Game Night Results

  • 2 weeks 15 hours ago

    Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 4 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, No Decision, 7/9, 8.08 GAA, .778 sv%
    Season totals: 48 GP, 21-14-9, 3 SO, 2.17 GAA, .923 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin was lifted 14:51 into the First Period of Magnitogorsk's 4-3 SO win over Chelyabinsk. Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov allowed just 1 goal on 32 shots and stopped all 3 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session in relief. Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolski had the Third Period goal that sent the game past regulation for Magnitka. It was Wolski's 16th of the season.

    St. Petersburg 6 vs. Cherepovets 1
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-3-3, +1, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (St. Petersburg): 29 GP, 13-20-33, +8, 10 PIM
    Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 52 GP, 20-27-47, +14, 14 PIM

    Nikita Gusev had 2 power play helpers and an even strength helper in St. Petersburg's 6-1 win over Cherepovets. He played 20:40 in the match, which was the rare occasion he's been held without a SOG this season. Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had 1 goal and 3 points in the win.

  • 2 weeks 2 days ago

    80's night in Rochester.

    SYR-5
    RCH-6 (OT)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 6 goals on 27 shots for the OT loss.

    First Period
    SYR Taormina, (9) (Gourde, DeAngelo), 0:42
    RCH Donovan, (5) (Varone, Catenacci), 11:48

    Second Period
    SYR Blunden, (10) (Tambellini, Angelidis), 1:06
    RCH Schaller, (6) (Bailey, Leduc), 8:36
    SYR Blunden, (11) (Richard, Gourde), 10:01
    SYR Gourde, (6) (Blunden), 10:20
    RCH Varone, (11) (Rodrigues, Carrier), 10:58

    Third Period
    RCH Donovan, (6) (O'Reilly, Varone), 1:23 (PP)
    SYR Hart, (2) (Walcott, Blujus), 4:09
    RCH D'Amigo, (7) (Rodrigues, O'Reilly), 15:37 (PP)

    Overtime
    RCH Varone, (12) (Catenacci, Robak), 1:46

    Mike Blunden was the game's third star.

    Syracuse moves into a tie for third place in the North Division with the point.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 2 days ago

    Let loose the kittens!

    TOR-0
    TB-1

    Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 30 shots he faced for the shutout victory. He didn't have much work early, and was kicking some long rebounds out in the First and Second Period, but he got progressively stronger as the game wore on. He positively stood on his head in the Third Period to secure the 2 points for his team. He was much, much better positionally compared to his previous 2-3 outings.

    First Period
    4:38 TB Stamkos (21), (Stralman, Filppula)(PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Vasilevskiy and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and third stars.

    The first 15 minutes of this game were an absolutely clinic by the Lightning as they outshot Toronto 16-1 and outscored them 1-0. They could've easily run the Leafs out of the barn from the word jump were it not for a really strong effort by Jonathan Bernier. Things degraded from there for the Lightning, who were less assertive shooting the puck in the Second Period and started looking timid and started short-arming passes in the Third Period because of the physical style Toronto was playing. They allowed Toronto to intimidate them a bit and they were back on their heels a lot of the final frame. Fortunately, Vasilevskiy only needed the one goal.

    The Lightning have gotten 16 of a possible 18 points so far in this 10-game segment of the season with 1 more game left to go. A win will put the Lightning at even for the year in the old "12 in 10" model, which prescribes earning 12 points every 10 games to make the playoffs comfortably. Considering 9 games ago the Lightning looked like a longshot to make the postseason, it's a great spot to be in heading into the All-Star Break. The team just needs to hope that any momentum they've gained doesn't dissipate with the time off.

    Jonathan Marchessault had 1 shot in 13:35.

    Nikita Nesterov had 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 15:09.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 2 days ago

    Khanty-Mansiysk 4 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 18/21, 3.08 GAA, .857 sv%
    Season totals: 47 GP, 21-14-9, 3 SO, 2.14 GAA, .924 sv%

    Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin scored his 30th and 31st goals of the season in Magnitogorsk's 4-2 loss to Yugra.

    Dinamo Minsk 3 vs. St. Petersburg 2
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals (St. Petersburg): 28 GP, 13-17-30, +7, 6 PIM
    Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 51 GP, 20-24-44, +13, 10 PIM

    Nikita Gusev notched his 20th goal of the season in 21:54 of ice time in SKA's 3-2 loss to Minsk. It's Gusev's second 20-goal season of his KHL career and 1 shy of his total of 21 in 55 games a season ago. Ex-NHLer Jonathan Cheechoo had a pair of goals for Minsk in their victory.

    Novgorod 7 vs. Spartak Moscow 2
    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 43 GP, 13-9-22, +3, 61 PIM

    Carter Ashton had even strength and power play goals in 16:36 of ice time as Novgorod plastered Spartak Moscow 7-2. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory.

