Old man Burke gives an old skool lesson to Les Canadiens.
Sean Burke stopped 31 of 32 shots he faced. Ryan Craig was even in 15:13 with 3 shots on goal, 2 hits and 3 blocked shots. Paul Ranger played 15:09 with 1 shot on goal, 1 hit and 2 blocked shots. Evgeny Artyukhin laid out 5 hits in 9:10.
If ever a team needed a win, the Lightning needed this one.
Game sheet from NHL.com.
How do you say "en fuego" in Czech? Zdenek Blatny today was named AHL player of the week. Blatny had 4 goals and 9 points in 4 games last week for the Falcons.
Avanagard Omsk defeated SKA St. Petersburg 3-0 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Nikita Alexeev was a scratch for the contest.
Anton But recorded an assist as Yaroslavl squeaked past Novosibirsk to take a 1-0 lead in their opening round series.
Alexei Glukhov had 2 penalty minutes in Khimik's 3-1 loss to Nizhnekamsk.
Alexander Polushin was a scratch as Cherepovets waffled CSKA 5-0 to take a 1-0 series lead.
Zdenek Blatny angling for a callup?
Gerald Coleman stopped 37 of 40 before stopping 4 of 5 in penalty shots for the victory. Zdenek Blatny stayed white hot scoring a goal and adding two assists as well as scoring to open the shootout session. He was named first star of the game. Prospect Mike Egener emerged from the doghouse to score the Falcons' third goal and Norm Milley and Doug O'Brien had helpers in the game. Ryan Vesce, who also recorded an assist in regulation, scored the winning shootout goal.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.