Game Night Results

  • 7 years 8 weeks ago

    Russia 3 @ Canada 6
    Carter Ashton, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Brett Connolly, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Canada scored three unanswered goals in the final period to pull away from Russia 6-3. Lightning prospects Carter Ashton and Brett Connolly did not find the scoresheet for the Canadians. Ashton skated on Canada's second line with Casey Cizikas and Cody Eakin, while Connolly, who was questionable after a pre-tournament concussion, was an extra forward in the match. Canada outshot Russia 42-27 in the victory.

    Team Slovakia, featuring Lightning prospects Richard Panik and Adam Janosik, face Germany in their tournament opener tomorrow. The Germans fell 4-3 to the Swiss today.

  • 7 years 8 weeks ago

    Brynas 3 @ Sodtertalje 4
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup to Pontus Sjogren in Sodertalje's 4-3 win over Brynas. Former Avs draft pick Linus Videll had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win. Former Lightning draft pick Eero Somervuori had 1 goal and 1 assist in the loss for Brynas.

    Chelyabinsk 2 @ Kazan 4
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 30 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 20 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov had a minor for hooking in 13:10 of ice time in Kazan's 4-2 win over Chelyabinsk. Ex-NHLers Alexei Morozov and Niko Kapanen led the way with 2 goals and 4 points for Morozov and 2 goals and 3 points for Kapanen. Former Lightning forward Dimitry Afanasenkov had a goal in the match for Chelyabinsk.

    Dynamo Riga 2 @ Hanty-Mansiysk 1 (OT)
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 35 GP, 12-8-20, -3, 36 PIM

    Martins Karsums scored Riga's overtime winner and had a helper on their other goal in a 2-1 victory over Yugra. Karsums played 19:22 in the match and also had a minor penalty for high sticking.

  • 7 years 8 weeks ago

    Novgorod 1 @ Cherepovets 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 28/29, 1.00 GAA, .966 sv%
    Season totals: 22 GP, 11-11-0, 2 SO, 2.83 GAA, .912 sv%

    Santa Koshechkin dropped a lump of coal in Novgorod's stocking, stopping 28 of 29 shots in a 2-1 win to even his season record at 11-11-0. Ex-Springfield Falcon Ryan Vesce scored Novgorod's only goal.

  • 7 years 8 weeks ago

    Dynamo Riga 0 @ Astana 4
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 34 GP, 11-7-18, -5, 34 PIM

    Martins Karsums was scoreless in 15:00 of ice time in Riga's 4-0 loss to Astana.

    Yulaev 4 @ Kazan 2
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 18 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 12:20 of ice time in Kazan's 4-2 loss to Yulaev. Ex-Rangers farm hand Jarkko Immonen had a goal in the match for Kazan.

  • 7 years 8 weeks ago

    Canada 5 vs. Finland 2 (Pre-competition)

    RW Carter Ashton, CAN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    RW Brett Connolly, CAN: Did not play.

    Canada was down 1-0 after one period and tied 2-2 after two before exploding for three goals in the third to defeat Finland in their final pre-competition match. Ashton didn't hit the scoresheet and Connolly apparently missed the game with an injury. His status for Canada's official roster named December 25 is up in the air. Canada will open tournament play December 26.

  • 7 years 8 weeks ago

    Weary Lightning hand Rangers eleven round shootout loss. Tie Caps for first place.

    NYR-3 (SO)

    Dan Ellis allowed 3 goals on 37 shots before stopping 9 of 11 shooters for the shootout victory. The Lightning evened their shootout record to 2-2 on the season.

    First Period
    02:00 TB St Louis (14), unassisted
    11:16 NYR Fedotenko (6), Boyle (6)
    11:28 NYR Frolov (7), Anisimov (10), Drury (2)
    18:54 TB Stamkos (27), St Louis (31)

    Second Period
    14:42 TB Lecavalier (4), Kubina (9), Clark (9)

    Third Period
    11:18 NYR Stepan (10), Dubinsky (14), Gilroy (4)


    TB- Hedman, Hall, Malone
    NYR- Christensen, Zuccarello

    Martin St. Louis and Ryan Malone were the game's first and third stars.

