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Finglish

The Seattle Times has a feature today on Lightning goaltending prospect Riku Helenius:

Quote:
When Helenius gets really animated, he explodes into a steady cadence of Finnish and English. It's a hybrid of discordant syllables, and though no one really understands each word, the meaning is clear.

"There's some form of yelling coming out of his mask, but no one really knows what he's saying," Seattle coach Rob Sumner said.

"It just comes out naturally," Helenius said with a wide smile. "The players can figure out what I'm saying. There might be a couple of bad words, but those are bad words in Finnish, too."

For the remainder of the feature, see the Seattle Times story, T-Birds Goalie is a Force.

CHL Game Night: 10/26

Friday's Highlights:

  • Another First Star effort from Crowley
  • Helenius back in action for Seattle
  • See Dana Tyrell for your insurance needs

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AHL Game Night 10/26: Phantoms at Admirals

The Ads played a spirited first 45 minutes, but faded in the final 15.

PHI-6
NOR-3

Ryan Munce allowed 5 goals on 28 shots for the loss.

First Period
NOR Taylor, (3) (Klinkhammer, Mihalik), 15:00

Second Period
PHI Matsumoto, (4) (Picard, Ross), 2:47 (PP)
PHI Greentree, (3) (Matsumoto, Bartulis), 3:08 (PP)
PHI Zingoni, (3) (Cabana, Picard), 15:14 (SH)
NOR Jones, (2) (Wanvig, Milley), 15:43 (PP)

Third Period
NOR Collymore, (1) (Keller, Lawrence), 1:50
PHI Cabana, (1) (Picard), 5:08
PHI Ross, (2) (Tolpeko, Zingoni), 8:20 (PP)
PHI Guenin, (1) (Boucher), 19:15 (EN/SH)

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

Smaby Assigned to Norfolk

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Lightning has assigned defenseman Matt Smaby to Norfolk of the American Hockey League.

Smaby, who made his NHL debut on October 4 against New Jersey, has recorded four penalty minutes in four games.

A Minnesota native and University of North Dakota product, Smaby spent a majority of last season at Springfield in the AHL, registering two tallies and 16 points in 66 contests. He was selected by the Lightning in the second round of the 2003 draft.

Damian Cristodero of the St. Pete Times speculates Smaby could return to Tampa after a three-game weekend with the Admirals and that this move looks to be unrelated to Dan Boyle returning.

CHL Game Night: 10/25

WHL
Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 @ Calgary Hitmen 0
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM

Despite only managing 14 shots, Lethbridge shut out the league-leading Hitmen in Calgary 4-0 Thursday night. One of Fadden’s two assists came on the power play.

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