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  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    Norfolk learns its lesson and takes care of business in the second game of the set.


    Cedrick Desjardins allowed just 1 goal on 27 shots for the victory. Desjardins raised his season save percentage to .900 with the effort.

    First Period
    NOR Fornataro, (10) (Barberio, Szczechura), 6:36 (PP)
    NOR Barberio, (2) (Szczechura, Wright), 11:11
    NOR Wright, (8) , 16:30 (SH)

    Second Period
    ALB Swift, (8) (Nagy), 8:07
    NOR Wright, (9) (Szczechura, Quick), 15:59 (PP)
    NOR Labrie, (4) (Wright, Wishart), 18:57 (SH)

    Third Period

    James Wright, Mark Barberio, and Paul Szczechura were the game's three stars. Wright finished the game with 2 goals and 2 assists, with 1 goal and 1 assist shorthanded. He now has a very respectable 9 goals and 24 points in 30 games. Remember, this is his rookie AHL campaign, despite having played a half a season in the NHL last year. Barberio has 2 goals and 12 points in 23 games.

    With Norfolk's win and Wilke-Barre/Scranton's loss to Syracuse, Norfolk moves back to within 4 points of the Penguins in the North Division, with both teams tied in the loss column.

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  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    Russia 3 @ Czech Republic 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .889 sv%

    Ex-Red Wings prospect Igon Grigorienko had a goal and an assist in Russia's 3-1 win over the Czech Republic. Former Lightning draft picks Marek Kvapil and Ivan Rachunek played on the third and fourth lines, respectively, for the Czechs.

    Elsewhere, ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a helper in Sweden's 6-1 dismantling of Finland.

  • 6 years 39 weeks ago


    Vernon Vipers 1 @ Penticton Vees 1
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (high sticking)
    Season totals: 36 GP, 15-29-44, 12 PIM

    Penticton was outshot 40-22 in the game, and only managed two shots in the first period.


    Team USA 1 @ Fargo Force 6
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 2-2-4, +3, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, *First Star*
    Season totals: 19 GP, 11-14-25, +13, 16 PIM

    A huge night for Mullin (pictured) against the USA Development Program’s U18 team as he scored twice and led the team with eight shots on goal. The future Miami Redhawk is tied for fifth in the USHL in total points and is fourth in plus/minus.


    Lewiston MAINEiacs 5 @ Montreal Juniors 7
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (roughing, hooking), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 5-18-23, +12, 12 PIM

    Montreal potted seven against Lewiston despite no points from red-hot Landry and no Louis Leblanc (Canada WJC) in the lineup. Montreal scored four times in the third period. Much-maligned Islanders pick Kirill Kabanov was scoreless in the game for Lewiston. He has seven points in 12 games with Lewiston this year after coming over from Moncton.


    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Saginaw Spirit 4
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 28 GP, 0-4-4, -13, 44 PIM

    Saginaw got revenge on the Soo for a Greyhound win over the Spirit earlier in the week.

    Owen Sound Attack 1 @ London Knights 4
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 25 GP, 1-12-13, +12, 6 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: 11 saves on 11 shots
    With Attack: 1 GP, 0-0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%, 0 SO
    With Generals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.27 GAA, .882 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador didn’t start the game, but was perfect in relief of Attack starter Jordan Binnington. Schemitsch earned his first point in six games. He has just two assists in his last 10 contests. Schemitsch had 40 points in 62 games last season.


    Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 3
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 34 GP, 2-8-10, +8, 62 PIM

    Zahn, whose nickname is “Bear,” is chasing his career high in points of 19, set in 2007-2008.

    Of Note: Carter Ashton (Canada), Brett Connolly (Canada), Adam Janosik (Slovakia), and Richard Panik (Slovakia) are all participating in preparations for the upcoming World Junior Championships.

  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 0 @ South Carolina Stingrays 3
    C Mitch Fadden: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), 3 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 12-30-42, +5, 26 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play.
    Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 27 saves on 29 shots
    Season totals: 14 GP, 7-6-0-0, 3.23 GAA, .903 sv%, 0 SO

    Florida had their road winning streak snapped at six games when Todd Ford and the Stingrays shut them out Friday night. Florida only managed 20 shots on goal in the game. Mitch Fadden was scoreless for only the fifth time this season. Janus has lost two in a row.

  • 6 years 40 weeks ago

    Norfolk needs to start defending its home ice better.

    NOR-3 (OT)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 31 shots for the overtime loss. He, like the rest of the Admirals, has struggled mightily to protect third period leads.

    First Period
    NOR Wright, (7) (Fornataro, Wishart), 2:38
    NOR Harju, (14) (Durno, Wishart), 5:04
    ALB Swift, (7) (Davis), 12:55

    Second Period
    ALB Eckford, (2) (Anderson, Gionta), 2:45
    NOR Berry, (9) (Durno), 15:56

    Third Period
    ALB Anderson, (11) (Gionta, Wiseman), 17:57

    ALB Zharkov, (7) (McIntyre), 2:19

    Newly minted captain Chris Durno was the game's third star. Durno's +15 rating is tied for fifth in the league, two pluses back of AHL co-leader Radko Gudas.

