At least they made a spirited comeback attempt.
Johan Holmqvist took the no decision allowing 4 goals on 15 shots while Marc Denis got the backdoor loss allowing 2 goals on 13 shots the rest of the way.
Florida 2:33, Nathan Horton 3 (power play) (unassisted)
Florida 4:39, Ruslan Salei 1 (Stephen Weiss, Rostislav Olesz)
Florida 18:57, Stephen Weiss 1 (Nathan Horton, Ruslan Salei)
Florida 2:34, Richard Zednik 1 (Ville Peltonen, Olli Jokinen)
Tampa Bay 2:58, Andre Roy 1 (Craig MacDonald, Shane O'Brien)
Florida 1:26, Jozef Stumpel 1 (Olli Jokinen, Cory Murphy)
Tampa Bay 5:51, Vaclav Prospal 4 (Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards)
Tampa Bay 8:00, Vaclav Prospal 5 (Vincent Lecavalier, Paul Ranger)
Tampa Bay 8:44, Jan Hlavac 1 (Brad Richards, Brad Lukowich)
Florida 12:32, Olli Jokinen 2 (power play) (Cory Murphy)
Ryan freaking Munce!
Ryan Munce stopped an awe inspiring 36 shots in regulation and overtime before going 5-for-5 on penalty shots in the shootout for the big win. He was the obvious first star of the game.
NOR Schneider, (1) (Milley, Jancevski), 5:52 (PP)
ALB Samson, (2) (Hughes, Aucoin), 19:48 (PP)
Anton But was scoreless in St. Petersburg's 4-0 blanking of Novosibirsk.
Denis Kazionov did not play in Novokuznetsk's 2-1 overtime loss to Khimik.
Evgeny Artyukhin had 2 penalty minutes in Omsk's 3-2 win over Nizhnekamsk.
Vasily Koshechkin dropped to 2-8-1 on the season enduring his worst loss yet in a 7-3 drubbing at the hands of Spartak. Dimitri Kazionov had 4 penalty minutes in the match for Ak Bars. Albert Vishnyakov did not play for Spartak.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 4-1 loss to Dynamo.
Strong nights for Helenius, Crowley, and Tyrell in leading their respective teams to wins.
Game results on the flip.
#7 Clarkson 2, Massachuettes 1 OT
Junior defensemen, John Wessbecker was scoreless and even in UMASS'( 0-1-0) first game of the season, a non-conference match-up with No. 7 Clarkson (1-1-0). According to the www.collegehockeynews.com boxscore, Wessbecker played on the third defensive pairing with junior Topher Bevis.
In 38 games last season, Wessbecker had one goal and no assists. He picked up 14 PIM and was a +7.
The Minutemen are in Canton, NY tonight as they face No. 12 St. Lawerence (2-0-0) in a non-conference game. The Saints defeated Providence 4-1 on Friday night.
Quick is a healthy scratch for No.10 Michigan vs. No.2 Boston College tonight in the Icebreaker Tournament, according to The Michigan Daily. Update: This game is finished with Michigan winning 4-3 in overtime.
According to the St. Cloud Times, Cunti has not received his amateur status clearance from the NCAA as of yet and is therefore not eligible for St. Cloud State as they play Canisius in their opener.
There have been a lot of questions surrounding goaltending prospect Jonathan Boutin in the last week or so.
Eyebrows were first raised roughly a week ago when Boutin, a 2003 third round pick who was named AHL Goaltender of the Month last December for AHL Springfield, was demoted to ECHL Mississippi and Ryan Munce was named the backup netminder in Norfolk.
Just a few days and one Admirals regular season game later, it was learned Ramo would miss 3-4 weeks with a high ankle sprain, opening the door for Boutin's return.
However, eyebrows were raised even higher when Morgan Cey was named to the Admirals roster instead of Boutin, who was thought to be a sure-thing for Norfolk going into the season.
(Norfolk Admirals release)
Today, Norfolk Admirals General Manager Claude Loiselle announced that goaltender Karri Ramo has suffered a high ankle sprain and will be out three to four weeks. Subsequently, the Admirals have recalled goaltender Morgan Cey from the Mississippi Sea Wolves (ECHL).