Game Night Results

  • 7 years 16 weeks ago

    Switzerland 6 @ Slovakia 4
    Richard Panik, Slovakia, 1-0-1, E, 6 PIM, 5 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 6 PIM

    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM

    Slovakia allowed 2 unanswered goals in the final 5:56 of regulation to fall 6-4 to Switzerland. Lightning prospect Richard Panik, who was named Slovakia's best player in the match, had tied the score at 4-4 earlier in the third period, but it was not enough. The forward also took two penalties for roughing and a minor for slashing in the contest. Fellow Lightning prospect Adam Janosik assisted on Panik's goal. Panik, Slovakia's captain, played on Slovakia's top line and Janosik has consistently been on Slovakia's top pair throughout the tournament.

    The loss will likely, and unexpectedly, force Slovakia into the relegation round where they will probably face Germany, Norway, and either Russia or the Czech Republic. Switzerland actually vaulted ahead of Team USA in Pool A with the victory.

    Slovakia faces Finland tomorrow while Canada draws Sweden.

  • 7 years 16 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 3 @ HV 71 5
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 13 GP, 2-10-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup to Pontus Sjogren as Sjogren allowed 5 goals on just 13 shots in Sodertalje's 5-3 loss to HV 71. Ex-Devils draft pick Teemu Laine scored a goal in the match for HV 71.

  • 7 years 16 weeks ago


    Fargo Force 2 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 1
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 21 GP, 13-16-29, +16, 16 PIM

    Mullin scored at 3:16 of overtime to lift the Force to a road win in division-leading Dubuque. He also added an assist on Fargo’s other goal, yet the decision makers in Iowa decided he shouldn’t be a game star. Two Saints were first and second star, respectively. Mullin has a five game point streak in which he has 10 points. He has 15 points in his last seven games.


    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 3
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +3, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 0-5-5, -8, 46 PIM

    Beukeboom scored seven times last year, but after 30 games the Soo captain is still looking for his first goal of the season.

    Barrie Colts 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 8
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 28 GP, 1-13-14, +11, 6 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play.
    With Attack: 2 GP, 1-0-0-0, 3.95 GAA, .875 sv%, 0 SO
    With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.41 GAA, .878 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador won last time out, but was back in his familiar backup role for the Attack Wednesday. The Attack put up a snowman against Barrie, paced by four points each by Joey Hishon (Avalanche) and Andrew Fritsch (2011 draft).


    Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Prince Albert Raiders 3
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 36 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 64 PIM

    Saskatoon got a late goal by Brent Benson (2011) to defeat the Raiders on the road.

    Of Note: Carter Ashton (Canada), Brett Connolly (Canada), Adam Janosik (Czech Republic), and Richard Panik (Slovakia) are all participating in preparations for the upcoming World Junior Championships.

  • 7 years 16 weeks ago

    Norway 1 @ Canada 10
    Carter Ashton, Canada, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

    Brett Connolly, Canada, 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM

    If you took the BoltProspects over for Canadian goals like we told you, then you had a winner winner, chicken dinner tonight in Buffalo at the WJC's. Brett Connolly assisted on goals by Casey Cizikas and likely 2011 top pick Sean Couturier in Canada's 10-1 dismantling of Norway. Ashton scored what would have been Canada's 10th goal, but it was waived off due to an apparent kick. Replays clearly showed Ashton didn't kick the puck, but the goal was not reviewed.

    Panik and Janosik and the Slovakians draw El Nino and Switzerland tomorrow afternoon.

  • 7 years 16 weeks ago

    Light night in the junior ranks with a healthy chunk of the Lightning's prospects participating in the U20 WJC's:

    Owen Sound 7 @ Barrie 6 (SO)
    Geoffrey Schemitsch, Owen Sound, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 27 GP, 1-13-14, +9, 6 PIM

    Michael Zador, Owen Sound, Win, 31/37, 5.54 GAA, .838 sv%
    Season totals: 11-3-2, 0 SO, 3.41 GAA, .878 sv%

    Geoffrey Schemitsch assisted on a Liam Heelis goal in Owen Sound's 7-6 shootout victory over Barrie. Heelis is rocking the black rimmed glasses in his roster picture, proving ZZ Tops' old adage that every girl's crazy about a sharp dressed man. Michael Zador continued to lead a charmed life, stopping 3 of 4 shooters to steal the shootout win despite an abysmal .838 save percentage in the contest. Only in the Lightning organization can a man have a sub .880 save percentage and be 8 games over .500 on the season.

