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  • 6 years 46 weeks ago

    Russia 2 @ QMJHL 0
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament toals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Sergey Kostenko had a 42 save shutout to lead badly outshot Russia over the QMJHL All-Stars 2-0. Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov was second on Russia with 3 shots on goal. Russia mustered just 12 attempts on net on losing goaltender Maxime Lagace.

    Game 2 is on Wednesday, when Nikita Nesterov may make his first appearance.

  • 6 years 46 weeks ago


    Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3 (SO)

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 0-3-3, -5, 13 PIM

    Milan has only registered one point in his last 14 games. Playing in a pair with Coyotes first rounder Brandon Gormley, he’s the more stay-at-home of the two, but there are opportunities for points.


    Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Kingston Frontenacs 3

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 0-8-8, +1, 14 PIM

    After starting the season slowly, Schemitsch (pictured) has at least a point in four of his last six games. He is on pace for 28 assists this season, which would beat last year’s mark of 20, but fall short of his career high of 36 set in his rookie/draft year.

  • 6 years 46 weeks ago

    Can you imagine how good this team would be if they'd play 60 minutes?

    FLA-3 (SO)

    Mathieu Garon allowed 3 goals on 12 shots before being lifted for Dwayne Roloson. Roloson bailed him out stopping all 28 shots he faced and all 4 shooters in the penalty shot session for the shootout win.

    First Period
    FLA Campbell (1), (Versteeg, Fleischmann)(PP), 1:49
    FLA Kopecky (2), (Skille, Weaver), 13:05
    FLA Santorelli (1), (Kulikov), 15:21

    Second Period
    TB Malone (4), (Stamkos, Brewer)(PP), 16:20
    TB Stamkos (10), (Gilroy, St. Louis), 17:46

    Third Period
    TB Purcell (5), (Downie, Brewer), 8:11


    TB- Moore

    Roloson, Steven Stamkos, and Teddy Purcell were the game's three stars.

    My three stars would've included Steve Downie, who had the tying goal Kontos'ed from him by Teddy Purcell, and Matt Gilroy, who swooped into the zone late in the second period and then dished the perfect saucer to Stamkos to get the deficit down to 1 goal heading into the final frame.

    For those who like to complain about Victor Hedman, I'll refer you to that first period as an example of why you should appreciate the young man. It took 20 minutes for the Lightning to adjust to playing without their bell cow on the backline.

    I wish this team would figure out how to play a full 60 minute game. This 30-40 minutes of effort schtick is not going to keep getting them W's. The flat first periods have to stop.

    We'll have to see about any potential long-term implications that come from Ryan Malone's injury tonight. The Lightning are off until Wednesday, so I suspect he'll be back, but if not: Carter Ashton?

    Brett Connolly had 2 shots and 2 hits in 13:37. He showed really good speed cranking up a 3/4 ice rush that ended up in a wraparound attempt in the third period. It'll be interesting to see that part of his game develop where he carries it more.

    Blair Jones had 1 hit in 6:41. He's like an awful cacophony of legs and arms that couldn't avoid hitting you on the forecheck if he tried.

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  • 6 years 46 weeks ago

    Tic throws his hat in the ring for Prospect of the Week.


    Dustin Tokarski (pictured) had a 37 save shutout victory. In his 2 starts this weekend, he stopped 47 of 48 shots he faced, and it's only crummy goal support that kept him from going 2-0-0. He's pushed his save percentage back up over .900 (.903) and his GAA has pushed back down to 2.54. Remember, he gave up 11 goals in his first 2 starts this year, so this is significant improvement.

    First Period
    NOR Labrie, (2) (Ashton, Landry), 8:19
    NOR Angelidis, (2) (Conacher, Dimmen), 18:15

    Second Period

    Third Period
    NOR Ashton, (11) (Labrie), 14:24

    Tokarski, Carter Ashton, and Pierre-Cedric Labrie (A Real Canadian Hero) were the game's three stars.

    No player splits opinion on the Bolt Prospects staff like Labrie, whose skating is stiff as a corpse but works his butt off on every shift and hits everything that moves. To me, Labrie is one of those guys like Corey Spring, back-in-the-day, who is a good minor league soldier who gives you so much more than the sum of his parts.

    Ashton, ho hum, temporarily moves back into a tie for 3rd in the league in scoring, and first in goals.

    Still no Ritola in the lineup. Norfolk returns home Wednesday night to square off with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in their first encounter of the season with the hated Pens.

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  • 6 years 46 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Dynamo Riga 1 @ Cherepovets 4
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 35/36, 1.00 GAA, .972 sv%
    Season totals: 16 GP, 8-6-0, 1 SO, 2.71 GAA, .918 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets rode into the Karjala break in style with a 4-1 win over Riga. Ex-Lightning prospect Martins Karsums had Dynamo's lone goal, which was his 9th of the year. Cherepovets is off until a week from Wednesday when they'll play Mytischi.

    Johan Harju is on Sweden's initial roster for the Karjala tournament. Russia has yet to release theirs, which typically has included Koshechkin. Finland's roster features ex-Lightning players Janne Niskala and Karri Ramo while Czech Republic's features ex-Lightning picks Ivan Rachunek and Marek Kvapil.

