Some nights you get the bear, and some nights the bear kicks your butt, steals your wallet, and rides away with your girl.
Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 43 shots in his Admirals season debut.
RFD Brophey, (1) (Dowell, Hambly), 0:39
RFD Sawyer, (2) (Brent, Pelletier), 19:57 (PP)
RFD Kontiola, (5) (Brent, Skille), 13:20 (PP)
RFD Brent, (2) (Klinkhammer, Hambly), 14:17 (SH)
Remind me again why the Lightning organization decided not bring Klinkhammer back?
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Dan Boyle's revenge.
Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 45 shots in the loss.
07:57 SJ Marcel Goc, (Dan Boyle, Mike Grier)
18:00 SJ Ryane Clowe, (Christian Ehrhoff, Joe Pavelski)(PP)
16:28 SJ Devin Setoguchi, (Joe Thornton, Rob Blake)
If you needed a clear indication of just how far the Lightning are from being a Stanley Cup contender, there it is.
Steven Stamkos was -2 in 13:57 with 3 shots and 4 hits. He was also 0-for-2 in the faceoff circles.
Firsts for Jung, Witkowski ... another goal for Tyrell ... Barberio left off the list
Trois Rivieres 1 @ No.20 Harvard Crimson 3 (exhibition)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HU: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
A center in high school last year, Killorn (pictured) lined up at right wing for Harvard on the second line. Killorn, who finished last year among U.S. prep scoring leaders, scored a power play goal on a rebound in the first period of his first collegiate game and led the team in shots on goal. Freshmen accounted for all three Crimson goals.
No.11 Vermont Catamounts 2 @ No.3 Boston College Eagles 3
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
UMass Minutemen 1 @ No.4 New Hampshire Wildcats 1
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (holding, high sticking)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 6 PIM
The Admirals come roaring back to secure a point on the road in a tough barn.
Karri Ramo stopped 39 of 43 shots, including 12 in overtime, before surrendering 3 goals on 5 attempts in the extra session for the penalty shot loss. If you made me name Ramo's biggest weakness, shootouts would probably be it.
RFD Klinkhammer, (2) (Dowell, Brophey), 1:42
RFD Sawyer, (1) (Bickell, Skille), 16:18
RFD Brent, (1) (Barker, Crawford), 1:00 (PP)
NOR Smolenak, (4) (Segal, Mihalik), 7:31
NOR Bochenski, (3) (Smolenak), 16:50
NOR Jones, (1) (Simek, Wishart), 17:54
NOR Heward, (1) (Hutchinson), 0:24 (PP)
RFD Pelletier, (3) (Blunden, Groulx), 10:03
Radek Smolenak, who had another Gordie Howe hat trick, was named the game's second star. Through five games, Smolenak has 4 goals, 6 points, a +4 rating, and 37 penalty minutes.
Congratulations to Ty Wishart on his first point as a professional.
Box score from TheAHL.com.