Submitted by pete on March 7, 2006 - 14:52
As the SM-liiga regular season continues to wind down, Karri Ramo tried to make a case for playing time in the playoffs as he shut out last place KalPa 4-0 today. The young netminder made 32 saves to improve his record to 9-7-3 this season. Ramo is currently 5th in the league with a .933 save percentage and 6th in GAA with a 2.03 GAA. There are now four games remaining for HPK in the regular season.
Submitted by pete on March 6, 2006 - 23:23
Sens crush Lightning. In related news, the sky is blue. OTT-4 TB-0 At least Reid and Tarnasky got some garbage time to sharpen their games, although 5 and a half minutes a piece isn't much. Post mortem from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020913.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 6, 2006 - 18:11
Fredrik Norrena and Linkopings fell 2-0 today to #1 seeded HV71 in the regular season finale for both teams. Norrena stopped 25 of 27 shots faced in the loss. His final record was 19-11-5 this season with a .914 save percentage (7th Elitserien), a 2.16 GAA (T-4th Elitserien) and 4 shutouts (T-4th Elitserien). [b]Final Elitserien Statistics for All Lightning Properties[/b] D Andreas Holmqvist, 46 GP, 6-16-22, 64 PIM, (+8) LW Jimmie Olvestad, 50GP, 10-9-19, 90 PIM, (-2) RW Shane Willis, 6 GP, 0-1-1, 4 PIM, (-1) G Fredrik Norrena, 19-11-5, 2.16 GAA, 4 SO, .914 SV%
Submitted by pete on March 5, 2006 - 19:47
I don't care if there are extra r's in Greenville's name. Stupidest team name in professional sports, bar none. GRE-3 JHN-2 Johnstown coughed up a third period lead to come away empty handed. Morgan Cey stopped 38 of 41 shots faced in the loss. Dennis Packard scored both goals for the Chiefs on a pair of primary helpers by Zbynek Hrdel. Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=summary&id=2977]ECHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 5, 2006 - 19:45
Submitted by pete on March 5, 2006 - 19:41
No prayer. SPR-2 POR-6 With Tarnasky and Reid headed to join the big club the Falcons had to play this game a man short. Gerald Coleman was hung out to dry allowing 6 goals on 37 shots faced. The Falcons were outshot 37 to 21 for the game. Doug O'Brien had a goal assisted by the Czech/Slovak connection Blatny and Kvapil. Reemerging from the wilderness, David Spina also scored his 8th of the season in garbage time. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001865]TheAHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 5, 2006 - 17:18
[b]QMJHL[/b] Stan Lascek assisted on a Maxime Boisclair empty net goal and Chicoutimi beat Baie-Comeau 4-2. [b]OHL[/b] Radek Smolenak scored his 36th goal of the season and added an assist, but Kingston fell 5-4 in overtime to London. Despite Chris Lawrence's 20th goal of the season, Brampton spanked Mississauga 6-3. Goaltender Kevin Beech got the day off as Sudbury defeated Oshawa 4-3 [b]WHL[/b] Despite a Blair Jones assist, Moose Jaw lost a squeaker to Regina 4-3. Justin Keller had 1 assist and was +1, but Kelowna was beaten handily by Everett 4-1.
Submitted by pete on March 5, 2006 - 14:30
ESPN is reporting C Nick Tarnasky and RW Darren Reid [url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/transactions]have been recalled from Springfield of the AHL.[/url] Tarnasky scored a hat trick last night including the overtime game winning goal against Bridgeport while Reid has been one of Springfield's best players over the past month.
Submitted by pete on March 4, 2006 - 22:11
[b]QMJHL[/b] There were no Lightning prospects in action in the QMJHL tonight. [b]OHL[/b] Kevin Beech stopped 34 of 37 shots faced before beating Trevor Cann in the shootout as Sudbury bested Peterborough 4-3. Marek Bartanus remained out of the lineup while Mike Angelidis scored 4 goals in Owen Sound's 6-2 beat down of Guelph. [b]WHL[/b] Blair Jones had three assists as Moose Jaw came back from a 4-1 deficit to beat Regina 5-4. Jones was named first star of the game. Justin Keller was held scoreless as Kelowna fell to Portland 2-1. Vladimir Mihalik was scoreless with 2 PIMs as Red Deer lost on penalty shots 6-5 to Swift Current.
Submitted by pete on March 4, 2006 - 22:08
Nick Tarnasky with the hat trick. SPR-3 BRI-2 (OT) Jonathan Boutin stopped 27 of 29 shots faced for the win. Nick Tarnasky had 3 goals and 6 shots on goal. Darren Reid and Timo Helbling also had helpers for the Falcons. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001847]TheAHL.com.[/url]