Quick Strikes: Andrei Vasilevskiy joins Team Russia at the Worlds
Solar Bears lose to even series with Everblades
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will play at the World Championship for team Russia. He has joined his teammates Nikita Kucherov and Mikhail Sergachev who have confirmed their presence at the Worlds before [Fhr.ru]
The senior Russian national team are continuing to train in Novogorsk ahead of the 2019 IIHF World Championship. These following players are training:
Goalkeepers: Andrei Vasilevskiy, Alexander Georgiev, Ilya Sorokin.
Defensemen: Mikhail Sergachyov, Ilya Lyubushkin, Nikita Nesterov, Artyom Blazhievskiy, Dinar Khafizullin, Artyom Zub, Bogdan Kiselevich, Alexander Elesin, Yegor Yakovlev, Artyom Sergeev.
Forwards: Vladimir Tkachyov, Evgeny Malkin, Nikita Kucherov, Mikhail Grigorenko, Artyom Anisimov, Kirill Kaprizov, Ilya Kovalchuk, Sergei Andronov, Sergei Plotnikov, Ilya Mikheev, Alexander Kadeikin, Alexander Barabanov, Ivan Telegin, Pavel Kraskovskiy, Anatoly Golyshev.
Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitri Orlov and former Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev are also expected to join the team.
Geo continues to take a look at the past with his new series of articles [Raw Charge]
It’s the offseason. There’s spurts of activity, but for most of the time, there’s very little going on. Well, at least for the Tampa Bay Lightning. So why not look at some players from the franchise’s past? Some glorious, some not so glorious. How’d they get here? What did they do? Where did they go? It’s time for a little bit of history. If you have a player you’d like me to cover, please leave your suggestions in the comments.
Unfortunately, the Orlando Solar Bears lost in the second game of the South Division Finals to the Everblades. The series is now tied 1-1.
The Solar Bears are returning to Orlando with a 1-1 series split after falling Saturday night to the Everblades in Game 2.— Orlando Solar Bears (@OrlandoHockey) April 28, 2019
Read up in our @AdventHealth Postgame Report: https://t.co/YOStpfy4nJ
Syracuse Crunch players shared their messages to the fans
You guys make Syracuse the best place to play!— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) April 27, 2019
There’s nothing like The Barn. pic.twitter.com/oFfp2853FO
Syracuse is a special city because of you. 💙 pic.twitter.com/CITxMq0EQR— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) April 27, 2019
Others can be also found on the team’s twitter
Saturday was Exit Day in Syracuse. Listen to interviews from the head coach Ben Groulx and the captain Gabriel Dumont:
“It’s for us to use our playoffs last year against Toronto...and this year's playoffs against Cleveland to be, next year, a better prepared team when we face adversity in the playoffs."— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) April 27, 2019
Ben Groulx comments on his team in the postseason during his exit day interview. pic.twitter.com/lLSyPdfHzU
“I did my best to make all the players better and make Syracuse proud."— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) April 27, 2019
Gabriel Dumont comments on captaining the #SyrCrunch, a historic regular season and how close this team was in his exit day interview. pic.twitter.com/tCw2rdzdfi
Lindsay Kramer of Syracuse.com writes about the early Crunch elimination [Syracuse.com]
Syracuse’s loss mirrors that of Tampa Bay, which was swept by Cleveland affiliate Columbus in the first round of the NHL playoffs. While Syracuse was the No. 2 seed in the AHL, the Lightning was the NHL regular-season champion.
The Dallas Stars tied their series with the St. Louis Blues thanks to three goals in the first period. Former Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made 32 saves to help his team to win.
The Columbus Blue Jackets also managed to even their series with a victory over the Boston Bruins. The game took two overtimes to determine a winner. Artemi Panarin scored two goals and added a primary assist on a game-winning goal.
