For crying out loud this is getting ugly.
Marc Denis allowed 3 goals on 28 shots before being pulled for the extra attacker. Lightning goals were scored by Brad Richards, on a shot that deflected in off his body, and Vincent Lecavalier. Luke Richardson, Martin St. Louis, Paul Ranger and Vaclav Prospal had helpers.
Tampa Bay 11:24, Brad Richards 2 (Luke Richardson, Martin St. Louis)
Toronto 17:35, Tomas Kaberle 5 (Jeff O'Neill, Alexander Steen)
Tampa Bay 6:24, Vincent Lecavalier 7 (Paul Ranger, Vaclav Prospal)
Toronto 1:51, Hal Gill 1 (unassisted)
Toronto 11:43, Ian White 1 (power play) (Matthew Stajan, Jeff O'Neill)
Toronto 18:40, Alexei Ponikarovsky 5 (empty net) (Mats Sundin, Nikolai Antropov)
Game sheet from NHL.com.
Stanislav Lascek was a scratch for this game. No word if he's injured or perhaps recalled to Springfield.
Jonathan Boutin allowed 4 goals on 37 shots before being pulled for the extra attacker. Doug Andress had 1 goal and 1 assist while Maxime Boisclair and Gus Katsuras each had 2 assists. Randy Rowe and Jean Desrochers had the team's other goals.
TOL Colwill, (1) (Martin), 0:53
JHN Rowe, (2) (Katsuras, Boisclair), 9:46
TOL Parillo, (1) (Burke, Blight), 14:14 (PP)
TOL Zultek, (1) (Tardif, Watson), 10:44 (PP)
TOL Martin, (2) (Tardif, Sitko), 16:22
JHN Desrochers, (4) (Andress, Boisclair), 5:41 (PP)
JHN Andress, (3) (Katsuras), 18:27 (PP)
TOL Tardif, (2) (Zultek), 19:22 (EN)
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
According to BP member Sago96, Lascek was sick last night but is likely to return to the lineup on Friday.
So which member of the Falcons #1 line do you think we picked?
Good effort. Unfortunate result.
Marc Denis stopped 25 of 28 shots faced before being pulled for the extra attacker and the resulting Sharks empty net goal. The Lightning were paced by Dan Boyle's two helpers with goals coming from Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis on the power play. Individual assists went to Vaclav Prospal and Nikita Alexeev.
I thought the Lightning played reasonably well against a good, rested team coming off the game last night in Carolina. Unfortunately they were the victim of a couple of bad bounces that ended up in the back of their net and some good goaltending by Nabokov. The good news is that Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis seem to be on pace to score the amount of goals the team needs from them now, although Brad Richards is still struggling. What would help greatly is if the Lightning could get something out of the lower lines from players like Karlsson, Afanasenkov and Perrin.
San Jose 4:02, Joe Thornton 1 (power play) (Milan Michalek, Jonathan Cheechoo)
San Jose 2:51, Ryane Clowe 1 (Mike Grier, Scott Hannan)
Tampa Bay 16:08, Vincent Lecavalier 6 (power play) (Vaclav Prospal, Dan Boyle)
San Jose 10:51, Patrick Marleau 6 (power play) (Scott Hannan, Marc-Edouard Vlasic)
Tampa Bay 13:02, Martin St. Louis 7 (power play) (Nikita Alexeev, Dan Boyle)
San Jose 18:39, Mike Grier 2 (empty net) (Patrick Rissmiller, Marcel Goc)
Doug Janik was -1 in 8:18 with 1 blocked shot. Eric Perrin was -1 in 8:23 with 2 shots and 1 hit and he was 0/1 on faceoffs. Nick Tarnasky played just 3:01 receiving only 3 shifts after taking an early penalty for tripping.
Game sheet from NHL.com.
Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Dynamo's 5-1 win over Ufa.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 2-0 win over Chelyabinsk.
Anton But was scoreless as SKA was shut out by Magnitogorsk 3-0.