Game Night Results

  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    Norfolk goes 0-for-10 in the shootout this weekend.

    NOR-2 (SO)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 25 shots and 1 of 5 shootout conversions for the shootout loss. I feel bad for Tic this weekend. He stopped 80% of the shootout attempts he faced. That's not shabby. But, if your team goes 0% on their attempts, you can't win.

    First Period
    BRI Haskins, (9) (Witt, Smith), 16:03

    Second Period
    NOR Simek, (19) (Marks, Wishart), 7:32

    Third Period
    NOR Fornataro, (8) (Tyrell, Wishart), 0:37
    BRI Reich, (7) (Joensuu, Mauldin), 5:44


    BRI- Smith

    Matt Fornataro and Kai Kantola were the game's second and third stars.

    Congratulations to Ty Wishart for reaching the 30 point plateau for the season with a pair of assists tonight. With a dozen games to go, Bolt Prospects asks, why not 35, Ty?

    Things are tightening up considerably in the playoff race for the Admirals. By virtue of Albany's win today and Norfolk's overtime loss, they've fallen 6 points out of 2nd place in the East Division. The point gained does allow Norfolk to stay 4 points ahead of 4th place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with the Pens having 2 games in hand. 5th place Syracuse lost to Rochester and now the Crunch are 10 points back of the Admirals with 2 games in hand. Despite wins tonight, 6th place Binghamton is 12 points back with 2 games in hand and last place Adirondack is 13 points back with 3 games in hand.

    Norfolk's also facing some serious pressure in the crossover scenario with Bridgeport gaining two points on them this weekend in their shootout wins. They sit in 5th in the Atlantic and are on a serious hot streak. The Sound Tigers are now 1 point behind Norfolk and they're playing so well, they've almost chased down the 4th place team in the Atlantic, Lowell, which is 2 points ahead of the Admirals with a game in hand. Norfolk holds a 7 point edge on 6th place Hartford with the Pack having a game in hand and an 8 point edge on 7th place Providence with the Bruins holding 2 games in hand. Bear in mind, if the Admirals fall to 4th in their division, they must finish ahead of the 5th place team in the Atlantic to make the postseason.

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  • 6 years 39 weeks ago


    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 0
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 64 GP, 15-43-58, +37, 70 PIM

    This was a preview of a QMJHL first round playoff series that Moncton hopes has a different result. That series begins Friday. Moncton will close out their season Sunday against the top-seeded St. John Sea Dogs on NHL Network.


    Belleville Bulls 4 @ Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 2
    C Richard Panik, BEL: 1-2-3, E, 2 PIM (roughing), *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 59 GP, 20-20-40, +4, 51 PIM
    With Bulls: 26 GP, 11-11-22, -11, 32 PIM
    With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

    RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 19-14-33, -19, 51 PIM
    With Bulls: 44 GP, 17-13-30, -17, 31 PIM
    With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

    Panik (pictured) may not be headed to the OHL playoffs, but he’s certainly performing at a high level to finish the year and giving Tampa Bay something to think about. He hit 20 goals and 40 points on the season thanks to a three-point game Friday. Panik now has nine points in his last six games and five in his last two. DeCoste missed his fourth game due to a concussion.

    Barrie Colts 4 @ Brampton Battalion 2
    LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 46-34-80, +43, 56 PIM

    Hutchings tied his previous career high for assists in a season, set last year in 63 games. Barrie has one game remaining and the league's top seed sewn up.

    Sudbury Wolves 5 @ Kingston Frontenacs 3
    W Matias Sointu, SBY: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season Totals: 50 GP, 8-20-28, -4, 22 PIM
    With Sudbury: 28 GP, 5-13-18, -9, 16 PIM
    With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

    Sointu’s empty net goal provided the final piece to a playoff spot clinching win for the Wolves. Sudbury is tied with Niagara for seventh in the East, but Niagara has a game in hand.

    Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 4
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 42 saves on 46 shots
    Season Totals: 48 GP, 14-27-2-1, 4.06 GAA, .886 sv%, 2 SO

    The Gens needed a miracle to happen to get into the playoffs, starting with a win over Ottawa, but they blew a 3-1 lead entering the third period and will stay home during the playoff season. They were outshot 46-29 in the game, including 22-6 in the final period.


