Game Night Results

  • 6 years 9 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 5 @ Frolunda 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 18/20, 2.00 GAA, .900 sv%
    Season totals: 10 GP, 1-6-0, 0 SO, 3.16 GAA, .886 sv%

    Riku wins! Riku wins! Riku wins! Lightning prospect Riku Helenius stopped 18 shots in a 5-2 victory over Vastra Frolunda to, finally, secure his first win of the season. The victory moved Sodertalje out of the Elitserien basement, two points ahead of Frolunda. Ex-Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist took the loss for Frolunda. Fellow ex-Lightning player, forward Andreas Karlsson, had a power play goal in the match for Frolunda.

  • 6 years 9 weeks ago


    Trail Smoke Eaters 3 @ Penticton Vees 6
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 23 GP, 9-14-23, 8 PIM

    O’Donnell earned Second Star for the second straight game and now has 5 points in 2 games since playing for Canada West at the WJACs. After a slow start, he’s up to a point-per-game pace for the Vees.


    Belleville Bulls 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 8
    C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM (holding stick)
    Season totals: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -2, 31 PIM
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

    Panik is still more than a point-per-gamer, even though he has “just” 7 points in his last 12 games. Schemitsch missed his third game due to an “upper body injury.” He’s listed as day-to-day. Belleville had leads of 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 in this game before the Attack exploded for a snowman.


    Team WHL 6 vs. Team Russia 7 (SO)
    RW Carter Ashton, WHL: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (slashing)

    The WHL scored the game’s first 3 goals, but allowed its last 3 and eventually lost in a shootout. Russia is now 3-2 in the Canada-Russia Subway Super Series after sweeping the Q and being swept in Ontario. Omsk’s Sergei Kalinin (1+2, undrafted) was player of the game for Russia, while Prince Albert’s Brandon Herrod (1+0, undrafted) won the WHL’s award. Lightning prospect Brett Connolly will serve as an alternate captain for the WHL in their final game against Russia in Connolly’s hometown of Prince George on Thursday. He didn’t play in Wednesday’s game in Kamloops. Ashton, who scored the game's first goal in Wednesday's game, will not play in Prince George.

  • 6 years 9 weeks ago

    Toledo Walleye 2 @ Florida Everblades 4
    C Mitch Fadden: 2-0-2, +1, 6 PIM (kneeing, tripping, slashing), 8 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 14 GP, 8-11-19, E, 18 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 13 GP, 3-1-4, -7, 10 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
    Season totals: 7 GP, 3-3-0-0, 4.20 GAA, .870 sv%, 0 SO

    One game after having his point streak stopped at 10 games, Fadden came up big for the Everblades, scoring twice to help the team snap a 3-game losing streak. Fadden’s goals extended Florida’s leads to 2-0 and 4-1. The first came on a strong move to the net and the second on a slap shot from the top of the left circle, according to the Everblades. Janus, who was getting extra practice time with the coaching staff Wednesday, watched as Bobby Goepfert stopped 35 of 37 for the game’s First Star award. Hutchings, meanwhile, hasn’t registered a point in 5 games. Fadden, who had a game-high 8 shots, now sits in fourth in the league in scoring with 19 points, 2 behind Elmira’s Michael Dubuc and Justin Donati.

  • 6 years 9 weeks ago

    Must win game gets won.


    Dan Ellis allowed 2 goals on 36 shots in the win.

    First Period
    19:59 Stamkos (16), St Louis (13), Malone (8)(PP)

    Second Period
    12:49 TB Clark (3), St Louis (14), Stamkos (14)(PP)
    17:26 NYI Moulson (7), Konopka (1)

    Third Period
    18:31 TB St Louis (8), Downie (7), Lundin (4)
    18:52 NYI Tavares (7), Moulson (5), Wisniewski (12)
    19:44 TB Thompson (2), unassisted(EN)

    Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and second stars. I don't know what the Isles ever did to Marty, but he seems to relish ripping their hearts out and stomping on them. He's filthy in the third period of close games against the Isles.

    This was a crucial win for the Lightning to arrest any potential feefall while trying to get healthy. They've got Downie back, Gagne's back in practice, and Lecavalier's about 4.5 weeks out. So they can't lose to the handful of teams they should pound in the meantime, like the Islanders, and they didn't tonight.

    Mattias Ritola had 7 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 2 hits, and was 75% on draws in 5:09. His major penalty was for charging.

    Johan Harju had 1 shot and 1 hit in 6:41. I thought Johan showed a little more of his defensive game tonight, helping his line clog up the neutral zone.

    Dana Tyrell was -1 with 2 blocked shots in 9:28.

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  • 6 years 9 weeks ago

    Ekaterinburg 5 @ Cherepovets 4 (OT)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, OTL, 31/36, 4.97 GAA, .861
    Season totals: 14 GP, 5-9-0, 1 SO, 3.14 GAA, .900 sv%

    You explain it to me. Just a couple of days after completing a masterful three game performance against some of the best club talent in Europe at the Karjala Cup, Vasily Koshechkin allowed 5 goals in a 5-4 overtime loss to Ekaterinburg. 37 year old veteran Andrei Subbotin had 2 goals and 3 points, including the overtime winning goal, for Ekaterinburg.

    Yulaev 5 @ Dynamo Riga 4
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 22 GP, 6-7-13, -2, 26 PIM

    Martins Karsums assisted on a Girts Ankipans goal in 15:00 of ice time in Riga's 5-4 loss to Yulaev. Ex-Oilers anf Flyers prospect Patrick Thoresen had 1 goal and 1 assist for Yulaev.

