Magnitogorsk.

    Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 4-1 loss to Chelyabinsk.

    Monday

    Anton But was -1 in CSKA's 4-3 loss to Riga.

  • 6 years 8 weeks ago

    Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Frolunda's 3-2 loss to Timra.

    Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 2-0 loss to Farjestads. Harju has spent the early season on Lulea's second line at the left wing position. He played third line center for much of last season for the club.

  • 6 years 8 weeks ago

    It's nice to see the Lightning generating a lot of offensive pressure without their top guns in the lineup, despite the loss.

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    Olaf Kolzig allowed 3 goals on 24 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    Tampa Bay 0:46, Jussi Jokinen 1 (Evgeny Artyukhin)
    Pittsburgh 14:36, Kris Letang 1 (power play) (Alex Goligoski)
    Pittsburgh 18:19, Max Talbot 1 (Ruslan Fedotenko, William Thomas)

    Second Period
    Tampa Bay 2:56, Michel Ouellet 1 (Dana Tyrell, Ty Wishart)

    Third Period
    Pittsburgh 4:54, Tyler Kennedy 1 (power play) (Kris Letang, Alex Goligoski)

  • 6 years 8 weeks ago

    Barberio gets two helpers ... Jung watches his replacement drop to 0-2.

  • 6 years 8 weeks ago

    Matias Sointu had an assist, but was also -3 with 4 shots on goal in Ilves Jr. A's 3-2 loss to JYP Jr. A. The helper is Sointu's first point of the Junior A season.

  • 6 years 8 weeks ago

    Tokarski gets his first shutout ... Courtnall with an OT winner ... and Torrie Jung appears done in Kelowna.

  • 6 years 8 weeks ago

    Norfolk defeats Pittsburgh.

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    PIT-4 (SO)

    First Period
    Pittsburgh 0:51, Jordan Staal 1 (Evgeni Malkin, Ben Lovejoy)

    Second Period
    Tampa Bay 3:50, Janne Niskala 1 (Brandon Bochenski, Jussi Jokinen)
    Tampa Bay 7:06, Wyatt Smith 1 (Matt Smaby)
    Tampa Bay 8:40, Brandon Bochenski 1 (Radek Smolenak, Jussi Jokinen)
    Pittsburgh 15:18, Petr Sykora 1 (power play) (Miroslav Satan, Jordan Staal)

    Third Period
    Pittsburgh 10:11, Petr Sykora 2 (power play) (Janne Pesonen, Alex Goligoski)
    Pittsburgh 17:06, Sidney Crosby 1 (shorthanded) (unassisted)
    Tampa Bay 18:41, Brandon Bochenski 2 (Janne Niskala)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    Tampa Bay- Jokinen, Stamkos
    Pittsburgh- NONE

    Karri Ramo stopped 26 of 30 shots in regulation and overtime before stopping both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session.

    This is as significant a win as you can get in the first matchup of preseason in September. The Lightning iced a team that basically represented the bulk of their players ticketed for Norfolk of the AHL while the Pens essentially iced their NHL regulars. This is a Pens team that made it to the Stanley Cup Finals last season and the Lightning prospects and AHL pros gave them all they could handle and more en route to victory. It speaks volumes for the future of this franchise.

    Lots of prospects in this game:

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