Game Night Results

  • 6 years 35 weeks ago

    WHL FIRST ROUND -- WESTERN CONFERENCE

    Game 5: (5) Kelowna Rockets 2 @ (4) Seattle Thunderbirds 6
    Seattle leads Best of 7 series 3-2

    G Torrie Jung, KEL:
    Game: No decision, 17 saves on 20 shots in relief
    Series: 1 GP, 0-0, 3.82 GAA, .850 sv%

    G Riku Helenius, SEA:
    Game: Win, 25 saves on 27 shots
    Series: 4 GP, 2-2, 3.01 GAA, .900 sv%

    Helenius reclaimed the No.1 spot for Seattle and though he gave up a goal 22 seconds into the game on the Rockets' first shot, he shut down Kelowna the rest of the way to give the T-Birds a 3-2 lead in the series. As for Jung, he came into the game mid-way through the first period after Kristofer Westblom, who had a shaky Game 4, gave up 3 goals on 8 shots. Jung may be the favorite to start Game 6 for the Rockets Saturday night in Kelowna. Seattle has won 3 in a row in the series.

    The game ended on an ugly note when Kelowna’s James McEwan, a former T-Bird, blatantly tackled Helenius after the final horn resulting in both teams getting involved in a shoving match.

    According to the Seattle Times, Helenius, who was uninjured, tried to laugh it off.

    "Their guys were chirping at me all series," Helenius told the newspaper. "So it was a little surprising, but I don't care that much."

    Kelowna’s coach, Ryan Huska, responded to he incident by praising McEwan’s fiery nature: “That’s why he’s our leader.”

    Ah, the WHL.

    Just in case the McEwan tackle wasn’t dirty enough, Doyle Potenteau of the Kelowna Daily Courier reports seeing this sign in the stands in Seattle regarding one of Kelowna’s defensemen:

    Colin Joe illegally downloads.

    Now that's just cold.

  • 6 years 35 weeks ago

    Oh brother! What a way to give up that second point.

    WAS-4
    TB-3 (OT)

    Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals on 32 shots for the overtime loss. Key play of the game: Dan Boyle gets clipped in the face (UPDATE: Erik Erlendsson blogs Boyle took a skate in the lower throat that left a flesh wound on the play) and stops playing with the play behind his net. While Boyle is not paying attention a centering feed squirts off his skate to Ramo's left. Ramo aggresively dives out to try and cover the puck (probably shouldn't have), misses, and while down and out the Caps score the winner.

    You know, the fact these two young netminders are athletic and can handle the puck is a good thing, but they don't necessarily have the maturity in their decision making yet. I am all for investing in a post and a chain to keep Ramo and Smith tethered to their cage until they develop that maturity, because it seems like these two must've given up a half dozen bad goals between them straying from their cages. Mind you, I thought Ramo played well again with the exception of that play, so it's not an indictment of Karri's overall play. But jeez. These kind of goals take years off a coach's life.

    Matt Smaby was even in 12:48 with 2 blocked shots. He would've been +1, but was on the ice for the Semin goal which was a clean faceoff win by Fedorov and a bang-bang shot. I like the minutes. I think Matt needs to get the coaches comfortable enough to be up around 14-15 minutes by the end of the season to have a realistic shot of making the team next season. Earning that trust is the biggest hurdle.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 35 weeks ago

    Results from Lewiston, Everett, Lethbridge and a quick look around the CHL, including a Stamkos update.

  • 6 years 35 weeks ago

    Admirals had no answers in the third period.

    HER-4
    NOR-1

    Jonathan Boutin allowed 4 goals on 35 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    HER Wilson, (24) (Gordon, Bourque), 4:53 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Smolenak, (14) (Kearns), 16:30
    HER Joudrey, (10) (Pinizzotto, Robitaille), 17:09

    Third Period
    HER Wilson, (25) (Lepisto, Gordon), 8:17 (PP)
    HER Paiement, (4) , 9:57 (PP)

    Radek Smolenak keeps chugging away.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 years 35 weeks ago

    Results posted for Lewiston, Lethbridge (another star for Fadden), and Kelowna/Seattle (Helenius back in net).

  • 6 years 35 weeks ago

    Thursday
    Frolunda scored three third period goals in a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Farjestads in Game Six of their opening round playoff series. Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in the match.

