They made that way harder than it had to be.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 26 of 29 shots faced before stopping 3 of 4 shooters in penalty shots for the shootout win.
Ottawa 7:05, Daniel Alfredsson 18 (Joe Corvo, Jason Spezza)
Tampa Bay 9:08, Filip Kuba 3 (Martin St. Louis, Vaclav Prospal)
Ottawa 18:03, Daniel Alfredsson 19 (Dany Heatley, Christoph Schubert)
Ottawa 18:39, Wade Redden 4 (Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley)
The Lightning has two prospects currently playing U.S. High School Hockey this fall.
Center Alexander Killorn, a 2007 third rounder, plays for Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Also, forward Matt Marshall, a 2007 fifth rounder, plays for the Noble and Greenough School, also in Massachusetts. Both prospects recently began their respective prep seasons.
Deerfield is 1-0 after beating the Holderness School 6-0 on December 1.
Killorn had 4 goals and an assist in the game.
US U-18 Team 2 @ Massachusetts 5 - Exhibition
D UMASS John Wessbecker 0-1-1, +1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM
#11 UMASS gets back to the HEAST schedule this coming Saturday against #8 New Hampshire.
In 14 games this season Wessbecker has 3 assists, an even rating and 2 PIM.
As expected, Lightning 2007 second round pick Dana Tyrell has been named to Team Canada's 2008 World Junior Championship Selection Camp roster.
Tyrell, who played for Canada in their SuperSeries vs. Russia this past summer, currently has 14 goals and 19 assists for 33 points in 29 games for Prince George of the WHL.
For the full roster, see tsn.ca
Back to back third period collapses.
Jonathan Boutin allowed 5 goals on 35 shots in the loss.
HER Motzko, (9) (Pollock, Beagle), 7:32 (PP)
NOR Henrich, (3) (Wanvig, Scalzo), 15:08 (PP)
HER Beagle, (6) (Robitaille, Pokulok), 3:58
NOR Wanvig, (12) (Jancevski, Scalzo), 7:25 (PP)
NOR Stewart, (5) (Jones, Schneider), 17:12
HER Potulny, (6) (Pollock, McNeill), 2:26
HER Beagle, (7) (Hunt, Laing), 2:54
HER Hunt, (2) (Wilson, Bourque), 8:15 (PP)
NOR Henrich, (4) (Stewart, Milley), 14:04
HER Motzko, (10) (Pokulok), 19:08 (EN)
You know what's a shame? Other than giving up 3 unanswered goals in the span of about six minutes to blow another two points the team could've had? What if Adam Henrich had approached his career with this kind of urgency when he was 20-21 years old?
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Saturday night's highlights:
- Yellow Horn continues hot streak against Lightning prospects
- Suspension coming for Crowley?
- Jung improves his record to .500
The Canadian Press is reporting that Hockey Canada will announce the roster of 35 players who will compete in camp beginning December 14th for spots on the roster for this year's Canadian U20 World Junior Championships team. Lightning prospect Dana Tyrell is likely to make the roster having played for Canada on the highly successful SuperSeries team that steamrolled through that tournament earlier this year.