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Game Night 9/16: Lightning at Capitals
Submitted by pete on October 16, 2005 - 18:37
If two teams play a hockey game and nobody is there to see it, does it make a sound? Geez, they might as well play in a mausoleum. TB-2 WSH-3 (Final-SO) The Lightning are not living up to billing in shootouts. The [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020083.HTM]game sheet[/url] can be found at NHL.com. Jay Feaster vows to trim the roster to 20 after the game. Paul Ranger got his second taste of NHL action and the implicit message is that one of either Ranger or Helbling will be demoted after the game. For my money, Paul Ranger sealed his roster spot with a superb shift at the end of OT that could've easily resulted in the OT winner had Vincent Lecavalier finished. He finished with 15:37 of ice time with one shot on goal, two takeaways and two blocked shots. Either way, a defenseman being sent down to Springfield would be a God send for the Falcons given their injury issues.