    Montreal 3 @ Shawinigan 4 (SO)
    Charles Landry, Montreal, 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 5-21-26, +14, 16 PIM

    Meanwhile, in the "Q", Charles Landry assisted on the final two goals of a Montreal comeback by Xavier Ouellet and David Rose to help force overtime, but the Juniors still fell 4-3 in the shootout. Shawiningan's Gabriel Girard was named the game's number one star after turning away 37 of 40 shots and 2 of 4 attempts for the shootout victory.

  • 7 years 16 weeks ago

    Canada 7 @ Czech Republic 2
    Carter Ashton, Canada, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Brett Connolly, Canada, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM

    Brayden Schenn had 1 goal and 5 points in Canada's 7-2 spanking of the Czech Republic. Lightning prospect Carter Ashton remained on Canada's second line and recorded his first point of the tournament assisting on a Ryan Ellis goal. Brett Connolly was again one of Canada's extra forwards.

    USA 6 @ Slovakia 1
    Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM

    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM

    Kyle Palmieri had a pair of goals as Team USA smoked Slovakia 6-1, outshooting the Slovaks a dumbfounding 57-18 in the process. To his credit, Lightning prospect Richard Panik was not on the ice for any of the US's goals as his top line stayed clean. Going one better, top pair defenseman Adam Janosik was one of just four Slovakian players to be in the plus side in the match, although he was on the ice for a power play goal by Palmieri. Still, when you don't finish a minus in a game where your team gets spanked 6-1, you managed to do something right. Janosik also took a minor for holding in the match.

    Canada draws Norway tomorrow night in their third game of the tournament. If the over-under was 9 goals for the Canadians, I'd be taking the over.

  • 7 years 16 weeks ago

    It's the annual Bruins/Lightning hosing at the hands of a referee or video goal judge.


    Dan Ellis allowed 4 goals on 29 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    00:28 BOS Ryder (11), Recchi (14), Seidenberg (11)(PP)
    07:10 TB Stamkos (29), Clark (10), Malone (19)(PP)

    Second Period
    03:27 BOS Kampfer (1), Savard (3), Horton (13)
    14:02 TB Lecavalier (7), Bergenheim (9), Kubina (10)

    Third Period
    03:00 BOS Marchand (5), Thornton (2), Campbell (6)
    10:50 TB St Louis (15), Stamkos (23), Kubina (11)
    19:40 BOS Recchi (7), Bergeron (15), Seidenberg (12)(PP)

    Vincent Lecavalier was the game's second star. He made a brilliant play to almost set up a goal by Pavel Kubina in the first period and an equally brilliant goal to score Tampa Bay's second goal, but I'd be hard pressed to give him a star nod after losing the faceoff cleanly on Boston's third goal. Details matter, and the Lightning stunk in the faceoff circle in the defensive third in the final frame. I counted three clean faceoff losses in the period. You can't survive on a diet of that. All that aside, offensively, I haven't seen Vinny look this good since he was running and gunning for a Richard Trophy. I think you're going to see a lot of this in the second half of the season: Stamkos drawing the attention while Vinny racks up a lot of goals because he's flying under the radar. Gagne too.

    I'm not typically big on complaining about the officials. For the most part, things even out in the course of an NHL game. However, once or twice a season a team gets the shaft, and the Lightning always seem to get theirs against the Bruins. I'm still not over Zdeno Chara batting in a puck at his eye level and a video goal judge still saying it should count a few years back, and tonight was a call that was almost as terrible that I'm not going to get over for a long time. There is NO WAY IN HELL Steven Stamkos' hit late in tonight's game was a penalty. Let me reiterate that, NO WAY IN HELL! That was a clean, shoulder-to-shoulder hit by two players going for a puck in the corner. The player being hit was not in a defenseless position. Stamkos did not hit him in the back or slew foot him, or any of the other dangerous plays that should get you wrung up for boarding. No, Steven Stamkos got two minutes for being the stronger hockey player.

