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.
On Valentine's Day the Lightning showed that they still love kicking the snot out of the Flyers.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 27 of 30 shots for the win.
Tampa Bay 2:13, Dan Boyle 3 (power play) (Brad Richards, Martin St. Louis)
Tampa Bay 10:12, Jan Hlavac 8 (Michel Ouellet, Filip Kuba)
Tampa Bay 16:35, Martin St. Louis 21 (Dan Boyle, Vincent Lecavalier)
Unfortunately, Carolina won tonight so this Lightning team continues to fight hard but appears to be stuck in the standings equivalent of quicksand with the trade deadline looming.