NHL Game Night 11/12: Lightning at Panthers

How not to inspire confidence in the Lightning fan base.

TB-0
FLA-4

Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 31 shots for the loss.

First Period
16:33 FLA McCabe (1), (Campbell, Olesz)

Second Period
01:28 FLA Horton (6), (unassisted)(PP)
10:25 FLA Campbell (1), (Bouwmeester, Horton)(PP)

Third Period
16:28 FLA Campbell (2), (Bouwmeester, Peltonen)

The Lightning were outshot 31-24 in the game. Great.

Steven Stamkos was -1 in 10:59 with 1 shot and 2 hits and he was 43% on draws.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Finding the answer

By Corine Gatti
NORFOLK, Va. – It is part of the life of an athlete. Being traded and packing up the suitcase to start over in an unfamiliar city is nothing new. Norfolk center Paul Szczechura experienced that last winter after being informed that the Iowa Stars traded him to the Norfolk Admirals. Shocked and disappointed, Szczechura turned his thinking around and his game around. “It was a little rough in the beginning when I found out and left Iowa [Stars],” Szczechura said. “It was around Christmas time and I knew I had to work harder.” Iowa had initially signed Szczechura to an Amateur Tryout Contract in March 2007 after finishing his collegiate career at Western Michigan University [CCHA]. He was signed to an American Hockey League Standard Player’s contract the following season. With that all behind him, Szczechura joined Norfolk undrafted and without an NHL contract.

But that didn’t last.

Szczechura’s destiny and career took a turn for the better. The Brantford, Ontario native tuned into his own offensive rhythm and adapted instantly to an Admirals jersey. The Southeast seemed to smile down on the rookie, notching seven goals in his first 10 games with Norfolk. The center tied the Admirals for third on the team with 14 goals, and finished the 2007-2008 campaign by scintillating fans with 26 points in 24 games.A two-year NHL contract with the Lightning soon followed in April. What deemed to be a setback, the trade paid dividends for both Tampa and Szczechura.

Change was good.

N.A. Juniors Game Night 11/11: Big Night for Tyrell

WHL
Red Deer Rebels 1 @ Prince George Cougars 6
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 1-3-4, +2, 2 PIM (holding), *Second Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 16-13-29, -12, 21 PIM

Tyrell’s goal came while shorthanded and two of his assists came on the power play. Tyrell is now seventh in the league in points and second in goals. Vancouver power forward Evander Kane (pictured - 2009 eligible) leads all scorers with 33 points in 18 games. He is indeed named after former heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield.

Vancouver Giants 2 @ Chilliwack Bruins 3
C James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-9-18, +13, 6 PIM

Despite peppering Bruins’ goalie Marc Friesen (2009 eligible) with 43 shots, Vancouver suffered its first regulation loss of the year (14-1-0-3).

AHL Game Day 11/11: Admirals at Devils

Good start to a long road trip.

NOR-4
LOW-3

Karri Ramo stopped 31 of 34 shots faced for the win.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
LOW Wiseman, (1) (Rheaume, DiSalvatore), 4:07 (PP)
NOR Heward, (2) (Jones, Downie), 5:05 (PP)
LOW DiSalvatore, (2) (Swift), 5:41
NOR Heward, (3) (Hutchinson, Downie), 10:56 (PP)
NOR Szczechura, (6) (Segal, Ramo), 11:12

Third Period
LOW Zharkov, (4) (Corrente, Swift), 8:17
NOR Konopka, (4) (Downie, Hutchinson), 18:41

Jamie Heward was named the game's first star.

Steve Downie had his first point in an Admirals uniform on Heward's power play marker. Zenon Konopka has a three game goal scoring streak and not-so-coincidentally, the Admirals have a three game winning streak. Veteran Andrew Hutchinson also has had two multi-point games over that stretch. Now if the Ads can get Wyatt Smith and Brandon Bochenski off the milk carton, they'll really be cooking.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

ECHL Prospects Statistics Update

Augusta Lynx
F Justin Keller, 4 GP, 4-1-5, 2 PIM, -2
D Kevin Quick, 10 GP, 1-4-5, 8 PIM, +2 * (leads all Lynx defensemen in assists and points)
F Chris Lawrence, has not yet played

G Riku Helenius, 3-2-1-0, 0 SO, 3.24 GAA, .902 sv% *

indicates not on current roster
* indicates Rookie

In today's Augusta Chronicle, head coach John Marks said he expects an additional forward will be reassigned to the Lynx prior to this weekend's back-to-back tilt against the Florida Everblades.

NHL Game Night 11/10: Lightning at Capitals

Kolzig's return to Washington DC was a cold reception.

TB-2
WSH-4

Olaf Kolzig allowed 4 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

First Period
08:20 WSH Poti (2), (Brashear, Erskine)
09:55 WSH Green (5), (Ovechkin, Backstrom)
16:24 WSH Fehr (1), (Laich, Steckel)

Second Period
16:30 TB Roberts (1), (Recchi, St. Louis)(PP)

Third Period
15:54 WSH Ovechkin (3), (Semin, Schultz)
19:34 TB Roberts (2), (Eminger, Jokinen) (PP)

The Lightning outshot the Caps 36-30 in the game.

Steven Stamkos was -1 in 11:24 with 1 shot and was 45% on draws.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 11/9

Fadden getting back to normal ... Cunti too.

ECHL Game Night 11/8: Stingrays at Lynx

The South Carolina Stingrays blanked the punchless Lynx 4-0 in an afternoon tilt at James Brown Arena. The Lynx, coming off an impressive offensive effort after losing Slattenren and Keller to the AHL, put up 25 shots but Washington Capitals 2006 2nd round rookie prospect netminder Michal Neuvirth slammed the door shut for his first professional shutout. Lighting rookie prospect goaltender Riku Helenius allowed four goals on 26 shots, while Kevin Quick was scoreless on four shots. Forward Chris Lawrence who was reassigned to Augusta from Norfolk by the Lighting earlier in the day, has not yet joined the team.

South Carolina 4 @ Augusta 0
G Riku Helenius: 4 GA; 60:00 MIN; 22 SV; 26 SH
D Kevin Quick: 0-0-0; E; 0 PIM; 4 SOG
F Chris Lawrence: did not play

Augusta falls to 5-4-1 and hits the road for a back-to-back tilt against the Florida Everblades in Estero next Friday and Saturday.

The Week's Slovakian Extraliga Scores

Saturday (11/1)
Michal Sersen had a helper in Bratislava's 6-3 win over Kezmarok.

Russia Wins Karjala Tournament

Anton But had 1 assist in three games helping Russia (2-1-0) win the Finnish leg of the Euro Tour, the Karjala Cup. But's helper came on the only goal in Russia's 1-0 tournament opening win against Sweden. The veteran winger also scored to cap off a 1-0 shootout victory in the final match of the tournament against the Czech Republic. But also had 2 penalty minutes and was +1 in the tournament.

Also appearing in the tournament among Lightning prospects was Sweden's Johan Harju. "Big Joe" was scoreless with just 1 shot on goal in 3 games.

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