    Brandon Wheat Kings 9 @ Regina Pats 3
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, -5, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 24-27-51, -11, 102 PIM
    With Regina: 35 GP, 11-14-25, -3, 50 PIM
    With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

    This was the Pats’ final home game of the season, which meant it was the last time the Regina faithful could see Jordan Eberle up close. Eberle was awarded the game’s First Star despite the blowout loss to the Memorial Cup hosts. Eberle did have a goal in the game and remains two points up on Brandon Kozon for the league scoring title. He’s rumored to possibly be joining the Oilers before the end of the NHL season. Ashton, meanwhile, had a horrific night in the plus/minus department and will play his final junior game Saturday in Brandon. He has an NHL contract in hand and will likely join the AHL Norfolk Admirals next week.

    Kelowna Rockets 4 @ Vancouver Giants 3
    C/W/D James Wright, VAN: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 5-11-16, -3, 13 PIM
    With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

    The Giants finally returned home after a 10-game Olympic road trip, but fell to the Rockets 4-3. They had battled back from a 3-0 first period deficit only to see the game winner scored late in the third. Wright has been playing a little defense lately at the request of his coach, Don Hay. Vancouver is locked into the West’s No.2 seed despite having the conference’s fifth best point total. Winning the B.C. Division will do that. They will play Chilliwack or Kamloops in the first round.

  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    Harvard Crimson 1 @ No.9 Cornell Big Red 5
    ECAC Quarterfinals – Game 1. Cornell leads Best of 3 series 1-0
    C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 9-11-20, E, 26 PIM

    Fresh off their upset of Princeton, Harvard was crushed at Cornell without their third-leading scorer, Alex Killorn. No word so far as to why Killorn missed the game. Cornell scored the game's final four goals to get the win.

    No.19 Vermont Catamounts 4 @ No.11 New Hampshire Wildcats 7
    Hockey East Quarterfinals – Game 1. UNH leads Best of 3 series 1-0
    C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: Did not play.

    Season Totals: 33 GP, 1-4-5, -4, 14 PIM

    Vermont and UNH will meet again Saturday night, with the Catamounts trying to force a deciding third game. Vermont held a 4-2 lead in this game, but top-seeded UNH hasn’t lost on home ice all season and they weren’t about to begin to do so in the playoffs.

    D Luke Witkowski , Western Mich. Univ.: Season complete.
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 2-4-6, -13, 67 PIM

  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    Norfolk gets shut out in the shootout.

    NOR-2 (SO)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 26 shots and 1 of 4 shooters to convert in the shootout session for the shootout loss.

    First Period
    BRI Haskins, (7) (Flood, Smith), 7:41

    Second Period
    NOR Craig, (20) (Hall, Tyrell), 1:34

    Third Period
    NOR Hall, (13) (Tyrell, Jackson), 3:34
    BRI Haskins, (8) (Bentivoglio), 12:32


    BRI- Figren

    Dana Tyrell and Ryan Craig were the game's second and third stars. For Tyrell, it's his 6th multi-point game in his past 13 contests.

    The luster is off the once perfect Juraj Simek in shootouts as he has been stopped in each of his last two attempts. The other Admirals who failed to convert were Justin Keller, Matt Fornataro, Blair Jones, and Mitch Fadden. Credit to Bridgeport goaltender Scott Monroe. Norfolk's shootout lineup is typically a murderer's row.

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  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    The patient has a pulse.


    Antero Niittymaki allowed 2 goals on 30 shots for the victory. It's amazing what a difference goaltending makes, isn't it?

    First Period
    WSH 16:54, Fleischmann 20 (Ovechkin, Knuble)(PP)
    TB 19:11, Bochenski 2 (Fedoruk, Lundin)

    Second Period
    TB 11:30, Walker 2 (Veilleux, Thompson)
    TB 15:12, Lecavalier 19 (Walker, Purcell)

    Third Period
    WSH 11:09, Laich 21 (Green, Ovechkin)(PP)

    Strange to see the rare game where the Lightning don't get a goal from the power play or #91, and it happens to be a big win.

    Paul Szczechura had 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 1 hit in 11:06. He was also 33% on draws.

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  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    Eastern Conference
    (1)Yulaev 4 @ (8)Ekaterinburg 1
    Yulaev Leads the Series 2-0
    Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 51 GP, 5-3-8, -18, 20 PIM
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM

    I'd be amazed if Ekaterinburg isn't swept. Juggernaut top seed Yulaev has gotten 9 goals from 9 different players in the first couple of games of their opening round series to stake themselves to a 2-0 series lead over Ekaterinburg. Denis Kazionov played 10:12 in the match.

