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  • 6 years 29 weeks ago


    Omaha Lancers 0 @ Tri-City Storm 3

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 34 saves on 34 shots, *First Star*
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 7 GP, 3-4-0, 2.85 GAA, .919 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox (pictured) won his second straight game after a four-game losing streak, shutting out Omaha 3-0 at home. This was his first shutout with Tri-City. He had two with Green Bay before being traded. Wilcox is playing like Tri-City expected when they acquired the Lightning’s 2011 sixth round pick and future Minnesota Golden Gopher.


    St. John Sea Dogs 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 5

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (tripping), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Milan broke a personal 14 game scoreless streak with a secondary assist Saturday night. scoreless streak hit 14 games in the loss. St. John is two points behind Patrick Roy’s Quebec Remparts for the league’s top point total. At 18-19-3-0 Moncton pulled back within one game of .500. They won just their second game in their past 10 contests.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 6 @ South Carolina Stingrays 3

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 29 saves on 32 shots
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 13-8-0, 2.88 GAA, .906 sv%, 1 SO

    Florida won their sixth straight game to pull within one point of division-leading Gwinnett with a big 6-3 road win New Year’s Eve in South Carolina. Florida scored the game’s first four goals, then held on for the win. Lightning prospect Pat Nagle has been in net for every game of the Everblades’ six-game win streak. Saturday was his third game in three nights, and he won them all. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 7

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 14 GP, 5-1-6, +4, 0 PIM

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, even, 4 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 8-8-16, +3, 27 PIM

    Killorn scored the first goal of the game to run his point streak to seven games. O'Donnell scored in his second consecutive game.

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 21 GP, 4-11-15, +1, 8 PIM

    The Bobcats six game unbeaten streak came to an end with the non-conference loss to UNO.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Preliminary Round
    Slovakia 6 @ Switzerland 4
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

    Thanks in part to 4 assists by Red Wings draft pick Tomas Jurco, the Slovakians overcame a pair of 2 goal deficits to beat Switzerland 6-4 and punch their ticket to the medal round. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was +2 in the match. Slovakia moves on to face Finland in the Quarterfinals on Monday. Switzerland falls into the Relegation bracket against Denmark, also on Monday.

    Canada 3 @ USA 2
    Brett Connolly, Canada, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 4-1-5, +5, 4 PIM

    Canada held off a furious US comeback to scrape by the Americans 3-2. Brett Connolly's first period goal ended up being the game winner. Credit to the already Relegation Round saddled US side for not caving after falling down 3-0 in the first and giving Canada all they could handle. Canada earns a bye to the Semifinals on Tuesday. The US draws Latvia on Tuesday, and I suspect will cut a wide swath of destruction through the loser's bracket.

    Russia 3 @ Sweden 4 (OT)
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-4-5, +6, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-3-4, +7, 4 PIM

    Whereas a 3 goal third period lead is a death sentence in pro hockey, it's not quite so in junior hockey. Ducks draft pick Max Friberg scored an extra attacker goal to cap a 3 goal third period comeback for the Swedes and Blackhawks draft pick Joakim Nordstrom scored the overtime winner in their thrilling 4-3 win over Russia. Sweden clinches a bye to the Semis with the win. Russia now faces a Quarterfinal match with the Czech Republic on Monday. Lightning prospects Nikita Nesterov and Nikita Kucherov, who were on the ice for Friberg's goal, took their first minuses of the tournament. Swedish coach Roger Ronnberg perhaps deserves considerable credit for a Steve Ludzik-like goalie switch just before the goal to get a cheap timeout after burning his official timeout earlier in the game. It was a blast from the past for older Lightning fans.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Norfolk sees a potential division lead slip away on shorthanded goals.


    Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 goals on 40 shots before allowing 1 of 4 shooters to convert for the shootout loss. That's a quality start where he didn't manage to get the result, which is a shame. He did manage to raise his save percentage to .895.

    First Period
    NOR Palat, (2) (Panik, Kostka), 1:59

    Second Period
    HER Bourque, (18) (Aucoin, Collins), 7:16 (SH)
    HER Hanson, (5) (Bourque, Brouillette), 15:34 (SH)

    Third Period
    NOR Kostka, (5) (Fornataro, Smith), 5:31 (PP)


    HER- Aucoin

    You hate to see a game where you lose a point because of a pair of shorthanded goals against. It's hard enough to win in Hershey when you give 5 PP's to them. To give shorties to their special teams units just makes it that much more impossible.

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  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    .500 to end 2011. Now the real climb begins.


    Mathieu Garon allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the win. I can't emphasize enough how impressed I am with the way he shrugged off the soft goal in Colorado. I hate to keep bringing that up, but it speaks to the fact Garon is a veteran and knows how to handle adversity, and that's critical for a team in the situation the Lightning is in.

    First Period
    TB Stamkos (24), (St. Louis, Downie), 3:22
    CAR Faulk (2), (Bowman, Staal)(PP), 16:12

    Second Period
    CAR Harrison (3), (Staal, McBain)(PP), 4:29
    TB Stamkos (25), (St. Louis, Downie), 8:17

    Third Period
    TB Stamkos (26), (St. Louis, Malone)(PP), 0:43
    TB Purcell (7), (Malone, Clark), 1:05
    TB Downie (6), (Malone, Pyatt), 6:51

    Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis, and Steve Downie were the game's three stars. Not much of a surprise to see two great players like St. Louis and Downie step up and do what they do best. Congrats to St. Louis on his 500th assist, too. But, the straw that has stirred the drink these past two games has been Downie. I speculated most of the first half of the season whether he was hurt because he's looked a bit stiff and a step slow, but he's been my #1 star of the past two nights. Yeah, he looks like Charlie Manson, but he has an amazing skill set as a playmaker and as a finisher, too. He and Purcell coming to life in the second half are prerequisites for making the playoffs.

