Stanislav Lascek was a scratch for this game. No word if he's injured or perhaps recalled to Springfield.
Jonathan Boutin allowed 4 goals on 37 shots before being pulled for the extra attacker. Doug Andress had 1 goal and 1 assist while Maxime Boisclair and Gus Katsuras each had 2 assists. Randy Rowe and Jean Desrochers had the team's other goals.
TOL Colwill, (1) (Martin), 0:53
JHN Rowe, (2) (Katsuras, Boisclair), 9:46
TOL Parillo, (1) (Burke, Blight), 14:14 (PP)
TOL Zultek, (1) (Tardif, Watson), 10:44 (PP)
TOL Martin, (2) (Tardif, Sitko), 16:22
JHN Desrochers, (4) (Andress, Boisclair), 5:41 (PP)
JHN Andress, (3) (Katsuras), 18:27 (PP)
TOL Tardif, (2) (Zultek), 19:22 (EN)
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
According to BP member Sago96, Lascek was sick last night but is likely to return to the lineup on Friday.
So which member of the Falcons #1 line do you think we picked?
Good effort. Unfortunate result.
Marc Denis stopped 25 of 28 shots faced before being pulled for the extra attacker and the resulting Sharks empty net goal. The Lightning were paced by Dan Boyle's two helpers with goals coming from Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis on the power play. Individual assists went to Vaclav Prospal and Nikita Alexeev.
I thought the Lightning played reasonably well against a good, rested team coming off the game last night in Carolina. Unfortunately they were the victim of a couple of bad bounces that ended up in the back of their net and some good goaltending by Nabokov. The good news is that Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis seem to be on pace to score the amount of goals the team needs from them now, although Brad Richards is still struggling. What would help greatly is if the Lightning could get something out of the lower lines from players like Karlsson, Afanasenkov and Perrin.
San Jose 4:02, Joe Thornton 1 (power play) (Milan Michalek, Jonathan Cheechoo)
San Jose 2:51, Ryane Clowe 1 (Mike Grier, Scott Hannan)
Tampa Bay 16:08, Vincent Lecavalier 6 (power play) (Vaclav Prospal, Dan Boyle)
San Jose 10:51, Patrick Marleau 6 (power play) (Scott Hannan, Marc-Edouard Vlasic)
Tampa Bay 13:02, Martin St. Louis 7 (power play) (Nikita Alexeev, Dan Boyle)
San Jose 18:39, Mike Grier 2 (empty net) (Patrick Rissmiller, Marcel Goc)
Doug Janik was -1 in 8:18 with 1 blocked shot. Eric Perrin was -1 in 8:23 with 2 shots and 1 hit and he was 0/1 on faceoffs. Nick Tarnasky played just 3:01 receiving only 3 shifts after taking an early penalty for tripping.
Game sheet from NHL.com.
Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Dynamo's 5-1 win over Ufa.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 2-0 win over Chelyabinsk.
Anton But was scoreless as SKA was shut out by Magnitogorsk 3-0.
Kevin Beech got the night off tonight as Sudbury beat Peterborough 5-3.
Marek Bartanus was scoreless with 9 penalty minutes including a fight against 5'9" 180 lbs. 17 year old defenseman Michael Liambas (way to fight in your weight class Marek) in Owen Sound's 8-4 stomping of Erie.
Dane Crowley is still out with injury for Swift Current.
Vladimir Mihalik was scoreless with 4 penalty minutes as Prince George defeated Everett 2-1.