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KHL Game Day: 9/22

Karri Ramo allowed 1 goal on 21 shots and had an assist in Omsk's 3-1 win over Kazan. Dimitry Kazionov was scoreless in 14:30 for Ak Bars.

Denis Kazionov was scoreless in 5:02 as Ekaterinburg fell to Magnitogorsk 3-1.

Vasily Koshechkin stopped 37 of 38 shots but allowed 1 of 2 shooters to score in a 2-1 Togliatti loss to Astana.

Johan Harju had 2 shots on goal in 16:16 as Dynamo Moscow fell 5-4 to CSKA in the shootout. Harju was also 54% on draws.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9/21 Senators at Lightning (in Regina)

The Lightning's lower liners and prospects fall to many of Ottawa's top liners in a neutral site game.

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Not much in the way of statistics for this one. Antero Nittymaki took the loss allowing 2 goals over the first 40 minutes. Riku Helenius allowed the Sens an insurance marker in the Third Period.

First Period
OTT Fisher 4 (Regin) 03:22

Second Period
TB Ashton 1 (Walker) 04:10
OTT Kovalev 2 (Spezza, Michalek) 07:45

Third Period
OTT Spezza 1 (Fisher, Karlsson) 09:45

Not sure about the accuracy of the box score we got, as the Lightning tweeted that the goal by Carter Ashton came off an assist by Steve Downie on a 2-on-1.

Box score from Yahoo Sports.

Lightning Re-assign Norfolk GM

(Norfolk Admirals release)

The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, announced today that Admirals General Manager Mike Butters has been re-assigned as a professional scout for the Lightning. Lightning Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton will assume the general manager duties for the Admirals.

Last season was Butters’ first as Admirals general manager. The club improved by four wins and ten points under Butters’ watch last season while utilizing a franchise-record 55 players.

CHL Game Night: 9/20

QMJHL

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 5 (SO)
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM

Moncton moved to 2-0 with Barberio in the lineup – both shootout victories. They are 3-1 overall. Cape Breton’s Olivier Roy (Oilers) streak of 24 straight shootout saves was broken. He stopped 10 of 11 in this shootout (0/14 last year, 0/10 this year). Barberio did not participate in the shootout. His assist - his first point of the year - came on the power play in the first period. He had 45 points in 66 games last season.

KHL Game Day: 9/20

Denis Kazionov was -1 with 1 shot on goal in 14:49 in Ekaterinburg's 4-3 loss to Chelyabinsk.

Dimitry Kazionov was -1 with 2 shots on goal in 12:47 as Kazan fell to Nizhnekamsk 3-2.

Tomorrow is another rare day off for the Lightning's Russian prospects before a busy Tuesday slate.

Lightning Russian Prospect Statistics Through 9/20:
Harju (Dynamo Moscow), 4 GP, 0-1-1, 0 PIM, -2
Kazionov (Kazan), 4 GP, 0-0-0, 0 PIM, -3
Kazinov (Ekaterinburg), 5 GP, 0-0-0, 0 PIM, -2

Ramo (Omsk), 4 GP, 1-3-0, 2.22 GAA, .901 sv%
Koshechkin (Togliatti), 2 GP, 1-1-0, 3.94 GAA, .882 sv%

Lightning Lineup for Tomorrow's Game in Regina Against Senators

Erik Erlendsson of the Trib is reporting the lineup for tomorrow night's preseason game in Regina against Ottawa.

Making their first preseason games of the season will be prospects Riku Helenius, defenseman Ty Wishart, and forwards Juraj Simek and James Wright.

Other prospects in action will be Steve Downie, Martins Karsums, Drew Miller, Paul Szczechura, Dana Tyrell, and Matt Lashoff.

The game will be of particular importance for Wright, who is looking to secure an entry level contract with the team this season.

CHL Game Night: 9/19

OHL

Ottawa 67’s 3 @ Sudbury Wolves 1
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: 0-0-0,+1, 2 PIM (goaltender interference)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM

Ottawa overcame a 1-0 first period deficit to give the franchise its first win under a coach not named Brian Kilrea in 29 years. Chris Byrne had his first win as 67’s coach.

Erie Otters 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 4 (OT)
RW Kyle DeCoste, SSM: Did not play
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

No word yet why DeCoste missed the game. Jaroslav Janus (Erie) remains with Tampa Bay.

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Plymouth Whalers 6 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: OTL, 32 saves on 38 shots
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, 4.85 GAA, .861 sv%, 0 SO

Playing his second game in two nights, Zador gave up 5 early, but remained in the game to watch Oshawa claw back from a 5-1 deficit to tie the game and send it to overtime. Tyler Brown (undrafted) scored in overtime for Paul Mara’s alma mater.

Barrie Colts 5 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 4 (OT)
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM

Luke Pither (undrafted) had a hat trick for Barrie, including scoring the OT winner for the Colts. He has seven goals in two games. Wow.

Panik Returns to Spitfires

The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned right wing Richard Panik to the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League today, Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced. The Lightning now have 42 players remaining in camp.

Panik, 18, played in two preseason games with the Lightning, recording two shots on goal.

CHL Game Night: 9/18

Sointu makes his North American debut ... Zador gets a win in Oshawa's season opener ... Barberio and DeCoste also in action.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9/18 Thrashers at Lightning

Prospects and veterans both shine in an overtime win.

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Mike Smith allowed 1 goal on 19 shots in 40 minutes of action before giving way to wunderkind Dustin Tokarski who was perfect on 9 saves the rest of the way for the win.

First Period
TB 16:52, Malone 1 (PP) (Foster, Lecavalier)

Second Period
ATL 9:10, Postma 1 (Slater)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Overtime
TB 4:34, St. Louis 1 (PP) (Lecavalier)

Your three stars were Martin St. Louis, Richard Panik, and Zenon Konopka.

The stealth good news from these first two preseason games is that Kurtis Foster has a power play assist in each contest. If Foster can refind his groove in Tampa Bay, the Lightning will have a formidable power play which could put a playoff berth within reach.

It's never a bad thing when Vincent Lecavalier starts off the year with a multi-point night either.

Carter Ashton had 2 shots in 10:43 in his first big audition for a roster spot.

Zenon Konopka wasted all of 3 seconds before he dropped the gloves tonight and finished with a pair of brawls in 6:55.

Paul Szczechura was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 13:07. He was also 50% on draws.

Blair Jones had 1 shot and 2 hits in 14:12.

Richard Panik was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 11:59.

And, finally, Victor Hedman topped 27 minutes of ice time again tonight registering 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 27:04. This young man is the truth, folks. He's started his pro career by playing over 54 minutes over the span of 72 hours, and handled it with seeming ease.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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