    Dominic Moore was robbed of a goal that would've made it 6-2. He so clearly did not interfere with Cam Ward and then Ward proceeded to mount him like a rodeo bull? I sat there in amazement at how Moore and Lecavalier possibly could get calls on that play because they did NOTHING illegal. It looked like a case of the refs taking pity on Carolina, I think. Kudos to Bobby Taylor for correctly pointing out those calls threw into question whether that referee crew has the intelligence to organize a one car parade. After tonight, I would cast my vote with the nays.

    What the Lightning need to understand is that tonight's win was just the prelims. This road trip through Canada is the real challenge for this team, and they cannot afford to fall flat on the road. So they need to have swagger and confidence, but recognize they need to work hard to back it up, or this home stand was for naught.

    J.T. Wyman had 2 hits in 10:31. Solid game.

    Blair Jones Had 1 hit in 10:04, but was slightly more effective in some shifts with Tyrell and Pyatt where he got some puck retrieval help.

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  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 (ot)

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 4-11-15, +2, 6 PIM

    With the tie the Bobcats are now unbeaten in six straight.

    Harvard Crimson 4 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4 (ot)

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 11 GP, 7-8-15, +3, 23 PIM

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 13 GP, 4-1-5, +3, 0 PIM

    Killorn's point streak is now at six games. O'Donnell's points were his first in three games.

    No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ St. Cloud State Huskies 1 (ot)

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 19 GP, 0-4-4, +7, 31 PIM

    The Broncos finished the month of December with a 4-1-1 record. They take on No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth next weekend.

    Clarkson Golden Knights 3 vs No. 13 Cornell Big Red 5
    Florida College Classic

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, even, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 1-1-2, even, 6 PIM

    Gotovets played the game as the third line winger for the Big Red. They take on No. 6 Colorado College next weekend.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago


    Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Tri-City Storm 4

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 33 saves on 36 shots
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 6 GP, 2-4-0, 3.32 GAA, .906 sv%, 0 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox played for the first time since December 9 and broke a four-game losing streak by beating Sioux City, 4-3. Wilcox had lost the No.1 job to Phoenix Copley, but Copley was shelled Wednesday night giving Wilcox an opening Friday.


    Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (holding), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 0-4-4, -12, 29 PIM

    Milan’s scoreless streak hit 14 games in the loss.

    QMJHL Note: Lightning prospect Adam Janosik of Gatineau is with Team Slovakia at the U20 World Junior Championships in Alberta.


    Sarnia Sting 3 @ London Knights 7

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 17-23-40, +10, 28 PIM

    After Namestnikov was a surprise cut by Team Russia at the World Junior tournament, rumors started swirling he was injured when trying to make the team though nothing had been announced. Friday was the second straight game for London that Namestnikov has missed due to a “lower body injury,” giving those rumors some credibility. Speaking of credibility, it’s a lot easier to handle Namestnikov – a first round pick of the Lightning in 2011 – not making the team due to an injury than not being good enough. On Friday, Lightning camper Seth Griffith had a hat trick for the Knights. He also added an assist. Griffith (pictured) now has 29 goals and 50 points in 35 games.

    Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Kitchener Rangers 4

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 0-8-8, +1, 16 PIM

    Schemitsch couldn’t string together two straight games with an assist and Owen Sound couldn’t beat the Rangers at the Aud in Kitchener on Friday, losing 4-1. Schemitsch had an assist Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to Niagara.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 3 @ Greenville Road Warriors 1

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 38 saves on 39 shots, *First Star*
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 12-8-0, 2.88 GAA, .906 sv%, 1 SO

    For the second straight night the Everblades scored a 3-1 win over Greenville, this time after being badly outplayed and outshot by the Road Warriors, 39-22. Lightning prospect Pat Nagle earned the First Star award for making 38 saves and winning his fifth straight game. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Norfolk holds on by their fingernails for the sweep.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    NOR Conacher, (19) (Barberio, Dimmen), 2:30
    NOR Fornataro, (3) (Kostka, Smith), 11:34 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Johnson, (13) (Barberio, Conacher), 16:55 (PP)

    Third Period
    BRI Cizikas, (6) (de Haan, Wishart), 11:11 (PP)
    BRI Romano, (2) (Ness, Reese), 12:48 (PP)

    Cory Conacher and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and third stars.

    Bridgeport probably deserved better than they got in this two game set against the Ads. They outshot Norfolk by a decent margin in both games and, in the end, found themselves done in only by good goaltending and timely special teams goals by the Ads. Tonight's back breaker was TJ's second period PP marker, which held up as the winner. As I've said many times, a 3 goal lead is the magic number going into a third period. Three goal leads are practically insurmountable in pro hockey, even if you get thoroughly outshot like Norfolk did tonight (16-6 in the third).

    Norfolk draws Hershey in yet another key divisional battle tomorrow. A regulation win will put the Admirals back on top in the division.

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