Game Night Results

  • 7 years 9 weeks ago

    The Pink Panik!


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the victory. He earned his 16th win of the season and is now clearly in workhorse mode after playing both ends of the back-to-back this weekend.

    First Period
    NOR Panik, (7) (Oberg, Johnson), 13:45

    Second Period
    NOR Panik, (8) , 10:20
    CT Tessier, (7) (Klassen), 15:32
    CT Voros, (4) (Avery), 16:21

    Third Period
    NOR Fornataro, (5) (Kostka, Conacher), 4:14
    NOR Angelidis, (7) (Barberio), 17:21

    Richard Panik, Matt Fornataro, and Mike Kostka were the game's three stars. Panik now has 4 goals and 7 points in his last 7 games. The thought that Panik may finally be putting it together in his rookie season of pro hockey has to make the Lightning absolutely giddy. It's already an embarrassment of riches in Norfolk considering how well the team's other rookies have played.

    Tonight was Norfolk's annual "Pink the Rink" promotion.

    With both Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton winning today, the Admirals managed to maintain position in 2nd in the division, 6 points back of the Bears. Norfolk draws Albany in Albany on Wednesday with a chance to exorcise the demons from a couple of weekends back when the team went on a mini-tailspin.

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  • 7 years 9 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    HPK 1 @ JYP 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 23/24, 1.00 GAA, .958 sv%
    Season totals: 21 GP, 15-6-0, 6 SO, 1.48 GAA, .937 sv%

    With Riku Helenius getting both ends of the back-to-back, it's fair to say he's moved past Joni Myllykoski and is now the clear #1 for JYP. He stopped 23 today in the club's 2-1 win over HPK and was named second star in the match. We may need to start the official campaign to bring Helenius back to North America on Bolt Prospects the way things are going. JYP has climbed into the top-6 in the SM-liiga and now faces Karpat on Tuesday.

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 4 @ Novokuznetsk 3 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 23/27, 2.77 GAA, .889 sv%
    Season totals: 25 GP, 13-8-0, 3 SO, 2.58 GAA, .919 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin stopped 2 of 3 shooters in the shootout session as Cherepovets defeated Novokuznetsk 4-3. As a reminder, Bolt Prospects tracks goaltender wins and losses according to North American scoring standards, so while Koshechkin doesn't get credit with a clean win by KHL statistics, he gets one in ours. Cherepovets faces Amur next on Monday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    Ekaterinburg Jr. 5 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 2
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 7-9-16, +9, 22 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was sent down to Chelyabinsk's MHL team and took a minor penalty and was -1 in their loss to Ekaterinburg Jr. The big club for Chelyabinsk plays Mytischi on Sunday. Chelyabinsk Jr. doesn't play again until Thursday against Magnitogorsk Jr.

    Nikita Kucherov and CSKA Jr. don't play again until Wednesday against Minsk Jr.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Frolunda 1 @ Lulea 2 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 36 GP, 10-7-17, +7, 6 PIM

    Johan Harju took a minor for holding and failed on his only shootout attempt in Lulea's 2-1 shootout win over Frolunda. Harju has fallen to 4th on the team in scoring. With 17 games left in the regular season, Lulea sits in 3rd in the league, 5 points back of Skelleftea for the top spot on the league table. Lulea draws Timra next on Thursday.

  • 7 years 10 weeks ago

    Miami RedHawks 2 @ No. 19 Lake Superior State Lakers 1

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, even, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 22 GP, 5-5-10, +4, 6 PIM

    Mullin assisted on Reilly Smith's GWG for the RedHawks third straight win.

    No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 22 GP, 0-4-4, +5, 39 PIM

    The Broncos bounced back after being swept last weekend by No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth and took game one of the weekend series with Notre Dame.

    No. 14 Union Dutchmen 2 vs. Harvard Crimson 0
    Fenway Park

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 15 GP, 9-9-18, even, 31 PIM

    The Crimson are now winless in five after the loss to Union. They play Saturday night against No. 6 BU.

