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Submitted by pete on January 20, 2006 - 14:18
Karri Ramo seems to have regained the top spot for HPK, that's the good news. The bad news is that today, in the second of back-to-back starts, Ramo fell to 5-5-3 as HIFK scored 2 third period goals to defeat HPK 3-2. Ramo stopped 25 of 28 in the loss.
Submitted by pete on January 19, 2006 - 22:26
Lightning prospect RW/C Chris Lawrence [url=http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=11954]scored a hat trick tonight, including the overtime game winning goal, in a wild 7-6 victory over Brampton.[/url] Since being traded to Missisauga from Sault Ste Marie a month ago, Lawrence has 8 goals and 15 points in 14 games. Last season he had just 11 goals [i]all season[/i]. Lawrence, who was selected by the Lightning in the 3rd round of last summer's draft, has received criticism for much of his junior career for lack of intensity and failure to live up to his potential. Perhaps, under the tutledge of head coach Gred Gilbert, Lawrence is finally starting to break through.
Submitted by pete on January 19, 2006 - 18:43
OLN [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=6732]has announced it will carry the ECHL All-Star Game on tape delay Jan. 26th at 5pm ET. [/url] The game will feature Lightning prospect Jonathan Boutin of the Johnstown Chiefs. Boutin is currently third in the ECHL with a .923 save percentage. His record stands at 8-8-0-2 on the season with a 2.82 GAA and 2 shutouts.
Submitted by pete on January 19, 2006 - 17:47
Goaltender Fredrik Norrena was pulled today with 2:07 remaining in the second period as Linkopings fell to Brynas 3-1. Norrena allowed 2 goals in the loss before giving way to backup Jonas Fransson. The netminder's record drops to 17-9-5 on the season.
Submitted by pete on January 19, 2006 - 17:43
HPK was less successful in Karri Ramo's second start back from the World Junior Championships today. The club went down 4-1 at the hands of SaiPa as Ramo's record fell to 5-4-3. Despite allowing 3 goals in the loss, Ramo was named second star of the game after stopping 37 of 40 shots faced.