Submitted by pete on October 23, 2006 - 16:03
[url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] was scoreless as Yaroslavl was shut out by Nizhnekamsk 2-0. Artyukhin did, however, manage to become the first Superleague player to break 100 penalty minutes in the game. With 101 PIM in 18 games Artyukhin moves into first in the Superleague, 6 ahead of former Lightning enforcer Reid Simpson of Chekhov.
Submitted by chad on October 23, 2006 - 14:18
[b]Lightning NCAA Prospect Statistics Through 10/23:[/b] Dusty Collins - C - Northern Michigan Univ., Senior: 6 GP - 1 goal, 0 assist, 1 point. Goal scored in 3-3 tie against Wisconsin on Oct. 7. Mike Lundin - D - Univ. of Maine, Senior: 5 GP - 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points. Assist and PPG in 6-2 win against North Dakota on Oct 20.
Submitted by pete on October 22, 2006 - 18:56
[url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] was scoreless in Owen Sound's 5-0 loss to Windsor. [url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] stopped 23 of 25 in Sudbury's 3-2 win over Belleville. [b]Lightning CHL Prospect Statistics Through 10/22:[/b] Chris Lawrence, Mississauga (OHL), 7 GP, 6-5-11, 12 PIM, +1 Marek Bartanus, Owen Sound (OHL), 11 GP, 3-7-10, 8 PIM, +2 Dane Crowley, Swift Current (WHL), 9 GP, 0-4-4, 26 PIM, -4 Vladimir Mihalik, Prince George (WHL), 4 GP, 0-1-1, 6 PIM, -2 Kevin Beech, Sudbury (OHL), 13 GP, 6-6-0, 1 SO, 3.04 GAA, .898 sv%
Submitted by pete on October 22, 2006 - 17:30
[url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] gets his first professional win in style. SPR-3 BRI-0 [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] weathered the Falcons getting outshot 27-17 in the first two periods and ended up stopping 34 of 34 in the game for the shutout and his first professional win in North America. [url=norm-milley]Norm Milley[/url] led the way offensively with a pair of goals while Eric Healey had two helpers in the game. Zdenek Blatny had the Falcons' other goal while individual helpers went to [url=blair-jones]Blair Jones[/url], Jared Aulin and [url=marek-kvapil]Marek Kvapil[/url]. But the day ultimately belong to the 20 year old wunderkind Ramo, who held his no doubt tired team even in the game in their third contest in three nights giving veterans like Milley and Blatny the opportunity they needed to steal a critical two points. 2-4-0 isn't a great record, but it looks a lot better than 1-5-0 in a weekend where the Falcons had already lost two close games in the third period. Your three stars: 1. Ramo, 2. Milley, 3. Blatny. Game sheet from [url=http://stats.theahl.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1002303]TheAHL.com[/url].
Submitted by pete on October 22, 2006 - 17:24
Just couldn't get over the top in a one goal game. JHN-3 TRE-5 [url=gerald-coleman]Gerald Coleman[/url] stopped 27 of 31 shots faced for the loss before Trenton scored an empty net goal with 17 seconds remaining to seal the Chiefs' fate. The Johnstown attack was lead by Maxime Boisclair's pair of helpers, his first professional points. [url=andre-deveaux]Andre Deveaux[/url], [url=zbynek-hrdel]Zbynek Hrdel[/url] and Doug Andress had Johnstown's goals with individual helpers going to [url=radek-smolenak]Radek Smolenak[/url], [url=stanislav-lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] and Jean Desrochers. Game sheet from [url=http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=926]ECHL.com[/url].
Submitted by pete on October 22, 2006 - 16:35
[url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=8952]ECHL.com finally has a press release up[/url] confirming the Falcons have sent RW/C Andre Deveaux to Johnstown of the ECHL. Deveaux already has a goal in this afternoon's Chiefs game in Trenton. Also, [url=jay-rosehill]Jay Rosehill[/url] is in the lineup this afternoon for the Springfield Falcons, so he has presumably been recalled to the AHL after playing in Johnstown's opener last night. [b]Update:[/b] The full ECHL transactions for Johnstown today [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=8950]were as follows[/url]: Andre Deveaux, F assigned by Springfield (AHL) John Toffey, F activated off IR Adam Henrich, F placed on the 3-day IR Jay Rosehill, D recalled to Springfield (AHL)
Submitted by pete on October 22, 2006 - 14:43
[url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin's[/url] record dropped to 6-3-2 today as Togliatti was pummelled 7-0 by Cherepovets. Alexei Glukhov had 2 assists for Severstal. Anton But was scoreless as SKA fell to Ufa 4-2. Albert Vishnyakov had a goal in Dynamo's 4-2 win over Amur. The talley was Vishnyakov's 6th goal of the year and 9th point in 13 games this year. [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] was scoreless in Tver's 4-2 win over the Soviet Wings. [url=alexander-polushin]Alex Polushin[/url] remains on IR for Khimik who fell 4-2 to Omsk.
Submitted by pete on October 21, 2006 - 20:51
[url=marek-bartanus]Marek Bartanus[/url] had an assist in Owen Sound's 6-3 loss to Saginaw. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] remains out for Swift Current. [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik's[/url] Prince George plays later against Tri-City, but Mihalik is still nursing his shoulder injury.
Submitted by pete on October 21, 2006 - 20:36
Offense clicking and back to .500. Time to unleash some revenge on the Canes. TB-6 WSH-4 Marc Denis stopped 29 of 33 for the win. Nikita Alexeev, of all people, had a pair of goals while Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist each. Vincent Lecavalier and Andreas Karlsson also had goals while Pratt, Tarnasky, Taylor, Afanasenkov and Boyle all had individual helpers. For [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url], it was his first point of the season. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS020110.HTM]NHL.com[/url]. Doug Janik blocked one shot in 8:44. Eric Perrin was -1 with 1 block in 12:36. Tarnasky was +1 in 3:39 with 4 penalty minutes. It cannot be underestimated how important it was for Brad Richards to finally score a goal or what a great omen it is for "the big three" to all get goals tonight. The Lightning should be going into these upcoming games against Carolina confident and ready to prove they've got a legitimate contender for the division title this year.