Game Night Results

  • 6 years 49 weeks ago

    Denis Hamel steals a point from the Admirals.

    ADK-4 (OT)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 21 shots for the overtime loss.

    First Period
    NOR Vernace, (1) (Szczechura, Milam), 9:44 (PP)
    ADK Holmstrom, (3) (Kalinski, Testwuide), 13:42

    Second Period
    ADK Wellwood, (4) (Lehtivuori), 5:39
    NOR Durno, (4) (Angelidis, Labrie), 9:11

    Third Period
    NOR Szczechura, (7) (Fornataro, Roy), 14:46 (PP)
    ADK Hamel, (4) (Laliberte, Moore), 18:05 (PP)

    ADK Hamel, (5) (Legein, Gustafsson), 2:50 (PP)

    Paul Szczechura was the game's third star. The Admirals will be kicking themselves to cough up a win with less than two minutes to play.

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  • 6 years 49 weeks ago

    The Lightning's MASH unit finally collapsed in the final eight minutes of the game.


    Mike Smith allowed 5 goals on 20 shots for the loss. One softie.

    First Period

    Second Period
    08:01 PIT Dupuis (5), Letang (13), Talbot (2)
    08:28 PIT Goligoski (4), Rupp (3), Letestu (5)

    Third Period
    05:30 TB Stamkos (15), St Louis (12), Purcell (7)(PP)
    12:12 PIT Talbot (3), unassisted
    16:44 PIT Crosby (11), Dupuis (3)
    18:50 PIT Engelland (1), Crosby (13), Kunitz (5)

    It's tough to go into a game without three of your best forwards (Gagne, Lecavalier, and Downie) battle to within an eyelash of tying the game at 2-2, and see it disintegrate in the final eight minutes. There's been no shame in the way the Lightning have played the past couple of nights, but psychologically Guy Boucher has his work cut out for him to reinstill their confidence.

    Mattias Ritola was -1 with 3 shots and 1 blocked shot in 12:51.

    Johan Harju was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 10:54. He got stronger as the game progressed after looking lost in the first period. He'll be fine with a little more experience under his belt.

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  • 6 years 49 weeks ago

    World Junior A Challenge

    Canada West 3 vs. Sweden 2
    C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM

    Canada West is through to the semifinals after getting the winning goal early in the third period to defeat Sweden. O’Donnell had the primary assist on West’s second goal, scored on the power play. West will now face top-seeded USA and Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin. Switzerland will play Canada East in the other semifinal.


    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Montreal Juniors 5
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-6-6, +5, 0 PIM

    Montreal had a 4-1 lead early in the third period and coasted to a Thursday night win.


    Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Peterborough Petes 2 (OT)
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-2-2, -8, 38 PIM

    Beukeboom’s two game point streak came to an end. The Lightning 2010 second rounder was on the ice for both Petes goals. Beukeboom will play for Team OHL in the Canada-Russia Subway Super Series’ fourth game. In Game 3, OHL defeated Russia 4-0 last night. Russia beat the Q twice before moving to the OHL portion of their schedule.

  • 6 years 49 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 4 @ Greenville Road Warriors 5
    C Mitch Fadden: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 11 GP, 5-11-16, -1, 12 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 3-1-4, -5, 4 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: 8 saves on 12 shots, pulled in
    Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-0-0, 4.43 GAA, .869 sv%, 0 SO

    Fadden extended his point streak to 9 games. Janus was pulled after allowing four goals in the first period. The Everblades mounted a furious comeback, scoring twice in the third period, including Fadden’s fifth of the season, but they couldn’t get the game tying goal.

  • 6 years 49 weeks ago

    The Lightning played a lot better than the score indicates.


    Dan Ellis allowed 5 goals on 25 shots for the loss. I didn't think he played as poorly as his stat line indicates, either.

    First Period
    09:27 TB Purcell (2), Bergenheim (4), Thompson (4)

    Second Period
    02:21 WSH Poti (1), Semin (8), Backstrom (11)
    07:51 WSH Knuble (3), Laich (7), Fleischmann (4)

    Third Period
    02:43 TB Malone (2), St Louis (10), Stamkos (12)(PP)
    04:33 WSH Semin (10), Backstrom (12), Ovechkin (13)(PP)
    10:46 WSH Semin (11), Backstrom (13), Ovechkin (14)
    12:43 TB Stamkos (14), Moore (2), St Louis (11)
    15:08 WSH Ovechkin (9), Semin (9), Schultz (4)
    19:44 WSH Semin (12), Backstrom (14), Carlson (7)(EN)

    It's tough. They outshot the Caps 41-26 in the game and were about even, I imagine, in chances. Their guys beared down on their chances. The Lightning didn't. This could've been a 6-3 game in favor of the Lightning pretty easily if they got the bounces. I'll take the effort the Lightning gave tonight on most nights. The big drama now, though, is what the fallout will be from Vincent Lecavalier not touching the ice in the third period. Injured? Benched? We shall see.

    UPDATE: Lecavalier broke his right hand and is out indefinitely.

    Mattias Ritola was -1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 13:20.

    Dana Tyrell was -2 in 11:14 with 1 shot. He seemed off tonight.

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  • 6 years 49 weeks ago

    Russia 1 @ Finland 0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, SO, 25/25, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA. 1.000 sv%

    Ex-Lightning first rounder Alexander Svitov scored with 2:10 left in regulation and Vasily Koshechkin made 25 saves to lift Russia to a 1-0 win over Finland in Day One of the Karjala Cup. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo sat backup in the match for the Finns.

