Game Night Results

  • 7 years 9 weeks ago

    Must win game gets won.


    Dan Ellis allowed 2 goals on 36 shots in the win.

    First Period
    19:59 Stamkos (16), St Louis (13), Malone (8)(PP)

    Second Period
    12:49 TB Clark (3), St Louis (14), Stamkos (14)(PP)
    17:26 NYI Moulson (7), Konopka (1)

    Third Period
    18:31 TB St Louis (8), Downie (7), Lundin (4)
    18:52 NYI Tavares (7), Moulson (5), Wisniewski (12)
    19:44 TB Thompson (2), unassisted(EN)

    Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and second stars. I don't know what the Isles ever did to Marty, but he seems to relish ripping their hearts out and stomping on them. He's filthy in the third period of close games against the Isles.

    This was a crucial win for the Lightning to arrest any potential feefall while trying to get healthy. They've got Downie back, Gagne's back in practice, and Lecavalier's about 4.5 weeks out. So they can't lose to the handful of teams they should pound in the meantime, like the Islanders, and they didn't tonight.

    Mattias Ritola had 7 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 2 hits, and was 75% on draws in 5:09. His major penalty was for charging.

    Johan Harju had 1 shot and 1 hit in 6:41. I thought Johan showed a little more of his defensive game tonight, helping his line clog up the neutral zone.

    Dana Tyrell was -1 with 2 blocked shots in 9:28.

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  • 7 years 9 weeks ago

    Ekaterinburg 5 @ Cherepovets 4 (OT)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, OTL, 31/36, 4.97 GAA, .861
    Season totals: 14 GP, 5-9-0, 1 SO, 3.14 GAA, .900 sv%

    You explain it to me. Just a couple of days after completing a masterful three game performance against some of the best club talent in Europe at the Karjala Cup, Vasily Koshechkin allowed 5 goals in a 5-4 overtime loss to Ekaterinburg. 37 year old veteran Andrei Subbotin had 2 goals and 3 points, including the overtime winning goal, for Ekaterinburg.

    Yulaev 5 @ Dynamo Riga 4
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 22 GP, 6-7-13, -2, 26 PIM

    Martins Karsums assisted on a Girts Ankipans goal in 15:00 of ice time in Riga's 5-4 loss to Yulaev. Ex-Oilers anf Flyers prospect Patrick Thoresen had 1 goal and 1 assist for Yulaev.

    Kazan 6 @ St. Petersburg 5 (SO)
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 16 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 12 PIM

    Evidently, the majority of the KHL forgot how to play defense over the Karjala break. Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 14:28 in Kazan's 6-5 shootout win over SKA St. Petersburg. Kazionov did score the winning goal in the shootout session for Ak Bars, as well. Ex-Stars second rounder Johan Fransson (Johan Fransson Lite) had 1 goal and 3 points in the loss for SKA. Ex-Lightning prospect Anton But was St. Petersburg's only unsuccessful shooter in the three round shootout.

  • 7 years 9 weeks ago


    Penticton Vees 4 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-2-3, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 22 GP, 9-11-19, 8 PIM

    O’Donnell’s first game back from his time with Canada West in the World Junior A Challenge was a good one for him personally, as he scored once and added two assists, but the Vees fell on the road to Salmon Arm, 5-4. O’Donnell’s goal, scored with six seconds left in the second period, tied the game at 3 for Penticton. All his points came in the second period. O’Donnell is now second on the Vees in scoring, eight points behind left-handed defenseman Joey Laleggia, who was passed over in the 2010 draft. Laleggia, listed at 5’10”, is headed to the University of Denver next year. Laleggia was the first-ever B.C. Major Midget league hockey player to receive a verbal scholarship commitment to play hockey for an NCAA Div.1 school at 15-years-old, and actually committed to New Hampshire. UNH and LeLeggia agreed to go in separate directions this summer, reportedly.

