Wednesday night's results:
Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 5-2 win over Ufa.
Anton But had an assist in St. Petersburg's 3-2 win over Novgorod.
Tri-City Americans 3 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 2 (OT)
G Riku Helenius, SEA: OTL, 34 saves on 37 shots, *First Star*
Helenius was â€œstellarâ€ for Seattle, only allowing one even-strength goal. The overtime winner was a shot through a screen that apparently bounced in off a shin, Helenius told the Seattle Times. It was scored on the power play.
Prince George Cougars 3 @ Chilliwack Bruins 6
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: Did not play
Tyrell is recovering from a minor knee injury and may be ready for this weekend's games.
According to the Vancouver Province, Everett Silvertips defenseman Dane Crowley will not be suspended for his hit on Florida Panthers 2007 second rounder and Vancouver Giants forward Michal Repik. Apparently it was ruled Repik suffered his injury (now diagnosed as a severe concussion) when he hit the ice and not from Crowley's hit. Repik spent two nights in the hospital. Crowley received a 5-minute major and game misconduct for the hit, but days later the league actually revoked both penalties and said the hit was not illegal.
They made that way harder than it had to be.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 26 of 29 shots faced before stopping 3 of 4 shooters in penalty shots for the shootout win.
Ottawa 7:05, Daniel Alfredsson 18 (Joe Corvo, Jason Spezza)
Tampa Bay 9:08, Filip Kuba 3 (Martin St. Louis, Vaclav Prospal)
Ottawa 18:03, Daniel Alfredsson 19 (Dany Heatley, Christoph Schubert)
Ottawa 18:39, Wade Redden 4 (Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley)