Now THAT'S an impressive win.
Morgan Cey stopped 23 of 24 shots faced in the win. Someone break up Johnstown's checking line. Eric Przepiorka led the Chiefs attack tonight with 1 goal and 1 assist while Ryan Gibbons had a pair of assists. Brandon Elliot stayed hot scoring his 10th goal of the season while Randy Rowe and Maxime Boisclair had the other Chiefs goals. Andrew Martens and John Adams had individual helpers.
A convincing win on the road against the first place team in the North Division is a strong strong signal the Chiefs have righted their ship and are ready to make a run toward the playoffs. Johnstown improves to 1 game under .500 and are 5 points back of 4th place Toledo. The Chiefs have won three straight games.
JHN Boisclair, (12) (Martens), 2:54 (PP)
JHN Przepiorka, (6) (Gibbons, Adams), 3:10
CIN Stewart, (6) (Starling, Aubin), 7:07
JHN Elliott, (10) (Przepiorka, Gibbons), 7:56
JHN Rowe, (13) , 14:03
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
LOW Pelley, (9) (Harant, Mottau), 8:49
SPR Henrich, (2) (Rogers, Wanvig), 13:25
LOW Marshall, (5) (Ryznar, Pihlman), 6:33
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Prince George saw their four game winning streak come to an end as they lost in Kamloops 2-1. Vladimir Mihalik was scoreless and even in the game.
As big as a house, and I'm not referring to Alexander Kharitonov's, well, you know...
And now it's 5 points.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 29 of 31 shots before stopping 1 of 2 shooters in the shootout for the win. King Holmer's perfection on a shot by shot basis goes by the board, but he still has yet to be bested by another goaltender in the penalty shot session. The Lightning's goals came from Vincent Lecavalier and Blair Jones, with Jones' goal being the first of his young NHL career. Ryan Craig, Brad Richards, Andre Roy and Tim Taylor had individual assists. The Lightning were a perfect 3-for-3 in the shootout with goals from the big three: Lecavalier, Richards and St. Louis.
Jones was +1 in 7:03 tonight with 1 shot, 1 hit and 2 takeaways. He was 1 for 2 on draws as well.
With the Lightning's win and Atlanta's shootout loss tonight the Lightning have moved to within 5 points of the division lead with a game in hand. The Lightning also have moved within 2 points of 4th place Montreal which lost to Carolina tonight.
Tampa Bay 2:23, Vincent Lecavalier 34 (power play) (Ryan Craig, Brad Richards)
Tampa Bay 4:18, Blair Jones 1 (Andre Roy, Tim Taylor)
Los Angeles 1:13, Mike Weaver 1 (Derek Armstrong, Dustin Brown)
Los Angeles 7:41, Mike Weaver 2 (Brian Willsie, Anze Kopitar)
Los Angeles- Kopitar
Tampa Bay- Lecavalier, Richards, St. Louis
Game sheet from NHL.com.