Game Night Results

  • 6 years 46 weeks ago

    WHL
    Kootenay Ice 5 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 4
    C Mitch Fadden, LET: 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, *First Star*

    Fadden scored the game’s first two goals but Lethbridge blew a 4-0 lead late. Fadden is 3-2-5 in 3 games to start the year.

    Kelowna Rockets 6 @ Everett Silvertips 4
    G Torrie Jung, KEL: Win, 31 saves on 35 shots
    D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM

    Kelowna was badly outshot, 35-21. Crowley had a power play assist in his 2007-2008 debut for Everett.

    QMJHL
    Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3
    D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG

    Ward’s assist came on the power play. I watched the third period of this game on Teles, and Ward played significant minutes, including PP, PK, and was on the ice at the end of the game with the goalie pulled. He also had a good rush and two solid hits in the third. Several Q games appear to be available to view for free via www.lhjmq.qc.ca.

    BCHL
    Cowichan Valley Capitals 5 @ Victoria Grizzlies 2
    W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 0 PIM

    Courtnall has one goal and three assists in seven games so far this season for the 1-3-1(ties)-2 (OTL) Grizzlies.

  • 6 years 47 weeks ago

    Matt Smaby just gave John Tortorella something to think about.

    TB-2
    DET-3 (SO)

    Johan Holmqvist allowed 2 goals on 18 shots before giving way to Marc Denis who was a perfect 11 of 11 in regulation and overtime before taking the shootout loss.

    Matt Smaby led the way offensively for the Lightning with 1 goal and 1 assist. Vaclav Prospal had a pair of helpers while Michel Ouellet had the other Lightning goal. Bryce Lampman added an individual helper.

    The big winner of the night? Matt Smaby, hands down. This was the game he needed to play himself back into the conversation to make the team. Just a good all around game. His 15:47 of ice time was second among the four headed gaggle of potential defensemen and he was +2 with 3 shots on goal and 2 bone crushing hits. To me, that last area is Smaby's trump card. If the Lightning are serious about getting more physical on their blueline post-Craig Ramsey then Smaby should make the team. He brings a dimension with his open ice hits and his willingness to stand up opponents at the blueline that none of the other defensemen on this team do.

    The big loser? The Lightning PK was only 50%, meaning the PK was PU. This was a sore spot the first half of last season and hopefully it won't be a sore spot again this season.

    Box score and extended stats from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 47 weeks ago

    Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Spartak's 5-2 loss to Magnitogorsk.

    Evgeny Artyukhin had 2 penalty minutes in Omsk's 4-1 pounding of Chelyabinsk.

    Denis Kazionov did not play in Novokuznetsk's 3-2 loss to Podolsk.

    Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 3-2 overtime loss to Khimik.

    Anton But had an assist in St. Petersburg's 5-2 spanking of Yaroslavl.

    Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 2-1 shootout loss to Novgorod. Vasily Koshechkin dropped to 2-4-1 on the season with the shootout loss.

  • 6 years 47 weeks ago

    Both Andreas Holmqvist and Johan Harju were scoreless in Frolunda's 2-0 win over Lulea. Holmqvist has settled in on Frolunda's top pairing so far this season while Harju played today at second line right wing for Lulea.

  • 6 years 47 weeks ago

    Vasily Koshechkin dropped to 2-4-0 on the season as Kazan fell to CSKA 3-1. Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in the match for Ak Bars.

    Evgeny Artyukhin was scoreless in Omsk's 1-0 shutout loss to Magnitogorsk.

    Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Spartak's 1-0 win over Chelyabinsk.

    Anton But had a goal and 2 penalty minutes in St. Petersburg's 3-1 loss to Cherepovets. Alexei Glukhov was scoreless for Severstal.

  • 6 years 47 weeks ago

    Johan Harju and Lulea suffered a 5-2 setback today to Brynas in their Elitserien opener. Harju played the game at first line left wing and was -1 with 3 shots on goal. He was also 71% on 17 draws.

    The second round of the Elitserien is slated for Thursday.

  • 6 years 47 weeks ago

    Kind of a mixed bag in this game.

    DET-3
    TB-4

    Karri Ramo stopped 20 of 23 shots faced for the win. He was hung out to dry on the Wings two early goals but did manage to retain composure and made some key stops in the second before surrendering a soft goal in the third. More good than bad.

    Martin St. Louis potted a pair of goals with double assists going to Jason Ward and Brad Richards. Andre Roy and Andreas Karlsson also had goals. Vaclav Prospal, Craig MacDonald, and Filip Kuba all had individual helpers.

    Big winner of the night: Craig MacDonald who probably just made the Lightning's opening night roster by virtue of Ryan Craig's slipped back disc. He had an assist and was +1 with 3 shots on goal to celebrate.

    The other big winner of the night: the Lightning power play which might've found a temporary solution with Martin St. Louis filling in for Dan Boyle on the point.

    Finally, for the winners, Mike Lundin gets 12:02 of ice time with one shot on goal. However humble that might be, it was more than Janik and Lampman got tonight. The door may be open for Matt Smaby to charge back into the race now if he can play a strong, confident game Thursday night.

    I wouldn't label any losers in this game although the quest for Ramo, Mathieu Darche, and Kyle Wanvig looks to be coming to a close. Ramo and Darche look like strong possibilities for recall down the road though.

    Box score and extended stats from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 47 weeks ago

    Andreas Holmqvist had a power play assist in Frolunda's opening night 6-5 loss to HV 71.

    Johan Harju and Lulea will have their opener tomorrow against Brynas.

  • 6 years 47 weeks ago

    BCHL
    Victoria Grizzlies 1 @ Powell River Kings 3
    W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 2 PIM

    Game Notes: Justin Courtnall did not hit the scoresheet for the Grizzlies in their loss at Powell River, the second time in two nights Victoria has fallen to the Kings. Courtnall, who was called for roughing in the game, has one goal and two assists in six games so far this season for the 1-2-1(Ties)-2 (OTL) Grizzlies.

    QMJHL
    Lewiston MAINEiacs 1 @ St. John Sea Dogs 6
    D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM, 1 SOG

    Game Notes: The defending league champion MAINEiacs continue to struggle and their 1-4-0(OTL)-0(SOL) record is the worst in the league. The club’s loss in New Brunswick Sunday was their fourth loss in a row after opening the season with a win. Ward has no goals and two assists in five games. He is also minus-5 with 12 PIM.

  • 6 years 47 weeks ago

    WHL
    Seattle Thunderbirds 2 @ Kamloops Blazers 3 (OT)
    G Riku Helenius, SEA: OTL, 24 saves on 27 shots

    Game Notes: Helenius’s first regular season game in North America was looking strong as he had a shutout through the first half of the game, but the T-Birds couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead and fell in overtime, 3-2 in Kamloops. Helenius is wearing No. 30 for Seattle.

    Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 4
    C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Game Notes: With his secondary assist, Fadden helped Lethbridge to an early 2-1 lead but the Hurricanes couldn’t hang on and dropped the second of a home-and-home series with the Tigers. The Hurricanes won on Friday. Fadden has a goal and an assist in two games this year.

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