    (2)Magnitogorsk 3 @ (7)Chelyabinsk 1
    Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 2-0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/28, 1.01 GAA, .964 sv%
    Season totals: 49 GP, 25-16-8, 8 SO, 1.96 GAA, .927 sv%
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 2-0, 0 SO, 1.51 GAA, .954 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin has been a brick wall in each of the first two games of this playoff series, sporting a gaudy .954 sv% thus far.

    (3)Kazan 4 @ (6)Astana 2
    Kazan Leads the Series 2-0
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 18-9-27, +7, 18 PIM
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM

    Kazan looks to be in good shape to make the second round, as they beat Astana 4-2 in Game Two. Former NHLer Niko Kapanen had his 3rd goal of the playoffs for Ak Bars in the match.

    (4)Nizhnekamsk 6 @ (5)Omsk 2
    Nizhnekamsk Leads the Series 2-0
    Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 17/21, 6.09 GAA, .810 sv%
    Season totals: 44 GP, 21-17-4, 4 SO, 2.11 GAA, .913 sv%
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-2, 0 SO, 3.65 GAA, .860 sv%

    Things are looking bad for Omsk. Karri Ramo was pulled in the second period of their 6-2 Game Two loss to Nizhnekamsk, putting the team down 2-0 in the series. Former Lightning first round pick Alex Svitov had a goal and former NHLer Jaromir Jagr had 1 goal and 1 assist in the match for Omsk.

    Tomorrow the Eastern Conference plays round three.

  • 6 years 39 weeks ago


    PEI Rocket 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 3
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 15-43-58, +38, 70 PIM

    Barberio has six points in his last six games after opening the game’s scoring with an unassisted goal. His goal tied his career high for goals in a season at 15, set last year in 66 games. His point total is 12 more than his previous career high, set two seasons ago in 70 games. Moncton, who is tied with Drummondville for the league’s second-best overall record behind St. John, will play Cape Breton in the first round of the playoffs.


    Brampton Battalion 3 @ Barrie Colts 7
    LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-3-4, +4, 2 PIM (tripping), *First Star*
    Season Totals: 66 GP, 46-33-79, +42, 56 PIM

    This was Hutchings’ (pictured) seventh game this season in which he’s scored at least three points. He has five three-point games, one four-point game (last night), and a five-pointer. He moved into fourth in the league in plus/minus with the plus-4 night. Hutchings is within one assist of his previous career high in that category, set last season in 63 games. His goal total this year is 12 better than his previous best. Unofficially, this was his ninth First Star award of the season. Barrie has clinched the league’s best record and will play Niagara, Sudbury, or Oshawa in the first round.

    Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Peterborough Petes 4
    W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 49 GP, 7-20-27, -5, 20 PIM
    With Sudbury: 27 GP, 4-13-17, -10, 14 PIM
    With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

    Sointu earning the Wolves’ lone game star on the road is impressive, even if the result for Sudbury was not. The Wolves’ loss, combined with a Niagara shootout loss, means Niagara clinches a playoff spot and Sudbury and Oshawa are the lone teams in the league who haven’t clinched yet still with a chance at going to the postseason. Sudbury is in eighth, three points up on the Gens, with each team having two games remaining.

  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    The season is officially on life support.

    TOR-4 (OT)

    Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 38 shots for the overtime loss. My kingdom for a netminder who could manage to play 60 minutes and stop at least 90% of the pucks he faces.

    First Period
    TB 18:17, Stamkos 42 (Foster, Lecavalier)(PP)

    Second Period
    TOR 9:29, Stalberg 4 (Caputi, Schenn)
    TOR 16:17, Stalberg 5 (Caputi, Grabovski)
    TB 16:41, Foster 8 (Stamkos, St. Louis)

    Third Period
    TOR 3:37, Bozak 5 (Kessel, Kulemin)
    TB 5:00, Downie 17 (Lundin, St. Louis)

    TOR 3:33, Kessel 23 (Bozak)

    The Lightning did pick up a point. But, it's an ominous sign when you can't beat the worst team in the conference on a night where you know you absolutely know you must have the two points. The scary thing is that, with Carolina getting so hot, there's even a chance the Lightning could finish in the division basement. The Lightning are tied with Atlanta at 66 points and both Florida and Carolina are just behind the team at 64 points. It's pretty bad right now.

