Denis Kazionov did not play as Novokuznetsk fell to Novosibirsk 4-2.
Alexei Glukhov had 2 penalty minutes in Cherepovets' 2-1 loss to Yaroslavl.
Rumors in Russian newspapers continue to live up to their reputation as good bird cage liner. Vasily Koshechkin returned to the lineup for Kazan Sunday and improved his season record to 3-8-1 helping Ak Bars defeat Nizhnekamsk 5-1. Dimitri Kazionov had a goal in the match for Kazan as well.
Anton But had 2 penalty minutes in St. Petersburg's 3-2 shootout win over Khimik.
Lightning prospects yet to make a splash statistically... unless you call 9 shots in 2 games by Smolenak a splash. No? I didn't think so, either.
Ex-Lightning prospect Morgan Cey allows 4 goals on 26 shots, although 3 of FLA's goals came on the power play. For the two game series, 6 of the Blade's 10 goals came on the man advantage, and another came short-handed.
Connecticut 3 @ #15 Massachusetts 4
D John Wessbecker UMASS 0-1-1, +1 0 PIM
The Junior picked up his second assist of the year on Will Ortiz's second period goal. Wessbecker was moved to the top defensive pairing. The Minutemen (2-1-1) play Providence (0-4-0) in a home and home next weekend.
Freshman Kevin Quick was a healthy scratch in #6 Michigan's 4-3 win over Northern Michigan, Saturday night. Michigan (3-1-0) host Boston University (0-2-1) next weekend.
Fadden a first star; Tyrell drops the gloves.
Results on the flip.
Looks like you guys who watched the Lightning game tonight had a much better time than I did.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 18 of 20 shots faced for the win.
Tampa Bay 5:36, Vincent Lecavalier 4 (Shane O'Brien)
Tampa Bay 18:04, Martin St. Louis 1 (power play) (Vaclav Prospal, Vincent Lecavalier)
Tampa Bay 18:43, Mathieu Darche 1 (Chris Gratton, Paul Ranger)
Tampa Bay 7:16, Vaclav Prospal 7 (power play) (Brad Richards, Martin St. Louis)
Atlanta 7:47, Brett Sterling 1 (Bryan Little)
Prospal's going to get his money folks.
Tomorrow's headline: Admirals Killed by Self Inflicted Wounds.
NOR Taylor, (2) (Wanvig, Jones), 3:59 (PP)
BNG Hamel, (1) (Nikulin, Bois), 5:12
BNG Bois, (2) , 10:19 (SH)
BNG Mauldin, (1) (Zubov, Lee), 0:42
BNG Bass, (2) (Kinch, Zubov), 17:43
BNG Hamel, (2) , 6:51
Ouch. And head coach Stefan Walby waited two years for this? Mississippi was 0 for 4 on the power play and allowed a short-handed goal. Meanwhile the Sea Wolves PK was 5 of 8.
Ex-Lightning prospect Morgan Cey torched for 6 goals on 42 shots, but 4 of the 6 goals were scored by the Florida special teams.
With 3-1/2 minutes left, Brandon Elliot was tagged with the 2-5-10 (Roughing, FM, GM) in an attempt to save the Wolves a bit of face.
Strong nights by the usual suspects in the WHL.
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