Victoria Grizzlies 1 @ Burnaby Express 6
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Chicago Steel 3 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 4
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 3 shots on goal
Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ P.E.I. Rocket 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 2 shots on goal
Vancouver Giants 5 @ Prince George Cougars 2
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Lethbridge Hurricanes 0 @ Prince Albert Raiders 4
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, -4, 7 PIM (interference, fighting major vs. Andrew Clark)
Seattle goaltender Jacob DeSerras was the game's third star. Helenius has two starts since February 13th (1-1), whereas DeSerras has six (4-1 and 1 no decision). According tot he Lightning, Helenius is battling a sprained knee.
Love the win, but can the Lightning defer the points in the standings?
Mike Smith allowed 2 goals on 25 shots to collect his first win in a Lightning uniform.
Toronto 0:27, Alexander Steen 12 (Mats Sundin, Tomas Kaberle)
Toronto 11:29, Jason Blake 12 (Ian White)
Tampa Bay 2:02, Dan Boyle 4 (power play) (Vincent Lecavalier, Jussi Jokinen)
Contributions from all the new acquisitions tonight. The Captain, Alexandre Picard, got his first goal for the Lightning and Jeff Halpern and Jussi Jokinen had helpers.
If the Lightning can just find a way to get Stamkos this June, I think they're going to be alright.
In the words of Rob Schneider from Waterboy, "Oh no, we suck again."
Marc Denis allowed 6 goals on 41 shots for the loss.
HFD Parenteau, (25) (Byers, Hutchinson), 6:09
HFD Hutchinson, (15) (Parenteau, Pock), 7:38 (PP)
NOR Jones, (10) (Denis), 19:23
HFD Anisimov, (11) (Hutchinson, Jessiman), 7:16 (PP)
HFD Korpikoski, (16) (Parenteau, Hutchinson), 16:36 (PP)
HFD Moore, (21) (Hutchinson, Pock), 6:06 (PP)
NOR Klinkhammer, (8) (Koci, Kearns), 6:42
HFD Korpikoski, (17) (Ouellette), 14:52
I feel bad for Steve Stirling. Every time he gets this team tuned up right, they shuffle the deck on him.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
After a blazing start to the new year in January, the month of February has been disastrous for Ryan Munce and the Mississippi Sea Wolves. Highlights include:
- Wolves go 1-5 on a six game road trip; Munce goes 1-4 and is pulled twice.
- Wolves are currently 1-4 on a seven game home stand; Munce is 1-3 and has been pulled twice
- Marek Kvapil (3-7-10 in 10gp) and Zbynek Hrdel (1-0-1 in 2gp) recalled to Norfolk during the current home stand
- Mike Egener returned to the lineup and scored a goal and a fighting major
Norfolk Admirals General Manager Claude Loiselle today announced that the Admirals have acquired forward David Koci (â€œKOH-cheeâ€) on loan from the NHLâ€™s Chicago Blackhawks. In addition, Loiselle announced that the Admiralsâ€™ NHL parent club, the Tampa Bay Lightning, have loaned Norfolk defenseman Justin Fletcher to the AHLâ€™s Rockford IceHogs.
Koci, 26, is a 6â€™6â€, 238 lb. forward from Prague, Czech Republic. The seventh-year pro has registered 1,074 penalty minutes as a professional. He has spent the majority of the season with the NHLâ€™s Chicago Blackhawks where he registered nearly four penalty minutes per game. The NHL heavyweight has 156 penalty minutes in 27 NHL games over the past two seasons.
The Norfolk Admirals are reporting that Admirals winger Junior Lessard has been recalled to the Tampa Bay Lightning as GM Jay Feaster indicated would happen during several interviews on Wednesday. Technically, Lessard was recalled on an emergency basis as Lightning center Chris Gratton will be undergoing hip surgery next week, according to tampabaylightning.com.
Lightning prospect and Harvard University commit Alex Killorn of Deerfield Academy was named by the NEIPSHA to its Division I All-New England West team.
Deerfield finished their regular season with a 16-6-2 record. Killorn had a goal in his final home game, a 4-3 Deerfield win over Westminster. (Stat update coming soon)
The Lightning welcomed all their new acquisitions into Tampa tonight.
Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss in his Lightning debut.
Minnesota 3:46, Todd Fedoruk 3 (power play) (Pierre-Marc Bouchard)
Minnesota 4:56, Pavol Demitra 13 (Mikko Koivu)
Tampa Bay 12:22, Michel Ouellet 9 (power play) (Paul Ranger, Jeff Halpern)
Jeff Halpern had 1 goal and 1 assist and was +1 in 17:44 with 4 shots and 3 hits. He was also named first star of the game.
Jussi Jokinen was -1 in 22:28 with 4 shots and 2 hits. Hope you like ice time, young man.
Alexandre Picard, who was recalled from Norfolk prior to the game, played 19:54 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots.