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NHL Game Day: 11-17-18 Lightning at Flyers

Lightning test the limits of the three goal/Third Period rule and still prevail.

PHI-5 (OT)

Louis Domingue allowed 5 goals on 45 shots for the victory.

First Period

Second Period
6:02 TB Erne (2), (Gourde, Domingue)(PP)
12:10 TB Paquette (3), (Erne, Coburn)
14:33 PHI VanRiemsdyk (1), (Gostisbehere, Giroux)(PP)
17:05 TB Point (13), (Callahan, Erne)

Third Period
8:57 TB Johnson (7), (Kucherov)(PP)
9:08 TB Point (14), (Stamkos, Kucherov)(PP)
10:24 PHI Konecny (4), (Gostisbehere, VanRiemsdyk)(PP)
11:29 PHI Couturier (8), (unassisted)(PP)
15:58 PHO Konecny(5), (Giroux, Couturier)
16:28 PHI Simmonds (8), (Hagg, VanRiemsdyk)

1:47 TB Cirelli (4), (Killorn, Hedman)

Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point were the game's first and third stars.

When a team builds a three goal lead in the Third Period, that should put the nail of the coffins of their opponents 99% of the time. For the Lightning to hold a four goal lead halfway through the Third Period seems like it should have been an iron-clad lock for two points. But, a ridiculous four goal flurry by the Flyers (it looked like 80's hockey suddenly threw up on this game in the Third Period) really tested that theory. Fortunately, even though Philly ridiculously got the false hope and real hope goals, Anthony Cirelli still crushed their hopes and dreams in OT to restore balance to the universe.

Ignoring the clownish way the Lightning let the Flyers back into the game, the team's power play at least continues to march Death Star like through this road trip.

Tampa Bay completes its second 10 game segment of the season with 29 points, meaning they have five insurance points banked heading into segment three. Twelve in ten, now do it again.

Mathieu Joseph had 1 shot and 1 hit in 11:04.

Cirelli had the GWG and was +1 with 2 shots, 3 hits, and 3 blocked shots in 15:27. He was also 46% on 13 draws. His individual effort coming out of the corner on the winner was pure Cirelli.

Adam Erne exploded for a goal and two assists, a +2 rating, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 11:03. Erne finally gets some payoff for some excellent play of late. Quick release finish on his goal and then a fantastic setup to Paquette on his first helper.

Erik Cernak was -1 with 6 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 4 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 17:16.

Box score and extended statistics from

AHL Game Night: 11-16-18 Crunch at Comets

Ingram shines as Crunch blank rival Comets.


Connor Ingram stopped all 34 shots he faced for the victory. Ingram helped Syracuse overcome a 34-22 shot deficit and also turned away a penalty shot in the effort.

First Period
14:55 SYR Conacher (7), (Brassart)
18:09 SYR Barre-Boulet (4), (Andreoff, Conacher)(PP)

Second Period
4:15 SYR Brassart (1), (Raddysh, Masin)

Third Period
17:09 SYR Volkov (5), (Conacher)(EN)

Ingram, Cory Conacher, and Brady Brassart were the game's three stars.

Box score from

ECHL Game Night: 11-14-18 Solar Bears at Monarchs

Orlando Solar Bears 2 @ Manchester Monarchs 3 (OT)

DMatthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 6 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

Orlando scored on the power play in the final minute to force overtime, but a road point is all they would get after the Monarchs won in the extra session. Syracuse property Troy Bourke was scoreless, minus-2, and had four shots on goal. Matt Spencer was scoreless.

CHL Game Night: 11-16-18

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 7

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 10/18 FO, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 23 GP, 9-20-29, +20, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals: 66 GP, 26-33-59, -11, 59 PIM

Baie-Comeau was down by one goal four times in the game before tying it 4-4 and eventually pulling ahead. Fortier scored into an empty net for his ninth goal of the season.

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 0 @ Rimouski Oceanic 3

D Radim Salda, RIM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 10 GP, 3-6-9, -2, 16 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

L’Oceanic scored in the last minute of the first period and first minute of the second period — both killers — to put away the Titan, 3-0, Friday. Goaltender Colten Ellis (undrafted) stopped 23 shots for his second goose egg of the season.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 5

C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3/9 FO
Season Totals: 16 GP, 4-3-7, -16, 8 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

Lipanov scored his first 5-on-5 goal of the season as the Rangers finally got back to winning with a 5-2 win over visiting Saginaw. The Rangers had been 3-7 in their last 10 games.

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