Game Night Results

  • 6 years 12 weeks ago

    Number one, with a bullet.


    Dustin Tokarski had 16 saves on 18 shots for the win.

    First Period
    WBS Dimitrakos, (6) (Petersen, Craig), 15:36 (PP)
    NOR Angelidis, (5) (Barberio, Vernace), 18:39

    Second Period
    NOR Jones, (2) (Smith, Barberio), 10:31
    WBS Street, (6) (Petersen, Wild), 10:53
    NOR Conacher, (11) (Johnson, Jones), 13:56 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Conacher, (12) (Jones, Smith), 8:25 (PP)
    NOR Smith, (10) , 19:16 (EN)

    Cory Conacher (pictured), Blair Jones, and Trevor Smith were the game's three stars.

    Norfolk outshot Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 31-18 in the game. Bear in mind, this is a team the Admirals are tied with that they are supposed to be battling tooth and nail for first in the division, and they absolutely blew them off the rink in the second half of the game tonight.

    Conacher and Smith are now tied for 4th in the league in scoring at 25 points, 5 points back of perennial AHL world beater Keith Aucoin. Carter Ashton sits tied for 19th in scoring despite a season long 5 game scoreless streak. Conacher and Ashton also are tied for 2nd in the league in goals, as well. Smith is 2nd in +/- at +14, behind Cade Fairchild of Peoria at +16.

    Mark Barberio is now 2nd in the league in scoring amongst defensemen, 2 points back of Rockford's Brian Connelly. He's 1 plus behind Smith, tied for 3rd in the league at +13 with, among others, Real Canadian Hero Pierre-Cedric Labrie.

    Next up: Adirondack on Friday at Scope.

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  • 6 years 12 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    KalPa 2 @ JYP 1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 12 GP, 7-5-0, 5 SO, 1.42 GAA, .937

    Maybe I'm old fashioned, but if you had a goaltender who has had a shutout in 42% of his starts through 12 starts, wouldn't you put him in net more? In any event, Riku Helenius sat backup today to Joni Mullykoski in JYP's 2-1 loss to KalPa. JYP draws Tappara on Friday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    CSKA Jr. 3 @ Togliatti Jr. 2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., DNP
    Season totals (MHL): 14 GP, 13-15-28, +8, 28 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Where in the world is Nikita Kucherov? The talented forward has yet to appear since the end of the Subway Super Series in Canada. He was not in the lineup again today as CSKA Jr. beat Togliatti Jr. 3-2. Kucherov's linemate for both CSKA Jr. and the Super Series had 1-1-2 in the win. CSKA's big club plays tomorrow. Will Kucherov surface there?

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Timra 2 @ Lulea 1 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 25 GP, 9-4-13, +4, 8 PIM

    Johan Harju was scoreless and failed on his shootout attempt in Lulea's 2-1 loss to Timra. That is a bad loss for Lulea to the last place team on the Elitserien table. They'll try to rebound on Thursday against Skelleftea.

  • 6 years 12 weeks ago

    Little mistakes can cost you a game.


    Mathieu Garon allowed 2 goals on 23 shots for the loss.

    First Period

    Second Period
    TB Stamkos (15), (unassisted), 5:53
    MIN Clutterbuck (7), (Koivu)(SH), 7:39
    MIN Bouchard (3), (Johnson), 17:06

    Third Period
    MIN Koivu (4), (Spurgeon, Clutterbuck)(EN), 19:36

    It's frustrating to see the Lightning play a really good first 27 minutes of hockey and see it unravel because of one puckhandling mistake by Eric Brewer. That's what happened tonight, though. The first half of the game the Lightning looked outstanding. That was the best their forecheck looked all season and the first time this Lightning team looked like it was playing the kind of Lightning hockey they played last season.

    But, one mistake and you lose momentum. One mistake and the Lightning started turning over the puck. One mistake and before you know it you're behind the eight ball trying to go through a very disciplined team just to get a chance on a very good goaltender in Backstrom. It's a pity they didn't end up maintaining it and getting the result.