  • 6 years 46 weeks ago

    No. 4 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ No. 3 Michigan Wolverines 5

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, Even, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-3-3, +3, 27 PIM

    Michigan scored three third period goals to hand Western (6-1-3) their first loss of the season. Witkowski returned to the lineup and recorded his third assist of the season. The Broncos face Michigan State at home next weekend.

    No. 19 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ Harvard Crimson 2 (OT)

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 11 GP, 3-8-11, +3, 4 PIM

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, Even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 2 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 2 PIM

    Peca's point streak now sits at 10 games with a first period assist. Killorn's assist gives him three points in the Crimson's first two games.

    Cornell Big Red 4 @ Brown Bears 5

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

    Brown scored two third period goals to come back on the Big Red and pick up their second win of the season. Gotovets recorded his first assist of the season in the loss.

    Vermont Catamounts 1 @ Providence Friars 5

    F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM

    Vermont lost their fourth straight and dropped to 1-5-0 for the season. The Catamounts are at home against New Hampshire next Saturday.

    No. 15 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2 @ No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: Out - Leg Injury
    Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

    Florida Panthers 2011 third round pick Kyle Rau scored with .46 seconds left in the third to complete the weekend sweep for Minnesota over North Dakota. The Sioux fall to 3-6-1 overall and 1-5-0 in WCHA play.

    Miami RedHawks 2 at Alaska Nanooks 1

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM

    Mullin (pictured) set up Max Cook with the game winning goal midway through the third period to give Miami their second win in a row. It was Mullin's first point since the season opener.

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  • 6 years 46 weeks ago

    Norfolk needs some Ritola...


    Jaroslav Janus allowed 3 goals on 32 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    BRI Donovan, (2) (Ullstrom, Niederreiter), 10:29
    NOR Smith, (6) (Picard, Labrie), 18:48

    Second Period
    BRI Frischmon, (1) (Ness), 14:52

    Third Period
    BRI Ullstrom, (6) (Donovan, Nilsson), 7:50 (PP)
    NOR Ashton, (10) (Conacher, Angelidis), 17:09

    That's a very talented team that Bridgeport has. You see a lot of high draft picks and a smattering of veterans like Tim Wallace on that roster. They outshot Norfolk slightly by a 32-29 margin, and you get the feeling this may be a team the Admirals see in the playoffs.

    Now, after two straight losses, it appears this is a good time to get Mattias Ritola into the fold. He didn't play tonight, but I would hope he gets in the lineup tomorrow at Providence.

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  • 6 years 46 weeks ago


    Green Bay Gamblers 4 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 0

    G Adam Wilcox, GB: Win, 26 saves on 26 shots, shutout
    Season Totals: 4-2-0, 2.67 GAA, .906 sv%, 1 SO

    Wilcox (pictured) started for the second straight night with Ryan McKay out of the Green Bay lineup and notched his first shutout of the season. The University of Minnesota commit had one shutout last year.


    London Knights 4 @ Erie Otters 3
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-11-21, +9, 18 PIM

    London scored three times in the first period, then held on for a 4-3 win against the league’s worst team. Namestnikov had what turned out to be the game winning goal when he scored his 10th of the season late in the second period to give the Knights a 4-1 lead. He now has at least a point in seven of his last eight games.

    Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Belleville Bulls 2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-6-6, -1, 14 PIM

    After starting the season slowly, Schemitsch has an assist in three of his last five games.

  • 6 years 46 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 5 @ Greenville Road Warriors 2

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-3-3, +1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 11 GP, 4-5-9, +2, 8 PIM
    RW Philip-Michael Devos, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 10 GP, 4-5-9, E, 6 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-4-0, 4.22 GAA, .840 sv%, 0 SO

    Florida (4-6-0-1) won their second in as many nights after a suffering through a four game losing streak. Hurricanes prospect John Muse was solid in net again for the 'Blades, which means unless he’s called back up to Charlotte, Lightning prospect Pat Nagle will be watching more than he’s playing. Alex Hutchings (pictured) had a three point night to inch closer to a point-per-game pace for the season. He and Devos are tied with defenseman and former New Hampshire Wildcat Chris Murray for the team points lead with nine. Murray had two goals and an assist for First Star honors Saturday night.

  • 6 years 46 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 5 @ HIFK 1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 10 GP, 6-4-0, 4 SO, 1.51 GAA, .933 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup on the second half of the back-to-back as JYP defeated HIFK 5-1. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a helper in the win. JYP's next match is a week from Tuesday against TPS as Europe heads into the Karjala Cup break.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    AIK 0 @ Lulea 2
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 7-3-10, +2, 8 PIM

    Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 2-0 shutout win over AIK. AIK goaltender Viktor Fasth, rumored as a Lightning target in the offseason, stopped 35/37 in the loss. Lulea is off until a week from Thursday for the Karjala Cup, when they'll play Timra.

    As expected, Nikita Kucherov did not appear for CSKA Jr. today in their 4-1 loss to Mytischi Jr., as he is headed to North America to participate in the annual Subway Superseries.

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