Karri Ramo is my hero.
For the second game in a row Ramo stole two points stopping 33 of 35 shots faced in regulation/overtime before stopping 5 of 6 penalty shots in the shootout. Ramo has won 4 of his last 5 starts and is now 6-3-0 on the season. Ramo's feats were even more incredible tonight considering the Falcons were again badly outshot 35-18. Andy Delmore and Stanislav Lascek scored the Falcons goals. Lascek's talley was his first goal and point in the AHL. Helpers went to Matt Smaby, Dan Cavanaugh, Jean Desrochers and Marek Kvapil. Zdenek Blatny and Eric Healey converted in the shootout session to secure the win. Ramo and Lascek were the first and third stars of the game, respectively.
SPR Delmore, (5) (Smaby, Cavanaugh), 19:48 (PP)
SPR Lascek, (1) (Desrochers, Kvapil), 2:59
TOR Mitchell, (1) (Earl, Corey), 16:16
TOR Ondrus, (1) (Earl, Newbury), 14:23
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Coleman stopped 29 of 31 shots faced for the win. Since returning from an injury suffered in October, Coleman is 3-0-1 with a 2.75 GAA and .920 save percentage. Veteran Randy Rowe and Adam Henrich led the offense with 1 goal and 1 assist each. In his last three games Henrich has 3 goals and 6 points with 9 penalty minutes and a +4 rating. The other Chiefs goals were scored by Ryan Gibbons and Zbynek Hrdel. Individual assists belonged to Ian MacLean, Maxime Boisclair, Andre Deveaux and Radek Smolenak. MacLean was reacquired off of waivers after experiencing visa issues when he was originally taken off waivers earlier this month by Wheeling. Rowe, Henrich and Coleman were the three stars of the game.
JHN Gibbons, (2) (MacLean), 2:12
WHE Wallace, (2) (Collins, McLean), 19:59 (PP)
JHN Henrich, (4) (Boisclair, Rowe), 0:20
JHN Rowe, (7) (Henrich), 6:07
JHN Hrdel, (2) (Deveaux, Smolenak), 12:26 (PP)
WHE Cameron, (6) (McLean, Collins), 19:21
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
Evgeny Artyukhin assisted on 2 of former Lightning prospect Fedor Fedorov's 3 goals as Yaroslavl dismantled Salavat Yulayev 6-2. Artyukhin now has 1 goal and 6 points in 22 games this year to go along with 121 penalty minutes.
Vasily Koshechkin got the day off in Togliatti's 4-3 loss to Khimik.
Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Dynamo's 2-1 overtime loss to Chekhov.
Denis Kazionov did not play in Tver's 3-1 loss to CSKA.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 3-2 win over Novokuznetsk.
Anton But had an assist in SKA's 2-2 tie with Novosibirsk.
Marek Bartanus was scoreless and -1 with 2 PIMs in Owen Sound's 5-4 loss to Barrie. Bartanus is now without a point in his last 5 games.