Game Night Results

  • 6 years 26 weeks ago

    A wise old hockey man once told me how incredibly hard it was to beat a team twice in two nights, no matter how convincing your win on the first night.

    NOR-2 (SO)

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 goals on 38 shots before allowing 1 of 3 shooters to convert for the shootout loss. You can't fault Janus when the goals he allows are breakaways.

    First Period
    BNG Parrish, (5) (Wiercioch, Lehner), 10:06 (PP)
    BNG Petersson, (1) (Godfrey, Lehner), 15:14

    Second Period
    NOR Vernace, (1) (Picard, Smith), 17:21 (PP)
    NOR Vernace, (2) (Labrie, Smith), 18:55

    Third Period


    BNG- Hoffman

    Mike Vernace was the game's second star.

    It was an interesting lineup and an interesting result for the Admirals. Cory Conacher was out and Ondrej Palat, who was stopped in his shootout attempt, was in. And, it was a fight marred game without the typical flow Norfolk has enjoyed offensively.

    Shots ended up 39-39, which is strange after the shot board pasting Norfolk issued last night.

    Norfolk travels to Charlotte for a late afternoon tilt tomorrow.

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  • 6 years 26 weeks ago

    Third jersey + old logo + black pants + celebration stripes = shutout win.


    Mathieu Garon stopped all 21 he faced for the shutout victory. That'll buy him another week or two in the first chair of Maestro Boucher's hockey orchestra.

    First Period

    Second Period
    TB Kubina (1), (Stamkos, Purcell), 4:51

    Third Period
    TB St Louis (3), (Lecavalier, Connolly), 8:30
    TB Hedman (2), (St Louis)(EN), 18:33

    Garon, Victor Hedman, and Brett Connolly were the game's three stars.

    So the Lightning get back to the .500 mark at 3-3-2 after about 3 weeks of wandering in the wilderness, and they do so against a good Buffalo team that's currently leading their division. They've left themselves a little bit of a hole in the division, now 6 points back of the still unbeaten Caps with Washington holding 1 game in hand, but at least now they look like they're heading in the right direction.

    Brett Connolly had an assist and was +1 with a team high 7 shots on goal and 1 hit. He played 13:06 in the game, and I suspect he's sliding a DVD of this game under Steve Yzerman's office door some time around 11 pm tonight with a Post-It note that says "Respectfully, I deserve to stay in the NHL," on it.

    Blair Jones had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 11:12.

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  • 6 years 26 weeks ago


    Green Bay Gamblers 6 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 3

    G Adam Wilcox, GB: Win, 27 saves on 30 shots
    Season Totals: 3-0-0, 2.67 GAA, .912 sv%, 0 SO

    Wilcox (pictured) got his third start of the year and his third win as the Gamblers defeated Waterloo in Iowa, 6-3.


    Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 6

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-7-7, -2, 11 PIM

    After notching at least an assist in all but two of his first eight games, Janosik is scoreless in his last two. The Drakkar are tops in the league with 20 points so far this season.

    Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-3-3, -6, 11 PIM

    Milan broke a personal seven-game scoreless streak with two helpers Friday night, but it wasn’t enough for Moncton to beat the Sags. Milan had a shorthanded assist on the Wildcats’ second goal, which cut the Sags lead to 3-2 with half a period to go, but Moncton couldn’t complete the comeback.


    Belleville Bulls 0 @ London Knights 4

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season Totals: 12 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 14 PIM

    Namestnikov maintained his point-per-game average with an assist Friday night in London against the Bulls. Lightning prospect camp participant Seth Griffith had a goal for London to extend his point streak to five games. He has 17 points (9 goals) in 12 games this year.

