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.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-27-19 Solar Bears @ Everblades

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

W/C Troy Bourke, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
(AHL contract)
Playoff Totals (ORL): 7 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, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 7 GP, 3-2-5, E, 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, 29 saves on 32 shots, 2 PIM
Playoff Totals (ORL): 6 GP, 5-1-0, 1.54 GAA, .950 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: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 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, 1 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 6 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 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, 5 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 6 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 0 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

Callum Booth (Hurricanes) stopped 41 of 43 shots and Tommy Thompson scored in overtime as the Florida Everblades squeaked out a 3-2 win Saturday over Orlando to tie the South Division Finals at one game apiece. Booth was named first star. He is a former teammate of current Lightning forwards Mathieu Joseph (Saint John) and Adam Erne (Quebec). Connor Ingram made 41 stops for Orlando in the loss. Alexey Lipanov drew back in for Orlando after missing the last three games, while Otto Somppi sat. The Solar Bears were down 2-0 entering the third period before forcing overtime. Game 3 is Tuesday in Orlando.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-26-19 Solar Bears @ Everblades

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

W/C Troy Bourke, ORL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
(AHL contract)
Playoff Totals (ORL): 6 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: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 6 GP, 3-2-5, +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: Win, 29 saves on 30 shots, 2 PIM, *First Star*
Playoff Totals (ORL): 6 GP, 5-1-0, 1.54 GAA, .950 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): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 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, E, 0 SOG
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, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 5 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 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, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 5 GP, 1-3-4, +5, 0 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 stood on his head Friday night as Orlando upset the defending champion and league top-seed, 2-1 in overtime. Ingram stopped 29 of 30 shots in the comeback win. Colby McAuley had the winner for the Solar Bears, who face off against Florida again Saturday.

AHL Playoff Game Night: 4-25-19 Crunch at Monsters

Long offseason begins for Lightning organization.

SYR-0
CLE-3

Cleveland Wins the Series 3-1

Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the loss.

First Period
6:36 CLE Foudy (1), (Letestu, Milano)

Second Period
4:31 CLE Broadhurst (1), (unassisted)
18:02 CLE Foudy (2), (Milano, Wade)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Cleveland got the early goal in this one and immediately had Syracuse chasing the game. The Crunch, unfortunately, just never caught up despite putting a lot of pressure (38 shots) in Cleveland's direction, especially in the final 40 minutes.

With salary cap issues requiring changes up top, we may well see Dominik Masin and Cal Foote, among others, make the jump to the next level.

Frustrating postseason top to bottom. It hurts badly, and the Lightning organization has some serious wagon-circling to do once the aftermath of Steve Yzerman departing to Detroit shakes out. This felt like an era ending with a whimper tonight, to be honest.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

CHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-24-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Semi-Finals

No. 1 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 6 @ No. 5 Rimouski Oceanic 3
Rouyn-Noranda wins best-of-7 series, 4-0

C Jimmy Huntington, RIM: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits, 10/18 FO, *First Star*
Playoff Totals: 13 GP, 7-9-16, +10, 6 PIM
Season Totals: 66 GP, 40-52-92 +41, 52 PIM
17-18 Totals (Vic): 68 GP, 18-40-58, +5, 42 PIM

D Radim Salda, RIM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Playoff Totals: 13 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 16 PIM
Season Totals: 48 GP, 10-20-30, +17, 36 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

The machine that is Rouyn-Noranda overcame 2-1 and 3-2 deficits, eventually scoring three times in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and sweep the Oceanic. Lightning signee Jimmy Huntington had an assist and was named first star as a show of appreciation for his career in Rimouski. Radim Salda was scoreless in the game and could now join Huntington going to AHL Syracuse if the Crunch are able to extend their series. Next year Huntington will be in Syracuse while Salda, a lefty defenseman, can play in Syracuse next year if he gets a contract. That will be something to watch before June. He could go back to Rimouski as an overager if they want him back.

CHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-23-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Semi-Finals

No. 1 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5 @ No. 5 Rimouski Oceanic 2
Rouyn-Noranda leads best-of-7 series, 3-0

C Jimmy Huntington, RIM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit, 19/33 FO
Playoff Totals: 12 GP, 7-8-15, +11, 6 PIM
Season Totals: 66 GP, 40-52-92 +41, 52 PIM
17-18 Totals (Vic): 68 GP, 18-40-58, +5, 42 PIM

D Radim Salda, RIM: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Playoff Totals: 12 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 14 PIM
Season Totals: 48 GP, 10-20-30, +17, 36 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

Rimouski scored five minutes into the game to take a 1-0 lead and was nearly to intermission with the same lead before Rouyn-Noranda scored with 10 seconds left in the first to tie it up. The Huskies came out in the second period on a mission, scoring twice and adding two more early in the third period to take a 5-1 lead. Lightning prospect Radim Salda made it 5-2 with half a period to go but the Huskies were too strong down the stretch. This sets up an elimination game for the Oceanic on Wednesday at home. Should they lose, perhaps Huntington and Salda can join AHL Syracuse if the Crunch can extend their series against Cleveland. ECHL Orlando likely isn’t an option due to playoff rosters being set prior to the Solar Bears first postseason game. Speaking of, Otto Somppi was just reassigned from Syracuse to Orlando. He was on the established playoff roster.

Training Camp Numbers: Podcast Episode 9

The podcast resumes this week as the Lightning-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: Avengers: Tampa's Endgame

    Bad Avengers predictions
    Yzerman gone; what happens next?
    Navigating treacherous cap waters
    Who should go/stay?
    Playoffs: The second (and completely different) season
    The Hedman debacle
    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.

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