Lightning Recall Kevin Quick

The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that they have recalled defenseman Kevin Quick on an emergency basis. Wow.

NHL Game Night 1/12: Lightning at Kings

Taking care of business.


Mike Smith allowed 1 goal on 30 shots in the win.

First Period
18:16 TB Artyukhin (4), (Stamkos, Mihalik)
18:57 TB Recchi (10), (Lecavalier, Prospal)

Second Period
05:48 TB Lecavalier (17), (St. Louis, Krajicek)
18:02 LA Harrold (3), (Kopitar)

Third Period

They fell asleep in the second half of the second period, but other than that it was a very solid, workmanlike effort by the Lightning. It was actually pretty phenomenal considering the team only dressed five defenseman, and one of them played under a dozen minutes.

David Koci had 15 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 2:28.

Paul Szczechura had 1 hit, 1 blocked shot, and was 33% on draws in 11:54.

Vladimir Mihalik had 1 assist and 1 blocked shot in 11:19.

Box score and extended statistics from

Stamkos Graduates

Tonight is the 41st game of the season for Steven Stamkos, which graduates him from prospects status according to Bolt Prospects' criteria. Congratulations to the 2008 #1 pick. The change will be reflected on the release of Bolt Prospects' 2008-2009 Midterm Rankings.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/11

Fargo Force 5 @ Tri-City Storm 2
D Luke Witkowski, FAR: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (slashing, slashing), 4 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 3-5-8, +12, 72 PIM

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 1
D Michael Ward, CB: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 5-17-22, +3, 64 PIM
With Cape Breton: 8 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 12 PIM
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 9-20-29, +10, 26 PIM

Edmonton Oil Kings 0 @ Regina Pats 3
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 32 saves on 35 shots
Season totals: 27 GP, 12-10-1-4, 2.50 GAA, .914 sv%, 2 shutouts

Mihalik to join Lightning in L.A.

(Norfolk Release) The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have recalled defensemen Vladimir Mihalik on an emergency basis from the Admirals, Lightning Executive Vice President & General Manager Brian Lawton announced today.

Mihalik, 6-foot-7, 222 pounds, appeared in his 100th career AHL game on Saturday night in Norfolk versus Manchester. The native of Presov, Slovakia, has appeared in 32 games with Norfolk this season scoring two goals and six assists with 30 penalty minutes. In 100 career AHL games – all with Norfolk – Mihalik has three goals and 24 points.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/10

Scores from all five leagues ... Another Star for Fadden.

NCAA Game Night: 1/10

Massachuttes Minutemen 2 @ #13 New Hampshire Wildcats 3 OT
D John Wessbecker UMASS: 0-0-0, E
Season totals: 18 GP, 0-3-3, +11, 18 PIM

Yale Bulldogs 6 @ Harvard Crimson 2
F Alex Killorn Har: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM 5 SOG
Season totals: 18GP, 3-7-10, -9, 38 PIM

#9 Boston College Eagles 2 @ #12 Vermont Catamounts 4
F Matt Marshall Ver: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-1-2 +1, 8 PIM

AHL Game Night 1/10: Monarchs at Admirals

Admirals sweep out the Monarchs.


Mike McKenna allowed 2 goals on 21 shots for the win.

First Period
MCH Campbell, (3) (Rheault, Moulson), 1:25
MCH Azevedo, (5) , 10:54

Second Period
NOR Downie, (8) (Konopka, Boyle), 4:20 (SH)
NOR Downie, (9) (Bochenski, Konopka), 11:40 (PP)

Third Period
NOR Kearns, (8) (Smolenak, Jones), 2:38
NOR Gratton, (2) (Downie, Konopka), 19:19 (EN)

Steve Downie, Bracken Kearns, and Zenon Konopka were the game's three stars.

The Ads now move within 3 games of the .500 mark.

Box score from

Czech Extraliga Scores 12/30-1/9

Radim Vrbata was -1 in Boleslav's 3-1 loss to Praha. Denis Kazionov did not play.

Radim Vrbata had 1 goal and 1 assist and was -1 with 4 penalty minutes in Boleslav's 4-2 win over Mountfield. Denis Kazionov did not play.

Radim Vrbata had 1 goal in Boleslav's 3-1 win over Zlin. Denis Kazionov had 2 penalty minutes in the match.

Denis Kazionov scored the game tying goal with 43 seconds left in Boleslav's 3-2 win over Karlovy Vary. The young Russian also had 2 penalty minutes in the match. Radim Vrbata had assisted on the overtime winner and was +2 with 12 penalty minutes.

Other Notes:
Boleslav's late season surge places them just 3 points away from crawling out of the Extraliga basement.

Finnish Jr. A Scores 1/3-1/10

Matias Sointu remains out of the lineup for Ilves Jr. A, who went 3-0-0 with wins over Jokerit, Assat, and Lahti's Jr. A teams.

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