Johan Holmqvist stopped only 18 of 22 shots faced in the loss as the Lightning choked away a 3-1 lead at the second intermission to squander an opportunity to get within 3 points in the race for the division.
According to the Lightning, Everett Silvertips defenseman Dane Crowley will miss both of Everett's games this weekend due to injuries sustained from a blindside hit Tuesday night against Kamloops.
Nick Patterson of the Everett Herald reports Crowley received a facial cut and a concussion on a hit from Blazers defenseman Mike Gauthier. Patterson states there was no penalty called on the play, but "the Tips claim it was a hit to the head from behind and are weighing whether to send a video of the hit to the league for review."
Crowley has 7 goals and 5 assists for 12 points in 23 games for Everett this season.
Highlights from Tuesday and Wednesday:
- 4 point night for Courtnall
- Fadden extends his point streak to 6 games
- Helenius nearly breaks his losing streak
Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Spartak's 3-1 loss to Ufa.
Denis Kazionov was scoreless in Omsk's 6-1 loss to Togliatti.
Anton But was scoreless in St. Petersburg's 3-2 loss to Dynamo.