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.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Wanvig Recalled

This isn't exactly news considering it was so heavily rumored last night, but Kyle Wanvig has been recalled by the Lightning and is in the lineup tonight against Ottawa.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 1/4

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

Saturday's Elitserien Scores

Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 5-2 loss to Djurgardens.

Andreas Holmqvist had 1 assist in Frolunda's 3-2 win over HV 71.

ECHL Game Night: 1/1 and 1/4

  • Sea Wolves start 2008 with two straight home victories
  • [url=/ryan-munce]Ryan Munce[/url] makes 45 saves against the Everblades enroute to victory and [b]First Star[/b] honors on New Years Day
  • [url=/marek-kvapil]Marek Kvapil[/url] scores the game-winner on his return to action on New Years Day earning [b]Third Star[/b] honors
  • [url=/ryan-munce]Ryan Munce[/url] makes 29 saves against the Devils enroute to victory and [b]Second Star[/b] honors on Friday night

Friday's Superleague Scores

Anton But had a pair of power play goals in St. Petersburg's 4-3 overtime win over Chekhov.

Al Vishnyakov was scoreless as Novokuznetsk was crushed by Yaroslavl 5-1.

Evgeny Artyukhin had an assist in CSKA's 6-3 drubbing of Novogorod.

Denis Kazionov was scoreless in Omsk's 2-1 shootout loss to Nizhnekamsk.

Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 5-2 loss to Tver.

AHL Game Night 1/4: Sound Tigers at Admirals

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

NOR-3 (SO)

Marc Denis allowed 3 goals on 33 shots in regulation and overtime before getting tuned up in the penalty shot session allowing 3 of 4 shooters to convert for the loss.

First Period
NOR Jones, (7) (Milley, Schneider), 2:55 (PP)

Second Period
BRI Tambellini, (20) (Nielsen, Walter), 1:03 (PP)
NOR Jancevski, (4) (Kearns, Wanvig), 11:42

Third Period
NOR Keller, (8) (Wanvig, Jancevski), 2:28 (PP)
BRI Nielsen, (6) (Tambellini, Wotton), 7:45
BRI Sertich, (1) (Tambellini, Wotton), 11:31


BRI-Nielsen, Smith, Tambellini

Dan Jancevski was named the game's second star. Justin Keller had a goal and a game high 6 shots on goal.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

CHL Game Night: 1/3

Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 (OT)
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 shot on goal

Ward is starting to hit the scoresheet with some regularity.

Lundin Graduates From Prospect Status

I didn't want this to be lost in amongst the eulogy for the season...

With his 41st NHL game played this season, Mike Lundin graduated from prospect status tonight according to Bolt Prospects' criteria. Lundin will be moved to the Bolt Prospects Alumni section of prospects page when we release our 2007-2008 Midterm Rankings some time within the next few months.

In the meantime, congratulations to Mike on his breakthrough year and best wishes on a long and productive career.

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