Stinks to give Atlanta anything, but it was important for the Lightning to get two points.
Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the win.
TB 5:45, Veilleux 1 (Konopka, Foster)
TB 19:36, Malone 14 (St Louis, Stamkos)
ATL 5:29, Enstrom 3 (Kozlov, Antropov)
TB 9:20, Foster 1 (Tanguay, St Louis)(PP)
ATL 15:37, Kozlov 2 (Antropov)
ATL 17:29, Kane 7 (White, Enstrom)
TB 2:56, Stamkos 15 (St Louis)
Don't look now, but after going scoreless in his first 10 games of the season, Kurtis Foster has 1 goal in 3 points in the last couple of games.
Steve Downie had 4 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 11:03 on graduation night. Congratulations to Downie on his 82nd career NHL game, which graduates him from prospect status on this website.
Zenon Konopka had a helper and was +1 with 2 hits in 8:15.
Paul Szczechura had 1 shot in 15:32.
James Wright was -1 with 3 shots and 1 hit in 13:50.
Victor Hedman was +1 with 3 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 20:25.
Plymouth Whalers 1 @ Belleville Bulls 3
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 20 GP, 4-4-8, +2, 20 PIM
With Bulls: 7 GP, 2-3-5, +4, 0 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM
DeCoste scored the gameâ€™s insurance marker late in the third.
Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Barrie Colts 4
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +8, 12 PIM
Barrie set a team record with their 11th straight win. Like DeCoste, Hutchings (pictured) scored the gameâ€™s insurance marker late in the third. Hutchings has points in two straight games.
Erie Otters 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 3
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Loss, 32 saves on 34 shots, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 6 GP, 3-2-1-0, 3.00 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%
Janus lost his third in a row (one in OT), but earned Third Star for the game. The Attack hit an empty net to give the game its final score.
Clarkson Golden Knights 2 @ Harvard Crimson 2
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (boarding), 5 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-3-7, +2, 6 PIM
Clarkson scored twice in the third period to force a tie with Harvard. The Crimson is now 1-4-2 on the year.
No.1 Miami Redhawks 1 @ Western Michigan Broncos 1
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 1-3-4, -6, 16 PIM
A good showing by the Broncos, earning a tie with the No.1 team in the country. WMU is 5-5-2 this season, Dan Boyle's Miami Redhawks 9-1-4.
Strange. I had forgotten what a regulation loss feels like.
Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss.
TB 15:18, St Louis 5 (Foster, Lecavalier)(PP)
CAR 2:35, Ruutu 6 (Whitney, Pitkanen)(PP)
CAR 13:46, Jokinen 6 (Corvo, LaRose)
CAR 15:37, LaRose 1 (Samsonov, Corvo)
It was a tough spot to be in, flying 5 hours cross country. The important thing is to now allow the loss to snowball. They have Atlanta tomorrow night and that's a game they really need to get two points out of.
Steve Downie had 1 shot and, oh my gosh, 7 hits in 15:01. He's really playing well, and tomorrow night's game against Atlanta will be his 82nd career NHL game, which graduates him from prospect status here on BP.
Zenon Konopka had 1 hit and was 78% on draws in 7:03.
Paul Szczechura had 1 shot in 12:33.
James Wright had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 12:18.
Victor Hedman was -2 in 22:45 and really got rocked on a hit trying to cross the opposing blueline on a rush. He seems a little rudderless at times without Matias Ohlund around.
Admirals now fall to .500 on their Northeast swing and for the season.
Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the loss.
NOR Keller, (5) (Bochenski, Lashoff), 7:50
POR Schutz, (1) (Whitmore), 12:27
POR Generous, (1) (Rank, Schutz), 4:47
POR Schiestel, (1) (Byron, Gerbe), 5:29
NOR Fritz, (1) (Lawrence, Syroczynski), 14:48
POR McCormick, (4) (Gogulla), 18:58 (EN)
It's nice to be able to take Matt Lashoff's face off the milk carton.
Box score from TheAHL.com.