Submitted by pete on March 9, 2006 - 21:46
Playoffs in serious jeopardy... TB-5 BUF-8 Sean Burke got the loss allowing 2 goals in relief but it was John Grahame's 5 goals on 16 shots through 2 periods that put the Lightning behind the eight ball. Paul Ranger got his 14th assist of the season, which is small solace. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020929.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 8, 2006 - 20:47
[b]QMJHL[/b] There were no Lightning prospects in action tonight in the QMJHL. [b]OHL[/b] Radek Smolenak had 2 goals, his 37th and 38th of the season, and was named 2nd star of the game as Kingston defeated Mississauga 5-4. Chris Lawrence was held scoreless for tne Ice Dogs. [b]WHL[/b] Vladimir Mihalik was scoreless with an even rating as Red Deer defeated Medicine Hat 3-2 in overtime. Blair Jones had 1 assist as Moose Jaw fell to Brandon 6-4. Justin Keller was held scoreless but was +2 as Kelowna beat Kootenay 3-1.
Submitted by pete on March 8, 2006 - 20:42
Norm Milley [url=http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=157665&hubname=nhl]was placed on waivers today[/url], likely with a view towards sending him back down to Springfield who once again played a man short. SPR-3 ALB-5 Jonathan Boutin stopped 27 of 32 in the loss. Zdenek Blatny, who has been everything advertised and more since coming to the Falcons in exchange for Brian Eklund, had 2 goals and 3 points for Springfield. Gerard Dicaire also had a helper on the night. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001871]TheAHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 7, 2006 - 22:04
There were no games in the CHL last night, hence no update for 3/6. [b]QMJHL[/b] Stan Lascek had a pair of assists as Chicoutimi defeated Rimouski 3-1. Mark Tobin was scoreless for les Oceanic but did manage 7 shots on goal and 9 hits in the contest. [b]OHL[/b] There were no games in the OHL tonight. [b]WHL[/b] IN PROGRESS: Late in the third, Vladimir Mihalik is scoreless and -1 but Red Deer leads Calgary 4-3.
Submitted by pete on March 7, 2006 - 21:56
You know things are bad when the team that rides the short bus to the game (alright, that's an unnecessary cheap shot) manages to steal a point from you. TB-5 PIT-4 (SO) John Grahame stopped 24 of 27 before beating M.A. Fleury in the shootout 2-0 on successful attempts by Richards and Prospal. Congratulations to Darren Reid on his first NHL point, a secondary assist on the first of Dan Boyle's two goals. Ryan Craig later got a helper on a Dimitry Afanasenkov marker. Craig led the rookies in ice time with 18:30 but did not manage a shot on goal. He was +1. Paul Ranger was +2 in 17:40 with 1 hit. Nick Tarnasky was even with 1 shot in 5:37. Darren Reid was +1 in 5:21 with 1 shot and 1 hit. Norm Milley was a scratch and Evgeny Artyukhin served the first game of his two game suspension for El Kabonging a Senator with his own helmet. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020918.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 7, 2006 - 15:02
Lada Togliatti defeated Chekhov today 4-1 to hand Vasily Koshechkin his 18th win of the season. His record improves to 18-13-6 overall. The average age of the team iced today by Lada: 22.44 years old. There is just one tour remaining on the Russian regular season schedule.
Submitted by pete on March 7, 2006 - 13:52
As the SM-liiga regular season continues to wind down, Karri Ramo tried to make a case for playing time in the playoffs as he shut out last place KalPa 4-0 today. The young netminder made 32 saves to improve his record to 9-7-3 this season. Ramo is currently 5th in the league with a .933 save percentage and 6th in GAA with a 2.03 GAA. There are now four games remaining for HPK in the regular season.
Submitted by pete on March 6, 2006 - 22:23
Sens crush Lightning. In related news, the sky is blue. OTT-4 TB-0 At least Reid and Tarnasky got some garbage time to sharpen their games, although 5 and a half minutes a piece isn't much. Post mortem from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020913.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]