Keith Kinkaid didn’t miss a chance to comment on it on twitter
💥💥💥#cbj win & tie up the series! No one stomping on our parade. 🚿 w/ the big OTGW💥 ! 👷🏼♂️outstanding tn w/ 29 huge SVs. 🍞 w/ a monster 3PT night (2💥,1🍎). 🕵🏽♂️&📹 each adding 2🍎 in the W! Back to cbus! #SAFTB pic.twitter.com/b6QvgC2WIB— Keith Kinkaid (@Blockaid1) April 28, 2019
The PHWA have revealed the list of finalists for the 2018-19 Calder Memorial Trophy
Jordan Binnington (@StLouisBlues), Rasmus Dahlin (@BuffaloSabres) and Elias Pettersson (@Canucks) are the three finalists for the 2018-19 Calder Memorial Trophy. https://t.co/YPUbv08eMj #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/HFSvV6qQz3— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 27, 2019
The Athletic’s Joe Smith shared his report from the the Russian Five premiere
Was with Scotty Bowman when he watched “Russian Five” for first time. The ensuing fan Q&A offered insight into film, and how #TBLightning can learn from mid-90s Wings. “We had a lot of setbacks, a lot of heartaches until we found a way to make the turn.” https://t.co/ahKVUzxSEX pic.twitter.com/OBY0xwC2ER— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) April 27, 2019
Team Russia advanced to the U18 World Championship Final after a shootout winner over Team USA. Yaroslav Askarov shutted down his opponents in the shootout
Matt Boldy needed to convert to keep the shootout going for Team USA, but he is stoned by Askarov to give Russia the victory. #U18Worlds #NTDP pic.twitter.com/i06felBNmZ— Stars n’ Stripes Hockey (@StarsStripesHKY) April 27, 2019
Jack Hughes established a new record for US born players at the U18 Worlds. He’s now four points away from tying the all-time record, which was set by Nikita Kucherov in 2011.
More milestones. 👏— USA Hockey (@usahockey) April 27, 2019
With an assist on @colecaufield's first goal of the game, @jackhughes43 set the U.S. record for most points in a single #U18Worlds! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/y28yYWtXJt
The other finalist is Team Sweden who defeated the Canadians in the second semifinal game.
.@Trekronorse top @HC_Men in a back and forth semi-final battle at #U18Worlds— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) April 27, 2019
READ: https://t.co/7TohHHBYyI pic.twitter.com/EQZ83qBu37
Players of tournament for every team
Players of the Tournament:— 🤸🏻♀️Lauren Kelly🏌🏻♀️ (@laurkelly24) April 27, 2019
🇨🇦: Alex Newhook, Peyton Krebs, Braden Schneider
🇸🇪: Hugo Alnefelt, Karl Henriksson, Philip Broberg
Players of the Tournament— 🤸🏻♀️Lauren Kelly🏌🏻♀️ (@laurkelly24) April 27, 2019
🇺🇸: Jack Hughes, Cam York, Cole Caufield
🇷🇺: Semyon Chistyakov, Rodion Amirov, Dmitri Sheshin
The International Ice Hockey Federation confirmed that 3 on 3 overtimes will be used to decide a winner at the World Championship Final game
At this year’s Men’s Worlds, @IIHFHockey will use 3 on 3 in OT for the gold medal game until a winner is decided, with an eye towards expanding it to other tournaments.— Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) April 27, 2019
The CWHL has decided to auction nine trophies that were previously given as individual awards to players and coaches, The Ice Garden shared their opinion on this situation [The Ice Garden]
While the sale is part of the CWHL’s legally obligated asset liquidation, it seems like having to sell off large parts of women’s hockey history is the biggest sign that the league’s finances were in bad shape. The biggest question still remains, now brought to the forefront: how did it get this bad? How much debt needs to be repaid that the literal trophies are up for auction? The auction site has a goal of $35,000 which doesn’t say much, especially considering it started at $50,000.
Thank you for all the continued support over the past 12 years. Here is an opportunity for our fans to own a piece of hockey history and celebrate our great players. Visit our auction here...https://t.co/0o922M5wUv— CWHL (@TheCWHL) April 26, 2019