NHL Game Night 10/7: Bruins at Lightning

Dimitry Afanasenkov's ridiculous turnover on Boston's winning goal will get all the attention, but the real problem right now is two games into the season Lecavalier, Richards and St. Louis have zero goals. BOS-3 TB-2 Marc Denis stopped 22 of 25 in the loss. Goals scored by Ruslan Fedotenko and Bolt Prospects alumni [url=ryan-craig]Ryan Craig[/url]. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS020025.HTM]NHL.com.[/url] Doug Janik played 13:23 as the Lightning once again went with 7 d-men. Eric Perrin took a tremendous leap in ice time going to 18:14 of +1 hockey with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot as well as going 60% on draws. [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url] made his debut tonight playing just 3:49 with 1 hit.

AHL Game Night 10/7: Falcons at Wolf Pack

Bolt Prospects will be live blogging the game watching on the B2 Networks webcast. SPR-3 HFD-2 Final [b]First Period[/b] 1. SPR- Smaby, (Milley) 2. SPR- Milley, (Keller, Jones) [b]Second Period[/b] 3. SPR- Delmore, (Kvapil, O'Brien)(PP) 4. HFD- Degon, (Montoya)(PP) [b]Third Period[/b] 5. HFD- Jessiman, (Immonen)

Saturday's Superleague Scores

As reported by BP member chelya, [url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin[/url] had his second shutout today blanking Magnitogorsk 4-0. The win moves Koshechkin to 5-2-2 this year. Alexei Glukhov had a power play assist as Cherepovets beat Omsk 5-3. Anton But was scoreless in SKA's 2-1 loss to Khimik. [url=alexander-polushin]Alex Polushin[/url] DNP. [url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] was scoreless in Yaroslavl's 2-2 tie with Novosibirsk. Artyukhin has just 1 assist and is -3 in 11 games this season. Artyukhin's 60 penalty minutes are tied for tops in the Superleague with former Lightning enforcer Reid Simpson.

Falcons Sign Aulin to PTO

The Springfield Falcons [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox3120.shtml]have announced the signing of center Jared Aulin[/url] to a PTO contract just hours before they take the ice for opening night 2006-2007. Aulin, who was once a top prospect in the Kings and Capitals organizations, was originally a 2nd round pick of the Colorado Avalanche organization in 2002. Aulin spent parts of five season with Kamloops of the WHL scoring 31 goals and 108 points in 70 games in his best junior season in 2000-2001. His best professional season came in 2002-2003 as a rookie when he had 12 goals and 44 points with Manchester of the AHL. He also played 17 games with the LA Kings that season scoring 2 goals and 4 points. Aulin, who stands at 6'0" 192 lbs, has spent the past two years in the Caps organization posting nearly identical 11 goal and 39 point seasons in Portland and last year's Calder Cup champion, Hershey. Presumably the signing will allow the Lightning to send another prospect forward down to Johnstown of the ECHL where they currently only have 9 forwards officially in camp. Aulin's signing is, in part, an attempt to compensate for the loss or Eric Perrin who made the Lightning out of camp. Also, overage prospect [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] has been named team captain.

Koshechkin gets shutout.

Vasily Koshechkin got his win and shutout tonight. Lada get the 4-0 win in Magnitogorsk vs. Metallurg, one of the best attacking team in the Superleague. I watched this game on TV. Kosheckin made several critical saves, including a three rebound shots on after one in the second period when Lada played two players short.

CHL Game Night: 10/6

[url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] stopped 37 of 39 shots faced in Sudbury's 3-2 win over London. Beech was named third star of the game. [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] had a pair of power play assists and 2 PIMs as Mississauga knocked off Erie 4-3. [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url] was even as Prince George was pummelled by Vancouver 6-0. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] was even with 4 PIMs in Swift Current's 3-0 shutout of Chilliwack.

Friday's Superleague Scores

Albert Vishnyakov had a goal and an assist as Dynamo doubled up Nizhnekamsk 4-2. Vishnyakov now has 7 points in 8 games thus far this season. Neither of the Kazionovs found the scoresheet in Kazan's 3-2 victory over Tver.

ECHL Releases Johnstown Training Camp Roster

The decisions not to report by Desharnais and Czuy [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=8797]leave the Johnstown Chiefs with just 16 players on their initial camp roster according to ECHL.com.[/url] The roster includes Lightning prospect John Toffey who resurfaces after not appearing at either Lightning or Falcons camp earlier this fall. It also includes defenseman Andrew Martens who played 5 games with Greenville of the ECHL last season after leaving Bemidji State where he had 5 goals and 24 points in 37 games last year with 47 penalty minutes. The roster does not include defenseman Bryan Nathe who still needs to be signed after having his rights traded to the Chiefs earlier this week. Johnstown has 9 forwards, 5 defensemen and 2 goaltenders listed on the roster.

Desharnais, Czuy Decline Assignments to Johnstown

A [i]Johnstown Tribune-Democrat[/i] report states that David Desharnais and Kelly Czuy have declined assignments to Johnstown by the Lightning and will play elsewhere this year (and probably beyond). Both were expected to sign contracts with either Johnstown or Springfield after their play in prospect camps this summer. Desharnais is returning to Chicoutimi of the QMJHL to play as an overager and Czuy curiously signed with Las Vegas of the ECHL. “I don’t know what to say about it,” Chiefs coach Frank Anzalone told the paper. “It’s disappointing because Tampa invested a lot of time, effort and probably money into both players. They were very loyal to them. At the end of the day, how can you turn your back? Some kids do. Some agents do. It’s something that probably would be better if you do this on Aug. 10, not Oct. 5.”

Ramo and Tarnasky Switch Places

According to the [i]Tampa Tribune[/i] game report, Karri Ramo was recalled from Springfield yesterday because of work visa issues with Marc Denis. Nick Tarnasky was sent down to Springfield to make room for Ramo. Because Denis' papers came in just a few hours before the game, he was able to play and Ramo was not needed on the bench. Tarnasky and Ramo are expected to switch places again today.
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