  • 6 years 26 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 2 @ Elmira Jackals 5

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 4 PIM (double minor – roughing)
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, E, 4 PIM

    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .920 sv%, 0 SO

    The Everblades (1-1-0-1) dropped their first road game of the season in Elmira, falling to the Jackals (3-0), 5-2. Alex Hutchings was scoreless in the game and Nagle sat backup to Carolina prospect John Muse (28/32). Norfolk property Philip-Michael Devos was not in the lineup for the ‘Blades. Former Sabres captain Craig Rivet was Third Star for the Jackals.

  • 6 years 26 weeks ago

    No. 10 Miami Redhawks 2 @ No. 14 Ferris State Bulldogs 4

    F James Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, Even, 2 PIM

    Miami, who started the season preseason ranked No. 1, continued to struggle to start the season falling to Ferris State. The Bulldogs are now (5-0-0) to start the year.

    No. 5 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3 @ Wisconsin Badgers 5

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: Did not play
    Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

    O'Donnell was not in the lineup for the first time this season as North Dakota fell to Wisconsin to open WCHA play. Anaheim prospect Justin Schultz, defense, had a goal and an assist for Wisconsin.

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 @ Robert Morris Colonials 5

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 1-0-1, Even, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 7 GP, 2-5-7, Even, 2 PIM

    Freshman, Matthew Peca, picked up a goal in the third to run his point streak to six games.

    Vermont Catamounts 0 @ No. 8 Minnesota Golden Gophers 6

    F Matt Marshall, UVM: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM, 1 SOG

    Vermont was shutout in their season opener by Minnesota as Colorado prospect Kent Patterson picked up the shutout. Florida Panther prospect Nick Bjugstad, the 19th overall pick in 2010, had two goals for the Gophers and Nashville prospect Zach Budish had a goal and two assists in the game.

    No. 11 Western Michigan Broncos 4 @ Alaska Nanooks 1

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 8 PIM

    The Broncos opened CCHA play with a long road trip out to Alaska and took the first game of the weekend series with the Nanooks to remain unbeaten on the season at 3-0-2. The two teams play again Saturday night.

    Guelph Gryphons 2 @ No. 20 Cornell Big Red 3 (Exhibition)

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play

    Gotovets was not in the lineup as the Big Red beat the University of Guelph in an exhibition game. Cornell plays Carleton College Saturday in their last tune up before regular season play.

    Western Ontario Mustangs 4 @ Harvard Crimson 7 (Exhibition)

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 2-1-3, +1, 2 PIM, 7 SOG

    Senior, Alex Killorn had two goals and an assist as the Crimson knocked off Western Ontario in Harvard's only exhibition game. They open the regular season Saturday, Nov. 4 at home against rival Princeton.

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  • 6 years 26 weeks ago

    Beat. Down.


    Dustin Tokarski went a little way toward cleaning up his early season statistics in light work with a 14 save shutout.

    First Period
    NOR Smith, (1) (Fornataro, Labrie), 4:48

    Second Period
    NOR Wyman, (2) (Tyrell, Fornataro), 4:06 (PP)
    NOR Ashton, (5) (Conacher, Dimmen), 15:26 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Smith, (2) (Picard, Quick), 4:27 (PP)
    NOR Smith, (3) (Fornataro), 10:30
    NOR Conacher, (4) (Ashton), 14:55
    NOR Tyrell, (1) (Angelidis), 15:06

    Trevor Smith (pictured), Matt Fornataro, and Tic were the game's three stars. Smith with the hat trick. Carter Ashton, Cory Conacher, and Dana Tyrell chased that with 1 goal and 1 assist a piece. Methinks the mythical Bolt Prospects Player of the Week Trophy (Tentatively known as the Alex Kharitonov Cup, because "It's big as a house!") is maintaining its temporary residency in Norfolk for one more week.

    In case you're wondering, Ashton is tied for second in the AHL in scoring right now, 1 point back of Manchester's Andrei Loktionov. He's also tied for third in goals and first in power play goals. Not a bad rookie debut. He's a large part of why the Admirals are currently tops in the league in goals scored.

