Game Results

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Juniors Game Night: 12-26-17

Minnesota State High School League

Edina Hornets 2 @ Minnetonka Skippers 5

F Sammy Walker, EDN: 1-0-1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals (HS): 9 GP, 10-13-23, 6 PIM
Season Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 6 PIM
Committed to: University of Minnesota

On the 15-minute bus ride on I-35W from Edina to Minnepolis, the Hornets were polishing up the Schwan’s Cup they won last year at the most prestigious high school holiday hockey tournament in the state of Minnesota. 64 boys teams, 60 girls teams, and over 200 games played in six days. It’s the Schwan’s Cup tournament at Ridder Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. This year’s Gold Division Varsity Boys tournament is scheduled to run December 26-28.

Sammy Walker broke a 1-1 tie midway through the 1st period with his 10th goal of the season to give Edina its only lead of the game. The rest of the game would be nothing but Skippers as Joe Molenaar (uncommitted) scored shorthanded to knot the score at 2-2 at the 1st intermission followed by Matt Koethe (uncommitted) scoring twice early in the 2nd, as Minnetonka handed the Hornets their first loss of the season. The Skippers peppered Edina netminder Garrett Mackay (uncommitted) with 34 shots, 25 in the 2nd and 3rd periods, while the Hornet offense only mustered 16 total shots. Molenaar, Jack Bayless (uncommitted), and Josh Luedtke (Northern Michigan commit) each had a goal and an assist for Minnetonka High.

Edina drops to the losers bracket and draws Centennial High School out of Circle Pines, MN on Wednesday afternoon after the Cougars lost to Hill Murray in a shootout.

Crunch Struggle Out of Gate in Loss to Comets


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Captain Erik Condra believes the Syracuse Crunch's confidence was a little too high.

After a dominating 8-2 performance in Belleville Friday, Syracuse struggled out of the gate in a 2-1 loss to the Utica Comets at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday. The loss snaps Syracuse’s six game home win streak.

“I just think we thought it was going to be easy like last night and it just wasn’t,” Condra said. “They’re a hardworking team. They took our coach (Trent Cull) and they play our system. He’s got them working hard. We weren’t ready for that, and then it was too little, too late.”

NHL Game Night: 12-23-17 Wild at Lightning

Despite looking like a dental procedure, the Lightning head into the holiday break with a big win.

MIN-0
TB-3

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 22 shots he faced to give all of us the gift of holiday kittens. Enjoy.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
17:18 TB Girardi (2), (Point)
18:10 TB Johnson (9), (Dotchin)
19:07 TB Kucherov (24), (Namestnikov, Girardi)(EN)

Vasilevskiy, Dan Girardi, and Tyler Johnson were the game's three stars. How in the blue hell Brayden Point didn't get a star for hand delivering the GWG is beyond me.

I wouldn't want to have to sit through too many more games like that, but tonight's victory was a positive from the standpoint that it showed the Lightning are capable of winning another style of game. The Lightning had complete control of the contest for the opening ten minutes of the First Period when the penalty bug bit them. The subsequent 50 or so minutes of hockey was an unending cacophony of special teams play as both teams paraded en masse to the penalty box. Did it make the game aesthetically displeasing? Sure. Did it make more than a few fans want to choke the refs? Probably. The good news is the struggling Lightning PK managed to blank six Wild power plays to get well after some disastrous play against the likes of Las Vegas in the last week. And, after a night that sometimes resembled a root canal a la the game against Ottawa when the team also couldn't hit the net to save their lives, Girardi's tap in goal off the excellent feed from Point may have been a floodgates moment that ends that particular malady less than six periods after it began. Good.

Tampa Bay heads into the holiday break with 54 points in 35 games. They need just four points in the next five games to clinch another successful 10-game segment of the season and if they can manage six of the next 10 points they'll be a full segment ahead of minimum pace to make the playoffs. Impressive.

Yanni Gourde had 1 shot in 13:02 and was also 36% on 11 draws.

Jake Dotchin had a helper and was +1 with 5 hits and 1 blocked shot in 17:11. Big rebound from a subpar Ottawa performance.