    In the tournament's other match, Sweden edged Czech Republic 4-3 on the strength of three third period goals. Recent Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a helper in the match for Sweden.

  • 6 years 49 weeks ago

    World Junior A Challenge

    Sweden 1 vs. USA 5
    C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 4-0-4, 0 PIM

    Mullin scored his tournament-leading fourth goal early in the first period, and the Americans scored three more in the second before Sweden found the scoresheet as USA easily disposed of the Swedes 5-1 in Penticton, B.C. USA is looking for its third-straight gold medal. They stand alone at the top of the standings with six points after two games and along with Switzerland will get a bye to the semifinals.

    Canada West 4 vs. Russia 2
    C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, 0 PIM

    Canada West had a 2-0 lead midway through the game, but that quickly vanished by the end of the second period. Tied at 2 entering the third, Canada scored twice in the final frame to take the win. They will play Sweden on Thursday in the quarterfinals.


    Oshawa Generals 4 @ Belleville Bulls 0
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO
    C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 19 GP, 11-11-22, +1, 25 PIM

    Belleville only managed 16 shots against Zador’s (former?) backup Kevin Bailie, who was getting his second straight start. The Bulls have been searching for offense as a whole all season.


    Portland Winterhawks 5 @ Regina Pats 4 (OT)
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 18 GP, 8-7-15, -8, 34 PIM

    This was a good showing for the Pats against the league’s top team. Portland needed a late goal to force overtime. Blue Jackets first round pick Ryan Johansen had a goal for Portland, his eighth of the year, and Islanders first rounder Nino Niederreiter went without a point against Regina. After a slow start, Ashton has 12 points in his last 10 games, including goals in his last two.

  • 6 years 49 weeks ago

    The machine keeps rolling.


    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the win. Gotta love six goals of support.

    First Period
    NOR Jones, (5) (Pouliot, Harju), 6:23
    NOR Szczechura, (6) (Wishart, Roy), 16:45 (PP)
    NOR Giliati, (1) (Angelidis, Gudas), 17:25
    NOR Wright, (4) (Szczechura, Fornataro), 18:20
    ALB Anderson, (4) (Urbom, Zharkov), 19:10

    Second Period
    ALB Palmieri, (3) (Urbom, Sestito), 3:13
    ALB Anderson, (5) (Fayne, Zharkov), 15:42
    NOR Harju, (7) (Roy, Wishart), 18:14 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Fornataro, (4) (Wright, Barberio), 9:41

    James Wright and Matt Fornataro were the game's first and third stars. Norfolk's 51 goals scored so far this season is currently tied for third behind Portland and Oklahoma City. Marc-Antoine Pouliot is tied for fourth in the league with 18 points with, among others, Oklahoma City's Linus Omark. He's also third in the league in helpers. Johan Harju is tied for eighth in the league in scoring with 16 points. Harju's 7 goals also ties him for ninth in the league in that category. Ty Wishart and Mathieu Roy are tied for seventh in the league in points among defensemen with 10 a piece.

    Bottom line, they're good.

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  • 6 years 49 weeks ago


    Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 4 (SO)
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 19 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 32 PIM

    Saskatoon allowed 2 third period goals, enabling Seattle to tie the game. The Thunderbirds then scored once in the shootout for the win. With his assist Tuesday, Zahn extended his point streak to a career-long 4 games. While that may be ho-hum for some, considering Zahn only had 3 points (all assists) all of last season, it’s a major achievement. His career high for points is 19, set in 2007-2008 with the Blades in 69 games. He was drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round after that season.

  • 6 years 49 weeks ago

    The Lightning made Toronto look like an AHL team, and it wasn't nearly Tampa Bay's best effort.


    Dan Ellis stopped all 28 shots he faced for the shutout. He made key saves when the Lightning needed them to make sure the Leafs didn't sustain a comeback surge. Very good effort.

    First Period
    11:10 TB Stamkos (12), St Louis (9), Lecavalier (6)(PP)
    11:39 TB Thompson (1), Lundin (3), Tyrell (1)
    19:13 TB Moore (5), Jones (4), Malone (7)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    05:46 TB Stamkos (13), Hall (3),Ohlund (1)

    Dan Ellis, Steven Stamkos, and Dominic Moore were the game's three stars. The Lightning got away with sleepwalking through the second period because they're just a superior team talent-wise relative to Toronto and because Ellis played well tonight. I suspect Boucher will not let the Lightning get to happy about this win, because they didn't play as well as the scoreboard indicates. Still, it's a good way to snap a three game skid and, for the moment, climb back withing two points of the Caps in the division. To me that's the key. The Lightning need to maintain contact with Washington in the standings and hope they can win the balance of the head-to-head matches with Washington. If they do that, they can be a one or two seed in the East at season's end. And, what the Lightning should know from the 2003-2004 campaign is that being a top seed can really help you by giving you two easier rounds to get settled into the playoffs before the bombs start dropping in the conference finals.

    Stupid Canadian media moment of the night: Sportsnet Canada's studio hosts claiming that the Lightning simply had to trade Steven Stamkos to Boston for draft picks. They must've smoked their body weight in dope before going on camera. Don't do drugs, kids, or you might end up as a studio host in Toronto being forced to watch 82 games of a horrible hockey team.

    Mattias Ritola had 1 hit in 9:56. As I've said before, he's an NHLer from the blueline in.

    Dana Tyrell had an assist and was +1 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 14:11. Another high intensity night for Dana. I liked it. He was a thorn in Toronto's side.

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