Vishnyakov Involved in Automobile Accident

Lightning prospect Albert Vishnyakov missed Monday's Moscow Dynamo match after being involved in an automobile accident according to Eugene Belashenko of [url=http://www.russianprospects.com]Russianprospects.com.[/url] Vishnyakov suffered a bruised knee and a lasceration on his face. As a consequence he is expected to miss a couple of weeks recovering. Thankfully the injuries were not major.

Norrena Back On Track

After a brief two game losing streak Linkopings regained form today. Fredrik Norrena stopped 17 of 17 shots in a 3-0 victory over Brynas for the shut out. Norrena's record improved to 9-2-1 on the season.

Koshechkin Loses For Second Time This Season

Lightning prospect netminder Vasily Koshechkin finally surrendered a goal today, [i]a[/i] goal. Unfortunately that was all Khimik MO needed to defeat Togliatti 1-0. Koshechkin's record drops to 4-2-0 as a starter. Elsewhere, Alex Polushin scored the opening goal in Cherepovets' 2-2 tie with Molot Perm. The goal was Polushin's 6th of the season.

I'm Glad He Said It

I wasn't going to make the accusation, but Coach Anzalone [url=http://www.tribune-democrat.com/sports/local_story_296002820.html]took his team's conditioning to task after the Chiefs' home opening loss to Reading.[/url] In the Lightning system, conditioning is key to generating forecheck and generating forecheck is the key to everything. Now if they can just find a defenseman to hit a breakout pass consistently...

Soucy Notches Assist as Roadrunners Get Crushed

J.F. Soucy now has 2 assists in 3 ECHL games this season as he [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=box&id=2279]added a helper to his total in last night's 7-3 loss to the Utah Grizzlies[/url]. The agitating forward also had 6 minutes in roughing penalties on the game.

Hagglund Notches Goal in Oskarshamn Victory

Although he's been quiet offensively in recent weeks, LW Johan Hagglund scored a power play goal today in Oskarshamn's 4-3 OT victory over Sundsvall. Hagglund has 2G 1A in 9 games this season with a +5 rating primarily on the team's second line. Oskarshamn is currently 4th in the Allsvenskan just 2 points back of first place Malmo.

Koshechkin Logs Third Shutout

Vasily Koshechkin had his third shutout of the season today and third in the last 4 games to run his record to 4-1-0 for the season. Since earning the starting role for Togliatti, Koshechkin has only allowed 4 goals in 5 games. Nikita Alexeev once again did not dress for Omsk.

Game Night 10/22: Bruins at Falcons

What an ugly night for our two farm teams. PRO-8 SPR-2 Post mortem can be found [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001106]at TheAHL.com.[/url] I doubt Gerald Coleman saw many nights like these in London.

Game Night 10/22: Royals at Chiefs

Watching this one live on the B2 feed. RDG-3 JHN-2 (Final)

Henrich Demoted to Johnstown

Partly as a consequence of Artyukhin and Tarnasky being reassigned to Springfield, [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2797.shtml]LW/C Adam Henrich has been reassigned to Johnstown of the ECHL[/url]. Henrich recorded an assist in last night's victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack, but that evidently was not enough to spare him the humbling experience of demotion. Henrich, a former 2002 2nd round pick, has the potential to blossom into a power forward in the professional ranks but has been chastized for a poor work ethic and an unwillingness to play in high traffic areas since his Springfield debut last season.
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