Jonathan Boutin stopped 12 of 17 shots faced in the first and third periods to take the loss. Karri Ramo allowed 3 goals on 19 shots in the middle stanza in relief. The Falcons drop back to 1 game below .500.
ROC Ryan, (8) (MacArthur, Sekera), 8:38 (PP)
ROC Jacina, (5) (Paille, Zagrapan), 9:26
ROC Kreps, (3) (Smith), 19:30 (PP)
ROC Jacina, (6) (Ryan, Smith), 1:06
ROC Mancari, (3) (Kreps, Booth), 6:07
ROC Mancari, (4) (Kreps, Smith), 13:18 (PP)
ROC Ryan, (9) (Jacina), 1:38
ROC MacArthur, (9) (Mancari, Smith), 5:17 (PP)
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless today in Kazan's 3-1 loss to Magnitogorsk.
In the Russian Upper League:
Dimitry Bezrukov, Almetievsk (RUS2), 14 GP, 2-2-4, 45 PIM, +1
Ilya Solarev, Kazakhmys (RUS2), 11 GP, 7-3-10, 6 PIM, +5
Marek Bartanus was a scratch in Owen Sound's 2-1 win at Kitchener.
Chris Lawrence had an assist and was +1 in Mississauga's 3-2 loss to Brampton.
Kevin Beech took the loss as Sudbury fell to Guelph 5-2.
Dane Crowley was -2 and had a fight as Swift Current fell at Medicine Hat 4-1.
Vladimir Mihalik was scoreless with 2 penalty minutes as Prince George lost at Everett 3-1.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 29 of 31 shots faced in regulation/overtime before stopping 7 of 7 penalty shots in the shootout to outduel Rick Dipietro. Holmqvist is a perfect 5-0-0 in his last 5 starts and is now 5-2-0 on the season. Nikita Alexeev and Brad Richards had the Lightning's goals in regulation, but it took Dimitry Afanasenkov's shootout goal to secure the second point. Vincent Lecavalier had 2 assists and Filip Kuba chipped in an individual helper. Richards and Lecavalier were first and third stars of the game respectively. Holmer was robbed.
Tampa Bay 2:32, Nikita Alexeev 7 (Vincent Lecavalier)
Tampa Bay 5:08, Brad Richards 6 (power play) (Vincent Lecavalier, Filip Kuba)
NY Islanders 8:00, Radek Martinek 1 (unassisted)
NY Islanders 19:21, Mike York 5 (Viktor Kozlov)
NY Islanders NONE
Tampa Bay Dimitry Afanasenkov
Doug Janik was +1 in 8:25 with 1 shot on goal. Eric Perrin was -1 in 13:01 with 3 shots and 1 hit and he was 4/4 on draws. Nick Tarnasky received just 2 shifts in the game for 54 seconds of ice time with 1 hit with Tim Taylor out due to injury. The Lightning continue to follow the policy that they just won't give Tarnasky ice time unless it is the third period of a blowout.
Game sheet from NHL.com.
Karri Ramo is my hero.
For the second game in a row Ramo stole two points stopping 33 of 35 shots faced in regulation/overtime before stopping 5 of 6 penalty shots in the shootout. Ramo has won 4 of his last 5 starts and is now 6-3-0 on the season. Ramo's feats were even more incredible tonight considering the Falcons were again badly outshot 35-18. Andy Delmore and Stanislav Lascek scored the Falcons goals. Lascek's talley was his first goal and point in the AHL. Helpers went to Matt Smaby, Dan Cavanaugh, Jean Desrochers and Marek Kvapil. Zdenek Blatny and Eric Healey converted in the shootout session to secure the win. Ramo and Lascek were the first and third stars of the game, respectively.
SPR Delmore, (5) (Smaby, Cavanaugh), 19:48 (PP)
SPR Lascek, (1) (Desrochers, Kvapil), 2:59
TOR Mitchell, (1) (Earl, Corey), 16:16
TOR Ondrus, (1) (Earl, Newbury), 14:23
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.