    Even despite his time up with the big club, Johan Harju still is tied for seventh in the league in goals at 14, three back of Max Pacioretty's mark.

    Ty Wishart has points in 4 straight games after having earned just 2 points in his previous 13 games.

    Norfolk sits six points back of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for first in the East Division. Count the number of leads they've blown, though: 10/29 and 10/30 against Portland, 11/5 against Charlotte, 11/12 against Adirondack, 11/13 against Bridgeport, 11/24 against Charlotte, and tonight, 12/17 against Albany. That's up to eight points that Norfolk has left on the ice in games where they've held leads in the third period. If Norfolk protected those leads, they'd have the best record in the AHL right now.

    The other trend that continues to be a concern is the disparity between Norfolk's road winning percentage (.737) and its home winning percentage (.600). A .600 winning percentage isn't bad, mind you, but when you compare it with the Penguins' .750 mark at home or their .846 mark on the road, it's clear that there needs to be improvement if the Admirals expect to win the division. It's even more important when one considers the Admirals have 30 home games left on their schedule and just 21 on the road. They have to start protecting their home ice better. With the travel other teams have to do to get to Norfolk and the intimidating crowd at Scope, Norfolk should be much better than it has been at home.

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  • 6 years 40 weeks ago

    Sweden 3 @ Russia 5
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 24/27, 3.00 GAA, .889 sv%
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .889 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had 1 goal and 3 points in Russia's 5-3 tournament-opening win over Sweden. Ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a goal in the match for the Swedes.

    Elsewhere, former Lightning prospect Marek Kvapil had a goal and scored the shootout winner in the Czech Republic's 3-2 victory over Finland. Former Lightning draft pick Ivan Rachunek also appeared in the match for the Czechs.

  • 6 years 40 weeks ago


    Penticton Vees 2 @ Westside Warriors 1
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (roughing after the whistle), *First Star*
    Season totals: 35 GP, 15-29-44, 10 PIM

    O’Donnell scored the game winner on the power play midway through the third period Wednesday to lift the Vees to a 2-1 win over the Warriors. With the win, Penticton moved into first place in the Interior Conference at 24-11-1-1. (Vees:Blog photo)


    Montreal Juniors 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3 (SO)
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 5-18-23, +11, 8 PIM
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 4-13-17, +4, 20 PIM

    Landry had his recent string of hitting the scoresheet stopped, but he was able to finish on the plus side of even. Janosik is likely at the WJC camp for the Czech Republic, but this has not been confirmed.


    Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (delay of game)
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 0-4-4, -13, 44 PIM

    Beukeboom was back in the Soo lineup after missing a few games due to a concussion. The Greyhounds blew a 2-0 lead and had to scramble back from a 3-2 deficit to get the win over the West Division’s first place team. SSM sits in last in the West at 12-17-4-0.

  • 6 years 40 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 5 @ Greenville Road Warriors 1
    C Mitch Fadden: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *First Star*
    Season totals: 27 GP, 12-30-42, +6, 24 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play.
    Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
    Season totals: 13 GP, 7-5-0-0, 3.34 GAA, .901 sv%, 0 SO

    Death. Taxes. Mitch Fadden.

    The second year pro earned another First Star with a three point night as Florida extended their road winning streak to six games with a win over division-leading Greenville Wednesday. Fadden, who has points in 23 of his 27 games this year, now leads the ECHL by eight points over Elmira’s Justin Donati. The Blades got the ECHL’s third leading scorer back this week when Francis Lemieux was returned from AHL Manitoba.

  • 6 years 40 weeks ago

    Finally Hedmania has come to the shootout.

    TB-2 (SO)

    Mike Smith took the first step in his emotional rehabilitation by stopping 27 of 28 shots he faced before going 4-for-4 in the shootout for the victory. He's not going to earn style points for the way he plays, but I'll take it.

    First Period
    13:56 ATL Peverley (8), Hainsey (3)(SH)

    Second Period
    14:18 TB Bergenheim (6), Jones (9), Kubina (8)

    Third Period


    TB- Hedman

    Sean Bergenheim and Mike Smith were the game's first and third stars.

    Vincent Lecavalier surprised everyone with his return tonight and had a pretty impressive first game back on the forecheck. That means the Lightning just need to get Steve Downie off IR to be back at full strength.

    Dana Tyrell had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 13:37 tonight. I thought he struggled a bit relative to some of his other efforts at some of the finer details like passing the puck and getting it out at his own blueline.

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  • 6 years 40 weeks ago


    Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 33 GP, 2-7-9, +8, 62 PIM

    The Blades continue to lead the East Division with a 24-8-0-1 record. They are nine points ahead of Moose Jaw despite the loss to the Warriors Tuesday. The Blades are just two points behind Portland for the league lead. Zahn serves as captain of Saskatoon.

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