Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 2-2 tie with HV 71.
Andreas Holmqvist had a power play assist and 2 penalty minutes in Frolunda's 3-2 loss to Mora. Andreas has 1 goal and 6 points in 15 games with 2 penalty minutes and a +3 rating. He is second on Frolunda behind only former NHLer Tommi Kallio in shots on goal with 48.
No comment necessary, except to get to the ten word minimum: that was freaking abysmal.
Russianprospects.com is reporting Lightning prospect Denis Kazionov has left Novokuznetsk and is currently trying out for Avangard Omsk of the Superleague. Kazionov had not played for Novokuznetsk for nearly a month and is scoreless in 8 games this season.
The web site also reports Evgeny Artyukhin was released by Omsk yesterday. "The young towering forward struggled to deliver this season for his new club, with just 3 goals and 2 assists in 19 games," russianprospects.com reports. "His high salary has reportedly prevented him from joining one of the clubs looking to employ his services."
Hat tip to BP reader yakacack.
Edmonton Oil Kings 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 (SO)
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM
Fadden contributed to all three Hurricanes goals in regulation with his goal and two assists all coming on the power play. He had a chance to win the game in the shootout for Lethbridge, but did not convert as the Hurricanesâ€™ third shooter. Expansion Edmonton won the game after 8 shooters, ending Lethbridgeâ€™s 5 game win streak.
Kamloops Blazers 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did Not Play.
Itâ€™s almost as if both Jung and Westblom got the night off. Westblom only faced 13 shots in a 6-1 Rockets win.
CHL, BCHL stats for Lightning prospects as of October 29, 2007.
Key (Skaters): Games Played, Goals-Assists-Points, Plus/Minus, Penalties in Minutes.
Key (Goalies): Wins-Losses-Overtime Losses-Shootout Losses, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage, Shutouts.
Vancouver Giants 0 @ Prince George Cougars 3
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
The Cougars are starting to pick up steam, led by Tyrell, who scored Prince Georgeâ€™s second and third goals against Vancouverâ€”both on the power play.
OK, I'm officially concerned with how the team is performing on the road.
Johan Holmqvist played well stopping 32 of 35 shots in the loss, although he had the benefit of several posts and crossbars.
NY Rangers 7:40, Nigel Dawes 3 (Paul Mara, Brendan Shanahan)
Tampa Bay 6:28, Vincent Lecavalier 6 (penalty shot)
NY Rangers 10:45, Jaromir Jagr 3 (power play) (Michal Rozsival, Chris Drury)
NY Rangers 13:29, Brendan Shanahan 2 (power play) (Chris Drury, Jaromir Jagr)
Yahoo! Sports is reporting the Lightning has recalled defenseman Matt Smaby from Norfolk.
Smaby will not play tonight, however, as Damian Cristodero reports in his St. Pete Times blog that it looks as though Dan Boyle will return to action tonight.
Cristodero states Doug Janik was slated to be the sixth defenseman tonight even though it is Smaby's "turn," because Smaby is coming off playing four straight days. Janik, however, was practicing with the injured players and scratches and not the starters--a group that included Smaby.
Update: tampabaylightning.comâ€™s â€œInsiderâ€ is reporting Boyle was removed from the injured reserve list and will play.
With Boyle and Smaby both active and with the Lightning, the club now must decide which defenseman, Smaby or Janik, goes to Norfolk.
For more, please see Damian Cristodero's SPT blog.