    The marketing slogan for the team this year is "Armed and Ready." They weren't kidding. Shots were 53-14 in favor of the Admirals, which explains how you get to 7-0 on the scoreboard. Tonight's game wasn't a contest, it was a mass execution. And, these two teams will do it all over again tomorrow. Have mercy on Bingo's players' souls.

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  • 6 years 26 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    Tappara 3 @ JYP 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Loss, 17/20, 3.05 GAA, .850 sv%
    Season totals: 6 GP, 2-4-0, 1 SO, 2.21 GAA, .903 sv%

    Riku Helenius got a rare start in JYP's 3-2 loss to Tappara. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin was held off the board by JYP. JYP faces KalPa tomorrow.

  • 6 years 26 weeks ago


    Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Barrie Colts 2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 4 PIM

    Owen Sound broke their three-game losing streak with a win over Barrie, their ninth straight over the Colts. Schemitsch is minus-3 and scoreless in his last two games.

  • 6 years 26 weeks ago

    Finally, the real Tampa Bay Lightning show up to play.


    Mathieu Garon allowed 1 goal on 17 shots for the victory. He didn't have a lot of work, but he made one or two key saves at key times in the game.

    First Period
    TB Malone (2), (Lecavalier, Bergeron)(PP), 16:32

    Second Period
    TB Lecavalier (3), (St. Louis), 15:14

    Third Period
    TB Stamkos (3), (Purcell), 5:25
    NYI Grabner (2), (Streit, Rolston), 7:55
    TB Clark (2), (Purcell), 16:59

    Eric Brewer, Vincent Lecavalier, and Teddy Purcell were the game's three stars.

    That was Lightning hockey, and the improvement started with Eric Brewer, who was questionable to even make it to the game. He's been subpar all season long, but he made better plays tonight and everything flowed from there. Some of the credit for that, I think, should go to Matt Gilroy, who played 17:15 and is starting to take some of the load that was an injured Mattias Ohlund's off of Brewer and Hedman's shoulders. He's starting to look plenty dangerous in the offensive third, too. I'm beginning to think Brewer, in particular, has a ceiling of ice time he can't go above and be effective, so it's essential other d-men like Gilroy step up until Ohlund returns.

    Up front, the full energy effort from all four lines was finally there. It had been improving in each of the past couple of games, and tonight it finally came together. The forecheck was Lightning caliber, and that's how you keep a team down to a 30-17 shot disparity and you build a 3 goal lead in the final frame.

    Brett Connolly was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 2 hits in 16:12. He's getting better along the wall and around the cage in every single game, and he's a viper of a playmaker with the puck on his stick. Tonight was his 7th NHL game, 2 shy of that magical 9th game when the decision on whether or not to send him back to junior needs to be made. Honestly, and folks know I'm not King Brett Connolly booster, I'm starting to lean toward keeping him in the NHL. He's doing things along the wall I didn't think he was capable or willing to do. The skill level was never the question for me. The question was whether he'd be a passenger on the forecheck, and in the past few games he's been anything but.

    Blair Jones had 3 shots and 1 blocked shot in 10:31. He was inserted in the lineup to provide energy and that's just what he did. His skill level isn't terribly high and he's not pretty to look at, but he works his bag off, and that's infectious.

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  • 6 years 26 weeks ago

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Khabarovsk Jr. 3 @ CSKA Jr. 4
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 8 GP, 7-7-14, -5, 8 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov assisted on a pair of Nikita Gusev goals, 1 on the power play, in CSKA Jr.'s 4-3 win over Khabarovsk Jr. CSKA Jr. draws Stupino on Monday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Brynas 6 @ Lulea 5 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 13 GP, 4-2-6, +2, 6 PIM

    Johan Harju took a minor for delay of game in Lulea's 6-5 shootout loss to Brynas. The forward also failed to convert on his chance in the penalty shot session. Lulea faces Djurgardens on Saturday.

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