Just like last season, the Baby B's own the Lightning's farm team.
Jonathan Boutin allowed 7 goals on 33 shots in the loss. Marc Denis stopped 6 of 6 shots in relief.
PRO Bitz, (9) (Sigalet, Karsums), 3:03 (PP)
PRO Hoggan, (28) , 16:29 (PEN/SH)
PRO Thompson, (16) , 0:45 (SH)
PRO Collins, (18) (Hendricks), 12:45
PRO LoVecchio, (2) (Thompson, Curry), 18:34 (SH)
PRO Hendricks, (20) (Hoggan), 11:09
PRO Collins, (19) (Sigalet, Hendricks), 11:21
Box score from TheAHL.com.
The Western Hockey League announced the 2007-08 WHL Eastern Conference First and Second All-Star Teams and Lightning draft pick and Lethbridge Hurricane Mitch Fadden was named a Second Team All-Star. Fadden was not a finalist for an award.
The center was named team co-MVP with Ben Wright this week.
Fadden, a 2007 fourth round pick of the Lightning, had 34 goals and 55 assists for 89 points in 72 games this season for the Hurricanes.
While both the Prince George Citizen and Gregg Drinnan of the Kamloops Daily News are reporting 2007 Lightning second rounder Dana Tyrell will join the AHL's Norfolk Admirals for the remainder of the season, Lighting General Manager Jay Feaster told BoltProspects an amateur tryout agreement is still being discussed between the NHL club and Tyrell's agent.
Feaster said the club will also attempt to negotiate a professional deal with Tyrell before next season. The ownership situation with the big club continues to make signings "tricky," however.
Tyrell finished the year with 25 goals and 40 assists for 65 points with the WHL's Prince George Cougars. The Cougars did not qualify for the playoffs.
In other Admirals news, the club has signed left wing Andy Contois to a professional tryout contract.
Contois, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound left wing from Marquette, Michigan, was an ECHL All-Star this season, winning the eventâ€™s fastest skater competition and scoring one goal and one assist in the All-Star Game.
CHL, BCHL, and USHL stats for Lightning prospects as of March 16, 2008.
Key (Skaters): Games Played, Goals-Assists-Points, Plus/Minus, Penalties in Minutes.
Key (Goalies): Wins-Losses-Overtime Losses-Shootout Losses, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage, Shutouts.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -2, 5 PIM (plus match penalty), 0 shots on goal
After dropping their last two regular season games in Cape Breton, Lewiston (37-26-5-2), the Eastern Division's fifth seed, will open the playoffs this week in the same arena against the fourth seeded Screaming Eagles.
Update: Ward has been suspended by the QMJHL for one game "after he spit in the direction of an opponent during last Sundayâ€™s game versus the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles."
(6) Everett will play (3) Spokane in the first round.
(4) Seattle will host (5) Kelowna in the first round.
Prince George Cougars 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 2
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Tyrell and PG's tough season mercifully ends, but on a high note with a win.
Edmonton Oil Kings 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 4
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
(3) Lethbridge will face (6) Brandon in the first round.
*Final regular season stat update coming soon.
BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals
Game 6: No.2 Langley Chiefs 3 @ No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 2 (OT)
Chiefs win Best of 7 series 4-2
W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Series: 6 GP, 1-2-3, 8 PIM
Playoffs: 11 GP, 3-2-5, 12 PIM
Langley wins four straight to end Victoria and Justin Courtnallâ€™s season.
Chicago Steel 6 @ Ohio Junior Blue Jackets 3
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 shots on goal
Everett Silvertips 1 @ Chilliwack Bruins 5
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (slashing, interference)
Everett will finish sixth in the Western Conference and play Spokane in the first round.
Kelowna will finish fifth in the Western Conference and play Riku Helenius and Seattle in the first round.
Portland Winter Hawks 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 8
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, 22 saves on 24 shots
Lethbridge Hurricanes 5 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 1
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM (roughing), *First Star*
Lethbridge has clinched the third seed in the Eastern Conference and will play Brandon in the first round.
The Lightning suffer another crippling defeat in the Steve Stamkos derby tonight.
Mike Smith stopped all 20 shots he faced tonight for his first shutout in a Lightning uniform.
If you find these young goaltenders the goal support, I'm telling you, they'll make it stand up. This team is not that far away from turning this thing around. Heck, Smith even got an assist on the empty netter tonight to put the icing on the cake.
Tonight's game winning goal belonged to Alexandre Picard who now has 2 goals and 4 points in 10 games since joining the Lightning. That pro-rates to a 30+ point season over 82 games. Whoever scouted this young man with the Phantoms, and I kind of assume it was Bill Barber, deserves a steak dinner. This young man's been a bit of a revelation since coming over in the Prospal trade. He had 18:30 in ice time tonight, and is looking like a lock to be the team's #5 or #6 defenseman next season. Heaven help the NHL when he gains that extra 5-10 pounds of muscle and gets a little sturdier on those Bambi legs. "Make it so, Number Two."