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NHL Playoff Game Night: 4-16-19 Lightning at Blue Jackets

The day after...

TB-3
CBJ-7

Columbus Wins the Series 4-0

::deep breath::

OK, I've allowed some 20 hours to pass. The anger has slowed to a simmer. What to make of a record-tying 62-win regular season that ends in the unbelievable embarrassment of a 4-0 sweep in which the team looked, frankly, overwhelmed and uncompetitive? I've seen fans on the Twitter machine start staking out who they believe is the guilty and which individuals need to be burned at the stake, tarred and feathered, and made to walk the plank. And, I've been prodded to take sides in that exercise. Here's my verdict on all that: there's no angels in this tale of woe and heartache. None. This was a failure of the entire organization from top to bottom with seeds that go all the way back to last summer and the whimpering exit against the Washington Capitals. And because the lessons of that defeat were neglected for a full calendar year, let's be clear: there are no quick fixes or easy solutions to what's wrong with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-20-19 Solar Bears @ Stingrays

South Division Semi-Finals
Orlando Solar Bears 5 @ South Carolina Stingrays 2
Orlando wins best-of-7 series, 4-1

W/C Troy Bourke, ORL: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
(AHL contract)
Playoff Totals (ORL): 5 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 4 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 30 GP, 11-33-44, +11, 18 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 25 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 6 PIM
17-18 Totals (ADK): 22 GP, 10-22-32, +11, 18 PIM
17-18 Totals (SYR): 6 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM

C Mitch Hults, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 5 GP, 3-1-4, +1, 6 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 39 GP, 6-19-25, -4, 30 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 9 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM
Season Totals (SD): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (Utah): 5 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 10 PIM
17-18 Totals (SD): 53 GP, 10-14-24, -10, 8 PIM

G Connor Ingram, ORL: Win, 28 saves on 30 shots
Playoff Totals (ORL): 5 GP, 4-1-0, 1.64 GAA, .947 sv%, 0 SO
Season Totals (ORL): 13 GP, 8-2-0, 2.41 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (SYR): 22 GP, 14-7-0, 2.26 GAA, .922 sv%, 6 SO
17-18 Totals (SYR): 35 GP, 20-11-0, 2.33 GAA, .914 sv%, 4 SO

C/W Alexey Lipanov, ORL: Did not play
Playoff Totals (ORL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 3 GP 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals (KIT, OHL): 4 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals (KIT, OHL): 62 GP, 12-18-30, -36, 16 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 35 GP, 2-13-15, +15, 34 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 9 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (ECHL): 14 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals (AHL): 39 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 13 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, ORL: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *First Star*
Playoff Totals (ORL): 4 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 0 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 23 GP, 13-13-26, +8, 18 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 8 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (SYR): 23 GP, 3-3-6, +5, 16 PIM

Orlando is moving on, defeating South Carolina in Game 5, 5-2, to win the South Division semi-final series. Jonne Tammela and Troy Bourke both scored their first goals of the playoffs with Tammela adding two assists to be named first star.

The Solar Bears will face the winner of Florida and Jacksonville, currently 3-2 Florida.

CHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-21-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Semi-Finals

No. 5 Rimouski Oceanic 3 @ No. 1 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4
Rouyn-Noranda leads best-of-7 series, 2-0

C Jimmy Huntington, RIM: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit, 16/30 FO, *Third Star*
Playoff Totals: 11 GP, 7-8-15, +12, 6 PIM
Season Totals: 66 GP, 40-52-92 +41, 52 PIM
17-18 Totals (Vic): 68 GP, 18-40-58, +5, 42 PIM

D Radim Salda, RIM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 1 Hit
Playoff Totals: 11 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 14 PIM
Season Totals: 48 GP, 10-20-30, +17, 36 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

Top-seeded Rouyn-Noranda erased a 3-2 deficit with two goals, including the game-winner with 40 seconds left in regulation. Jimmy Huntington was named third star for his efforts. Rimouski will return home down 2-0 in the series needing a quick win.

AHL Playoff Game Night: 4-20-19 Monsters at Crunch

Everything is bad in the Lightning organization right now.

CLE-5
SYR-1

Cleveland Leads the Series 2-0

Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
0:18 CLE Scott (1), (MacInnis)
12:36 SYR Colton (1), (Conacher, Verhaeghe)(PP)
17:15 CLE DeSalvo (1), (Milano, Carlsson)

Third Period
9:05 CLE Letestu (2), (Milano)
15:47 CLE Milano (1), (Carlsson)(EN)
17:40 CLE Barach (1), (unassisted)(EN)

I feel like I'm watching that episode of Married With Children where the devil makes a deal with Al Bundy to take the Bears to the Super Bowl, but then takes his football powers away so he can't win the Super Bowl... except hockey, and an entire organization.

https://theahl.com/stats/game-summary/1019540

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