  • 2 weeks 4 days ago

    Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Ekaterinburg 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 20/22, 2.01 GAA, .909 sv%
    Season totals: 46 GP, 21-13-9, 3 SO, 2.11 GAA, .925 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Alexander Semin had 2 goals and 3 points to pace Magnitogorsk to a 6-2 win over Ekaterinburg.

    St. Petersburg 2 vs. CSKA 3
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals (St. Petersburg): 27 GP, 12-17-29, +6, 6 PIM
    Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 50 GP, 19-24-43, +12, 10 PIM

    Nikita Gusev scored an even strength goal with 7 seconds left in regulation in SKA's 3-2 loss to CSKA. The young forward had 6 shots on goal, second on his team to ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk's 7 shots. He played 19:12 in the match.

    Novgorod 5 vs. Jokerit 6 (SO)
    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 42 GP, 11-9-20, +3, 61 PIM

    Carter Ashton was held scoreless in 12:50 of ice time in Novgorod's 6-5 SO loss to Jokerit. Ex-NHLer Nikolai Zherdev had a goal in defeat for Novgorod. Jokerit got 1 goal and 1 assist from former Isles and Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu, who also notched the SO winner.

  • 2 weeks 5 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2 (SO)

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 2 SOG, 3 Hits
    Season totals: 40 GP, 28-29-57, +6, 52 PIM
    2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

    Yan had his shootout attempt saved, but Shawinigan was able to win the skills competition anyway to claim victory.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Hamilton Bulldogs 2 @ Oshawa Generals 5

    C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 16/19 FO
    Season totals: 41 GP, 12-23-35, -10 19 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

    Oshawa jumped out to a 4-0 lead and coasted to a win over the Bulldogs.

    Windsor Spitfires 5 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 41 GP, 15-21-36, +22, 57 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

    Bradley Latour (undrafted) had two goals for Windsor in the Soo.

    Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 1

    W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 7/14 FO
    Season totals: 17 GP, 9-8-17, +3, 10 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

    Evan Cormier (undrafted) stopped 29 of 30 shots for the win.

    Western Hockey League

    Vancouver Giants 1 @ Victoria Royals 5

    D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 5-15-20, -17, 28 PIM
    With Vancouver: 38 GP, 5-12-17, -7, 18 PIM
    With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

    Victoria outscored Vancouver 13-1 in their 2-game series this weekend.

  • 2 weeks 5 days ago

    Season-high point streak for the Crunch.

    SYR-3
    BNG-2

    Adam Wilcox allowed 2 goals on 23 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    SYR McGinn, (15) (Peca, Taormina), 9:28
    BNG Schneider, (13) (Kostka, Dzingel), 14:55 (PP)

    Second Period
    BNG Kostka, (3) (Flanagan, Robinson), 15:22

    Third Period
    SYR Koekkoek, (3) (McGinn, DeAngelo), 7:21
    SYR Taormina, (8) (DeAngelo), 9:21

    Matt Taormina and Tye McGinn were the game's first and third stars. Anthony DeAngelo was just a goal away from the Gordie Howe hat trick, as he had two helpers, including one on the GWG, and a fight in a very full Third Period for the highly touted prospect. It was DeAngelo's second fighting major as a pro after he had his first earlier this month against Toronto. Slater Koekkoek broke a 10 game streak of games without points with the goal to tie the game up the contest in the Third.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 7

    W Bokondji Imama, SJ: Did not play
    Season totals: 28 GP, 4-9-13, -1, 50 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

    W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-2-3, +4, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 3 Hits
    Season totals: 42 GP, 23-26-49, +26, 45 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

    Saint John completed a 2-game mini-series sweep of the Eagles with a 7-5 win. Joseph had four points in the series.

    Shawinigan Cataractes 5 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season totals: 39 GP, 28-28-56, +5, 48 PIM
    2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

    Yan was one of five Cataractes who scored Saturday against the Drakkar.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Flint Firebirds 2

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 40 GP, 15-21-36, +22, 55 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

    DiGiacinto’s scoreless streak was stopped at five games when he registered an assist in Flint Saturday.

    Peterborough Petes 5 @ Sarnia Sting 6

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 36 GP, 5-14-19, +26, 30 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

    D Matt Spencer, PBO: Did not play
    Season totals: 40 GP, 3-16-19, E, 31 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

    Peterborough was playing its third game in three nights and dressed its backup goalie, yet nearly pulled off a win in Sarnia. Flyers pick Travis Konecny had two goals and two assists for the Sting.

    Western Hockey League

    Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 (OT)

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 26 GP, 20-31-51, +12, 17 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

    Tyler Wong (undrafted) scored the game-winning goal in overtime, his 27th goal of the season.

