Submitted by chad on October 1, 2006 - 16:25
According to Falconsahl.com, the Springfield Falcons concluded their preseason with a 3-0 loss to Hartford today. Morgan Cey stopped 28 of 31 in the loss. (For today's lineup, see the Falconsahl.com link above.) The following players were reassigned to the Falcons' ECHL affiliate, the Johnstown Chiefs, this weekend:
Submitted by chad on October 1, 2006 - 15:52
Kevin Beech, playing his third game in under 48 hours, came up short in his bid to win all three as he let 5 of 38 shots get by him in a 5-4 Sudbury loss to Toronto. Sudbury held a 4-3 lead in the early third but couldn't hang on for the win. For the weekend, Beech stopped 89 of 97 shots, including a 27-save shutout Friday night. Vlad Mihalik and Prince George play Vancouver later today.
Submitted by pete on September 30, 2006 - 22:04
Pretty disconcerting collapse from a 3-0 lead. TB-3 DAL-4 (OT) Marc Denis stopped 21 of 22 shots faced through 2 periods before giving way to Johan Holmqvist who allowed 3 goals on 15 shots faced for the loss. Ruslan Fedotenko led the way offensively in his first game back from injury with 2 assists. The Lightning goals were scored by Vaclav Prospal, Dimitry Afanasenkov and Tim Taylor. Individual helpers went to Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url] and Eric Perrin. The Lightning were outshot 37 to 20 in the game and went 1-for-6 on the power play. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS010102.HTM]NHL.com[/url]. Doug Janik played 24:48 of even hockey with 2 shots and 3 hits. Perrin played 12:11 of even hockey with 1 shot and 1 hit. He was also 42% on draws. Tarnasky played 7:30 and was +1 with 2 hits and 1 blocked shot.
Submitted by pete on September 30, 2006 - 20:51
[url=kevin-beech]Kevin Beech[/url] stopped 29 of 32 shots faced for the victory in Sudbury's 5-3 win over Belleville. He was 11 for 11 in the third period as the Wolves came behind for the victory. [url=chris-lawrence]Chris Lawrence[/url] had a pair of power play goals as Mississauga beat Barrie 5-2. Lawrence was -1 with 4 PIMs in the game. For the second time this year, Lawrence was named First Star in a game. Travis Fuller, who played for the Lightning in Traverse City and spent a week at Springfield's camp as a free agent, had two assists in his return to the OHL. Fuller was acquired from Barrie in the offseason. Marek Bartanus had a power play assist in Owen Sound's 5-2 win over Kitchener. Bartanus was even in the game. [url=dane-crowley]Dane Crowley[/url] was scoreless and even as Swift Current defeated Lethbridge 2-1. In his first regular season game with the Cougars, [url=vladimir-mihalik]Vladimir Mihalik[/url] had a power play assist and was with 4 PIMs (two minors for interference) to help Prince George beat expansion Chilliwack 5-3. Mihalik was named the game's No.3 Star.
Submitted by pete on September 30, 2006 - 20:45
PRO-3 SPR-1 [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/]According to Falconsahl.com[/url], [url=justin-keller]Justin Keller[/url] was the lone goal scorer for Springfield. [url=http://www.providencebruins.com/press_releases/index.php?id=493&pbruins_session=ca3ef14b20eb5b9d37bb19110f4c5a07]The Providence Bruins website reports[/url] the assists went to [url=stanislav-lascek]Stanislav Lascek[/url] and Eric Healey. [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] was in net for Springfield and got the loss.
Submitted by chad on September 30, 2006 - 19:55
The Springfield Falcons sent out a release stating Norm Milley has cleared waivers and was reassigned to the Falcons. Milley gets the "honor" of being the last cut of the 2006 Lightning camp.
Submitted by pete on September 30, 2006 - 17:18
Submitted by pete on September 30, 2006 - 17:14
Apparently there has been a miscommunication in scheduling between the Falcons, who moved tonight's game from 7pm to 6pm and B2 Networks. As a consequence, Bolt Prospects will not be able to live blog tonight's game. We will have a game recap later tonight at the conclusion of the game.