Munce Named Rbk Hockey Goalie of the Week

Mississippi Sea Wolf and Tampa Bay Lightning goaltending prospect Ryan Munce was named the ECHL's Rbk Hockey Goalie of the Week for Dec 31 - Jan 6.

The Mississauga, Ontario native was 4-0-0 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 0.99 and a save percentage of .973 to help the Sea Wolves have their longest winning streak of the season and close the gap on Charlotte (13-13-4), which has a one-point lead on Mississippi (13-19-3).

NHL Game Night 1/8: Lightning at Rangers

Lightning gut it out to get back in the win column.


Karri Ramo with a really gritty performance in net. He surrendered New York's first goal on a puckhandling gaffe and never looked 100% comfortable, but he stopped the pucks he had to stop and ended up making 31 saves on 34 shots for the win.

First Period
NY Rangers 3:02, Jaromir Jagr 12 (Marcel Hossa)
Tampa Bay 5:50, Doug Janik 1 (Brad Lukowich, Chris Gratton)
Tampa Bay 8:24, Chris Gratton 5 (Jason Ward, Jan Hlavac)

Second Period
Tampa Bay 4:23, Chris Gratton 6 (Shane O'Brien)
Tampa Bay 10:51, Vaclav Prospal 19 (Martin St. Louis)
NY Rangers 18:24, Scott Gomez 10 (power play) (Michal Rozsival, Paul Mara)

Third Period
NY Rangers 4:22, Michal Rozsival 11 (power play) (Chris Drury, Paul Mara)
Tampa Bay 19:57, Martin St. Louis 17 (empty net) (Vincent Lecavalier)

The Lightning pulled this one out with a critical penalty kill down two men with a one goal lead in the third. Credit to the Lightning PK for getting in shooting lanes and Ramo for getting the one glove save he needed 2/3 through that PK to get a whistle. It doesn't hurt that the Rangers kept missing the net too.

Mathieu Darche was even in 9:28 with 1 shot on goal.

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Sunday's Superleague Score

Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Novokuznetsk's 6-2 loss to Magnitogorsk. Vishnyakov has 2 goals and 6 points in 18 games thus far this year between Spartak and Novokuznetsk.

Monday's Elitserien Scores

Both Johan Harju and Andreas Holmqvist were scoreless as Lulea bested Frolunda 3-1. Lulea currently sits at 11th in the 12 team Elitserien while Frolunda checks in at 7th.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/5

Scores and notes from the BCHL, QMJHL and WHL, including a possible honor for Torrie Jung and a big night for the Courtnalls.

ECHL Game Night 1/5 and 1/6


  • Sea Wolves extends win streak to four games
  • Ryan Munce pitches a 36 save 1-0 shutout on the road against Gwinnett earning Second Star honors
  • Munce makes 36 saves against Trenton in a Sunday night 2-1 home OT victory earning Third Star honors
  • Marek Kvapil recorded the primary assist on both of Mississippi's goals against Trenton

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/5

Lightning prospect results from the USHL, BCHL, and CHL.

Here's a Fun Fact

Luca Cunti was scoreless with 1 shot on goal tonight in Chicago's 3-1 win over Des Moines. Cunti is now riding a three game scoreless streak in which he has managed just 4 shots on goal.

That said, here's your fun fact of the night:

Chicago is 5-0 since Cunti joined the team in late December. Looks like the Steel have their very own precision Swiss good luck charm.

NHL Game Night 1/5: Lightning at Senators

And the Lightning decide to try their hand at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...

TB-3 (OT)

Johan Holmqvist actually had a decent game, right up until he allowed Ottawa's winner on a bad angle 5-hole softie. He ended up getting the overtime loss allowing 4 goals on 27 shots.

First Period
Tampa Bay 5:43, Martin St. Louis 16 (Vaclav Prospal, Vincent Lecavalier)
Tampa Bay 11:17, Vincent Lecavalier 28 (Paul Ranger, Martin St. Louis)
Ottawa 19:21, Randy Robitaille 5 (Mike Fisher, Wade Redden)

Second Period
Tampa Bay 3:38, Jan Hlavac 6 (Jason Ward, Brad Richards)
Ottawa 16:07, Randy Robitaille 6 (Chris Neil)

Third Period
Ottawa 4:26, Dany Heatley 25 (Jason Spezza)

Ottawa 3:17, Mike Fisher 15 (Daniel Alfredsson, Anton Volchenkov)

Mathieu Darche was -2 in 10:24 with 3 hits and 1 blocked shot.

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AHL Game Night 1/5: Sound Tigers at Admirals



Marc Denis only had to stop 18 of 19 shots to get his first win as an Admiral as Norfolk outshot Bridgeport 33-19 even without Kyle Wanvig.

First Period

Second Period
NOR Milley, (10) (Schneider, Scalzo), 14:09 (PP)

Third Period
BRI Tambellini, (21) (Nielsen, Bentivoglio), 5:25
NOR Kearns, (1) (Klinkhammer, Smaby), 12:10

Bracken Kearns and Norm Milley were the first and second stars of the game respectively.

The resurgent Adam Henrich missed tonight's game with an upper body injury. Incidentally, on the injury front, word on the street is defenseman turned left winger turned Gary Roberts Lite Mike Egener is apparently close to returning from a shoulder injury that has kept him out for the past couple of months.

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