Riku Helenius gave up the game winning goal with 3 minutes remaining as the Gwinnett Gladiators defeated the Mississippi Sea Wolves 3-2 at the Gulf Coast Coliseum Sunday afternoon. Helenius stopped 31 shots in his second straight start for the Wolves.
Gwinnett 3 @ Mississippi 2
G Riku Helenius: 3 GA; 59:33 MIN; 34 SH; 31 SV
Lightning prospect Denis Kazionov has transferred from Khabarovsk of the Russian KHL to Boleslav of the Czech Extraliga. Through 9 games with Boleslav, Kazionov has 2 assists and is -1 with 35 penalty minutes. Boleslav sits at 14th among 14 teams on the Extraliga table.
Michal Sersen had four penalty minutes in Bratislava's 3-2 win over Martin.
Michal Sersen had two penalty minutes in Bratislava's 5-3 loss to Skalica.
Michal Sersen was scoreless in Bratislava's 5-1 win over Litpovsky Mikulas.
Michal Sersen had a goal and two penalty minutes in Bratislava's 4-2 win over Poprad.
Michal Sersen had a goal in Bratislava's 4-3 win over Zilina.
Sersen now has 4 goals and 13 points in 34 games with 18 penalty minutes and a +9 rating.
Lauri Tukonen was -1 in Lukko's 3-2 win over TPS.
Lauri Tukonen had a goal and was +1 in Lukko's 2-0 win over Karpat.
Lauri Tukonen had a goal and was +1 in Lukko's 3-2 overtime win over HPK.
Lauri Tukonen had a goal and an assist and was +1 in Lukko's 4-1 win over Blues.
Through 26 games Tukonen has 8 goals and 17 points with a -8 rating and 22 penalty minutes. Lukko currently sits at 7th on the SM-liiga table.
Matias Sointu did not play in Ilves Jr. A's 7-2 win over HIFK Jr. A.
Matias Sointu did not play in Ilves Jr. A's 6-0 loss to Lukko Jr. A.
Matias Sointu did not play in Ilves Jr. A's 2-1 win over KalPa Jr. A.
Sointu has been out most of the season with a shoulder injury.
Andreas Holmqvist did not play in Djurgardens' 3-2 win over Farjestads.
Janne Niskala was scoreless in Frolunda's 2-1 win over Sodertalje.
Janne Niskala had an assist in Frolunda's 4-2 win over Brynas.
Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 2-1 win over Skelleftea.
Janne Niskala had two power play goals in Frolunda's 4-3 overtime loss to Timra.
Johan Harju had a power play goal in Lulea's 3-2 overtime loss to Djurgardens. Andreas Holmqvist did not play.
Johan Harju had two penalty minutes in Lulea's 2-1 win over Sodertalje.
Janne Niskala was scoreless in Frolunda's 2-0 loss to Skelleftea.
Andreas Holmqvist did not play in Djurgardens' 3-3 tie with Brynas.
Ahead of the pending return of Lightning center Jeff Halpern and forward Ryan Malone from injury, the Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned prospect forward Radek Smolenak to the Norfolk Admirals in a press release Sunday by Lightning Executive Vice President & General Manager Brian Lawton.
Smolenak, a 6-foot-3, 183-pound left wing from Prague, Czech Republic, skated in six games with the Lightning after earning his first NHL recall on December 2, recording an assist and 10 penalty minutes while averaging 8:20 in ice time. He made his NHL debut on December 2 at Philadelphia and recorded his first NHL point with an assist in that game.
Smolenak has appeared in 23 games for Norfolk this season, scoring eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points. The 22-year-old remains Norfolk's leader and ranks seventh in the AHL in penalty minutes with 93 PIM.
Tyrell got the secondary assist on Stefan Della Rovere's goal for Team Read. He remained on a line with Rimouski shut-down center Patrice Cormier. Chet Pickard took over for Tokarski in the second half of the game and didn't allow a goal.
CHL: First Star for Courtnall ... Luke going streaking ... Vancouver vs. Tri-City.