That Must've Killed HF Management

Hockey's Future [url=http://hockeysfuture.com/article.php?sid=9166]finally released their first organizational rankings for the year.[/url] Ordinarilly finishing 27th out of 30 teams would be a cause for concern, but given Hockey's Future's history of blindly ranking the Lightning dead last out of bias (their Online Editor is a Thrashers fan with an agenda) without doing a lick of research and then regurgitating the same organizational strengths and weaknesses Chad and I wrote when we were at HF some 3-4 years ago, finishing 27th might as well be 17th. That's why it's hard, from my perspective, to see rankings like these and not crack a big smirk.

Friday's Superleague Scores

[url=evgeny-atyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] had an assist in garbage time in Yaroslavl's 5-3 loss to Omsk. [url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin's[/url] record moved to 6-3-4 on the year as Togliatti tied Dynamo 1-1. Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in the match. Ufa pummelled Tver 5-1. [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] was scoreless in the match. The younger Kazionov has yet to register a point in 18 games this season. Alexei Glukhov had an assist as Cherepovets beat Magnitogorsk 3-1. Anton But scored his 4th goal of the season in SKA's 4-3 loss to Chelyabinsk.

CHL Game Night: 10/26

[url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] had a second period power play goal, his seventh of the season, as Mississauga beat Barrie 4-1. Lawrence finished +1 for the game. The goal is Lawrence's first since returning from a head injury earlier this month.

NHL Game Night 10/26: Hurricanes at Lightning

Marc Denis is 4-0-0 when the Lightning give him 3 or more goals of support. CAR-1 TB-5 Denis stopped 23 of 24 shots faced as the Lightning pasted the defending champs by the same score Carolina defeated the Lightning by two weeks ago. Revenge is sweet. Martin St. Louis had a second period natural hat trick to lead the way. Ruslan Fedotenko had a goal and an assist and Brad Richards, Filip Kuba and [url=paul-ranger]Paul Ranger[/url] each had a pair of assists. The other Lightning goal was scored by Vincent Lecavalier and individual helpers went to Cory Sarich and Dan Boyle. [b]Scoring Summary[/b] [b]1st Period [/b] Tampa Bay 7:02, Ruslan Fedotenko 4 (Cory Sarich, Paul Ranger) [b]2nd Period[/b] Tampa Bay 10:46, Martin St. Louis 3 (power play) (Brad Richards, Filip Kuba) Tampa Bay 15:22, Martin St. Louis 4 (Filip Kuba, Brad Richards) Tampa Bay 17:03, Martin St. Louis 5 (Dan Boyle) [b]3rd Period [/b] Tampa Bay 4:20, Vincent Lecavalier 4 (power play) (Ruslan Fedotenko, Paul Ranger) Carolina 14:45, Eric Staal 6 (shorthanded) (unassisted) Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS020140.HTM]NHL.com[/url]. Doug Janik played 18:49 with 1 shot and 2 blocked shots. Eric Perrin had 2 shots in 12:37 with 2 blocked shots and he was a perfect 6/6 on draws. [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url] was +1 in 7:04 with 1 shot and 1 hit.

Thursday's Superleague Score

Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 3-2 win over Salavat Yulayev. [b]Lightning Russian Prospect Statistics Through 10/26:[/b] Dimitri Kazionov, Kazan (RUS), 19 GP, 6-6-12, 8 PIM, +7 Albert Vishnyakov, Dynamo (RUS), 14 GP, 6-3-9, 20 PIM, +4 Anton But, St Petersburg (RUS), 18 GP, 3-4-7, 18 PIM, E Alexei Glukhov, Cherepovets (RUS), 18 GP, 0-6-6, 36 PIM, -2 [url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url], Yaroslavl (RUS), 18 GP, 1-2-3, 101 PIM, -3 [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url], Tver (RUS), 17 GP, 0-0-0, 6 PIM, -4 [url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin[/url], Togliatti (RUS), 13 GP, 6-3-3, 2 SO, 2.25 GAA

CHL Game Night: 10/25

[url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] was -1 with 4 PIMs in Owen Sound's 4-2 loss to Guelph. [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] and Mississauga will play at Barrie tomorrow night. Also, Swift Current will play at Lethbridge and Saskatoon will visit Prince George on Friday, although [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] and [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url] remain shelved with injuries.

ECHL Game Night 10/25: Nailers at Chiefs

Smolenak and Lascek's first career multi-point games. WHE-2 JHN-3 [url=radek-smolenak]Radek Smolenak[/url] and [url=stanislav-lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] each had 1 goal and 1 assist and the game winning talley was scored by recently acquired center Grant Jacobsen. Rookie Gus Katsuras had an individual helper in the game. [url=morgan-cey]Morgan Cey[/url] improved to 2-0-0 on the strength of a 32 save on 34 shot performance. Your three stars: 1. Cey, 2. Lascek, 3. Smolenak. Game sheet from [url=http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=929]ECHL.com[/url].

Lawrence Named to OHL's ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Roster

Lightning prospect and Mississauga Ice Dog Chris Lawrence has been named to Team OHL for their November 23 match-up against Russia as part of the 2006 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. The game, which is part of a six-game exhibition between a Russian Select squad and all-star teams from the QMJHL, OHL, and WHL, will be played in Sarnia, Ontario. Lawrence was not named to the roster for the November 27 game in Oshawa. The Ice Dog forward currently has 6 goals and 5 assists in 7 games.

Maine Moves to No.1 in Polls

The University of Maine Black Bears and senior assistant captain Mike Lundin, fresh off their road sweep of traditional powerhouse North Dakota, are now No.1 in both US College Hockey polls. Maine is 5-0 on the year and received 34 of 40 first place votes in the USCHO.com/CSTV Division I men's poll and 31 of 34 in the USA Today/America Hockey poll. The Bears moved up from No.4 in both polls last week. Lundin, a 2004 4th round pick, has 1 goal and 2 assists on the year. The defenseman is receiving quality ice time this year as you'd expect from a senior and is a fixture on the power play. He had 3 goals and 13 assists as a junior.

Falcons, Chiefs Player Movement

The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat reports the Springfield Falcons have recalled forward Andre Deveaux after he scored a goal Sunday for the Chiefs at Trenton, and defenseman Jay Rosehill was returned to the AHL after Saturday’s win. Chief forwards Randy Rowe and Adam Henrich are injured and doubtful for tonight's game, Chiefs coach Frank Anzalone said.
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