    The Lightning looked dead tired by the time the third period rolled around, and they were just holding on for dear life getting outshot 37-24 in the process. This team's had a grueling schedule and they found a way to grind out both points tonight. As disappointing as the effort last night was, you have to be proud for the way they scrapped tonight.

    Memo to Marty St. Louis: in the shootout, put that turnaround backhand thing away. Forever. Ditto that thing that Ritola tried. Look at the goals that scored tonight in the shootout: laser shot, laser shot, laser shot. Be assertive, pick a spot, shoot it hard. That's how Victor Hedman is becoming the Lightning's shootout ace. This is the NHL. You're not going to fool the goaltenders at this level consistently with gimmicks or doing things at half speed. Be strong and make the play aggressively, whatever it is, shoot or deke. That's what will get you to the pay window consistently.

    On the good side, it took a while, but the Pens beat the Caps in seven rounds in the shootout in Washington, so the Lightning gained two points on the Thrashers and gained one point on the Capitals and are now in a first place tie with Washington at 45 points. They still have two games in hand on Washington and one game in hand on Atlanta. Merry Christmas, Lightning fans.

    If the Lightning can A.) Get another goaltender on the roster, and B.) Can nail down the number two seed by winning the division (or even run down Philly for the top seed), they can realistically make a run for it all this year.

    Mattias Ritola was -1 with 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 11:31.

    Dana Tyrell was +1 with 1 shot in 15:58.

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  • 7 years 8 weeks ago

    Mytischi 3 @ Cherepovets 0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 21 GP, 10-11-0, 2 SO, 2.93 GAA, .910 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin did not play in Cherepovets' first game back from the Channel One Cup break. Ex-NHLer Oleg Petrov had 2 goals and an assist for Mytischi in the victory. Ex-Lightning draft pick Vadim Epanchintsev added a helper.

  • 7 years 8 weeks ago

    Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 6
    C Mitch Fadden: 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM (high sticking, slashing), 4 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 14-31-45, +4, 32 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play.
    Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: 11 saves on 11 shots.
    Season totals: 15 GP, 8-6-0-0, 3.14 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

    The Everblades will head into the holiday break taking two from Gwinnett. Mitch Fadden had a goal on a penalty shot and an assist in the game. Janus did not start the game, but came in after both goalies were ejected for fighting in a line brawl. Old time hockey! Alex Hutchings sat out due to a lower body injury.

  • 7 years 8 weeks ago

    Flat Lightning play down to competition.

    NYI-2 (OT)

    Dan Ellis allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the overtime loss. He deserved better. He made more than enough saves for a team with this much firepower to win against a bottomfeeder like the Islanders. Shame on the skaters, tonight.

    First Period
    11:28 TB Malone (10), Clark (8), Purcell (18)(PP)

    Second Period
    19:43 NYI Parenteau (6), Tavares (9), MacDonald (3)

    Third Period

    03:23 NYI Tavares (9), Wisniewski (16), MacDonald (4)

    Ellis was the game's third star.

    I guess the Lightning didn't want to be tied for the division lead with 2 games in hand on the Capitals and Thrashers. I guess they didn't want all that "success" baggage following them around. So they came out flat for the first ten minutes of the game, potted a power play goal to take the lead, put in another ten minutes of effort to try to get it to 2-0, and then took their foot off the gas the rest of the way. Look, I get that it's hard to get motivated when you're playing a bunch of glorified AHLers inside a building which is quieter than a tomb because no one is there, but for the love of God, that's a game you have to win if you want to get where you want to go as a team.

    And, I would not mind Dwayne Roloson on my team.

    Dana Tyrell had 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 16:26.

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  • 7 years 8 weeks ago

    Hanty-Mansiysk 1 @ Kazan 5
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 18 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 13:38 in Kazan's 5-1 win over Yugra. Veteran forward Danis Zaripov had a pair of goals in the match for Kazan.

    Dynamo Riga 2 @ Dynamo Minsk 1 (SO)
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 11-7-18, -2, 34 PIM

    Martins Karsums took a minor penalty for cross checking in 18:29 of ice time in Riga's 2-1 shootout win over Minsk.

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