    Vancouver Giants 0 @ Victoria Royals 8

    D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 51 GP, 5-15-20, -16, 28 PIM
    With Vancouver: 37 GP, 5-12-17, -6, 18 PIM
    With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

    Thomas was the only Vancouver player who avoided a minus in an 8-0 game. Quite an accomplishment… in a way.

    United States Hockey League

    Lincoln Stars 3 @ Omaha Lancers 1

    G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 19 saves on 22 shots
    Season totals: 19 GP, 11-6-2, 2.43 GAA, .921 sv%, 1 SO
    2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
    (University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

    Omaha had a chance to tie Lincoln for the division lead, but the Stars got a big road win in the Lancers’ barn.

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago

    Lightning winning streak snapped in front of "full house" in Sunrise.

    TB-2
    FLA-5

    Ben Bishop allowed 4 goals on 30 shots for the loss before giving way to Andrei Vasilevskiy, who stopped all 4 shots he faced in the Third Period.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    8:50 FLA Huberdeau (8), (Barkov, Ekblad)
    12:36 FLA Bjugstad (9), (Huberdeau)(PP)
    15:56 FLA Smith (15), (unassisted)
    17:33 FLA Trocheck (13), (Shaw, Jokinen)

    Third Period
    5:39 TB Hedman (4), (Johnson, Kucherov)(PP)
    15:52 FLA Campbell (4), (Bjugstad, Jagr)(EN)
    18:31 TB Brown (4), (Boyle)

    The Lightning were probably due for a little stock correction, and unfortunately it came tonight in a pretty big divisional game. Obviously, things came off the rails in the Second Period, compounded by some good puck luck for the Panthers that ultimately doomed the whole endeavor. Burn the tape, I say. The big thing is to not allow your loss after a long winning streak to balloon into a losing streak the way Chicago did when they went down to Sunrise last night. Get the focus and jump back and move on.

    So with that said, rather than lambaste the team, I'll take this opportunity to have a little fun with the Florida Panthers organization. You see, the Panthers announced a sell out tonight... but anyone with two eyeballs saw a half empty arena. Yes, with a Saturday night contest with the Panthers in first place facing off against the team in second in the Atlantic Division and a playoff atmosphere on the ice, Panther Nation, stayed home. Mind you, Panther Nation is a lot like the Lock Ness monster and the sasquatch, so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised they were difficult to see through the forest of empty red seats. I remain amazed that market still has a franchise given that it's even more deserving of a relocation dirt nap than Atlanta was, at this stage, but I digress. The really amazing thing to me is that the Panthers broadcast team of "Goldie" and "Peanut Butter" Potvin decided to crow at length about the Panthers winning in front of this amazing "full house" in Sunrise. Baghdad Bob would've been proud.

    Gentlemen, if I may...

    When Kenny Rogers, as Brady Hawkes in The Gambler Part III: The Legend Continues, had 3 aces and 2 kings, THAT was a full house.

    When President Obama gave his State of the Union address before the entire Legislative Branch of the United States government and numerous other invited dignitaries and guests, THAT was a full House.

    When Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, and John Stamos raised three adorable young girls (two out of the three, anyway) in a house in San Francisco that there's no way in hell they could plausibly afford, THAT was a TV show called Full House.

    STOP LYING and self-aggrandizing about how you had a sell out and played your game in front of a bristling, bustling "full house." We all know better. That's just SO Panthers. You win back-to-back home games against last year's Cup finalists, which should be your crowning moment of glory (supplanting your near annual trip to the front row of tables at the June draft) and what do you do? Put on the clown shoes... again. I suppose at least this time you didn't reach for the opaque plexiglass. Silver linings.

    Nikita Nesterov was -2 with 2 shots and 3 hits in 15:10. It seemed like Cooper was trying to get him out with the Filppula line in front of him as a security blanket defensively, but that line got run roughshod over them tonight and therefore Nesterov was spending too much of the night on the run in his own zone. He doesn't excel with a guy on his back in his own end. He did, at least, draw a penalty with a good individual effort of his own on a rush in the First Period, so there's that.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago

    Maine Black Bears 1 @ No. 11 Boston University Terriers 6

    D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
    Season totals: 21 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 20 PIM
    2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

    MacLeod was scratched for the second game of a home-and-home series with Maine. BU won both games.

    Lake Superior State Lakers 1 @ No. 20 Minnesota State Mavericks 5

    W Jimmy Mullin, MSU: Did not play
    Season totals: 16 GP, 1-3-4, -4, 4 PIM
    2013-2014 totals (Miami): 19 GP, 1-6-7, 23 PIM

    Jimmy Mullin was scratched for the Mavs. He was on a 2-game point streak.

    *USCHO poll used

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