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Training Camp Numbers: Podcast Episode 10

The podcast is back this week as the Lightning- and somewhat sense-less playoffs continue. Listen for Lightning player and prospect talk ... as well as the usual soapboxes.

For first-timers, Training Camp Numbers looks at Lightning prospects (who get and are often stuck with the obscure training camp numbers), Lightning talking points, and the NHL news of the week.

This week: Erik Erlendsson joins in on the fun

    Playoffs are .... weird?
    Impartiality need not apply
    Yzer-gone
    JBB's first win
    Lightning summer plans
    Draft: BPA or certain player type?
    Debate: To review or not to review
    Your questions

Thanks to Andrew Weiss for leading and hosting the show. Enjoy the Lightning talk on iTunes, Spotify, and a bunch of other platforms. Our thanks to Erik for joining in. Be sure to find him (and become a member) at Lightning Insider and Lightning Power Play.

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ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 5-3-19 Everblades @ Solar Bears

South Division Finals (Tuesday)
South-1 Florida Everblades 2 @ South-2 Orlando Solar Bears 1 (2OT)
Florida wins best-of-7 series, 4-1

W/C Troy Bourke, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
(AHL contract)
Playoff Totals (ORL): 10 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 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, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 10 GP, 3-3-6, E, 8 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: OT Loss, 49 saves on 51 shots, *Third Star*
Playoff Totals (ORL): 10 GP, 5-2-3, 1.94 GAA, .935 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): 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 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

C/W Otto Somppi, ORL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 20 GP, 11-11-22, +9, 8 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 21 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 6 PIM
17-18 Totals (Halifax, QMJHL): 59 GP, 28-55-83, +39, 28 PIM

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 9 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 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: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 9 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 17 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

Connor Ingram had stopped 49 of 50 shots before getting beat by the 51st shot he faced, ultimately resulting in Florida winning in double-overtime and advancing to the conference finals for the second straight year. The Everblades took all three games in Orlando and won the series, 4-1, though three of the wins came in overtime. It was a good showing by the Orlando Solar Bears, who were the final Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate left playing.

The Lightning organization, aside from a few NHLers participating in the World Championships, is entering the offseason in its entirety now. All prospects are finished for the year.

There will be a few decisions to be made on the prospect front, such as what will be done with Connor Ingram? Although he has another year left on his entry level contract, Ingram fell out of favor with the Syracuse Crunch - where he was an all-star this season - and was eventually demoted to the ECHL for the remainder of the season. It’s possible, like Anthony DeAngelo and Jonathan Drouin before him, that he is dealt in the offseason, though Syracuse starter Eddie Pasquale is an unrestricted free agent and tryout player Ante Tolvanen has committed to playing in his native Finland.

Aside from Ingram, prospect Mitch Hults spent the majority of his season in the ECHL and is a restricted free agent. If the organization feels he won’t help the Crunch, he’s likely to be free to seek a deal elsewhere. Hults was acquired from the Ducks for future considerations in October. Anaheim had taken Lightning prospect Jake Dotchin and needed to shed a contract and the Lightning were willing to take Hults.

Orlando finished the year second in the South Division and gave first-place Florida all it could handle in the second round of the playoffs. Had they not been in the same division with the league’s best team, it’s a good bet they would have made the conference finals.

On to next season.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 5-2-19 Everblades @ Solar Bears

South Division Finals (Tuesday)
South-1 Florida Everblades 4 @ South-2 Orlando Solar Bears 0
Florida leads best-of-7 series, 3-1

W/C Troy Bourke, ORL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
(AHL contract)
Playoff Totals (ORL): 9 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 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, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 9 GP, 3-3-6, E, 8 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: Loss, 19 saves on 23 shots
Playoff Totals (ORL): 9 GP, 5-2-2, 2.05 GAA, .930 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): 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 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

C/W Otto Somppi, ORL: Did not play
Playoff Totals (ORL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 20 GP, 11-11-22, +9, 8 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 21 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 6 PIM
17-18 Totals (Halifax, QMJHL): 59 GP, 28-55-83, +39, 28 PIM

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 8 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 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: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 8 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 15 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

Florida scored four goals on 23 shots and former Carolina fourth rounder Callum Booth stopped all 33 shots he faced as the Everblades moved within one win of advancing to the conference finals with a 4-0 shutout win Thursday. Two of Florida’s goals were on the power play. Orlando outshot Florida 15-6 in the third period, which they entered down 2-0. Florida scored twice in the final period, neither into an empty net.

Florida’s first goal was on a deflection in front, the second was a on a mini-breakaway after a bad giveaway by Bourke and poor defensive effort by Michael Brodzinski, third on a slap shot from above the circles into the top corner, and fourth on a nifty forehand-backhand move on a clear breakaway that was roofed over Ingram.

If not for a diving defensive play by Hults on a 2-on-0 it might have been 5-0.

The Everblades can eliminate the Solar Bears in Orlando Friday. Ingram and company will try to send the series back to Estero.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-30-19 Everblades @ Solar Bears

South Division Finals (Tuesday)
South-1 Florida Everblades 3 @ South-2 Orlando Solar Bears 2 (OT)
Florida leads best-of-7 series, 2-1

W/C Troy Bourke, ORL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
(AHL contract)
Playoff Totals (ORL): 8 GP, 1-4-5, +4, 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: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 8 GP, 3-3-6, +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: OT Loss, 30 saves on 33 shots
Playoff Totals (ORL): 8 GP, 5-3-0, 1.82 GAA, .939 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: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 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

C/W Otto Somppi, ORL: Did not play
Playoff Totals (ORL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 20 GP, 11-11-22, +9, 8 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 21 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 6 PIM
17-18 Totals (Halifax, QMJHL): 59 GP, 28-55-83, +39, 28 PIM

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 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: 0-1-1, E, 15 PIM, 4 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 7 GP, 1-4-5, +4, 15 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

Lightning prospect Jonne Tammela was assessed a 5-minute major penalty for kneeing early in overtime Tuesday and Florida scored on the ensuing power play to beat the Solar Bears and take a 2-1 series lead. Orlando had a 2-0 lead entering the third period, but the defending champs had the game tied by the halfway mark of the final frame.

For his part, Connor Ingram made 30 saves in the loss and fell to 5-3 in the postseason with two of those losses coming in overtime against the Everblades.

Game 4 is Thursday in Orlando.

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