Game Night Results

  • 6 years 37 weeks ago

    You can't show up halfway through the game after spotting a three goal lead and expect to beat a goaltender like Tim Thomas.


    Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 23 shots in the loss.

    First Period
    06:44 BOS Lucic (7), (Wideman, Kessel)(PP)
    09:29 BOS Kessel (17), (unassisted)
    10:46 BOS Ryder (7), (Hnidy, Hunwick)

    Second Period
    13:06 TB Hall (2), (Artyukhin, Ranger)
    18:43 BOS Chara (5), (Krejci, Wideman)(PP)

    Third Period
    09:27 TB St. Louis (8), (Lecavalier, Ranger)
    19:42 TB Szczechura (1), (Malik, Meszaros)
    19:50 BOS Axelsson (1), (Bergeron)(EN)

    I give a lot of credit to Mr. Szczechura, who was excellent in this game. He seems to be improving with every little bit of NHL game experience and all the young players really seem to be bringing a lot of passion and intensity to the table. They're the lone bright spot right now in what appears to be quickly developing into a lost season, although I am hesitant to declare it as such before Jeff Halpern returns to the lineup.

    I'd also be remiss if I didn't point out the excellent play of Adam Hall. Extra effort is something Hall showed tonight, and extra effort is probably the only way for these Lightning players to dig themselves out of hockey hell.

    Steve Downie had 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 7:37.

    Paul Szczechura scored his first NHL goal and was +1 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 13:34. He was also 22% on draws in the game. And if you ask me, a game like that has to make management consider keeping him up for a lot longer.

    Radek Smolenak had 3 shots on goal in 7:10, and has to get kudos for the way he's taking the puck to the goalmouth. He's not playing a fancy game, although he's got some skill to do so. He's playing a simple, dirty, honest game down in the high traffic areas around the net. The really encouraging thing is that he's getting shots on goal, and he's got a good shot, so the points should come if the coaching staff gets a little more comfortable with Radek and starts cranking up his ice time.

    Steven Stamkos had 1 shot and 1 hit in 12:27 and was 17% on draws. I wish he hustled as much as Szczechura does. Not that his effort level is terrible, but that extra little ompf is probably what Stammer needs to get going.

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  • 6 years 37 weeks ago

    Rimouski Oceanic 1 @ Moncton Wildcates 5
    W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 7-15-22, -1, 16 PIM
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 26 GP, 7-15-22, +14, 18 PIM

    Barberio (pictured) is tied for 10th in the league in scoring among defensemen. Benoit Gervais (undrafted) of Rouyn-Noranda leads with 34 points in 31 games. A free agent, Gervais had just 20 points in 64 games between PEI and Rimouski last year before exploding this year. He has good size at 6’2” 200 pounds.

    Mississauga Ice Dogs 4 @ Brampton Battalion 5 (OT)
    W Kyle DeCoste, BRA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 28 GP, 5-5-10, -8, 29 PIM

    Cody Hodgson (Vancouver) scored his 20th of the season in overtime to give Brampton the win. Hodgson has 42 points in 23 games since re-joining Brampton from the Canucks. Windsor's Taylor Hall (2010) leads the league with 54 points in 30 games. John Tavares (2009) leads in goals with 25.

    Chilliwack Bruins 2 @ Vancouver Giants 3
    C James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 29 GP, 12-14-26, +17, 14 PIM

  • 6 years 37 weeks ago

    Frustrating to see the offense shut down when the defense is improving.


    Mike McKenna allowed 2 goals on 29 shots in the loss.

    First Period

    Second Period
    HER Bourque, (7) , 15:37
    HER Pinizzotto, (1) (Wilson, Amadio), 19:44

    Third Period
    HER Mink, (12) (McNeill, Amadio), 19:58 (EN)

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  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Goaltenders combine for two goals in the Q ... and Mitch Fadden causes a downpour of stuffed animals in Tri-City.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4 @ Harvard Crimson 3
    C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (high sticking), 4 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 3-6-9, -2, 24 PIM

    Killorn scored on a five-on-three power play to open the game’s scoring. He was checked from behind later in the game resulting in the ejection of Chris VandeVelde (Edmonton). Killorn’s goal was his third, which is second on the Crimson. Just a freshman, Killorn leads the team in points by two over sophomore Michael Biega (undrafted). Biega and his brother, Crimson junior Alex (Buffalo) attended Salisbury prep with Lightning prospect Kevin Quick. Killorn is also second on the team in penalty minutes, just two behind junior defenseman Chad Morin (undrafted).

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    The Lightning continue to be the antithesis of clutch.


    Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 27 shots in the loss.

    First Period
    10:02 BUF Stafford (4), (Gaustad)
    13:05 TB St. Louis (7), (Lecavalier, Krajicek)

    Second Period
    09:46 BUF Vanek (19), (Roy, Stafford)
    10:21 TB Ranger (2), (Lecavalier, Prospal)
    14:41 BUF Hecht (3), (Mair, Lydman)
    15:20 TB Prospal (6), (Malik, St. Louis)

    Third Period
    10:03 BUF Roy (7), (Numminen, Stafford)

    Vets played better. The effort was there. The results weren't.

    Steve Downie was -1 with 4 hits in 9:24, and lost a fight to Adam Mair.

    Matt Smaby had 1 hit in 8:32, and was caught in no man's land on Buffalo's second goal. Tonight was the kind of night that gets you reassigned to the minors, in my opinion.

    Paul Szczechura was -1 with 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 15:21. He was also 71% on draws, and was the best among the recent callups tonight.

    Steven Stamkos had 4 shots and was 67% on draws in 19:28. The Lightning look like they're starting to work the puck more to him on the power play, and the kid has a great shot. Frustratingly, it's still not finding twine yet.

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  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Who would've predicted this after last night's debacle?


    Mike McKenna allowed 3 goals on 32 shots in the win.

    First Period
    NOR Potulny, (3) (Bochenski, Konopka), 3:31 (PP)
    NOR Kearns, (5) (Mihalik, Heward), 7:47
    NOR Kearns, (6) (Simek, Ward), 16:54

    Second Period
    BRI Smith, (10) (MacDonald, McLean), 0:23 (PP)
    NOR Bochenski, (10) (Konopka, Potulny), 10:37 (PP)
    NOR Bochenski, (11) (Potulny, Konopka), 11:43 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Segal, (9) (Ward), 9:00 (SH)
    BRI Smith, (11) (Walter, Iggulden), 13:06 (PP)
    BRI Iggulden, (14) (Smith, McLean), 17:51 (PP)

    Brandon Bochesnki, Bracken Kearns, and Grant Potulny were the game's three stars.

    Norfolk was an outstanding 3-for-4 on the power play.

    Ty Wishart got the night off and Kevin Quick made his AHL season debut in the game.

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  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Fadden (pictured) and Tyrell exhibit their Christmas spirit by assisting others - a combined seven times. Courtnall continues to punch people.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    North Dakota Fighting Sioux 10 @ Harvard Crimson 1
    C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
    Season totals: 11 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 22 PIM

    Yikes. Both clubs are under .500 for the year. Matt Smaby’s alma mater improved to 6-8-1 with the blowout win. Harvard is a pedestrian 4-5-2. Both received votes for the latest USCHO poll, though they are out of the top-25.

    USA U-18 Team 4 @ No.12 Vermont Catamounts 6 (Exhibition)
    C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM

    UConn Huskies 1 @ UMass Minutemen 4
    D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 11 GP, 0-2-2, +11, 10 PIM

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Top to bottom awful.


    Karri Ramo allowed 7 goals on 40 shots for the loss before being pulled for Mike McKenna who allowed 1 goal on 3 shots. Ramo looked like he responded well the last game out but wilted under a barrage of River Rats shots in the third period tonight.

    First Period
    ALB Dwyer, (4) (Blanchard, Rodney), 4:30
    ALB Samson, (6) (Petruzalek, Rodney), 13:14
    ALB Chaput, (4) (Carson, Dwyer), 13:32 (PP)

    Second Period
    ALB Ryan, (4) (Petruzalek, Angelidis), 9:21
    NOR Curadeau, (2) (Jones), 12:48 (PP)

    Third Period
    ALB Angelidis, (6) (Blanchard, Dwyer), 4:13
    ALB Helminen, (5) (Samson, Jensen), 5:06
    ALB Angelidis, (7) (Dwyer), 11:17
    ALB Dodge, (3) (Bordeleau, Flood), 11:56

    They need to find a veteran defenseman and get him into Norfolk promptly. Ramo's partially to blame for the Admirals poor goals against this season, but it's also a product of rookies playing the inexperienced young pros on defense (AKA the dumb leading the blind). Tonight's Ty Wishart/Andy Rogers pairing was a combined -7, and bear in mind they were on the ice for Matieu Curadeau's goal, so they were actually worse than that number defensively.

    Darren Rumble has a real challenge now trying to keep his club focused as the season is starting to come unravelled between trades, callups, bad defense, and bad goaltending. It's tough to keep the fighting spirit under bad conditions.

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