    Bolt Prospects alumni Mike Lundin knifed his ex-team with a 3rd star effort where he played 19:35 in his first game of the season and blocked 5 shots. Not surprised. He's a very good regular season player.

    Brett Connolly was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 16:19. He also missed 4 shots.

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  • 6 years 12 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 7 @ Astana 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 33/34, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
    Season totals: 18 GP, 9-7-0, 1 SO, 2.75 GAA, .916 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin got off the pine and bathed in sweet, sweet goal support in Cherepovets' 7-1 bulldozing of Astana. Ex-Bruins prospect Mikko Lehtonen had a pair of goals in the victory. Cherepovets draws Chelyabinsk on Wednesday.

    Spartak Moscow 1 @ Chelyabinsk 7
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, +6, 2 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 6-9-15, +12, 20 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov played a season high 15:48 as Chelyabinsk crushed Spartak Moscow 7-1. Ex-NHLers Stan Chistov and Deron Quint each had helpers in the win. Chelyabinsk squares off with Cherepovets on Wednesday.

  • 6 years 12 weeks ago


    Halifax Mooseheads 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 4 (SO)

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (holding), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 0-4-4, -3, 23 PIM

    Moncton was able to overcome Milan’s holding penalty in overtime to force a shootout and gain an extra point from the Mooseheads. Milan’s dismal season continues statistically with four assists in 22 games. He had 14 goals and 24 assists as a QMJHL rookie last year.


    London Knights 2 @ Brampton Battalion 1
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 16-16-32, +11, 28 PIM

    The high-powered Knights only managed 15 shots on goal, but goaltender Michael Houser (undrafted) stopped 34 shots to lead London to a 2-1 road win. Namestnikov’s four-game point streak came to an end. Lightning camper Seth Griffith scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal early in the third period while on a penalty kill. He has 17 goals this year.

  • 6 years 12 weeks ago


    Lincoln Stars 4 @ Tri-City Storm 2

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 35 saves on 38 shots
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 2 GP, 1-1-0, 2.42 GAA, .938 sv%, 0 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .919 sv%, 1 SO

    Lincoln exacted some revenge on the Storm for a loss Thursday night with a close win Saturday night. Wilcox stopped 35 shots but couldn’t save the Storm from defeat in his home debut.


    Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 2-15-17, +1, 21 PIM

    Gatineau goaltender Francois Lecerte (overage, undrafted) stopped 53 of 55 shots but lost the shootout and the Olympiques failed to get an extra point.


    London Knights 7 @ Erie Otters 2
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 16-16-32, +11, 28 PIM

    London bounced back from a loss Friday with a win in Pennsylvania Saturday. Namestnikov (pictured) had his 16th goal of the season, scored in the first minute of the third period. He has a four game point streak.

    Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 0-8-8, -1, 14 PIM

    Schemitsch remains out with an upper body injury.

  • 6 years 12 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 1 @ Kalamazoo Wings 2 (OT)

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    RW Philip-Michael Devos, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 4-10-14, -1, 8 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 10 GP, 5-4-0, 3.06 GAA, .898 sv%, 1 SO

    Nagle got the night off as John Muse stopped 38 of 40 shots in the overtime loss. Devos had his team-leading (tied) 10th assist of the season. He is one point behind David Rutherford for the team lead in points. Rutherford had a hat trick Friday night against the Wings.

  • 6 years 12 weeks ago

    No. 4 Colorado College Tigers 3 @ North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM

    The Sioux look to have gotten themselves back on track after a nice weekend sweep of No. 4 Colorado College at home.

    No. 17 Cornell Big Red 1 vs. No. 15 Boston University Terriers 2 (OT)
    Madison Square Garden

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, Even, 4 PIM

    Cornell's five-game winning streak was snapped as the Big Red fell in overtime to BU at MSG

    Miami RedHawks 4 @ No. 10 Denver Pioneers 2
    Denver Cup

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 15 GP, 3-2-5, +4, 4 PIM

    Dallas prospect Reilly Smith had two goals for the RedHawks as they upset the host of the Denver cup. Miami finished out November on an eight-game unbeaten streak.

