Game Night Results

  • 7 years 5 days ago

    Florida Everblades 8 @ Reading Royals 3

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 2-5-7, +5, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: Did not play (suspended)
    Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-5-5, +4, 23 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 0-9-9, -5, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)

    Florida posted a snowman on the scoreboard for the second straight game, this time defeating Reading in Pennsylvania, 8-3. Reading had a 2-0 lead halfway through the first period on ‘Blades goaltender John Muse. Florida reeled off four straight goals, then added four more in a 10-minute span between the end of the second period and the midway point of the third. New Lightning prospect Sebastien Piche was suspended for a boarding major in his last game. With the win, Florida is now three points behind South Carolina for sixth in the East, and four points up on Cincinnati for seventh. Chicago, who is in ninth, sits five points back of the Everblades.

  • 7 years 5 days ago

    Norfolk has a date with history this weekend.


    Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 goal on 13 shots (no, not a typo) for the win. Janus is now 16-8-2 on the season, which puts him at the door step of the top-20 in the league in wins. Dustin Tokarski still rules the roost with 27 wins despite being out of the league for the last week. Two good young goaltenders = good problem to have.

    First Period
    WBS Lerg, (23) (O'Reilly, Strait), 8:47
    NOR Panik, (16) (Barberio, Johnson), 11:28 (PP)
    NOR Gudas, (7) (Jackson, Hutchings), 11:59

    Second Period
    NOR Johnson, (25) (Panik, Picard), 0:10 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Oberg, (6) (Palat, Johnson), 2:37

    Tyler Johnson, Richard Panik, and Radko Gudas were the game's three stars.

    Halfway through the month of March, Johnson's got to be the runaway favorite to win the league's Player of the Month award. He has 7 goals and 14 points in 6 games, which already matches what he put up in February. That's pretty amazing considering last month was no slouch for TJ, who put up 14 points in 13 games. He's now tied with Gustav Nyqvist at 55 points for 2nd among league rookies in points, and he's moved into a tie for 9th in the AHL in points, overall.

    Johnson's linemate, Richard Panik, continues to quietly ramp up his play after a quiet first half of the year. He's within 1 point now of breaking into the top-20 in the league in rookie scoring himself, and the Panik attack shows no signs of letting up.

    Mark Barberio is 5th in the AHL in assists. Discuss.

    What I take away from tonight's game, given the Admirals outshot their nearest division rivals 33-13, is that they're going for it. And, I'm not talking about winning the division (now a 10 point lead over the Pens), or the conference (6 point lead over the IceCaps). This team wants the record, and they can tie the single-season win streak record of 17 on Friday in Charlotte. The Checkers are no slouches, mind you. They lead the Midwest Division and Norfolk will have to beat them on Friday and Sunday to set the record. And, despite the challenge, Norfolk's going for it. When a team holds another to 13 shots on goal, that's complete team buy-in at playoff level intensity. They just threw the keys to the tractor and the deed to the farm in the middle of the table. They're going for it, and it's going to take a team playing a playoff-level game to stop them.

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  • 7 years 6 days ago


    Oshawa Generals 4 @ Peterborough Petes 3

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 46 GP, 1-17-18, +8, 24 PIM
    With Oshawa: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +5, 4 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    Schemitsch came into the game with points in three of his last four contests. The Gens have clinched a playoff spot and sit in seventh in the Eastern Conference, one point behind Mississauga. Oshawa’s fourth straight win eliminated the Petes from playoff contention.

  • 7 years 6 days ago



    Dustin Tokarski stopped 33 of 34 shots for his first NHL victory. The young fella got it done against two goaltenders tonight who averaged 36.5 years of age. And, it wasn't a circus act. He was very calm and very under control in net. If you're not out of position, you don't have to breakdance like Hasek in net. Got his first NHL assist, too. Nice night for a young man who has worked hard to get where he is.

    First Period
    TB Pyatt (8), (Malone, Connolly), 1:56
    TB Thompson (9), (Hall, Wyman), 2:26
    TB Shannon (4), (Hedman, Tokarski)(PP), 4:31
    TB Hedman (4), (unassisted), 15:38

    Second Period
    TB Stamkos (49), (Purcell, Lee), 3:06

    Third Period
    BOS Caron (7), (Boychuk, Chara), 1:55
    TB Stamkos (50), (St. Louis, Lee), 3:06

    Steven Stamkos, Tic, and Victor Hedman were the game's three stars. I have seen the future, and it is good.