    To tell the truth, if I was Jeffrey Vinik, I don't think I'd spare anyone on the hockey operations side right now, other than maybe the amateur scouts. Whether you're on Team Brian or Team Rick, it doesn't matter. When you crash and burn this hard, everyone's job needs to be under scrutiny.

    Paul Szczechura was -1 with 2 shots, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 11:29. He was also 36% on draws.

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  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia)

    Eastern Conference

    (1)Yulaev 5 @ (8)Ekaterinurg 1
    Yulaev Leads the Series 1-0
    Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM, 6 SOG
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 5-3-8, -18, 20 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM

    This probably won't end well for Ekaterinurg. Top seed Yulaev got goals from five different goal scorers as they blew out Ekaterinburg in Game One of their opening round playoff series. Lightning prospect Denis Kazionov played 14:54 in the match and led his team with 6 shots on goal. He also took three aggressive minor penalties for cross checking, charging, and roughing. It's a hat trick of minor penalty nastiness.

    (2)Magnitogorsk 5 @ (7)Chelyabinsk 2
    Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 1-0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 35/37, 2.00 GAA, .946 sv%
    Season totals: 49 GP, 25-16-8, 8 SO, 1.96 GAA, .927 sv%
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .946 sv%

    Magnitogorsk thumped Chelyabinsk 5-2 despite being outshot 37-33 in the contest. Former NHLers Sergei Fedorov and Stan Chistov each had 1 goal and 1 assist for Magnitogorsk in the victory.

    (3)Kazan 4 @ (6)Astana 3 (OT)
    Kazan Leads the Series 1-0
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 18-9-27, +7, 18 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM

    Former NHLer Niko Kapanen had a pair of goals for Kazan as they defeated Astana in their opening game of the KHL playoffs. The elder Kazionov played 22:53 in the match for Kazan.

    (4)Nizhnekamsk 2 @ (5)Omsk 0
    Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 20/22, 2.02 GAA, .909 sv%
    Season totals: 44 GP, 21-17-4, 4 SO, 2.11 GAA, .913 sv%
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0. 0 SO, 2.02 GAA, .909 sv%

    This much I know to be true: if your team can't score a goal for you, you can't win a playoff game as a goaltender.

    Western Conference
    (1)St. Petersburg 1 @ (8)Riga 3
    Riga Leads the Series 2-0
    Martins Karsums, Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, +7, 16 PIM
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    I smell upset. Riga got 1 goal and 2 assists from Martin Kariya to help defeat St. Petersburg 3-1 and stake Riga to a 2-0 lead over the top seed in their opening round playoff series. Martins Karsums played 17:55 in the match.

    (3)Dynamo Moscow 0 @ (6)Spartak Moscow
    Spartak Leads the Series 2-0
    Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 55 GP, 4-14-18, -10, 38 PIM
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 8 PIM

    Unfortunately, an upset may also be in the offing for Spartak over Dynamo Moscow as well. Former Flyers farm hand Stefan Rucizka assisted on the only goal of the match by Evgeny Lapenkov. Johan Harju played just 10:43 in the match and was 38% on draws.

    Elitserien (Sweden)

    Sodertalje 3 @ MODO 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 31/33, 2.00 GAA, .939 sv%
    Season totals: 8 GP, 3-2-2, 0 SO, 2.60 GAA, .918 sv%

    After sitting backup the past two games, Helenius was back in net for Sodertalje, backstopping them to a 3-2 win over MODO. Former NHLer Markus Naslund had 1 goal and 1 assist in the match for MODO. Sodertalje's regular season concludes on Saturday against Farjestads. They sit 11th in the 12 team league and will miss the playoffs.

  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    Western Conference
    (1)St. Petersburg 0 @ (8)Riga 2
    Riga Leads the Series 1-0
    Martins Karsums, Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, +7, 16 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Martin Kariya had a goal in Riga's 2-0 shutout victory over top seeded St. Petersburg in Game One of their opening round playoff series. Lightning prospect Martins Karsums played 18:28 in the match for Riga.

    (3)Dynamo Moscow 3 @ (6)Spartak Moscow 4 (OT)
    Spartak Leads the Series 1-0
    Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 1-0-1, -1, 8 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 55 GP, 4-14-18, -10, 38 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 8 PIM

    Johan Harju scored a goal in his KHL playoff debut, but it was not enough as Kirill Knayzev scored the overtime winner to lift Spartak to a 1-0 series lead in the opening round of the KHL playoffs. Harju also had minor penalties for tripping, roughing, hooking, and interference and was 60% on the 25 draws he took in the match.

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