Kootenay Ice 0 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 4
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Win, 29 saves, Shutout, *First Star*
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-0-0-1, 1.62 GAA, .947 sv%, 1 shutout
Jung made a stellar home debut for Edmonton, stopping 29 shots to shutout the second place (Central Division) Kootenay Ice 4-0. It was the Iceâ€™s first regulation loss in nine games. Making his third straight start for the second-year Oil Kings, Jung made 25 saves over the final two periods to lift Edmonton (7-9-1-1) out of the Central cellar. The shutout was Jungâ€™s second of his career and the first from an Edmonton netminder this season.
â€œObviously itâ€™s nice anytime you get a shut out , itâ€™s a pretty good feeling.â€ Jung was quoted as saying on the Oil Kingsâ€™ web site. â€œItâ€™s early on in the season and Iâ€™m sure weâ€™re going to have a lot of good battle games coming up so itâ€™s nice to enjoy it for tonight but itâ€™s right back to business for the road trip.â€
â€œHeâ€™s played 3 real good games in a row.â€ said Oil Kings Head Coach Steven Pleau when talking about his 19 year old netminder. â€œHeâ€™s got experience in this league and heâ€™s stabilized our team right now. A few years ago when I was in Spokane, and he was in Kelowna, he played 19 games in a row, I think he was CHL Goalie Of The Month, so heâ€™s played. Weâ€™ll see over the long haul where he settles in with us but itâ€™s nice to have his experience right now."
Of Interest: Audio interview with Jung. (Jung talks about his experience in a new city as well as his days with the Lightning prospects in camp and Traverse City.)
Mike Smith, who has been outstanding so far this season, stopped 36 of 38 shots in the win.
04:08 TB Vincent Lecavalier, (Vaclav Prospal, Steven Stamkos)(PP)
13:15 TOR Mike Van Ryn, (Mikhail Grabovski, Niklas Hagman)(PP)
The Lightning still got outshot 12-5 in the final frame as they continue to learn how to play with a lead late in games. However, after a punishing practice prompted by the debacle against San Jose, this was a win the Lightning had to have for team morale in the early season.
Congratulations to Steven Stamkos. He had 1 assist, 2 shots, and was 67% on draws in 12:58.
Moncton Wildcats 5 @ St. John Sea Dogs 1
D Mark Barberio, MON: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 4-10-14, +9, 8 PIM
Moncton tied a 32 year-old league record for consecutive road wins to start a season with eight.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 1 @ Quebec Remparts 7
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-6-7, -2, 20 PIM
Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-2-4, +1, 2 PIM
Augusta came back from an early 1-0 deficit, scoring three straight goals and Riku Helenius stopped 29 of 31 shots to seal the victory 3-2 over the Reading Royals. The Lynx improved to a record of 3-2-1 atop the American South Division. Kevin Quick was pointless, and finished -1 with 3 shots. Justin Keller, who scored 3 goals in his first two games with Augusta, was not in the lineup against the Royals, raising suspicions that he might have already been recalled back to Norfolk.
Augusta next plays on Oct 31 in Charlotte, NC against the Checkers.
Tough road trip.
Karri Ramo allowed 5 goals on 32 shots for the loss.
GR Abdelkader, (4) (Haydar, Leino), 0:50
GR Haydar, (3) (Helm, Ericsson), 3:14 (PP)
NOR Zingoni, (1) (Jones, Hutchinson), 10:57
GR Abdelkader, (5) (Haydar, Leino), 16:39 (PP)
NOR Simek, (1) , 0:45
NOR Segal, (4) (Szczechura, Smolenak), 2:02 (PP)
GR Oulahen, (2) (Leino), 18:15
GR Pare, (2) , 15:54
GR Abdelkader, (6) (Emmerton, Stafford), 19:47 (EN)
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Fadden vs. Wright ... Tyrell vs. Tokarski ... Another strong effort by Jung
Kevin Quick scored his first professional goal and Justin Keller added two markers of his own including a short-handed tally to lead an impressive Augusta comeback to defeat Elmira 5-3. Quick added a power-play assist and was +4 on the night. Keller's two goal effort earned him FIRST STAR honors behind a game-high 7 shots. The first half of the game was all Elmira as the Jackals went up 3-0 on the Lynx. Augusta would battle back in the second half of the game with 5 unanswered goals, kick-started by Patrick Bordaleau's power play goal assisted by Quick. Keller followed with his two goals to even the score, before Quick's game-winner gave the Lynx their first lead of the night. Riku Helenius yielded the pipes tonight to Joel Martin, but is expected to return to action Sunday afternoon against the Reading Royals.
Some nights you get the bear, and some nights the bear kicks your butt, steals your wallet, and rides away with your girl.
Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 43 shots in his Admirals season debut.
RFD Brophey, (1) (Dowell, Hambly), 0:39
RFD Sawyer, (2) (Brent, Pelletier), 19:57 (PP)
RFD Kontiola, (5) (Brent, Skille), 13:20 (PP)
RFD Brent, (2) (Klinkhammer, Hambly), 14:17 (SH)
Remind me again why the Lightning organization decided not bring Klinkhammer back?
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Dan Boyle's revenge.
Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 45 shots in the loss.
07:57 SJ Marcel Goc, (Dan Boyle, Mike Grier)
18:00 SJ Ryane Clowe, (Christian Ehrhoff, Joe Pavelski)(PP)
16:28 SJ Devin Setoguchi, (Joe Thornton, Rob Blake)
If you needed a clear indication of just how far the Lightning are from being a Stanley Cup contender, there it is.
Steven Stamkos was -2 in 13:57 with 3 shots and 4 hits. He was also 0-for-2 in the faceoff circles.
Firsts for Jung, Witkowski ... another goal for Tyrell ... Barberio left off the list