New additions help Lightning roll the Stars.
8:04 TB Stralman (1), (Boyle, Connolly)
11:36 DAL Blanchard (1), (Ritchie, Dickinson)
16:06 DAL Ranford (1), (Sceviour, Fiddler)
16:35 TB Kunyk (1), (Hedman, Ikonen)
4:36 TB Stralman (2), (unassisted)
8:34 TB Kucherov (1), (Stamkos, Callahan)
13:26 TB Corrente (1), (Boyle)
7:44 TB Callahan (1), (unassisted)
9:00 DAL Spezza (1), (Ritchie, Ranford)
After icing two rosters against Nashville primarily composed of AHL and junior-level players, the Lightning put out something closer to their opening night roster tonight. They hung a six-pack of goals on the board. That's not too shabby.
Box score from NHL.com.
Chelyabinsk 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev has been demoted to Rubin Tyumen of the VHL by Yugra. The club fell 4-2 today to Chelyabinsk. Tyumen's next game is Sunday against Lipetsk.
Zagreb 1 vs. Bratislava 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 20/21, 1.00 GAA, .952 sv%
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-1, 0 SO, 2.19 GAA, .915 sv%
Jaroslav Janus turned aside 20 shots to earn his first victory of the season in Slovan's 3-1 win over Zagreb. All of Slovan's goals came off of a hat trick from ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy.
Nothing to sneeze at, actually.
Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 32 shots for the hard luck loss. He sparkled at times. Best of luck to Coach Zettler deciding between Kristers and Vasya most nights in Syracuse.
3:17 NSH Forsberg (1), (Ribeiro)
Gudlevskis was the game's third star.
I can't feel too upset with the Lightning playing the roster they did tonight and finishing a post or two from upsetting something that closely approximates Nashville's opening night team. Shea Weber and Roman Josi were Nashville's high men in ice time tonight. Tampa Bay? Mark Barberio and Andrej Sustr were the blue hairs in there tonight for the Lightning. Kind of says it all, and it's another sign for optimism for Syracuse fans.
Box score from NHL.com.
Ontario Hockey League
Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Peterborough Petes 3
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Masin made his North American debut for the Petes and finished scoreless and minus-1. Kingston jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Peterborough started to claw back. Panthers third rounder Juho Lammikko had a goal and two assists for the Fronts, who are playing without Lightning prospect Henri Ikonen for the first time in two seasons.
Magnitogorsk 7 vs. Khabarovsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, No Decision, 6/8, 6.00 GAA, .750 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-1-1, 2 SO, 1.17 GAA, .955 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin was lifted after falling behind 2-0 in the First Period against Khabarovsk. With backup Alexander Pechursky in net, Magnitogorsk scored 7 goals unanswered en route to a 7-2 victory. Danis Zaripov had a hat trick and an assist and ex-Wings farmhand Francis Pare chipped in a pair of goals.