Game Day 3/5: Growl at Chiefs

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]

Packard Reassigned to Johnstown

Further complicating the Springfield Falcons situation on a day that saw Nick Tarnasky and Darren Reid recalled to Tampa, [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=7197]they sent left wing Dennis Packard down to Johnstown.[/url]

Game Day 3/5: Falcons at Pirates

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]

CHL Tonight: 3/5

[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.

Reid and Tarnasky Recalled

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.

CHL Tonight: 3/4

[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.

Game Night 3/4: Falcons at Sound Tigers

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]

Game Night 3/4: Canadiens at Lightning

In the last game there were 0 minutes of good effort. Tonight there were about 41. Lets try to make it 60 next time out. MTL-6 TB-2 John Grahame, who was a trainwreck, allowed 6 goals on 22 shots. Combine bad goaltending with some sloppy turnovers, and you get killed 6-2 by a lesser team. Post mortem from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020900.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]

But Scores Late Game Tying Goal for Yaroslavl

Left wing Anton But scored with 1:47 left in the third period to help Loko achieve a 1-1 tie with Kazan today. The goal was But's 15th of the season. Elsewhere, Novokuznetsk beat Togliatti 5-4. Vasily Koshechkin saw his record fall to 17-13-6 with the loss. There are just two tours remaining before the Superleague's 16 team playoff tournament begins. Yaroslavl's win allowed them to leapfrog Kazan into the 2nd seed in the league just one point ahead of Ak Bars. Nikita Alexeev and Omsk are locked into the 4th seed. Alexei Glukhov and Khimik MO are tied with CSKA with 78 points as both teams fight for the 5th seed. Dimitry Kazionov, Albert Vishnyakov and the defending champion Dynamo have fallen dramatically in the second half of the season and today fell to 9th on the table. Just one point seperates Dynamo from 7th place Spartak. Vasily Koshechkin and young Togliatti have fallen to 10th on the table, two points ahead of 11th place Nizhenekamsk. Alex Polushin and Cherepovets are in 13th losing the tie breaker right now to 12th place SKA St Petersburg.

Willis/Holmqvist Power Linkopings to Victory

Yes, that Shane Willis. Shane Willis, playing in his fifth game with Linkopings since transferring from HC Davos of the Swiss league, had his first Elitserien point assisting on a Jonas Soling game winning third period goal as Linkopings defeated Sodertalje 5-2. Defenseman Andreas Holmqvist also notched an assist on the goal. Goaltender Fredrik Norrena got the day off. With just one game remaining on the Elitserien schedule, Linkopings sits locked at the third seed in the league. Jimmie Olvestad and Djurgardens are well out of the playoff chase in tenth.
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