Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin and right wing Evgeny Artyukhin have been named to Team Russia for the upcoming Karjala Cup tournament. The Karjala Cup is the Finnish leg of the Euro Tour series of tournaments which feature national teams comprised of the best club players in Europe. Russia gets underway on Thursday against home club Finland.
The Islanders are wicked horrible.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 25 of 26 shots faced for the win. Filip Kuba led the way with a pair of power play goals. Andreas Karlsson, Martin St. Louis and Eric Perrin each had 1 goal and 1 assist in the game. Vaclav Prospal and Nikita Alexeev each had 2 assists. Ruslan Fedotenko, Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards each had individual helpers.
Tampa Bay 12:26, Andreas Karlsson 2 (Ruslan Fedotenko, Vaclav Prospal)
NY Islanders 19:04, Alexei Zhitnik 2 (Chris Simon, Mike York)
Tampa Bay 12:38, Martin St. Louis 11 (power play) (Eric Perrin, Vincent Lecavalier)
Tampa Bay 17:28, Filip Kuba 1 (power play) (Vaclav Prospal, Brad Richards)
Tampa Bay 12:55, Filip Kuba 2 (power play) (Martin St. Louis, Nikita Alexeev)
Tampa Bay 15:32, Eric Perrin 2 (Nikita Alexeev, Andreas Karlsson)
With the win, the Lightning get back to .500 on the season at 7-7-1.
Game sheet from NHL.com.
The Springfield Falcons are reporting winger Radek Smolenak has been reassigned to Johnstown of the ECHL. Smolenak played two games with the Falcons this past weekend and did not register a point. He was minus-1 in the 2 games. In 6 games with Johnstown this year, he has 4 goals and 2 assists.
Mike Lundin had an assist in #1 Maine's 2-2 tie against #8 Boston University. It was Lundin's 3rd assist of the season, and 5th point. He finished a +1 with 3 shots in the game.
Art Femenella was even with 1 shot on goal in Vermont's 1-0 loss to #3 Boston College. The senior defensemen has 1 goal and no assists to go along with 16 PIM in 5 games this season for the Catamounts. Vermont is 2-4-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the HEAST.
Dusty Collins went scoreless with 2 PIM in Northern Michigan's 4-2 upset over #4 Miami-Ohio. The Wildcats moved to 2-2-0 in the CCHA.
UMASS completed the weekend sweep of Providence beating the Friars 3-2.
Kevin Beech did not dress today as Brampton topped Sudbury 5-4 in overtime.
Chris Lawrence was -1 with 4 PIMs in Mississauga's 6-4 loss to Toronto despite the Ice Dogs outshooting their opponents by a staggering 57-25 margin.
Dane Crowley was scoreless in Swift Current's 4-3 overtime loss to Moose Jaw.
What a big, big win to end a tough weekend set at 2-1-0.
Karri Ramo stopped 23 of 24 shots faced to improve to 3-2-0 on the season. Andy Delmore and rookie Justin Keller had the Falcons' goals, both on the power play, while assists went to Eric Healey, Norm Milley, Mike Egener and Doug O'Brien. The point was Egener's first of the season. Delmore and Keller were named first and second stars of the game respectively.
LOW Bergfors, (3) (Vrana, LaCouture), 9:54
SPR Delmore, (3) (Healey, Milley), 8:18 (PP)
SPR Keller, (2) (Egener, O'Brien), 8:51 (PP)
The win moves Springfield to 5-6-0 on the year with 10 points which puts them in 4th place in the AHL's Atlantic Division. Springfield faces the Portland Pirates next Friday night with an opportunity to improve to .500. Portland currently sits in first place in the Atlantic Division.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Morgan Cey must be punchy after this afternoon's game.
Cey stopped 41 of 45 shots faced in the loss as the Chiefs were outshot 45-28 overall. Veteran Randy Rowe posted both of Johnstown's goals with assists going to Adam Henrich and Maxime Boisclair. Wheeling dominated the third period outshooting the Chiefs 18-4 and outscoring Johnstown 2-0 in the frame to take the victory.
JHN Rowe, (4) (Henrich), 8:39
WHE Cheesman, (1) (Bissonnette, Jensen), 6:00 (PP)
WHE Foster, (1) (Cameron, Fernholm), 7:18
JHN Rowe, (5) (Boisclair), 8:06
WHE McLean, (5) (Collins, Bissonnette), 3:07
WHE McLean, (6) (Collins), 11:34 (SH)
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
Khimik defeated Salavat Yulayev today 4-2 in the final match before the Karjala Cup break. Alexander Polushin, who has been on IR because of knee surgery, has yet to play for Khimik this season. The Superleague now adjourns for ten days for the Finnish leg of the Euro Tour tournament series. Russia still has not announced their roster as of this posting for the event.