If you don't give up breakaways on the old man, Burke will make saves for you.
11:30 of ice time and a +2 for Paul Ranger with 2 blocked shots. Artyukhin and Tarnasky were effective with some ice time early in the first, but rode the pine most of the game. 3:28 with 1 hit for Artyukhin. 3:08 and a -1 for Tarnasky. Considering how badly the Falcons got pasted tonight and the salary cap space that is evaporating day by day, I hope Feaster makes a decision soon on Artyukhin, Tarnasky, Dingman and Cibak.
Game sheet from NHL.com.
It's beginning to reach the point of being ridiculous. For the fourth time in his last six starts Vasily Koshechkin pitched a shutout today defeating Chekhov 1-0. The victory moves Koshechkin to 5-1 since assuming the starting job in Togliatti. In those six starts, Koshechkin has only allowed 5 goals. Koshechkin now leads the Russian Superleague in both save percentage and GAA.
In addition, Albert Vishnyakov made a speedy recovery from his automobile accident, scoring a goal in today's 4-1 Dynamo victory over Novosibirsk.
Finally, Nikita Alexeev returned to the lineup today for Omsk and scored a goal in Avangard's 3-2 victory over CSKA.
Chiefs fall in OT.
Brady Greco scored his first professional goal. Unfortunately, ECHL.com's scoresheet doesn't tell much else, other than the fact David Currie was in net. Will post a full box score when it becomes available.
Hard to believe the Lightning actually trailed in this game early in the third.
Tarnasky and Artyukhin were effective in limited ice time. Artyukhin with his first NHL point assisting on Andreychuk's game winning goal. Paul Ranger returned with 13:57 of ice time, 1 takeaway, 3 giveaways, 2 blocked shots and a -1 rating. I thought he struggled a bit at times. It might be considered natural that he wasn't as aggressive as usual given what he's been through. Artyukhin and Tarnasky each got a shade under 5 and a half minutes of ice time, both +1, and Evgeny landed 2 hits on the game.
Game sheet at NHL.com.