I'll say this much: it's an improvement over the last game against the Panthers.
Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 36 shots before stopping 1 of 2 shooters to take the shootout loss.
07:50 FLA McCabe (2), (Campbell, Dvorak)
19:43 FLA Booth (8, (Zednik, Weiss)(PP)
07:48 FLA McCabe (3), (Horton, Bouwmeester)(PP)
14:42 TB Vrbata (1), (Eminger, Stamkos)
03:44 TB Artyukhin (1), (Lecavalier, Eminger)
17:09 TB Eminger (1), (Artyukhin, Jokinen)
The Lightning outshot Florida 52-36 in the game. I'd say that is playing the game with a slightly higher tempo. Don't look now, but in six games since joining the Lightning Steve Eminger has 1 goal and 5 points.
Steven Stamkos had an assist and was +1 with 9 shots and 1 hit in a season high 17:55 of ice time. He also was 60% on draws. 9 shots. With his shot? If he keeps putting the puck on net at even half that clip, the goals will start coming in bunches.
Victoria Grizzlies 2 @ Langley Chiefs 1
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 4 PIM (double minor for roughing, game misconduct at 20:00 of third period)
Season totals: 27 GP, 8-19-27, 40 PIM
Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Montreal Junior 3
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-12-18, +10, 12 PIM
After 20 games to start the year earning at least a point, Moncton lost its second in a row in regulation.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 5 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 3-8-11, -5, 33 PIM
W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 4-13-17, -1, 12 PIM
Lewiston jumped out to a 4-0 first period lead and coasted to the win.
Ottawa 67â€™s 2 @ Brampton Battalion 4
W Kyle DeCoste, BRA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: DeCoste: 20 GP, 5-3-8, -8, 17 PIM
Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 5
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 26 saves
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-4-0-3, 3.19 GAA, .899 sv%, 1 shutout
Jung has lost his last six starts (0-4-0-2) after starting the year with a 3-0-0-1 streak. His save percentage dipped below .900 for the first time this year.
Portland Winter Hawks 2 @ Vancouver Giants 5
C James Wright, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Season totals: 21 GP, 10-10-20, +15, 10 PIM
Merrimack Warriors 1 @ No.15 Vermont Catamounts 2 (Hockey East)
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM
Vermont improved to 5-3-2 on the year.
The Lightning had their chances to get the two points in this game.
Mike Smith played well allowing 2 goals on 30 shots in regulation and overtime before going 0-for-2 in the shootout session.
11:20 TB St. Louis (4), (Vrbata)
04:09 TB Lecavalier (7), (Recchi, Eminger)(PP)
14:19 CAR Brookbank (1), (Sutter, Pitkanen)
15:37 CAR Brind'Amour (7), (Walker, Wallin)
CAR- Ruutu, Brind'Amour
Steven Stamkos was -1 in 15:10 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and he was 38% on draws.
Damn. Damn. Damn.
Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals on 29 shots in the loss.
PRO Sobotka, (5) (St. Pierre, Lashoff), 18:02
PRO Karsums, (7) (Boychuk, Sobotka), 2:36 (PP)
NOR Kearns, (3) (Rosehill, Hutchinson), 2:50
NOR Szczechura, (8) (Smolenak, Boyle), 13:42
NOR Simek, (4) (Downie, Rogers), 4:45
PRO Boychuk, (4) (Sobotka, Karsums), 6:46 (PP)
PRO Marchand, (4) (Marquardt, Bitz), 14:07 (PP)
Paul Szczechura was named the game's third star.
It was right there for them. They had the lead with about 15 minutes left to play, but two unanswered power play tally's later, Providence still owns the Baby Bolts. The loss snaps the Admirals' five game points streak (4-0-1).
Norfolk's road trip continues Wednesday night in Worcester. They'll wind up their six game roadie Friday and Saturday against Springfield and Lowell.
Box score from TheAHL.com.