MAN-3 (Final OT)
Game sheet can be found from theahl.com. My goodness, Manchester's radio guy sounds like a game show host. Furious last 5-6 minutes as Artyukhin scores the go ahead goal only to see Tukonen tie it up with 0:56 left with the extra attacker. Manchester wins it in OT. Springfield falls to 2-0-1-0. Coleman stops 32 of 35 in his professional debut. Evgeny Artyukhin named the game's third star.
Paul Ranger did pretty darn well in his NHL debut. No big mistakes and he supported the play well all night long. 12:01 of ice time with 2 shots on goal and an even rating. Meanwhile, the top two scoring lines continue to show signs they are awaking from their slumber with a three point night for Vincent Lecavalier. Game sheet can be found via NHL.com.
Fredrik Norrena's perfect 7-0-0 record took a small blemish today. For the first time this season Linkopings failed to seize victory as they tied Farjestads 1-1. Norrena stopped 31 of 32 shots faced in the game. The Finnish born netminder is now second in the Elitserien with a 1.35 GAA and a .951 save percentage. He is also tied for the league lead in shutouts with 2.
Vasily Koshechkin had his second stright shut out victory today as Togliatti defeated Chekhov 2-0. Koshechkin has won all three of his starts since taking the starting job from David Svoboda allowing just two goals over that span. Forward prospect Dimitry Kazionov had 4 penalty minutes for Lada in the game.