According to newyorkrangers.com, the Lightning's prospects opened their 2007 Traverse City Prospects Tournament with a third period collapse resulting in a 6-4 loss to the Rangers.
The teams were tied at one entering the second period and the Bolts had fought back from 2-1 and 3-2 deficits to tie the game at three entering the third. The Rangers got three quick goals to start the third to put the game away, including one that was reportedly a Lightning own-goal.
Radek Smolenak, who was an offensive force for Tampa Bay last year in Traverse City, scored the Lightning's first two goals unassisted. He also had a helper on the Bolts' final tally.
Free agent invitee Colton Yellow Horn, a 40 goal scorer with Tri City of the WHL last season, had the third Lightning goal, with assists going to defensemen Justin Fletcher, Vladimir Mihalik and Mike Lundin. Another free agent invitee, Rob Klinkhammer of the Brandon Wheat Kings, notched the final goal for Tampa Bay late in the final period to give the game its final score.
Riku Helenius had 25 saves for the Bolts, who were outshot 31-25 and had four first period power plays.
The Lightning are back in action tomorrow night against the Red Wings.
A full boxscore with lineups is up on RedWingsCentral.com.