Mikhail Sergachev had 2 penalty minutes, 5 shots, and 1 blocked shot in 15:20. He was all over the offensive zone like a rash at times.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 12-23-17 Comets at Crunch

Crunch goalscoring runs dry against rival Utica.

UTI-2
SYR-1

Louis Domingue allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for the hard luck loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
0:54 UTI Chaput (9), (Molino, Wiercioch)
5:16 SYR Condra (4), (Peca, Verhaeghe)
16:54 UTI Molino (2), (Cassels)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Domingue was the game's second star.

After scoring eight against Belleville, it's crazy the Crunch offense ran aground tonight. They almost went shotless in the First Period, ultimately being awarded just one shot on frame in the opening 20 minutes, and things just never got rolling from there beyond the obligatory 15 shot score-effects effort in the Third Period.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 12-22-17 Crunch at Senators

The Crunch get a visit from the snowman with the merlot hat. Not purple. Merlot.

SYR-8
BEL-2

Louis Domingue allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the win. Goal support!

First Period
3:39 BEL White (5), (Werek)
5:42 SYR Masin (5), (Peca, Verhaeghe)
11:27 SYR Bournival (9), (Volkov, Condra)
15:22 SYR Condra (3), (Joseph, Cirelli)
15:59 SYR Bodie (3), (Peca, Volkov)

Second Period
3:34 SYR Stephens (6), (Bournival, Volkov)
11:56 SYR Joseph (6), (Masin, Condra)
14:27 BEL Murray (4), (Reinhart, Blunden)(PP)
17:41 SYR Peca (6), (Verhaeghe, McBain)(PP)

Third Period
13:22 SYR Bodie (4), (Verhaeghe, Joseph)(PP)

Matthew Peca, Erik Condra, and Mat Bodie were he game's three stars. Condra returned to the lineup and the Crunch were clearly a little spicy from their loss on Wednesday against Laval. Eight goals later they surely feel a little satisfaction.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 12-21-17 Senators at Lightning

Lightning get two points they earned the hard way.

OTT-3
TB-4 (SO)

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 21 shots before denying booth shooters he faced for the SO win. Puck luck bit him with the own goal by Girardi and the double deflection on the Brassard goal.

First Period
6:31 OTT Ryan (4), (unassisted)

Second Period
11:59 TB Johnson (9), (Kucherov, Hedman)
14:34 OTT Ceci (5), (Brassard, Claesson)
15:40 TB Gourde (11), (Conacher, Killorn)

Third Period
5:59 OTT Brassard (9), (Karlsson, Stone)(PP)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
OTT- NONE
TB- Point, Stamkos

Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov were the game's first and third stars.

The score doesn't reflect the degree to which the Lightning dominated MOST of the game. The opening 20 minutes were pretty fractured and saw a lot of the same breakout issues and turnovers that plagued the team over the prior four periods of hockey between Colorado and Las Vegas. They got pretty unlucky on the Girardi own goal, but honestly they probably deserved to be down after that opening frame. From there, the team really took off the remaining 40 minutes of regulation and had total control of OT. The finishing wasn't there tonight, but they outchanced Ottawa by a roughly 2:1 margin by the time the contest was over. In a perfect world they'd have wrapped it up in regulation, but ultimately the two points are the thing.

The Lightning have 6 games remaining in this 10-game segment of the season to collect 6 more points to make it a successful one. Good spot to be.

Yanni Gourde had a goal and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 1 hit in 12:52. Really went to the high traffic areas hard tonight and got rewarded.

Jake Dotchin had 2 penalty minutes, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 18:42. Not going to lie: he was simply not good tonight. Some pretty heinous turnovers. Maybe that's a product of the flu bug, but that wasn't pretty.

Mikhail Sergachev had 1 shot in 20:38. Seems like he's spiking up over 20 minutes quite a bit lately, which is good to see.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 12-20-17 Crunch at Rocket

Rocket score 3 unanswered to pull away from Crunch.

SYR-2
LAV-5

Louis Domingue allowed 4 goals on 24 shots for the loss.

