Game Night Results

  • 6 years 50 weeks ago

    Norfolk is combining good defense, good goaltending, and home ice advantage to win some key divisional games.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 26 shots for the win.

    First Period
    NOR Simek, (5) (Bochenski, Parrish), 10:14

    Second Period
    NOR Hall, (5) (Karsums, Lundin), 7:31

    Third Period
    BNG Bannister, (2) (Smith, Kudelka), 14:56 (PP)
    NOR Hall, (6) (Karsums, Craig), 19:12 (EN)

    Juraj Simek, Tokarski, and Adam Hall were the game's three stars.

    I still can't believe Drew Bannister is still playing hockey.

    In another example of Norfolk's exciting forward depth, Martins Karsums stepped up with a multi-point night tonight after only having 6 points through 27 games entering the night. You just knew a veteran with his speed and his track record of scoring at the AHL level was going to eventually start finding the scoresheet.

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  • 6 years 50 weeks ago

    Sweden 3 @ Russia 4
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
    Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

    In yesterday's opener of the Channel One Cup, Russia got a third period power play marker from Sergey Vinoviev to defeat Sweden 4-3. Lightning prospect Johan Harju played on the second line for Team Sweden. Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin did not dress for the Russians.

  • 6 years 50 weeks ago


    London Knights 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
    C Richard Panik, WSR: Did not play (WJC camp - Slovakia)
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

    Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 1
    LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 5-8-13, +4, 12 PIM
    With Sudbury: 8 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 6 PIM
    With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

    Sointu (pictured) scored the game winning goal with just under eight minutes left in the third period to give the Wolves their fifth win in a row. Sointu is expected to join Team Finland for the World Junior Championships shortly. He has points in consecutive games and three of his past five.

  • 6 years 50 weeks ago

    We're on the road to nowhere.


    Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    DET 8:24, Miller 4 (Rafalski)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    DET 6:48, Bertuzzi 9 (Holmstrom, Datsyuk)
    DET 10:10, Eaves 4 (Lidstrom, Rafalski)

    What I want for Christmas from the Lightning? Something to actually cheer for. It's been weeks since we've had that.

    Zenon Konopka had a fight and was 63% on draws.

    Paul Szczechura was -1 with 1 shot in 13:18.

    James Wright was -1 in 7:25.

    Blair Jones was -2 with 2 shots and 5 hits in 11:04.

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  • 6 years 50 weeks ago


    Brampton Battalion 1 @ Belleville Bulls 4
    RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 11-8-19, -2, 33 PIM
    With Bulls: 18 GP, 9-7-16, E, 13 PIM
    With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

    DeCoste broke a mini two-game scoring slump with his 11th goal of the season. His goal tied the game at one in the second period. DeCoste had 15 goals last year split between Brampton (8) and Sault Ste. Marie (7). His nine goals with Belleville are the most he’s scored for one team since scoring 10 in 66 games for Brampton in 2007-2008.


    Regina Pats 1 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 3
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM (tripping, roughing)
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 14-15-29, -12, 60 PIM
    With Regina: 4 GP, 1-2-3, -4, 8 PIM
    With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

    Regina has lost its last five games and has fallen to 10th in the Eastern Conference. The Oil Kings, led by former Lightning prospect Torrie Jung’s 20 save, Third Star performance, pulled out of the Eastern Conference cellar into 11th with the win. Ashton’s old team, Lethbridge, sits in last.

  • 6 years 50 weeks ago

    Norfolk rises to the occassion in the biggest game of the season thus far.


    Dustin Tokarski dropped a 26 save shutout on the Penguins in a division game the Admirals absolutely needed. It was Tokarski's second shutout of the season and he's lifted his record back above .500 at 9-8-0. More interesting, he's rebuilt his save percentage from the .894 sv% he had at the end of October, to the .908 sv% he had at the end of November, to now having a .917 sv% by virtue of a scintilating December where he has a .962 sv% and 1.00 GAA in three starts. He's passed battery-mate Riku Helenius who entered the month with a .917 sv% but has since dipped to a .904 sv% after a pair of tough starts in December.

    First Period

    Second Period
    NOR Parrish, (7) (Bochenski, Jackson), 12:48

    Third Period
    NOR Bochenski, (15) (Wishart), 10:26

    Tokarski, Mark Parrish, and Brandon Bochenski were named the game's three stars.

    Norfolk entered the game one point back of the Penguins in fifth place in the East Division. A loss would have dropped the Admirals to 3 games under .500 and 3 games out of 4th place. Instead, they've leapfrogged Wilkes-Barre/Scranton into 4th place, 1 point back of 3rd place Binghamton and they've closed to 1 game under .500. The lead back (Hershey and Albany) may have pulled away in the division, but tonight's win has kept Norfolk square in the middle of the fight for a playoff spot.

    Ty Wishart had an assist in tonight's game, which puts him at 8 points in 29 games this season, which tops the 7 points he had in 61 games last year. Incremental progress.

