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
Providence 3 @ Massachusetts 3 ot
D UMASS John Wessbecker 0-0-0, -1, 1 shot
UMASS (2-2-2) out shot the Friars 40-28 but settled for the tie as Providence (1-4-1) scored with six seconds left in the third. Wessbecker and the Minutemen host Merrimack (3-1-0) next Saturday.
Boston University 2 @ #3 Michigan 6
D Mich Kevin Quick 0-1-1, +3, 2 shots
Quick picked up his first collegiate point and finished a +3 in the win over a struggling BU team. Michigan (5-1-0) heads to Nebraska-Omaha (1-2-0) for a two game CCHA series with the Mavericks next weekend.
- Fadden a Second Star
- Multi-point night for Courtnall
- Tough night in net for Jung
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The Reading Royals played spoiler to the return of hockey to the Gulf Coast after a two-year hiatus following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Royals peppered former Lightning prospect Morgan Cey with 44 shots enroute to a decisive 5-2 victory over the Mississippi Sea Wolves. Lightning prospects have been held off the scoresheet in the Wolves' first three games