Mike Smith, who has been outstanding so far this season, stopped 36 of 38 shots in the win.
04:08 TB Vincent Lecavalier, (Vaclav Prospal, Steven Stamkos)(PP)
13:15 TOR Mike Van Ryn, (Mikhail Grabovski, Niklas Hagman)(PP)
The Lightning still got outshot 12-5 in the final frame as they continue to learn how to play with a lead late in games. However, after a punishing practice prompted by the debacle against San Jose, this was a win the Lightning had to have for team morale in the early season.
Congratulations to Steven Stamkos. He had 1 assist, 2 shots, and was 67% on draws in 12:58.
Moncton Wildcats 5 @ St. John Sea Dogs 1
D Mark Barberio, MON: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 4-10-14, +9, 8 PIM
Moncton tied a 32 year-old league record for consecutive road wins to start a season with eight.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 1 @ Quebec Remparts 7
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-6-7, -2, 20 PIM
Saskatoon Blades 3 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-2-4, +1, 2 PIM
Augusta came back from an early 1-0 deficit, scoring three straight goals and Riku Helenius stopped 29 of 31 shots to seal the victory 3-2 over the Reading Royals. The Lynx improved to a record of 3-2-1 atop the American South Division. Kevin Quick was pointless, and finished -1 with 3 shots. Justin Keller, who scored 3 goals in his first two games with Augusta, was not in the lineup against the Royals, raising suspicions that he might have already been recalled back to Norfolk.
Augusta next plays on Oct 31 in Charlotte, NC against the Checkers.
Tough road trip.
Karri Ramo allowed 5 goals on 32 shots for the loss.
GR Abdelkader, (4) (Haydar, Leino), 0:50
GR Haydar, (3) (Helm, Ericsson), 3:14 (PP)
NOR Zingoni, (1) (Jones, Hutchinson), 10:57
GR Abdelkader, (5) (Haydar, Leino), 16:39 (PP)
NOR Simek, (1) , 0:45
NOR Segal, (4) (Szczechura, Smolenak), 2:02 (PP)
GR Oulahen, (2) (Leino), 18:15
GR Pare, (2) , 15:54
GR Abdelkader, (6) (Emmerton, Stafford), 19:47 (EN)
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Fadden vs. Wright ... Tyrell vs. Tokarski ... Another strong effort by Jung