The Mississippi Sea Wolves picked up their lunch buckets and battled out a shootout win over the South Carolina Stingrays Tuesday to extend their season best win streak to five games. Ryan Munce improved to 9-2 on the season with the Wolves stopping 25 shots in regulation and overtime, and four more in the shootout to earn Third Star honors. It is Munce's fifth straight victory. Marek Kvapil had a goal and an assist and scored one of Mississippi's two shootout markers enroute to earning Second Star honors. Kvapil was credited with the game's first goal when a faulty pass from a South Carolina player ricocheted off the skate of Stingrays goalie Josh Johnson and past him to give the Wolves an early 1-0 lead.
The Canadian Hockey League announced yesterday that Lightning prospect Torrie Jung of the Kelowna Rockets is the ADT CHL Goaltender of the Week after posting three wins with a 1.00 goals against average and .960 save percentage in three games last week.
The 18-year-old native of Nanaimo, BC made 33 saves in a 4-1 win over the Chilliwack Bruins on New Yearâ€™s Eve and followed up with 17 saves in a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Giants on Wednesday. He finished the week with 22 saves in a 6-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers on Sunday. Jung improved to 8-5-0-3 on the season with a 2.45 goals against average and .902 save percentage in 18 games.
Jung was taken in the seventh round (183rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Lightning.
The Mississauga, Ontario native was 4-0-0 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 0.99 and a save percentage of .973 to help the Sea Wolves have their longest winning streak of the season and close the gap on Charlotte (13-13-4), which has a one-point lead on Mississippi (13-19-3).
Lightning gut it out to get back in the win column.
Karri Ramo with a really gritty performance in net. He surrendered New York's first goal on a puckhandling gaffe and never looked 100% comfortable, but he stopped the pucks he had to stop and ended up making 31 saves on 34 shots for the win.
NY Rangers 4:22, Michal Rozsival 11 (power play) (Chris Drury, Paul Mara)
Tampa Bay 19:57, Martin St. Louis 17 (empty net) (Vincent Lecavalier)
The Lightning pulled this one out with a critical penalty kill down two men with a one goal lead in the third. Credit to the Lightning PK for getting in shooting lanes and Ramo for getting the one glove save he needed 2/3 through that PK to get a whistle. It doesn't hurt that the Rangers kept missing the net too.
Mathieu Darche was even in 9:28 with 1 shot on goal.
- Sea Wolves extends win streak to four games
- Ryan Munce pitches a 36 save 1-0 shutout on the road against Gwinnett earning Second Star honors
- Munce makes 36 saves against Trenton in a Sunday night 2-1 home OT victory earning Third Star honors
- Marek Kvapil recorded the primary assist on both of Mississippi's goals against Trenton
Lightning prospect results from the USHL, BCHL, and CHL.
Luca Cunti was scoreless with 1 shot on goal tonight in Chicago's 3-1 win over Des Moines. Cunti is now riding a three game scoreless streak in which he has managed just 4 shots on goal.
That said, here's your fun fact of the night:
Chicago is 5-0 since Cunti joined the team in late December. Looks like the Steel have their very own precision Swiss good luck charm.