Quality start by the kid. Quality effort by the team in front of him.
Karri Ramo stopped 19 of 21 shots faced for the win.
Montreal 0:50, Christopher Higgins 17 (Andrei Markov)
Tampa Bay 5:15, Michel Ouellet 7 (Jan Hlavac, Chris Gratton)
Montreal 9:48, Tomas Plekanec 21 (power play) (Mark Streit)
Tampa Bay 19:19, Vaclav Prospal 24 (Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis)
Tampa Bay 11:51, Vaclav Prospal 25 (Vincent Lecavalier)
25 goals now for Vaclav Prospal. Could he pry a late 1st round pick at the deadline?
Seattle Thunderbirds 9 @ Spokane Chiefs 7
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Did not play.
DeSerres got the start for Seattle, who apparently signed Seahawks kicker Josh Brown and got 3 field goals for the win. If this was the case, though, a football team named the Chiefs would be capable of scoring a touchdown, so this obviously is fictional.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 4 @ P.E.I. Rocket 2
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 shots on goal
Spokane Chiefs 0 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 2
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, shutout, stopped 25 of 25 shots, *First Star*
Seattle clinched a playoff spot with the win. Helenius has won 7 straight starts and has shutouts in 2 of his last 3. He has 3 shutouts on the year. Helenius and his backup, Jacob DeSerres, have combined for 3 shutouts in the T-Birds' last 4 games and 2 in a row. This is the first time in 7 games Seattle has beaten Spokane. They will play again today (Monday).
Everett Silvertips 2 @ Kamloops Blazers 1 (OT)
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Prince George Cougars 2 @ Vancouver Giants 4
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Vancouver outshot PG 50-19, including a 24-2 after one period.
Stat update coming Tuesday.
Saturday nightâ€™s highlights:
- Courtnall scores again
- Cunti has a big night
- Crowley earns another star
Johan Holmqvist allowed 2 goals on 22 shots in the loss.
Atlanta 4:18, Marian Hossa 24 (Slava Kozlov, Tobias Enstrom)
Atlanta 1:26, Alexei Zhitnik 2 (unassisted)