Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin and right wing Evgeny Artyukhin have been named to Team Russia for the upcoming Karjala Cup tournament. The Karjala Cup is the Finnish leg of the Euro Tour series of tournaments which feature national teams comprised of the best club players in Europe. Russia gets underway on Thursday against home club Finland.
The Islanders are wicked horrible.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 25 of 26 shots faced for the win. Filip Kuba led the way with a pair of power play goals. Andreas Karlsson, Martin St. Louis and Eric Perrin each had 1 goal and 1 assist in the game. Vaclav Prospal and Nikita Alexeev each had 2 assists. Ruslan Fedotenko, Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards each had individual helpers.
Tampa Bay 12:26, Andreas Karlsson 2 (Ruslan Fedotenko, Vaclav Prospal)
NY Islanders 19:04, Alexei Zhitnik 2 (Chris Simon, Mike York)
Tampa Bay 12:38, Martin St. Louis 11 (power play) (Eric Perrin, Vincent Lecavalier)
Tampa Bay 17:28, Filip Kuba 1 (power play) (Vaclav Prospal, Brad Richards)
Tampa Bay 12:55, Filip Kuba 2 (power play) (Martin St. Louis, Nikita Alexeev)
Tampa Bay 15:32, Eric Perrin 2 (Nikita Alexeev, Andreas Karlsson)
With the win, the Lightning get back to .500 on the season at 7-7-1.
Game sheet from NHL.com.
The Springfield Falcons are reporting winger Radek Smolenak has been reassigned to Johnstown of the ECHL. Smolenak played two games with the Falcons this past weekend and did not register a point. He was minus-1 in the 2 games. In 6 games with Johnstown this year, he has 4 goals and 2 assists.
Defensemen, Art Femenella was a +1 with 1 shot on goal in Vermont's 5-2 exhibition win over the University of Ottawa. In 61 career NCAA games at Vermont, the senior has 2 goals and no assists with 146 PIM.