Back to .500 with a chance to pull within at least 4 points in the division next week.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 23 of 25 shots faced in the win.
Tampa Bay 1:29, Vaclav Prospal 11 (Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis)
Tampa Bay 2:27, Martin St. Louis 5 (Vaclav Prospal, Brad Lukowich)
Tampa Bay 12:22, Ryan Craig 1 (power play) (Vaclav Prospal, Chris Gratton)
Washington 15:26, Tomas Fleischmann 4 (Tom Poti, Viktor Kozlov)
Tampa Bay 19:39, Paul Ranger 2 (empty net) (Brad Richards)
Tough to win on 50% of an effort.
Ryan Munce stopped 31 of 34 shots faced in the loss.
HER Morgan, (1) (Klepis, Motzko), 5:11 (PP)
HER Motzko, (5) (Morgan, Joudrey), 6:12 (PP)
NOR Leach, (2) (Mihalik, Milley), 9:53 (PP)
NOR Wanvig, (4) (Craig, Schneider), 10:32 (PP)
HER Sloan, (1) (Morgan, Motzko), 16:48
HER Laing, (1) (Sloan), 19:50 (EN)
And we don't have to burn the new white jerseys after all!
Johan Holmqvist was sparkling stopping 40 of 41 shots faced for the win. Holmer is streaky, and maybe it's time for a hot streak. Tampa gets Washington on Saturday and a chance to get back to .500.
Carolina 2:04, Ray Whitney 9 (Matt Cullen, Frantisek Kaberle)
Tampa Bay 13:36, Vaclav Prospal 10 (power play) (Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier)
The Norfolk Admirals have announced the signing of forward Jeff Campbell to a professional tryout contract. Campbell, 26, has spent most of the past four seasons with Gwinnett of the ECHL, but played a majority of last season with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL where he posted 10 goals and 31 points in 61 games. His career season as a professional came in 2005-2006 with Gwinnett when he compiled 30 goals and 83 points in 62 games. The 5'9" 170 lbs. right winger is a product of Western Michigan University where his best season came as a freshman scoring 26 goals and 53 points in 37 games.
Both Lightning prospects registered a goal in the game, with Crowley scoring a first period power play goal to tie the game at one, and Fadden scoring shorthanded into an empty net to give the game its final score. Fadden also assisted on the gameâ€™s opening goal, on the power play. Lethbridge has earned at least a point in its last 7 games.
Prince George Cougars 4 @ Vancouver Giants 7
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, +2, 4 PIM (hooking, checking-from-behind)
Prince George hung with the CHLâ€™s eighth ranked team until the Giants blew a tie game open in the third period with three straight goals and four total. Tyrellâ€™s assist came on the power play.
Red Deer Rebels 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 3
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did Not Play.
Kristofer Westblom stopped 21 of 23 for Kelowna in his fourth straight start. It appears the only action Jung will get from hereon out will be spot duty and back-to-back sets.
Ryan Craig is back!
Jonathan Boutin stopped 36 of 39 shots faced in the win. The more work he gets, the better he plays.
HER Motzko, (2) (McNeill, Pollock), 12:05 (PP)
NOR Lampman, (2) (Jones, Wanvig), 13:52 (PP)
NOR Milley, (2) (Stewart), 14:32
HER Motzko, (3) (Robitaille, Pokulok), 10:36
HER Motzko, (4) (Klepis, Potulny), 14:24 (PP)
NOR Keller, (1) (Mihalik, Jancevski), 8:14 (PP)
NOR Craig, (1) (Lawrence, Schneider), 11:23
NOR Rooneem, (1) (Craig, Jancevski), 18:52 (PP) [/b]
Craig and Norm Milley were the first and third stars of the game, respectively.
Justin Keller finally breaks through for his first goal of the season. At least 19 more of those would be nice.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
The streak is over. Lets start a winning one.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 22 of 23 shots faced for the win.
Florida 8:46, Kamil Kreps 1 (Mike Van Ryn)
Tampa Bay 19:02, Vincent Lecavalier 8 (empty net) (Vaclav Prospal, Paul Ranger)
No matter what his role is, Dana Tyrell's work ethic remains the same.
After playing in the shadows of Devin Setoguchi, Eric Hunter, and Jared Walker last season, Tyrell has broke out in a big way this season with the Prince George Cougars.
"Even if things aren't going for Dana offensively, his work ethic is always the strongest on the ice. He is avery humble young man who plays the same way if he's the main guy or not," said Cougars head coach Drew Schoneck.
"Last year, he wanted to be 'the man', but he had a strong supporting cast of players. This year, he has taken that extra pressure and really been a force for our team in so many ways."
For the full feature by Jason Hills of the Edmonton Sun, which includes several quotes that give evidence as to why the Lightning chose Dana with their first choice in the 2007 draft, click here: Tyrell claws his way into leading role with Prince George Cougars