The following are the official statistics for Lightning prospects playing within the Canadian Hockey League as of December 12, 2005. Leading the way are Stan Lascek, whoâ€™s first in the QMJHL in scoring, Radek Smolenak, who's in the OHL's top-20, and Justin Keller and Blair Jones, both of whom are among WHL scoring leaders.
Stanislav Lascek, RW, Chicoutimi (QMJHL): 34GP, 22-51-73, 54PIM (+24)
Radek Smolenak, LW, Kingston (OHL): 30GP, 19-24-43, 52PIM (Even)
Justin Keller, RW, Kelowna (WHL): 30GP, 21-17-38, 24PIM (+7)
Blair Jones, C, Moose Jaw (WHL): 33GP, 16-19-27, 35PIM (Even)
Mark Tobin, LW, Rimouski (QMJHL): 32GP, 12-11-23, 55PIM (-33)
Someone needs to throw Brian Eklund a lifeline.
Brian Eklund continues to struggle allowing 5 goals on 32 shots faced. The Falcons launched a futile comeback bid with Darren Reid and Norm Milley getting shorthanded talley's in the third period, the latter's coming on a penalty shot.
Post mortem from TheAHL.com.
After an excellent start, Morgan Cey has run into some difficulty in his rookie season.
Cey suffers his second straight shelling allowing 7 goals on 43 shots faced. Justin Kelly assisted on Joe Tallari's goal, the lone Chief marker of the afternoon.
Post mortem from ECHL.com.
Clean sweep 3-0 for the organization tonight top to bottom. It's a beautiful thing.
John Grahame stopped 13 of 16 for the win. The shot totals the Lightning have been giving up this season are insanely low, to the point it's contributing to Grahame's poor save percentage. I doubt he's complaining though. Old warhorse Dave Andreychuk had a goal and an assist as did Martin St. Louis.
Game sheet from NHL.com.
It was only a matter of time until the Craig/Jaspers duo sprang to life. Sorry Manchester, you drew the short straw.
Gerald Coleman got the win despite allowing 4 goals on 29 shots faced. Jason Jaspers and Ryan Craig exploded with 2 goals and 2 assists each. Cagey veterans Anders Eriksson and Norm Milley each had 2 helpers a piece. Springfield remains in 6th place in the AHL's Eastern Conference with a 14-9-1-3 record on the year.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.