  • 7 years 9 weeks ago

    AIK 5 @ Sodertalje 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, ND, 0.00 GAA
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-6-0, 0 SO, 2.86 GAA, .884 sv%

    Sodertalje was embarassed today by fellow Kval till Elitserien survivor AIK 5-2. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius entered the game at 12:36 of the second period and stopped all shots he faced in relief.

  • 7 years 10 weeks ago


    Team OHL 2 vs. Team Russia 1 (SO)
    D Brock Beukeboom, OHL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    The OHL completed their 2-game sweep of Russia in the Canada-Russia Subway Superseries Monday night with a shootout win. Russia had gone 2-0 vs. the QMJHL. Beukeboom was scoreless for the OHL, but had at least one big hit in the game.


    Brandon Wheat Kings 5 @ Regina Pats 2
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 21 GP, 11-7-18, -10, 34 PIM

    Ashton’s goal scoring streak ended at 4 games as the Pats, despite fighting back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game, fell to the Wheat Kings. Regina sits alone in last in the East Division, one point behind Prince Albert. They’re tied with Edmonton for second-last in the league, six points up on the once mighty Calgary Hitmen.

  • 7 years 10 weeks ago

    World Junior A Challenge

    Canada East 4 vs. USA 6 (Gold Medal Game)
    C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 6-0-6, 2 PIM

    Jimmy Mullin’s sixth goal of the tournament – scored unassisted – was the game-winner as the USA won gold at the World Junior A Challenge for the third consecutive year. Mullin scored the tie-breaking goal with just over 4 minutes left in the game. The U.S. would add an empty netter late. Mullin, who led all players in goals for the tournament, was named to the WJAC’s all-star team. USA defenceman Scott Mayfield was named MVP. Mullin will now return to Fargo of the USHL. ( photo)

    Canada West 3 vs. Switzerland 8 (Bronze Medal Game)
    C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    Tournament totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM

    Switzerland continued their rise in international play with a commanding blowout win over the home side, Canada West, to win bronze. O’Donnell did not hit the scoresheet in the game and finished the tournament with two assists. West scored the game’s opening goal and led 2-1 in the second period before entering the third tied at 2. Switzerland then scored the game’s next 6 goals, including 4 in about 4 ½ minutes. O’Donnell won’t have to travel to return to Penticton of the BCHL. Penticton served as host-city for the WJACs.


    Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1 (OT)
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM (cross checking, roughing), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 16 PIM

    Moncton scored with less than 30 seconds left in the game to tie it, then scored again in OT to win it.

    Drummondville Voltigeurs 1 @ Montreal Juniors 5
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-6-6, +6, 2 PIM

    Montreal is 9-1 in its last 10 games and pulled within 2 points of the Volts for first in the TELUS West Division.


    Peterborough Petes 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 19 saves on 21 shots.
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 8-3-1-1, 3.37 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador made the most of what has become a rare opportunity to start, stopping all but 2 shots in a win over the Petes.

  • 7 years 10 weeks ago

    If it weren't for bad luck, the Lightning would have no luck, right now.


    Dan Ellis allowed 3 goals on 17 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    07:16 MIN Clutterbuck (6), Cullen (11), Havlat (10)(PP)
    11:31 TB St Louis (7), Clark (4), Stamkos (13)(PP)
    12:55 MIN Madden (3), Havlat (11), Zidlicky (5)
    19:30 MIN Miettinen (4), Brunette (6), Koivu (12)(PP)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    19:11 MIN Nystrom (1), unassisted(EN)

    Martin St. Louis was the game's third star.

    Despite outshooting Minnesota 38-18, the Lightning didn't generate as many chances as the lopsided shot totals might suggest. People thinking it's easy to absorb losing a player like Vincent Lecavalier out of your lineup, and especially off your power play, should take notice.

    Mattias Ritola had 1 shot in 10:57 and was 43% on draws.

    Johan Harju was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 9:10. He was soft a couple of times along the wall, weakly moving a puck blindly to a Minny point man on one play and meekly moving a puck along in the neutral zone on another. Other than blind passes to the middle of the ice, that's the quickest way I know of to get an NHL coach to send you back down.