First Period
0:28 LAV Cracknell (5), (Terry, Scherbak)
17:06 SYR Peca (5), (McBain, Thomas)(PP)

Second Period
5:46 LAV Scherbak (4), (Taormina, Terry)(PP)
15:55 SYR Joseph (5), (Verhaeghe)
16:45 LAV Cracknell (6), (Terry, Scherbak)

Third Period
7:00 LAV Lernout (1), (Cracknell)
14:08 LAV Terry (14), (Lernout)(EN)

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Juniors Game Night: 12-19-17

Minnesota State High School League

Edina Hornets 5 @ Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders 2

F Sammy Walker, EDN: 1-1-2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals (HS): 8 GP, 9-13-22, 4 PIM
Season Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 6 PIM
Committed to: University of Minnesota

Walker scored and added a power play assist as the Hornets used a three-goal 2nd period to make the difference in a road win at Highland Arena in St. Paul against the Raiders of Cretin-Derham Hall.

I failed to post the results of Edina’s 10-7 win against Elk River last Friday night, the second game of a three-in-three for the Hornets at the Edina Classic tournament, in which Walker exploded for five goals and six points. Forward Jack Perbix, brother of Bolt Prospect Nick Perbix, had three assists for the Elks in that game. The younger Perbix is 2018 draft eligible and a Notre Dame commit, was a 1st round pick by the Green Bay Gamblers in the 2016 USHL Futures Draft. Edina’s next game is Boxing Day (Dec 26th) against the Minnetonka Skippers.

NHL Game Night: 12-19-17 Lightning at Golden Knights

Lightning come up snake eyes in first trip to Sin City.

TB-3
LV-4

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 36 shots for the loss. He was, in my mind, uncharacteristically average tonight in a game where the team in front of him really needed the bail out.

First Period
7:43 TB Stamkos (13), (Hedman, Kucherov)(PP)
19:13 TB Namestnikov (14), (Kucherov, Hedman)(PP)

Second Period
10:07 LV Neal (17), (Perron, Theodore)(PP)
18:21 LV Marchessault (12), (Perron, Theodore)(PP)

Third Period
4:42 LV Haula (13), (Theodore, Perron)(PP)
16:08 TB Hedman (4), (Stamkos)
19:57 LV Theodore (2), (Marchessault, Haula)(PP)

Whether tonight was because of a flu big running through the team, which led to Tyler Johnson and Jake Dotchin being late scratches, or a couple of long nights on The Strip, that was the Lightning's worst effort since the debacle in Boston. That they had any opportunity at all to steal a point after Fleury's gift of a soft goal at all was mildly remarkable. The team just played a very lightweight game. Soft passes and over-stickhandling leading to a bevy of turnovers coming out of their own end and they just didn't have the puck enough to merit a victory. How they managed 38 shots on Fleury I have no clue because it seemed like they barely had the puck and what little they did they were either turning it over, icing it, or chipping it up the boards just to relieve the pressure.

With that said, awfully ticky tack call on Coburn that led to the GWG. Gallant had a minor hissy fit on a prior call on Engelland that was an absolutely appropriate call and he was rewarded with the make up whistle. In the grand scheme, the Lightning probably deserved the result they got, but in that moment that call was mildly atrocious.

Slater Koekkoek had 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 8:50. Didn't have a great First Period. Didn't seem to see the ice much thereafter.

Yanni Gourde had 1 blocked shot and was 44% on 9 draws in 21:33.

Mikhail Sergachev had 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 1 hit in 14:11. If he's ill, that's a fair excuse, but he was brutal tonight coming out of his own end. His turnover that led to his penalty that led to Vegas' third goal would've gotten a lot of rookies benched (if not demoted). There's a line where confidence with the puck bleeds over into utter stupidity. Sergachev leapt over that boundary a few times tonight.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Juniors Game Night: 12-17-17

Ontario Hockey League

** Note: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie) and Taylor Raddysh (Erie) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 5

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 4/6 FO
Season Totals: 29 GP, 10-4-14, -18, 6 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

Former Maple Leaf prospect Nikita Korostelev scored twice for the Petes, but the Bulldogs lit the lamp four times in the first period and cruised to a 5-2 victory over a struggling Peterborough team. As one-time East Division leaders, the Petes are now winless in their last five, and have only won three games in their last 10. Meanwhile, Hamilton, the now East Division leader, has won five straight and 8 of their last ten, and only the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with a 20 game win streak is hotter in the OHL.

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