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.
Yulaev 6 @ Omsk 5 (OT)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 30/36, 5.81 GAA, .833 sv%
Ramo's team fell in overtime despite a goal and an assist from Norwegian star Patrik Thoresen.
Kazan 4 @ Togliatti 1
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Kazionov played 10:48 in the match. The KHL's best player, Alexei Morozov, had a pair of assists in the match for Kazan.
Ekaterinburg 8 @ Chekhov 3
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Kazionov scored his 4th goal of the season in a wild Ekaterinburg scoring fest. Eight separate goal scorers found the sheet for Kazionov's team.
Magnitogorsk 1 @ Novgorod 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 18/21, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%
That was not the debut Koshechkin probably wanted.
KHK MVD 3 @ Dynamo Moscow 4
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Harju assisted on a late first period goal and was 78% on draws in 13:53.
St. Lawrence Saints 3 @ Harvard Crimson 2
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 6 GP, 4-3-7, +2, 4 PIM
Killornâ€™s fourth goal of the year brought Harvard within a goal of St. Lawrence with a half period to go, but they couldnâ€™t complete the comeback. Killornâ€™s line, which includes Michael Biega (undrafted) and Louis Leblanc (Canadiens) combined for 23 of Harvardâ€™s 44 shots on goal in the game.
No.1 Miami Redhawks 3 @ Western Michigan Broncos 0
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (high sticking, roughing), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 1-3-4, -5, 16 PIM
Witkowskiâ€™s two game point streak came to an end. The Redhawks, the country's No.1 ranked team (USCHO), scored two shorthanded goals. WMU was limited to just 15 shots.
Panik breaks out of his slump ... overtime games galore ... tough night for goalies.