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.
Mike Lundin had an assist in #1 Maine's 2-2 tie against #8 Boston University. It was Lundin's 3rd assist of the season, and 5th point. He finished a +1 with 3 shots in the game.
Art Femenella was even with 1 shot on goal in Vermont's 1-0 loss to #3 Boston College. The senior defensemen has 1 goal and no assists to go along with 16 PIM in 5 games this season for the Catamounts. Vermont is 2-4-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the HEAST.
Dusty Collins went scoreless with 2 PIM in Northern Michigan's 4-2 upset over #4 Miami-Ohio. The Wildcats moved to 2-2-0 in the CCHA.
UMASS completed the weekend sweep of Providence beating the Friars 3-2.