Moncton Wildcats 3 @ PEI Rocket 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 6-14-20, +13, 16 PIM
Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 9
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 3-11-14, -3, 35 PIM
Lewiston, who has been on the losing end of several football-like scores lately, got three field goals to break Shawinigan's astounding 15 game win streak. Ward (pictured) is just six points from matching last year's career high point total.
Everett Silvertips 1 @ Tri-City Americans 2
C Mitch Fadden, TC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-10-15, +3, 4 PIM
With TC: 8 GP, 3-7-10, +1, 2 PIM
Anybody know what the NHL record is for combined overtime and shootout losses since the penalty shot session was instituted after the lockout?
Mike Smith allowed 2 goals on 35 shots before going 0-for-2 in the shootout to take yet another shootout loss.
02:40 NYR Naslund (8), (Rozsival, Zherdev)
04:09 TB Malone (5), (Lecavalier, Eminger)(PP)
17:57 NYR Naslund (9), (Rozsival, Zherdev)(PP)
19:10 TB Recchi (5), (St. Louis, Meszaros)
NYR- Naslund, Zherdev
I remain amazed that a team with Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, and Jussi Jokinen on the roster is this incredibly bad in the shootout. Still, the team has to be thankful to get a late goal from the timeless Mark Recchi to claim a point for their efforts tonight.
Steven Stamkos had 1 shot and 3 hits and was 17% on draws in 16:06. He also got in a fight with Nikolai Zherdev. You fill in the punch line.
Raise your hand if you like offense.
Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals on 34 shots in the win.
NOR Jones, (3) (Jackson, Simek), 1:46
SPR Brule, (8) (Bisaillon, Trukhno), 7:06 (PP)
NOR Potulny, (1) (Jones, Konopka), 16:46 (PP)
NOR Bochenski, (6) (Hutchinson, Jones), 0:49 (PP)
SPR Trukhno, (2) (Wild, Schremp), 3:11 (PP)
NOR Smaby, (1) (Szczechura, Segal), 18:44
SPR McDonald, (3) (Schremp, Paukovich), 1:36
NOR Smolenak, (8) (Konopka, Segal), 2:18
NOR Bochenski, (7) (Potulny, Konopka), 8:30
SPR Roy, (1) (Bina, Brule), 15:30 (PP)
Blair Jones had a three point night as he is riding a mini hot streak with 6 points in the last 3 games. He has 13 points in 20 games now and he's on a pace to put up a career best season in points despite playing less minutes than he was last season.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
The American Hockey League today announced that Norfolk Admirals forward Jay Rosehill has been suspended for four (4) games and Springfield Falcons defenseman Theo Peckham has been suspended for three (3) games as a result of their altercation prior to an AHL game between the teams in Springfield on Nov. 21.
In addition, both the Admirals and Falcons have been fined an undisclosed amount.
Rosehill will miss Norfolkâ€™s games on Wednesday (Nov. 26) vs. Springfield, Friday (Nov. 28) vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Saturday (Nov. 29) vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Sunday (Nov. 30) at Hershey.
WJBF-TV Channel 6 in Augusta is reporting that the ECHL announced late Wednesday afternoon that the Augusta Lynx will remain a member of the league. From that JFBF report:
A release from ECHL Senior Vice President of Communications Jack Carnefix said â€œIn response to published reports about the future of the Augusta Membership, the ECHL hereby announces that contrary to those reports the Augusta Lynx continue as a member in the ECHL. Any rumors to the contrary are simply not true. Augusta plays at Gwinnett on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. and hosts Charlotte on Saturday at 7 p.m. before traveling to Charlotte on Sunday at 4 p.m.â€
The announcement came in response to a report on the Charlotte Observer newspaper web site Wednesday that said the Charlotte Checkers, as well as other ECHL teams, were adjusting their schedule to account for the Lynx disbanding. The report went on to say that the ECHL Board of Governors would meet to decide Augustaâ€™s fate on Wednesday. The ECHLâ€™s release came confirming the Lynx membership in the league came after that meeting.
By early Wednesday afternoon, the report had been removed from the Observerâ€™s web site.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Jamie Heward to the Admirals, Lightning Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced today. Heward, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound defenseman, skated on Sunday in Tampa Bay against the New Jersey Devils, going scoreless with three blocked shots. Heward was recalled last Saturday after Lightning defenseman Lukas Krajicek suffered an injury last Friday against the Predators. Heward has skated in 12 contests for the Admirals this season, scoring five goals and seven assists with 16 penalty minutes. Four of his goals and six of his assists have come on the power play. Heward ranks in the top ten of AHL scoring by defensemen and registered a goal and two assists on Friday in Springfield to run his point streak to an Admirals season-high seven games (4G, 6A).
The Norfolk Admirals have acquired forward Grant Potulny from the San Antonio Rampage in exchange for future considerations, Admirals General Manager Mike Butters announced today. "With the void left by the trade of Wyatt Smith last night, we needed an experienced forward with good character in our lineup," said Butters. "Grant Potulny is a great character guy who is a proven scorer in the American Hockey League. He brings a wealth of experience to our lineup, but at the same time does not qualify as a veteran under AHL guidelines."
No.13 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ No.17 UMass Minutemen 2 (Hockey East)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-2-2, +9, 10 PIM
Vermont was down 2-0 at the halfway point of the game, then came storming back to take the road win in OT. Senior Peter Lenes (undrafted) scored the winner.
*USCHO poll used for rankings.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded forward Wyatt Smith to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for future considerations, Lightning Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced today.
Smith, a 5-foot-11, 205-pound native of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, had played in 18 games with the Admirals this season, recording three goals and eight points. He is a veteran of 211 NHL games with the Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche. Smith has amassed 10 goals and 32 points in those games. He has also played in five career Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Lightning GM Brian Lawton announced today that goaltending prospect Karri Ramo has been reassigned from Tampa Bay to the Norfolk Admirals (AHL). The Admirals resume play Wednesday night against the Springfield Falcons at home. Ramo was recalled after Saturday's Norfolk game and played in relief of starter Olaf Kolzig in Sunday night's game against the New Jersey Devils.
Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune is reporting that Mike Sullivan is returning to the Lightning coaching staff as an assistant to Interim Head Coach Rick Tocchet. Sullivan, along with the entire Lightning coaching staff, was dismissed by the new ownership group headed by Oren Koules and Len Barrie last summer when they hired Barry Melrose and Tocchet as their new coaching staff. Sullivan has remained under contract to the Lightning and on the club's payroll while looking for new coaching opportunities.
In a Lightning press release, GM Brian Lawton spoke highly of Sullivan's return to the Bolt bench. â€œWe are excited to add Mike to our coaching staff,â€ Lawton said. â€œHeâ€™s been here and knows the players well, and heâ€™s an upgrade to the overall quality of our coaching. Mike is highly respected throughout the league and has been successful as a head coach at the NHL, AHL and International levels.â€