Ramo, Karri

NHL Game Night 11/23: Devils at Lightning

That was so ugly, they might want to burn the new alternate jerseys.

NJ-7
TB-3

Olaf Kolzig was lifted after allowing 5 goals on 28 shots for the loss before giving way to Karri Ramo who allowed 2 goals on 17 shots the rest of the way.

First Period
01:44 NJ Rupp, (Salmela, Clarkson)
17:37 NJ Parise (13), (Leach, Salmela)

Second Period
01:58 NJ Zubrus (3), (Langenbrunner, Paul Martin)
04:34 NJ Zubrus (4), (Elias, White)
11:39 NJ Gionta (6), (unassisted)
13:08 TB Vrbata (2), (Prospal, Craig)
14:40 TB St. Louis (5), (Lecavalier)
16:42 TB Malone (4), (unassisted)(PS)

Third Period
07:21 NJ Zubrus (5), (Elias)
14:38 NJ Zubrus (6), (Gionta, Elias)

Zubrus would be a Hall of Famer if all you looked at were his games against the Lightning.

The Lightning were outshot 45-29 in the game.

Steven Stamkos was -1 in 13:58 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and was 50% on draws.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Day 11/22: Admirals at Devils

The road trip ends with the repeated thuds of the Ads' shooters banging their heads against a wall.

NOR-1
LOW-4

Karri Ramo allowed 3 goals on 23 shots for the loss.

First Period
LOW Bergfors, (3) (DiSalvatore, Vasyunov), 3:49 (PP)
NOR Jones, (2) (Hutchinson, Smith), 14:43 (PP)

Second Period
LOW Corrente, (2) (Castonguay, Pelley), 12:44

Third Period
LOW Pelley, (2) (Castonguay, Murphy), 11:04
LOW Pelley, (3) , 19:37 (EN)

Norfolk actually outshot Lowell by a staggering 44 to 24 margin, but couldn't solve the Devils' netminder to make a comeback. So ends a frustrating road trip in which the Admirals started to show what they can do offensively (with tonight's game excluded), but still can't manage to keep the puck out of the back of their own net.

It's not a huge hole for Norfolk (5-10-4) to climb out of quite yet. They're still within 4 points of Binghamton and Philadelphia in the race for the final playoff spot in the division. But, urgency needs to be setting in. It's understandable that the Admirals weren't able to make more headway on a two week road trip through the Northeast. However, the Ads start a three game homestand on Wednesday at The Scope against Springfield, and the results need to start coming in the friendly confines of the Hall of Doom.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Bolts to recall Ramo and either Heward or Hutchinson

The St. Pete Times is reporting that Lightning GM Brian Lawton has indicated that Bolt goaltending prospect Karri Ramo will be recalled prior to Sunday afternoon's game against the New Jersey Devils. Ramo will backup starter Olaf Kolzig while netminder Mike Smith nurses a lower body injury that has been nagging him for a few games.

Along with Ramo, Lawton indicated that either Jamie Heward or Andrew Hutchinson would be recalled to fill in for blueliner Lukas Krajicek, who suffered a lower body injury during the Lightning's 4-1 victory over Nashville Friday night. Both Heward and Hutchinson are right-handed defenseman, and Lawton indicated that was the main reason for the recall of one of these two players. Heward was scratched in today's afternoon Admirals game against Lowell, possibly tipping the hat as to who would be recalled.

In order to make room for Ramo and Heward/Hutchinson, both Gary Roberts and Chris Gratton will be placed on the Injured Reserve list. Roberts is suffering from an upper body injury, while Gratton is out with a minor knee tweak. This move may cue a recall of goaltender Riku Helenius from the Augusta Lynx to back up Norfolk's Mike McKenna.

AHL Game Night 11/19: Admirals at Sharks

The road is a tough place to make up ground.

NOR-3
WOR-4

Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals on 32 shots for the loss. His .890 season save percentage is starting to become a bit of an eyesore.

First Period
NOR Szczechura, (9) (Smolenak, Bochenski), 1:30
NOR Smith, (3) (Hutchinson, Bochenski), 6:05 (PP)
WOR Cavanagh, (7) (Demers, Vesce), 14:20

Second Period
WOR Moore, (1) (Demers, Zalewski), 0:32 (PP)

Third Period
WOR Larose, (8) (Demers, Armstrong), 4:10
WOR Desjardins, (2) (Buckley, McLaren), 9:55
NOR Heward, (4) (Szczechura, Downie), 19:13

Paul Szczechura now has 9 goals and 20 points in 17 games. As of this moment, he's tied for 5th in the AHL in scoring.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Day 11/16: Admirals at Bruins

Damn. Damn. Damn.

NOR-3
PRO-4

Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals on 29 shots in the loss.

First Period
PRO Sobotka, (5) (St. Pierre, Lashoff), 18:02

Second Period
PRO Karsums, (7) (Boychuk, Sobotka), 2:36 (PP)
NOR Kearns, (3) (Rosehill, Hutchinson), 2:50
NOR Szczechura, (8) (Smolenak, Boyle), 13:42

Third Period
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.

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