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  • 6 years 50 weeks ago


    Halifax Mooseheads 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 6
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 3-22-25, +10, 32 PIM

    A quiet night for Barberio as Moncton wins their seventh in a row.


    Regina Pats 2 @ Red Deer Rebels 3
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 14-14-28, -11, 56 PIM
    With Regina: 3 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 4 PIM
    With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

    Ashton’s first goal in a Pats uniform cut Red Deer’s lead to 3-2 with four minutes remaining, but they couldn’t complete the comeback.

  • 6 years 50 weeks ago

    An epic collapse.


    Antero Niittymaki allowed 4 goals on 14 shots before giving way to Mike Smith who allowed 3 goals on 13 shots for the back door loss in relief.

    First Period
    NSH 6:53, Smithson 5 (Legwand, Ward)
    TB 11:35, Stamkos 18 (Malone, Ohlund)
    TB 16:30, Lecavalier 7 (Foster, St. Louis)(PP)

    Second Period
    NSH 1:12, Legwand 7 (Ward)
    NSH 2:57, Jones 3 (Spaling, Weber)
    NSH 12:22, Hornqvist 8 (Goc)
    NSH 12:50, Dumont 6 (Hornqvist)
    NSH 16:09, Hamhuis 3 (Suter, Goc)

    Third Period
    TB 1:52, Foster 4 (Lecavalier, St. Louis)(PP)
    TB 12:20, Lecavalier 8 (Meszaros)
    NSH 13:47, Erat 11 (Sullivan, Arnott)

    The offense finally wakes up and scores 4 goals and then the defense and goaltending collapse. People, it's bad.

    Zenon Konopka was -1 with 1 hit and was 75% on draws in 12:33.

    Paul Szczechura had 2 shots and 1 hit in 15:59.

    James Wright was -3 with 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 14:25.

    Blair Jones was also -3 with 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 14:59.

    Victor Hedman was -2 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 blocked shot in 13:23.

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  • 6 years 50 weeks ago


    Saint John Sea Dogs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 7
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 3-22-25, +10, 32 PIM

    A huge win as Barberio (pictured) and Moncton broke the Sea Dogs’ 22-game winning streak – the third longest in QMJHL history. Barberio’s seven shots on goal led the Wildcats. PEI native Randy Cameron (Red Wings 5/2007) had five points for Moncton.


    Kitchener Rangers 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 2
    C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

    Windsor’s 24-game streak without a regulation loss came to a crashing halt Sunday, and at home no less. Rangers goaltender Mavric Parks (undrafted) stopped 46 shots to earn First Star honors. Panik will now join Team Slovakia for their WJC camp. Windsor Forwards Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, and Greg Nemisz, along with defensemen Ryan Ellis and Cam Fowler were all out of the line-up for this game, either attending their WJC camps or preparing for camps.

    Oshawa Generals 4 @ Brampton Battalion 3 (SO)
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-9-2-1, 3.25 GAA, .901 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador did not play for the second straight game. He has not lost in regulation since November 15 (seven games).

  • 6 years 50 weeks ago

    I'm hard pressed to remember an offensive effort that pathetic.


    Antero Niittymaki allowed 4 goals on 29 shots. The goal he allowed at the end of the second period was painfully soft and essentially ended the game. He also tried to allow another softie late in the third that he barely swept off the line. It was not a strong performance, although the Lightning weren't much of a threat to Chicago all game long, so it didn't really matter.

    First Period
    CHI 7:42, Kane 10 (Keith)

    Second Period
    CHI 10:42, Eager 2 (Hossa, Sopel)
    CHI 19:44, Hossa 4 (Sharp, Seabrook)

    Third Period
    CHI 6:01, Toews 9 (Byfuglien, Seabrook)

    18 shots on goal. How does an NHL team with this kind of offensive talent allow itself to be held to 18 shots on goal? Vincent Lecavalier (-3, 1 shot on goal) still is doing nothing on the forecheck around the opposition cage, which is where he showed he was an elite player. His failures are helping to drag down Martin St. Louis. Alex Tanguay has been lost all season. Steven Stamkos has forgotten about the necessity of shooting the puck (2 shots), and that's hurt Ryan Malone because he's the type of guy who hops on rebounds and excels in scrums around the cage.

    The power play is a joke right now. They don't surround loose pucks and win one on one battles. They don't make smart, short passes to loosen up the opposing PK. They labor trying to free up Kurtis Foster for his shot and have forgotten they have lethal options like Vincent Lecavalier around the circles and Steven Stamkos around the circles and in the slot.

    It's bad. This is a team that is fundamentally awful offensively right now. When Stephane Veilleux is the best player on the ice on a team with this roster, that also suggests a lack of effort, too.

    Zenon Konopka had 5 penalty minutes, 2 hits, and was 33% on draws in 7:45.

    Paul Szczechura had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 15:36.

    James Wright was -1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 12:55.

    Victor Hedman was -2 with 4 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 blocked shot in 19:05. His poor decision on the Blackhawks second goal was terrible, and that was a very deflating goal for the Lightning. That's a mistake that cannot happen.

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