    No. 9 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 11 GP, 1-2-3, even, 6 PIM

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 24 GP, 5-11-16, even, 8 PIM

    Cornell is now unbeaten in four straight. They play at Princeton Saturday night. Quinnipiac is home against No. 12 Colgate.

    No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1 @ No. 17 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 16 GP, 5-1-6, +3, 0 PIM

    Forward Brock Nelson (Islanders) scored with just under four minutes left in the third to give the Sioux their third straight win.

  • 7 years 10 weeks ago


    Fargo Force 8 @ Tri-City Storm 1

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 9 saves on 12 shots in 9:50
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 9 GP, 3-6-0, 3.54 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox took the loss in another snowman game – his second in a row. He didn’t survive the whole game in either contest. The University of Minnesota commit had won two in a row prior to the two 8-1 losses. Tri-City was outshot 47-24 at home in the loss.


    Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4 (SO)

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 3-18-21, -2, 29 PIM

    Janosik (pictured) had his third point in as many games Friday. He has a goal and two assists in that time span.

    Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 @ Victoriaville Tigres 6

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (hooking, delay of game), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 0-6-6, -13, 35 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 6 GP, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    The Tigres built on their big win over Quebec Thursday night with a home win Friday night against Val-d’Or. Milan hasn’t had a shot on goal in four games. Stefan Fournier (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Tigres Friday.


    Kingston Frontenacs 4 @ London Knights 1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1 E, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season Totals: 37 GP, 17-30-47, +13, 36 PIM

    Namestnikov had an assist on Tommy Hughes’ first OHL goal, but London was shocked at home 4-1 to Kingston. With the OHL trade deadline come and gone, the Knights loaded up with skill and have a very good shot at not only winning the OHL title, but the Memorial Cup. Of course, despite all that talent they were beaten at home and the one guy who scored was a defenseman who’s never scored before. London did outshoot Kingston 50-22 in the game. World Juniors veteran Igor Bobkov (Ducks) – who played for London last season – stopped 49 shots for the Frontenacs.

    Brampton Battalion 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3 (OT)

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 0-11-11, +1, 20 PIM
    With Oshawa: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    Oshawa avenged a 6-2 loss to Brampton in their last game with an overtime win Friday night. Andy Andreoff (Kings) scored the game winner, his 16th goal of the year.

  • 7 years 10 weeks ago

    Chicago Express 2 @ Florida Everblades 4

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 13-9-0-1, 2.97 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO

    Nagle got a rare night off in 2012 as former Everblades No.1 John Muse was back with the club and in the nets Friday night. Muse stopped 28 of 30 shots to earn the win and First Star honors. Former Lightning prospect and current Norfolk Admirals property Kevin Quick had an assist in his first ECHL game since he played for Elmira in the 2009 playoffs. Quick is coming off a lengthy absence from the ice due to injury.

  • 7 years 10 weeks ago

    Norfolk back to its winning ways.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 26 shots to get his 15th win of the season.

    First Period
    NOR Kostka, (6) (Ouellet, Barberio), 11:51 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Conacher, (22) (Ashton, Barberio), 1:58

    Third Period
    NOR Fornataro, (4) (Devos), 6:58
    CT Voros, (3) (Valentenko, Zuccarello), 11:10

    Mark Barberio, Mike Kostka, and Tokarski were the game's three stars. Since being named an AHL All-Star, Barberio's only seemed to ramp up his production. He's got 1 goal and 5 points in the last 4 games and he's opened up a 3 point lead, as of this posting, in the race for the title as top scoring AHL defenseman.

    With the win, Norfolk draws within 6 points of idle Hershey for the top spot in the division. They draw Connecticut again tomorrow.

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  • 7 years 10 weeks ago

    You know, if you don't start every game in a 2,3, or 4 goal hole, you don't need to try to make a miracle comeback.


    Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 19 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WSH Ovechkin (18), (Johansson, Wideman)(PP), 3:52
    WSH Brouwer (12), (Semin, Wideman)(PP), 5:45

    Second Period
    WSH Brouwer (13), (Laich, Knuble), 5:25
    TB Pyatt (4), (St. Louis), 17:06

    Third Period
    TB Stamkos (30), (Malone, Lecavalier)(PP), 16:34
    WSH Brouwer (14), (Laich, Halpern)(EN), 19:00
    TB Lecavalier (17), (St. Louis, Purcell), 19:49

    It seems like every game this month has been an exercise in taking the first 20 minutes off and then trying to come back in the last 20. You can't survive on a half or a third of a game's effort. It doesn't work that way.

    Brett Connolly had a hit in 8:43.

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie had 3 hits in 7:04.

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  • 7 years 10 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 5 @ HIFK 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 28/30, 2.00 GAA, .933 sv%
    Season totals: 20 GP, 14-6-0, 6 SO, 1.50 GAA, .936 sv%

    Riku Helenius (pictured) got his third straight start and third straight win for JYP in their 5-2 victory over HIFK. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a pair of helpers in the win for JYP. They face HPK on Saturday.

    KHL (Russia):
    Nikita Nesterov was again a scratch for Chelyabinsk as they fell 2-1 in the shootout to Ekaterinburg.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Nikita Kucherov did not suit up in CSKA Jr.'s 4-3 overtime win over Chekhov Jr.

  • 7 years 10 weeks ago


    Victoriaville Tigres 6 @ Quebec Remparts 5

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 0-6-6, -13, 31 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 5 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    The Tigres beat Quebec for the second time this month, this time 6-5 in Quebec City. Milan hasn’t registered a shot or hit in two games now with his new team. Quebec was playing without star forward Mikhail Grigorenko, who was injured in the World Junior Championships while playing for Russia. He is still expected to go top-2 in this summer’s draft.

  • 7 years 10 weeks ago

    It's sad to think with 40 games left to play the season may already be effectively over.


    Mathieu Garon allowed 3 goals on 8 shots for the loss before giving way to Dwayne Roloson who allowed 2 goals on 24 shots the rest of the way.

    First Period
    CAR Ruutu (15), (Staal, Tlusty), 3:27
    CAR Tlusty (8), (Staal), 4:41
    TB Thompson (4), (unassisted), 14:36
    CAR Harrison (6), (Ruutu, Faulk), 15:10
    CAR Tlusty (9), (Staal, Ruutu), 16:18

    Second Period
    TB Purcell (8), (Gervais, Stamkos), 2:49

    Third Period
    CAR Brent (5), (Stewart, Harrison), 13:41

    It's time for Steve Yzerman to throw the switch and to begin working the phones as a seller. If there was a team in the NHL I could've hand picked for the Lightning to get a win tonight, it would've been the Carolina Hurricanes. Even in their darkest hours, the Lightning have always seemed to torment Carolina. To get blown out 5-2 at home by a club they've effectively owned is a pretty prominent red flag that indicates the comeback in the standings isn't coming.

    There are a lot of veterans on this team that will be unrestricted free agents who shouldn't be back next season that should be converted into draft picks and mid-level prospects. There's still more players that the Lightning need to make a decision about, because there are passengers on this roster. Not everyone is taking a beating like Steve Downie to try to win hockey games, and those players deserve scrutiny.

    Last, it's time for some youth. It's time to give Brett Connolly more ice time. It's time to give a look to guys like Carter Ashton and Mark Barberio who are currently in the minors. The 2012-2013 season begins now, and the next 40 games should be devoted to finding a mix for next season that can go out and get this Lightning team back to the elite status we thought they were headed toward at the end of last season.

    Connolly had 2 shots and 1 hit in 9:44. He's been in the 9-10 minute range since returning to the team from the WJC's. The way I see it, he needs to be playing with Stamkos and/or Lecavalier the next 40 games on a scoring line. Prepare him for next season. And, if he plays well, he'll make certain guys who aren't carrying their weight as alleged scoring threats even more expendable.

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