Game Night Results

  • 7 years 21 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.

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  • 7 years 21 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.

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  • 7 years 21 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 21 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.

  • 7 years 21 weeks ago

    Cherepovets 1 @ Yaroslavl 5
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 22 GP, 11-11-0, 2 SO, 2.83 GAA, .912 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin got the day off as Rostislav Stana took a 5-1 beating at the hands of Yaroslavl. Stana stopped just 19 of 24 shots he faced. Ex-Quebec Rempart Gennady Churilov had a pair of goals in the win for the Lokomotiv.

  • 7 years 21 weeks ago

    The NHL just issued a clarification regarding the Atlanta Thrashers ownership settlement. The Tampa Bay Lightning actually own the Atlanta Thrashers.

    TB-3 (OT)

    Dan Ellis allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    08:14 TB Stamkos (28), Malone (18), St Louis (32)

    2nd Period
    06:03 ATL Bogosian (3), Stewart (14), Little (10)
    09:04 TB Lecavalier (5), Gagne (4), Bergenheim (8)

    Third Period
    16:17 ATL Modin (7), Slater (6), Eager (6)

    01:13 TB Lecavalier (6), St Louis (33), Stamkos (22)(PP)

    Vincent Lecavalier was the game's first star.

    The Lightning have won nine straight games against the Thrashers. Folks should consider the implications of what the Lightning did tonight: the Thrashers were all in for this game, on their home ice. The Lightning came into town with an ailing Martin St. Louis and didn't, seemingly, have quite as much to play for. And the Lightning, honestly, dominated the Thrashers for much of the game. Pavelec kept the Thrashers close enough to take a point, but on balance the Lightning carried the play, holding the Thrashers to just a single scoring chance in the first period and outshooting them 34-28 in the game... with a sick Martin St. Louis who didn't entirely look like himself from the second period on. The Lightning, at 80%, took the Thrashers' best punch and barely flinched. It's hard to imagine the Thrashers jumping over the Lightning, in the long run, considering that.

    Mattias Ritola had 2 shots and 1 hit in 10:31.

    Dana Tyrell had 1 shot and 1 hit in 13:22.

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  • 7 years 21 weeks ago

    Norfolk gets Holtby'ed.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 29 shots in the loss.

    First Period
    HER Miskovic, (3) (McNeill, Aucoin), 8:13 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Durno, (9) (Harju, Berry), 7:19

    Third Period
    HER Aucoin, (8) (Pinizzotto, Fahey), 5:20
    HER Pinizzotto, (6) (Kane, Nycholat), 18:57 (EN)

    Tokarski was the game's third star.

    Hershey is still a dangerous team. They've been lurking in fourth place in the East Division all year, and they can still score goals even after losing a good portion of their championship caliber firepower.

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  • 7 years 21 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 21 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 22 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.

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