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Linkopings/Lulea Game One

In their opening match of the Elitserien playoffs, #4 Linkopings easily knocked off #7 ranked Lulea 6-1. Lightning blueline prospect and Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Week Andreas Holmqvist had a pair of power play assists in the game. Game Two is scheduled for Thursday.

In other games on the schedule, #1 Farjestads shut out #8 Mora 4-0, #6 Brynas defeated #2 HV71 4-3 and #5 Timra beat #3 MODO 2-1.

Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Month: February

While Adam Henrich had a strong month split between Johnstown of the ECHL and Springfield of the AHL earning a post Clear Day promotion to the Falcons and defenseman Vladimir Mihalik continued his development with Prince George, one prospect has remained as steady as a rock over the past few months.

Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Week: 2/26-3/4

It was a tough week for the Lightning's prospects, but one prospect did manage to put up some solid numbers.

Saturday's Superleague Scores

Albert Vishnyakov scored the opening goal in Dynamo's 4-2 loss to CSKA.

Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 6-2 loss to Yaroslavl. Evgeny Artyukhin did not suit up in the game for the Lokomotive.

Vasily Koshechkin stopped 21 of 22 shots faced but still took the loss in Togliatti's 1-0 loss to Tver. Denis Kazionov did not play in the match for Tver. Koshechkin's season record fell to 18-14-5.

Anton But was scoreless in SKA's 6-1 loss to Nizhnekamsk.

NCAA Game Night: 3/4

Northern Michigan 3 - Ohio State 2
CCHA Tournament - Round 1, Game 3

The No. 10 seed in the CCHA tournament is providing some excitement as the Wildcats knocked off No. 7 seed Ohio State two games to one. Lightning prospect Dusty Collins was scoreless in game three and minus-1 with 2 shots. It was his overtime goal in game two that saved off elimination for Northern.

The Wildcats scored two shorthanded goals in the win but the story of the series was Northern's backup goaltender Brian Stewert of Burnaby, B.C. Only a freshman with a season save percentage of .890, he made 34 saves in the game for the win. Stewert replaced starter Bill Zaniboni midway through the second period of game one and stayed in net the rest of the series.

With Alaska's upset win over Western Michigan in three games, Northern was the second lowest seed to move on and will travel to No. 2 seed Michigan in the second round for a best of three series. Alaska, seeded No. 11 plays No. 1 seed Notre Dame.

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