    Saturday
    Holmqvist was scoreless in Frolunda's 3-1 Game Seven loss to Farjestads. Frolunda is eliminated from the playoffs.

  • 6 years 35 weeks ago

    The kid is teflon.

    FLA-1
    TB-3

    Karri Ramo rebounded from that disasterous third period against Buffalo to stop 34 of 35 shots for the win tonight. That's why this young man is special. Most netminders his age would've had their psyche destroyed in that Buffalo game. Not Ramo. He's fearless, and he's got the shortest memory of any 21 year old netminder this organization has ever seen.

    Matt Smaby had 8:48 of ice time tonight with 1 shot and a team high 5 hits. He kept his shifts nice and short tonight, especially in the third when it was a one goal game. It's a little thing, but the coaches will appreciate it.

    If the Lightning can get Stamkos to anchor a new scoring line and keep this Ouellet/Halpern duo together as a third scoring line, watch out.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 35 weeks ago

    WHL First Round -- WESTERN CONFERENCE

    Game 3: (4) Seattle Thunderbirds 3 @ (5) Kelowna Rockets 2 (OT)
    Kelowna leads Best of 7 series 2-1

    G Torrie Jung, KEL:
    Game: Did not play
    Series: 0 GP

    G Riku Helenius, SEA:
    Game: Did not play
    Series: 2 GP, 0-2, 3.09 GAA, .885 sv%

    Seattle got back into the series when David Richard scored on the T-Birds’ 14th shot of overtime to narrow Kelowna’s series lead to 2 games to 1. Seattle made a change in net that could be permanent as Jacob DeSerres stopped 30 shots for the win. Kristofer Westblom stopped 37 for Kelowna while both Lightning drafted goaltenders watched from the bench.

  • 6 years 35 weeks ago

    USHL
    Ohio Junior Blue Jackets 6 @ Chicago Steel 3
    W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 shots on goal

    Cunti’s goal was his 9th in 30 games with Chicago.

  • 6 years 35 weeks ago

    QMJHL FIRST ROUND -- EASTERN DIVISION

    Game 2: (5) Lewiston MAINEiacs 0 @ (4) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3
    Cape Breton leads Best of 7 series 2-0

    D Michael Ward, LEW:
    Game: 0-0-0, 4 PIM
    Series: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 4 PIM (was suspended for Game 1)

    Cape Breton has won 4 straight over Lewiston in the past week, including regular season games. Game 3 of the series is Tuesday in Lewiston.

    WHL FIRST ROUND -- EASTERN CONFERENCE

    Game 2: (6) Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ (3) Lethbridge Hurricanes 4
    Lethbridge leads Best of 7 series 2-0

    C Mitch Fadden, LET:
    Game: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Series: 2 GP, 0-4-4, -1, 0 PIM

    Brandon scored early in the third to make it a 4-3 game but couldn’t come all the way back. Both of Fadden’s assists came on the power play. He’s been 2nd Star in both games so far. Game 3 is Tuesday in Brandon.

    WHL FIRST ROUND -- WESTERN CONFERENCE

    Game 2: (6) Everett Silvertips 1 @ (3) Spokane Chiefs 4
    Spokane leads Best of 7 series 2-0

    D Dane Crowley, EVT:
    Game: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Series: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    Spokane again got out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back. Game 3 is Tuesday in Everett and the Silvertips have a lot of work to do to get back in the series.

    Game 2: (5) Kelowna Rockets 3 @ (4) Seattle Thunderbirds 1
    Kelowna leads Best of 7 series 2-0

    G Torrie Jung, KEL:
    Game: Did not play
    Series: 0 GP

    G Riku Helenius, SEA:
    Game: Loss, 23 saves on 26 shots
    Series: 2 GP, 0-2, 3.09 GAA, .885 sv%

    Kelowna will return home Monday for Game 3 with a commanding lead in the series and home ice advantage. Kristofer Westblom has played well as Kelowna’s No.1 with a 1.50 GAA and a .943 save percentage in two games. Five of Kelowna’s six goals in the series have come on the power play. The game winning goal Saturday was scored when a centering pass deflected off a Seattle skate and behind Helenius.

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