    Massachusetts Minutemen 2 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 4

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: Did not play
    Season totals: 15 GP, 3-9-12, Even, 4 PIM

    The Bobcats snapped a six game winless streak with the non-conference win over UMASS.

  • 6 years 12 weeks ago

    It's a Panik attack!


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the win.

    First Period

    Second Period
    PRO Hennessy, (6) (Arniel, Bartkowski), 11:35
    NOR Labrie, (5) (Gudas, Angelidis), 16:32

    Third Period
    NOR Panik, (3) (Wright, Palat), 9:59
    NOR Wright, (1) (Panik, Palat), 12:40
    PRO Cunningham, (2) (Bartkowski, Arniel), 19:46

    Tokarski, Richard Panik (pictured), and James Wright were the game's three stars.

    As I mentioned after last night's game, it's hard to beat a team on back-to-back nights when you really beat them badly on the first night. There's a tendency to come out complacent while they come out flying because they don't want to be embarrassed again. That happened tonight, to the tune of a 13-7 shot advantage for the Bruins that was much wider the first 10-15 minutes of play, but Tokarski held the game close and allowed the Admirals to gain their legs.

    In the third period, the game was broken open by the line of Palat/Wright/Panik. It's hard to believe that was just Wright's first goal of the season, but perhaps now he has a stable line to run on. He'd be the "Oh Canada!" in the Czech-Oh-Slovakia line.

    Norfolk is 2 points back of the Penguins in 2nd place in the East Division and 4th overall in the Eastern Conference. They draw the Pens in a key divisional showdown on Tuesday in Norfolk.

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  • 6 years 12 weeks ago

    We might call this home-and-home Spanks-giving weekend for the Lightning to their down-state, little-sister rivals.


    Mathieu Garon made 24 saves on 25 shots for the victory. He would've had the shutout were it not for a puckhandling gaffe in garbage time. Still, we might be able to say we're officially in the window of another Mathieu Garon hot-streak. I can't recall when the Lightning ever had 2 goaltenders this streaky on their roster.

    First Period
    TB St. Louis (6), (Connolly, Clark), 2:07

    Second Period
    TB Pyatt (1), (Bergeron), 3:49
    TB Stamkos (13), (Purcell, Tyrell), 6:02
    TB Malone (5), (Stamkos), 10:35

    Third Period
    FLA Matthias (3), (Skille), 17:43
    TB Stamkos (14), (unassisted), 19:01

    Steven Stamkos, Nate Thompson, and Martin St. Louis were the game's three stars. I loved that Stamkos added the 5th goal of the night for the punctuation mark to make sure there would be no silver lining for Florida. I'm a big believer in going out hard to get the first goal and the last goal, and typically what happens in between will take care of itself.

    Unsung heroes were Tom Pyatt and Dana Tyrell. I was a little shocked that was only Pyatt's first goal, because he's dangerous on the forecheck almost every time out. And, Dana Tyrell is in full on junkyard dog mode right now. That third goal of the night scored by Stamkos was largely because Tyrell would not be knocked off the puck in the corner on the forecheck.

    It's hard to know if this weekend is a turning point for this season, but I know Panther Nation (all three of them) were heading into this weekend very confident and ready to spread dirt on the 2011-2012 edition of the Lightning's grave. So, to scratch out a road win last night and then smack the taste out of the Panthers' mouths tonight was a major accomplishment, reaffirming the theological certainty that God still hates Panthers fans (especially Bill Lindsay).

    Brett Connolly had a helper and was +1 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 12:34. He's typically good for one really dangerous offensive shift a game, but he had two tonight, and I suspect that in the second half of the season he may have a spike in production similar to the second half of Stamkos' rookie season. Granted, Connolly's a year older than Steven was, but with Connolly losing his draft year to a hip injury, experience-wise he's at about the same point at 19 as Stammer was at 17-18.

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