    Keith Aulie had 1 shot and 3 hits in 11:16.

    Tim Wallace had 1 hit in 10:10, and looked dazed and confused with the puck on a 2-on-1 late in the third period. I don't think he expected a chance that good in that situation.

    J.T. Wyman had a helper and was +2 in 14:56.

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  • 7 years 6 days ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    Jokerit @ @ JYP 3 (OT)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 30/32, 1.98 GAA, .938 sv%
    Season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Sami Vatanen's goal at 0:45 of overtime propelled JYP to a 3-2 win over Jokerit and clinched a first round bye in the postseason for his club. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius stopped 30 shots in the game and was named the second star. JYP's final game of the regular season will come against a hungry Karpat club on Thursday. Karpat is tied with Jokerit at 99 points for the 6th spot on the SM-liiga table, which is the last spot in the standings that will receive a first round bye. JYP will finish no worse than 5th.

    Will Riku Helenius, second in the league in save percentage and first in GAA and shutouts, win the coveted Urpo Ylonen Trophy as the league's best netminder? Past winners of the award have included Niklas Backstrom, Karri Lehtonen, Pasi Nurminen, Miikka Kiprusoff, and Tim Thomas, all of whom went on to become starting goaltenders in the NHL. Can Bolt Prospects simultaneously sustain a campaign to win the Urpo Ylonen for Helenius and AHL Coach of the Year for Jon Cooper?

    Give Rik the Urpo!

  • 7 years 1 week ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals (Russia):
    The field is now set in the Eastern Conference of the KHL. Top seed Chelyabinsk will face Ak Bars Kazan beginning on Wednesday with Game One of the series. With his MHL club finished for the season, expect Chelyabinsk's Nikita Nesterov to be a spot player for the KHL side the rest of the postseason.

    MHL Playoffs (Russia Jr.):
    CSKA Jr. will start their MHL title defense on Thursday against St. Petersburg Jr. CSKA Jr. finished 2nd in the MHL Central Division while Sr. Petersburg Jr. finished 3rd in the MHL Northwest Division. We'll see if sniper Nikita Kucherov appears after missing much of the last month of hockey.

    SM-slutspel (Sweden):
    (1)Lulea 2 @ (7) AIK 4
    Series Tied at 1-1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
    Regular eason totals: 53 GP, 15-10-25, +12, 16 PIM

    AIK rode 3 second period goals to a 4-2 Game Two victory over top seed Lulea. Game Three is set for Wednesday.

  • 7 years 1 week ago

    Yale Bulldogs 2 @ Harvard Crimson 8
    ECAC quarterfinals: Harvard wins best-of-3 series 2-1

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 2-2-4, +4, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season totals: 32GP, 20-22-42, +10, 47 PIMs

    After games one and two had three overtimes between them, 3-seed Harvard blew out their hated rivals in Game 3, 8-2. Killorn factored in on four of Harvard’s first five goals after getting down 1-0 early to the Bulldogs. Game stars haven’t been posted yet, but Killorn’s a sure bet to be at least second star. David Valek (undrafted) had a hat trick for Harvard, who advances to the ECAC semifinals in Atlantic City. Killorn will matchup against fellow Lightning prospect Kirill Gotovets and second-seeded Cornell.

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 0 @ Colgate Raiders 4
    ECAC Quarterfinals: Colgate wins best-of-3 series 2-1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 39 GP, 8-31-39, E, 12 PIM

    Colgate didn’t leave much doubt when eliminating Quinnipiac in Game 3 on Sunday. The Raiders took a 3-0 lead into the third period and Eric Mihalik (undrafted) made 13 of his 21 saves in the third period to help Colgate advance to the ECAC semifinals to play Union. Peca’s seven-game point streak came to an end. With the loss, Quinnipiac's season is complete. Congratulations to the Bobcats for a fine year and to Peca, who was outstanding in his first collegiate season.

    Note: In the CCHA, with No.1 Ferris State being upset on Sunday in overtime, Western Michigan (Luke Witkowski) will face Miami (Jimmy Mullin) at Joe Louis Arena in the semifinals next weekend.

  • 7 years 1 week ago


    Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (interference), 3 SOG, 1 Hits
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 44-36-80, +39, 63 PIM

    The CHL’s top ranked team lost for the second time this week, dropping a 6-2 decision to the upcoming Memorial Cup hosts. Gauthier’s five-game point streak was snapped in the process. He had 11 points over those five games. Anton Zlobin had two goals and three assists for the Cataractes. Zlobin is projected to be a mid-round pick in the 2012 draft after being passed over last year. He has 39 goals and 74 points in 64 games. He is also plus-43. He had 45 points in 59 games in his initial draft year.

