Maybe the game that gets Marc Denis back to the NHL?
Marc Denis stopped a preposterous 48 of 50 shots faced for the victory.
NOR Milley, (15) (Jones, Schneider), 7:25
NOR Rosehill, (2) (Mihalik, Milley), 12:22
WOR Setoguchi, (5) (Kaspar, Raduns), 16:49 (PP)
WOR Setoguchi, (6) (Traverse, Cavanagh), 17:39 (SH)
NOR Szczechura, (12) (Wanvig, Smolenak), 6:18
NOR Wanvig, (17) (Milley, Jones), 19:39 (EN)
Denis was named first star of the game while Norm Milley earned third star of the game honors. There are rumors the Lightning may put Denis through re-entry waivers in the next week or two in the hope another team will take him. And effort like tonight coupled with a great relief appearance last night will go a long way toward making that happen.
Don't look now but Vladimir Mihalik, favorite target of the Norfolk fan base, improved his +/- to even on the season with a +3 night and had an assist.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
This week's Superleague scores and updated skater statistics.
Sioux City Musketeers 3 @ Chicago Steel 5
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 shots on goal
Victoria Grizzlies 1 @ Nanaimo Clippers 3
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Acadie-Bathurst Titan 7 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 1
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 2 shots on goal
Ward had to be helped off the ice in the mid-third after sliding awkwardly into the boards.
Calgary Hitmen 0 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 1
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM (tripping, boarding-roughing)
Prince George Cougars 1 @ Vancouver Giants 4
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Spokane Chiefs 2 @ Everett Silvertips 3 (SO)
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Chilliwack Bruins 1 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 4
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Did not play
Jonathan Boutin is working on his cult hero status.
Boutin stopped 20 of 21 shots before being thrown out of the game early in the third for participating in a massive brawl ending with the young netminder squaring off against Sharks prospect goaltender Tomas Greiss. Boutin got the win with Marc Denis stopping 19 of 20 shots the rest of the way.
WOR Walsh, (2) (Packard, Iggulden), 4:29
NOR Scalzo, (5) (Milley, Jones), 13:19
NOR Wanvig, (16) (Henrich, Stewart), 0:25
NOR Szczechura, (11) (Jones, Lessard), 12:57
NOR Milley, (14) (Jones, Keller), 16:28
WOR Raduns, (11) (Fox, Mink), 15:40 (PP)
Boutin was named first star of the game while Mario Scalzo was named the game's third star. Boutin is now 4-0-1 in his last 5 decisions. Let the goaltending controversy continue! Tonight's win was his 10th of the season, a new career high.
Blair Jones posted his first multi-point game since November.
Box score from TheAHL.com.