Just not a fun time to be a Lightning fan right now.
Jonathan Boutin allowed 4 goals on 31 shots in the loss.
HER Hunt, (4) (Motzko), 6:31 (SH)
HER MacMillan, (1) (Gordon, Robitaille), 8:06
NOR Hrdel, (2) (Stewart, Jancevski), 14:28 (SH)
HER McNeill, (1) (Bourque, Clymer), 4:34
HER Barney, (5) (Wilson, Clymer), 14:40
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 28 shots in regulation and overtime before defeating Switzerland in the penalty shot session to even Finland's record at 1-1 in the U20 World Junior Championships.
An update of the week's Superleague scores...
Organization in disarray at damn near every level.
Montreal 10:20, Maxim Lapierre 1 (Mike Komisarek, Andrei Markov)
Montreal 12:48, Guillaume Latendresse 10 (Saku Koivu, Siarhei Kastsitsyn)
Montreal 0:10, Alexei Kovalev 16 (Mike Komisarek, Tomas Plekanec)
Montreal 0:44, Andrei Markov 10 (Mark Streit, Saku Koivu)
Montreal 1:08, Andrei Kostitsyn 7 (Tomas Plekanec, Alexei Kovalev)
Tampa Bay 6:15, Vaclav Prospal 16 (Doug Janik, Nick Tarnasky)
Tampa Bay 19:44, Jan Hlavac 5 (Nick Tarnasky, Mike Lundin)
Unless Dan Boyle comes back soon, this ship appears to be sinking. The simple fact is they are undermanned and overwhelmed. This is an NHL team trying to make due with 3 or 4 legitimate NHL scoring liners, 4 legitimate NHL defensemen, and a rookie netminder and a European journeyman netminder, and they are collapsing under the weight.
In related news, Marc Denis is reportedly being sent through waivers and is ticketed for Norfolk to try and put back together his shattered confidence and wrecked mechanics. Best of luck to you Marc.
Mike Lundin had an assist and was +1 in 17:21.
Mathieu Darche was -1 in 14:48 with 1 shot and 1 hit.