    Shame. Shame on the officials. I remember a day when NHL referees would never make a borderline call like that late in a game and potentially rob a team of a point. But, in the post-lockout Gary Bettman world, they get rewarded for affecting the outcome of games, because that somehow equals excitement when you artifically put teams under duress (as opposed to hard, clean hits which in Bettman World aren't entertaining at all, because as we all know we all buy tickets to see the zebras and not the players). They get encouraged to do it, and they get encouraged for giving out penalties for good, hard, clean hits. Governor Rendell of Pennsylvania is complaining about the wussification of America with the football game being snowed out in Philadelphia. Well, I'm officially complaining about the wussification of the NHL when Steven Stamkos (not exactly Steve Avery) gets the gate in the last two minutes of a tied hockey game on a good, clean, hard hit. The referees tonight crossed a pretty bright line with that call. I hope the Lightning send the tape into the league and I hope the refs get reprimanded for what they did. Unfortunately, I would put it past Bettman to give them a bonus for it ("I just picked my All-Star Game crew!"). It was a total joke.

    I'm pissed, in case you couldn't tell.

    Mattias Ritola had 1 shot in 8:34 tonight. He did some good things tonight offensively. It was one of his better games in a while.

    Dana Tyrell was -1 with 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 12:26.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 7 years 16 weeks ago

    Failure to protect home ice is going to kill the Admirals if they keep it up.

    NOR-2 (SO)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 38 shots before allowing 2 of 4 shooters to convert for the shootout loss.

    First Period
    NOR Berry, (10) (Jones, Pouliot), 12:42

    Second Period
    CHA Matsumoto, (8) (Osala, Sutter), 13:35
    CHA Micflikier, (15) (Bowman, Dalpe), 14:02

    Third Period
    NOR Barberio, (3) (Giliati, Durno), 16:50


    CHA- Carson, Dalpe
    NOR- Pouliot

    This is a week where the Admirals can play themselves into a very good position in the East Division to run down the Penguins, or they can play themselves into a dogfight with Charlotte and Hershey just to maintain second place. So far, so bad.

    Box score from

  • 7 years 16 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 1 @ Djurgardens 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%

    Ex-Leafs draft pick Staffan Krownwall scored a second period game winning goal to help Djurgardens defeat Sodertalje 2-1. Riku Helenius sat backup to Pontus Sjogren in the match. Sodertalje sits in 11th on the 12 team Elitserien table, 1 point ahead of MODO.

    Magnitogorsk 0 @ Kazan 3
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 22 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless with a minor penalty for hooking in 14:32 of ice time in Kazan's 3-0 shutout win over Magnitogorsk. Finnish netminder Petri Vehanen stopped 36 shots for the win.

    Dynamo Riga 2 @ Omsk 3
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 36 GP, 12-9-21, -3, 38 PIM

    Martins Karsums assisted on a Janis Sprukts goal and took a minor penalty for hooking in 17:13 of ice time in Riga's 3-2 loss to Omsk. Omsk got 36 saves from former Lightning netminder Karri Ramo and 2 goals and 3 points from former Montreal Canadien Alexander Perezhogin in the victory. Ramo has 4 shutouts, a 1.97 GAA, and a .927 save percentage this season, with 22 regulation wins and points in 25 of 31 decisions.

  • 7 years 16 weeks ago

    Slovakia 2 @ Germany 1 (OT)
    Richard Panik, Slovakia, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM

    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Did Richard Panik play well? Check the IIHF website, which has Panik's name splashed on the game story. Panik set up the overtime winning goal with a great cross-ice feed and scored Slovakia's other goal in a 2-1 win over Germany. Panik, Slovakia's captain, was assisted on the opening goal of the match by fellow Lightning prospect Adam Janosik, who fed Panik on a score on a 3-on-2 rush. Slovakia's win likely assures that they won't have to endure the relegation round.

    Tomorrow, the Slovaks draw Team USA and the Canadians draw the Czech Republic.

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