    Dana Tyrell played a very quiet 8:56.

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  • 7 years 10 weeks ago

    Norfolk is finding goals harder to come by with 2/3 of their top line in Tampa Bay.


    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the loss. It's been a while since an Admirals netminder stopped at least 90% of the shots they faced in a game.

    First Period
    WOR DaSilva, (1) (Desjardins, Henderson), 14:34

    Second Period
    WOR Moore, (1) (Henderson, Desjardins), 13:27
    NOR Szczechura, (8) (Gudas, Labrie), 18:06

    Third Period
    WOR Moore, (2) (DaSilva, Henderson), 6:26

    Don't look now, but secret weapon/tough guy Pierre-Cedric Labrie has 3 assists in his last 5 contests. Good pickup by Julien BriseBois. He's got a bit of an awkward skating stride, but his speed is not too bad, and he hits everything that moves.

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  • 7 years 10 weeks ago

    Sweden 3 @ Russa 2
    Vasily Kosehchkin, Russia, ND, 19/19, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-0-0, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin spelled starter Mikhail Biryukov at 8:11 and was perfect the rest of the way, but Russia still fell 3-2 to Sweden. Ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a pair of helpers in the match for the Swedes.

    In the day's other game, ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo made 24 stops as the Finns shut out the Czech Republic 5-0.

    Czech Republic 1 @ Russia 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 26/27, 1.00 GAA, .963 sv%
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.40 GAA, .986 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin finally allowed a goal in the Karjala Cup, but former NHL first rounder Alexander Perezhogin and Denis Grebeshkov each had goals to help lead Russia to a 3-1 win over the Czech Republic. Koshechkin stopped 70 of the 71 shots he faced in the tournament in reasserting his claim to being the best Russian-born goaltender not in the NHL after a disappointing start of the season for Severstal Cherepovets.

    Unfortunately for the Russians, Finland defeated Sweden 4-1 with a goal and an assist from ex-Lightning defenseman Janne Niskala to win the tournament of goal differential. The Russians, who were +2 in the tournament, ended up in second behind the Finns at +7, despite the fact the Russians defeated the Finns head-to-head, because the Swedes also finished 2-1-0 in the tournament, with a -1 differential.

  • 7 years 10 weeks ago

    World Junior A Challenge

    Canada West 1 vs. USA 5
    C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM
    C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 5-0-5, 0 PIM

    Jimmy Mullin scored his tournament-leading fifth goal on a penalty shot in the third period to help lead USA into the gold medal game vs. Canada East. Brendan O’Donnell did not find the scoresheet for Canada West, who will play Switzerland for the bronze. This will be the first time in the AJAC’s 5-year history Canada West won’t play for gold. USA is seeking its third-straight gold medal.


    Montreal Juniors 1@ Gatineau Olympiques 2
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (high sticking), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-6-6, +4, 2 PIM
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 2-5-7, +4, 12 PIM

    Janosik set up the game’s opening goal, leading the Olympiques to close win over fellow prospect Charles Landry and Montreal.


    Sarnia Sting 3 @ Belleville Bulls 2 (SO)
    C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 21 GP, 12-11-23, +1, 20 PIM

    Panik scored for the first time in 8 games, but was one of four Bulls who couldn’t convert their shootout attempt and Belleville fell to Sarnia at home.

    Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

    Still no word on a potential injury to Schemitsch.


    Regina Pats 4 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 6
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 20 GP, 11-7-18, -8, 34 PIM

    Ashton extended his goal scoring streak to 4 games, and the Pats again scored 4 goals, but the defense let them down in a loss to the Tigers.

    Prince George Cougars 3 @ Vancouver Giants 2 (SO)
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 21 GP, 15-10-25, -7, 6 PIM

    Connolly didn’t score, but was on the plus-side of even for the first time in 8 games. He converted his shootout attempt as the Cougars stole a victory in Vancouver. Connolly has 3 points in his last 7 games, but is still over a point-per-game pace.

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