Andreas Holmqvist did not play in Frolunda's 2-1 win over Skelleftea.
Vasily Koshechkin stopped 13 of 13 shots for his first shutout of the season in Togliatti's 3-0 win over Khabarovsk. Koshechkin ran his record to 2-1-1 with the win. Denis Kazionov had 4 penalty minutes in the match for Khabarovsk.
Alexei Glukhov had 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 penalty minutes, and was +1 in his season debut as Mytischi defeated Voskresensk 4-1.
Anton But was -1 in CSKA's 5-3 loss to St. Petersburg.
Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Novokuznetsk's 3-2 loss to Nizhnekamsk.
Vasily Koshechkin stopped 21 of 23 shots in Togliatti's 3-2 overtime win over Novosibirsk. Koshechkin ran his season record to 3-1-1 and was named KHL Goaltender of the Week.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Mytischi's 4-3 shootout win over Omsk.
Anton But had a goal in CSKA's 2-1 win over his old club, Yaroslavl.
Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Novokuznetsk's 3-1 loss to Yulaev.
Vasily Koshechkin allowed 2 goals on 19 shots before leaving the game late in a 3-1 loss to KHK MVD. Koshechkin fell to 3-2-1 on the season.
Denis Kazionov was -2 in Khabarovsk's 5-3 loss to Chelyabinsk.
The St. Pete Times is reporting is reporting that prospect defenseman Vladimir Mihalik has been reassigned to the Norfolk Admirals. Mihalik was a training camp surprise, making the season opening Tampa roster ahead of several other blueliners including Andrew Hutchinson and Matt Smaby. Mihalik received praise from Lightning head coach Barry Melrose in his NHL debuts in Prague.
Mihalik's reassignment comes amid speculation that the Bolts might be interested in claiming Calgary Flames veteran defenseman Rhett Warrener off of waivers or signing free agent defensmen Bryan Berard, as the Lightning traded blueliner Shane O'Brien to Vancouver for Lukas Krajicek earlier today. Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger, listed as a non-roster player prior to the opener, might be ready to return to action as he continues to re-hab his off-season surgically repaired shoulder.
As expected, goaltender Karri Ramo has been assigned to AHL Norfolk after returning from Prague where he accompanied the Lightning for the first two games of the regular season. Ramo, who was excellent in the preseason, was penciled in for Norfolk ever since the Bolts signed veteran goalie Olaf Kolzig July 1. Ramo was recalled from Norfolk on December 19 of last year and never returned. He played 22 games for the Lightning last season, going 7-11-3 with a 3.02 GAA and .899 save percentage. (source: tampabaylightning.com)
(tampabalightning.com) The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Lukas Krajicek and left wing Juraj Simek from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Shane Oâ€™Brien and right wing Michel Ouellet, executive vice president of hockey operations Brian Lawton announced today.
â€œLukas is a proven NHL performer who can sure up our blue line and help with our transitional game,â€ Lawton said. â€œWith the addition of Juraj, we feel we have added to our depth at forward and we look forward to seeing what he can do in our organization this year.â€
Krajicek, a 6-foot-2, 196-pound native of Prostejov, Czech Republic, played in 39 games with the Canucks last season, recording two goals and 11 points with one power-play goal. He missed the majority of the season due to a shoulder injury, finishing the campaign on the injured reserve.
McGill 2 @ Vermont Catamounts 3 (Exhibition)
C/W Matt Marshall, UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 SOG
Marshall stepped on the ice as a collegian for the first time, wearing No.17 for Martin St. Louis' alma mater, the University of Vermont. Marshall, who played center last year in prep school, lined up at right wing. He had 14 goals and 24 points in 27 games last year at Nobles.
St. John Sea Dogs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2 (OT)
D Mark Barberio, MON: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (delay of game), 1 SOG
Barberio feathered a cross-ice pass described as â€œunbelievableâ€ to set up the game tying goal, but while shorthanded in the closing minutes of the third period inadvertently lifted a clearing attempt over the glass to earn a delay of game penalty. St. John scored the winner in overtime late in Barberioâ€™s penalty. This was Monctonâ€™s first loss of the year.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 7 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Ward now has points in consecutive games.
Olaf Kolzig played well stopping 37 of 39 shots in the loss. He also deserved better.
03:47 NYR Wade Redden, (Markus Naslund, Scott Gomez)(PP)
12:12 NYR Scott Gomez, (Aaron Voros, Wade Redden)
Don't be fooled by the score. The Lightning were never really in this game until a late surge when they tried to get the equalizer to steal at least a point. The Lightning were outshot 39-19 in the game and, generally, outplayed in every facet. For all the weapons that the club has, they showed absolutely no structure this weekend. The team may be very fortunate that they play so few games in the opening month of the season, because right now they look light years away from being able to be a competitive team, let alone a winning team.
Janne Niskala had 4 hits in 14:14.
Vladimir Mihalik was -1 in 12:15 with 2 hits. He was caught on Gomez's goal standing around and not tying up the man in front.
Steven Stamkos had 1 shot and 2 hits in 14:53 and he was 75% on draws. On the good side, he rang a post that almost tied the game up in the second period. On the bad side, he took a lazy hooking penalty late that killed the Lightning's rally. All that said, he got nearly 15 minutes tonight, and that's the kind of ice time he needs from Coach Melrose.
Roster moves will no doubt be coming tomorrow. At a minimum, the club will have to send Karri Ramo down to Norfolk now that the roster limit reduces to 23. There will also probably be at least one move made on defense when Paul Ranger returns to the lineup. The obvious move would be to send Mihalik down to Norfolk. However, I could imagine Jamie Heward being the odd man out as well. Also, expect some pressure to bring Matt Smaby back up sooner or later. Initial reports out of Norfolk camp are good for Smaby, and you can make a strong argument he never should have been sent down in the first place. Adding spice to the situation are rumors that the club may move Shane O'Brien, who was a healthy scratch in this afternoon's game.