    Kazan 6 @ St. Petersburg 5 (SO)
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 16 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 12 PIM

    Evidently, the majority of the KHL forgot how to play defense over the Karjala break. Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 14:28 in Kazan's 6-5 shootout win over SKA St. Petersburg. Kazionov did score the winning goal in the shootout session for Ak Bars, as well. Ex-Stars second rounder Johan Fransson (Johan Fransson Lite) had 1 goal and 3 points in the loss for SKA. Ex-Lightning prospect Anton But was St. Petersburg's only unsuccessful shooter in the three round shootout.

  • 6 years 9 weeks ago


    Penticton Vees 4 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-2-3, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 22 GP, 9-11-19, 8 PIM

    O’Donnell’s first game back from his time with Canada West in the World Junior A Challenge was a good one for him personally, as he scored once and added two assists, but the Vees fell on the road to Salmon Arm, 5-4. O’Donnell’s goal, scored with six seconds left in the second period, tied the game at 3 for Penticton. All his points came in the second period. O’Donnell is now second on the Vees in scoring, eight points behind left-handed defenseman Joey Laleggia, who was passed over in the 2010 draft. Laleggia, listed at 5’10”, is headed to the University of Denver next year. Laleggia was the first-ever B.C. Major Midget league hockey player to receive a verbal scholarship commitment to play hockey for an NCAA Div.1 school at 15-years-old, and actually committed to New Hampshire. UNH and LeLeggia agreed to go in separate directions this summer, reportedly.

  • 6 years 9 weeks ago

    AIK 5 @ Sodertalje 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, ND, 0.00 GAA
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-6-0, 0 SO, 2.86 GAA, .884 sv%

    Sodertalje was embarassed today by fellow Kval till Elitserien survivor AIK 5-2. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius entered the game at 12:36 of the second period and stopped all shots he faced in relief.

  • 6 years 10 weeks ago


    Team OHL 2 vs. Team Russia 1 (SO)
    D Brock Beukeboom, OHL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    The OHL completed their 2-game sweep of Russia in the Canada-Russia Subway Superseries Monday night with a shootout win. Russia had gone 2-0 vs. the QMJHL. Beukeboom was scoreless for the OHL, but had at least one big hit in the game.


    Brandon Wheat Kings 5 @ Regina Pats 2
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 21 GP, 11-7-18, -10, 34 PIM

    Ashton’s goal scoring streak ended at 4 games as the Pats, despite fighting back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game, fell to the Wheat Kings. Regina sits alone in last in the East Division, one point behind Prince Albert. They’re tied with Edmonton for second-last in the league, six points up on the once mighty Calgary Hitmen.

  • 6 years 10 weeks ago

    World Junior A Challenge

    Canada East 4 vs. USA 6 (Gold Medal Game)
    C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 6-0-6, 2 PIM

    Jimmy Mullin’s sixth goal of the tournament – scored unassisted – was the game-winner as the USA won gold at the World Junior A Challenge for the third consecutive year. Mullin scored the tie-breaking goal with just over 4 minutes left in the game. The U.S. would add an empty netter late. Mullin, who led all players in goals for the tournament, was named to the WJAC’s all-star team. USA defenceman Scott Mayfield was named MVP. Mullin will now return to Fargo of the USHL. ( photo)

    Canada West 3 vs. Switzerland 8 (Bronze Medal Game)
    C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    Tournament totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM

    Switzerland continued their rise in international play with a commanding blowout win over the home side, Canada West, to win bronze. O’Donnell did not hit the scoresheet in the game and finished the tournament with two assists. West scored the game’s opening goal and led 2-1 in the second period before entering the third tied at 2. Switzerland then scored the game’s next 6 goals, including 4 in about 4 ½ minutes. O’Donnell won’t have to travel to return to Penticton of the BCHL. Penticton served as host-city for the WJACs.


    Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1 (OT)
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM (cross checking, roughing), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 16 PIM

    Moncton scored with less than 30 seconds left in the game to tie it, then scored again in OT to win it.

    Drummondville Voltigeurs 1 @ Montreal Juniors 5
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-6-6, +6, 2 PIM

    Montreal is 9-1 in its last 10 games and pulled within 2 points of the Volts for first in the TELUS West Division.


    Peterborough Petes 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 19 saves on 21 shots.
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 8-3-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador made the most of what has become a rare opportunity to start, stopping all but 2 shots in a win over the Petes.

  • 6 years 10 weeks ago

    If it weren't for bad luck, the Lightning would have no luck, right now.


    Dan Ellis allowed 3 goals on 17 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    07:16 MIN Clutterbuck (6), Cullen (11), Havlat (10)(PP)
    11:31 TB St Louis (7), Clark (4), Stamkos (13)(PP)
    12:55 MIN Madden (3), Havlat (11), Zidlicky (5)
    19:30 MIN Miettinen (4), Brunette (6), Koivu (12)(PP)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    19:11 MIN Nystrom (1), unassisted(EN)

    Martin St. Louis was the game's third star.

    Despite outshooting Minnesota 38-18, the Lightning didn't generate as many chances as the lopsided shot totals might suggest. People thinking it's easy to absorb losing a player like Vincent Lecavalier out of your lineup, and especially off your power play, should take notice.

    Mattias Ritola had 1 shot in 10:57 and was 43% on draws.

    Johan Harju was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 9:10. He was soft a couple of times along the wall, weakly moving a puck blindly to a Minny point man on one play and meekly moving a puck along in the neutral zone on another. Other than blind passes to the middle of the ice, that's the quickest way I know of to get an NHL coach to send you back down.

    Dana Tyrell played a very quiet 8:56.

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