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Results from Lewiston, Seattle, Lethbridge, and Victoria on the flip.
Radek Smolenak finally broke the scoresheet for Lightning prospects as his point shot on the power play was banged home by Travis Lisabeth. Mississippi had started the season 0-for-15 on the power play. The Sea Wolves would ultimately earn their first victory of the 2007-2008 season with a 4-3 shootout win over the visiting Pensacola Ice Pilots. Zbynek Hrdel was held off the score sheet for the second consecutive game, while Marek Kvapil was apparent scratch for the contest. Neither Smolenak nor Hrdel was used by Mississippi head coach Steffon Walby during the shootout, with Travis Lisabeth finally converting as Walby's sixth shooter.
Itâ€™s been a lengthy evaluation process but the time is finally here!
Today, Bolt Prospects is releasing its Preliminary Rankings for the 2007-2008 season. Due to the addition of the Lightningâ€™s 2007 draftees, who will be appearing in the rankings for the first time, we have re-expanded the list back to 25. Seven players who have never appeared in the rankings make their debut this Fall.
Kind of a heartbreaker. They probably deserved a point out of this one.
Jonathan Boutin stopped 27 of 30 shots faced but took the loss allowing a bad short side goal in the third that was the decider.
PHI Matsumoto, (5) (Bartulis, Greentree), 10:52 (PP)
NOR Fletcher, (1) (Klinkhammer, Lawrence), 16:41 (PP)
PHI Tolpeko, (1) (Matsumoto, Greentree), 19:30
NOR Leach, (1) , 17:10
PHI Ruzicka, (4) (Zingoni), 6:38
Anton But had an assist as St. Petersburg fell to Khabarovsk 3-2.
Denis Kazionov did not play in Novokuznetsk's 4-1 win over Nizhnekamsk.
Lightning Russian Prospect Statistics Through 10/28/07
LW Alexei Glukhov (Cherepovets), 22 GP, 3-10-13, 24 PIM, +2
C Dimitri Kazionov (Kazan), 22 GP, 5-4-9, 24 PIM, -5
LW Anton But (St. Petersburg), 22 GP, 3-6-9, 18 PIM, +3
RW Evgeny Artyukhin (Omsk), 19 GP, 3-2-5, 40 PIM, -1
LW Albert Visnyakov (Spartak), 8 GP, 2-0-2, 14 PIM, -3
C Denis Kazionov (Novokuznetsk), 8 GP, 0-0-0, 8 PIM, -2
G Vasily Koshechkin, 4-10-1, 0 SO, 2.85 GAA