    Quebec Remparts 0 @ Gatineau Olympiques 5

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 49 GP, 6-25-31, -11, 49 PIM

    Even without one of their defensive leaders in Adam Janosik, Gatineau upset the visiting Remparts from Quebec City. Janosik reportedly returned to his native Slovakia to take school tests. He is expected back Thursday.

    Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3 @ Victoriaville Tigres 5

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0 E, 2 PIM (holding), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 2-9-11, -16, 69 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 27 GP, 2-4-6, -3, 38 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Former Lightning camper Brandon Hynes had a goal and an assist for Victoriaville. He is sixth in QMJHL scoring with 84 points in 59 games.


    London Knights 0 @ Kitchener Rangers 1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 22-48-70, +19, 50 PIM

    Ducks first rounder and former Michigan commit John Gibson had his first OHL shutout, and over one of the league’s top scoring teams at that.

    Oshawa Generals 5 @ Brampton Battalion 2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-17-18, +8, 24 PIM
    With Oshawa: 18 GP, 1-6-7, +5, 4 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    Schemitsch has points in two straight games and three of his last four contests.

  • 7 years 1 week ago

    Video game-like.


    Jaroslav Janus started his third game in three nights and stopped 27 of 30 for his 7th consecutive victory.

    First Period
    NOR Smith, (22) , 15:00

    Second Period
    BRI Frischmon, (8) , 1:17 (SH)
    NOR Barberio, (10) (Conacher, Johnson), 17:16 (PP)
    NOR Panik, (14) (Smith, Johnson), 19:28 (PP)

    Third Period
    BRI Mouillierat, (7) (Riley, Oleksy), 7:50
    BRI McNeely, (7) (Sinkewich, Rakhshani), 11:14
    NOR Barberio, (11) (Johnson, Ouellet), 13:12 (PP)
    NOR Panik, (15) (Labrie), 15:52
    NOR Johnson, (24) (Panik, Ouellet), 17:32 (PP)

    Mark Barberio, Tyler Johnson, and Richard Panik were the game's three stars.

    Barberio's 2 goals moved him to 11 on the season, which is 2 better than his rookie campaign last year. He holds an 11 point advantage on St. John's defenseman Paul Postma for the league lead in scorers amongst blueliners.

    Tyler Johnson has moved into 3rd amongst all AHL rookies in scoring, 3 points back of Gustav Nyqvist of Grand Rapids and 16 points back of teammate Cory Conacher.

    Panik is enjoying the month of March so far with 3 goals and 8 points in 5 games. Today's Panik attack was his first 3-point game of his career.

    Wednesday night in Norfolk becomes a big game for two reasons now. It was always going to be a big game with the rival Pens in town lurking 8 points back with a game in hand. But, now, it becomes even bigger with the Admirals' ridiculous, video game-like winning streak hitting 15 with a chance to run to 16. If the Admirals pull of the win against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, they hop a bus to Charlotte on Friday with the opportunity to tie the all-time AHL record for consecutive victories at 17. If they pull that off, the rematch is in Charlotte at 3 pm on Sunday, with a chance to make history. It will not be easy. The Pens currently are the 4 seed in the Eastern Conference and the Checkers are the 3 seed in the West. But, at least its not another 3 games in 3 nights marathon like this weekend was.

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  • 7 years 1 week ago

    Florida Everblades 8 @ Trenton Titans 2

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +3, 0 SOG, 2 PIM (high sticking)
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 2-5-7, +4, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-2-2, +2, 1 SOG, 15 PIM (boarding major, game misconduct)
    Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-5-5, +4, 23 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, +3, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 0-9-9, -5, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)

    Florida scored the game’s first five goals en route to a big road win in New Jersey. The only hiccup the ‘Blades had was when new Lightning prospect Sebastien Piche (pictured), obtained from the Red Wings in the Kyle Quincey/Steve Downie trade, received a major penalty for boarding and the Titans scored twice on that power play. Joe Palmer, recently acquired by Florida for goaltending help after Bolt prospect Pat Nagle was recalled to Norfolk, got his first win for Florida by stopping 24 of 26 shots. Palmer is a former Blackhawks fourth rounder and Ohio State Buckeye. Florida is in sole possession of seventh place in the East now, two points up on Cincinnati.

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