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NHL Game Night: 2-10-19 Lightning at Panthers

Lightning pull away late in mostly empty building in Sunrise.

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Louis Domingue allowed 2 goals on 27 shots to record his franchise record 10th straight victory. Louis. Domingue. Right place. Right time.

First Period
4:02 TB Kucherov (23), (Hedman, Stralman)

Second Period
12:08 TB Stamkos (29), (Stralman, Miller)
13:11 FLA Vatrano (19), (Huberdeau, Matheson)
17:51 TB Callahan (6), (Joseph)
18:50 FLA Malgin (6), (Brouwer, Sheahan)

Third Period
4:25 TB Point (32), (Miller, Kucherov)(PP)
19:12 TB Kucherov (24), (Stamkos, Point)(PP)

Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Callahan were the game's first and second stars.

Lightning had good push in the First Period, really was off in the Second Period, and then took the game by the throat in the Third Period, eventually breaking it all the way open on the power play. Sunrise claims 13,566 were in attendance to see it. Disguised as open red seats.

Erik Cernak was -1 with 2 shots, 4 hits, and 3 blocked shots in 21:32.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-10-19 Crunch at Bruins

Syracuse's winning streak dies in Rhode Island.

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Connor Ingram allowed 4 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

First Period
1:06 PRO Hughes (13), (unassisted)
16:28 PRO Kuhlman (11), (Clifton, Szwarz)

Second Period
19:34 PRO Kuhlman (12), (Senyshyn)(SH)

Third Period
11:26 PRO Donato (7), (Smith, McNeill)

Box score from TheAHL.com.

ECHL Game Night: 2-9-19 Solar Bears @ Icemen

Orlando Solar Bears 3 @ Jacksonville Icemen 2 (OT)

W Olivier Archambault, ORL: Did not play
(AHL contract)
Season Totals (ORL): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 7 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 2 PIM
17-18 Totals (Allen, ECHL): 19 GP, 13-18-31, +12, 32 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ & SYR, AHL): 41 GP, 12-11-23, +2, 35 PIM

C Mitch Hults, ORL: Did not play
Season Totals (ORL): 23 GP, 6-7-13, -5, 6 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 Martin Ouellette, ORL: Win, 30 saves on 32 shots, *Second Star*
(AHL contract)
Season Totals (ORL): 21 GP, 14-6-1, 2.78 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (SYR): 2 GP, 1-0-0, 0.77 GAA, .955 sv%, 0 SO
17-18 Totals (FLA): 42 GP, 33-5-2, 2.02 GAA, .931 sv%, 4 SO

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 23 GP, 2-8-10, +5, 22 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: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
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 completed a 3-game sweep of Jacksonville Saturday when Tayler Thompson scored in overtime. The Solar Bears won all three games by one goal, including one in a shootout and Saturday in overtime. Martin Ouellette starred in all three games. Jonne Tammela had 10 shots in both the first and second games, but somehow didn’t get a shot on goal in Jacksonville. He contributed two assists instead, and is now three points off the team scoring lead despite only playing 23 games. The team is led by Matt Foget, who has played 41 games, followed by righty defenseman Cody Donaghey (39 games). Donaghey played with Nikita Kucherov and Adam Erne in different years with the Quebec Remparts during his junior career. He also played with Otto Somppi in Halifax.

Olivier Archambault was back serving popcorn after suiting up in Friday’s game.

The Solar Bears (25-18-3-0) surpassed the Icemen in the South Division standings and now sit alone in third place, one point behind South Carolina with a game in-hand. The Florida Everblades have a 17-point lead for first.

NHL Game Night: 2-9-19 Penguins at Lightning

Despite some anxious moments, Lightning win measuring stick game.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 32 shots for the victory. The stat line isn't exemplary, but several of Andrei's saves tonight were.

First Period
13:36 PIT Wilson (1), (Blueger, Cullen)
15:02 TB Gourde (14), (Point, Hedman)
15:59 TB Cernak (2), (Paquette, Coburn)

Second Period
7:42 TB Cirelli (10), (Killorn, McDonagh)(SH)
8:31 PIT McCann (10), (Rust)
15:04 PIT Rust (15), (Guentzel)

Third Period
4:54 TB Johnson (19), (Palat, Stamkos)
14:03 TB Miller (9), (Killorn, Cirelli)
15:22 PIT Pearson (9), (Crosby)

Tyler Johnson, J.T. Miller, and Erik Cernak were the game's three stars.

This was a physical game that the Lightning clearly had earmarked as a measuring stick heading through the second half toward the playoffs. It was far from a clean game for the Lightning from the standpoint of managing the puck and limiting scoring chances, but ultimately they got to win. And, the way they got it was by a lot of guys who haven't scored much in a while getting healthy: Gourde, Cirelli, Johnson, and Miller. That's how you end the offensive drought.

Adam Erne was +1 with 15 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 3 hits in 9:32. You saw the role they envision for him come playoff time, and his next game will mark his graduation from prospect status on the site.

Cernak had a goal and was +3 with 3 shots, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 21:31. I like the defenseman rotation. I don't like Cernak being in it, though. He needs to be a regular first choice by the coaching staff. They're a far better team when he's in.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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