whoopin' (verb used with an object)- 6. Informal. to defeat or overcome: to whip the opposition; to whip a bad habit.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 28 of 29 shots faced in the win.
Tampa Bay 1:27, Paul Ranger 3 (Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis)
Tampa Bay 4:12, Vincent Lecavalier 10 (unassisted)
Tampa Bay 12:32, Martin St. Louis 6 (Vincent Lecavalier, Michel Ouellet)
Tampa Bay 14:24, Vincent Lecavalier 11 (Mike Lundin)
Tampa Bay 19:18, Vaclav Prospal 12 (power play) (Paul Ranger)
Carolina 7:22, Jeff Hamilton 5 (power play) (Chad LaRose, John Grahame)
Tampa Bay 14:51, Vincent Lecavalier 12 (Martin St. Louis, Mike Lundin)
Outshot 44-20. 'Nuff said.
HFD Dupont, (3) (Anisimov, Potter), 5:13
HFD Moore, (8) , 17:16 (SH)
HFD Lessard, (2) (Korpikoski, Graham), 7:12 (PP)
HFD Constant, (1) (Parenteau, Anisimov), 8:17
NOR Wanvig, (5) (Darche, MacDonald), 9:29
NOR Wanvig, (6) (Darche), 17:41 (PP)
HFD Hutchinson, (3) (Pock, Dupont), 2:39 (PP)
NOR Schneider, (2) (Darche), 12:30 (SH)
HFD Moore, (9) (Pock), 19:04 (EN)
Both Lightning prospects were named stars of the game as Mitch Faddenâ€™s Hurricanes squeaked by Riku Heleniusâ€™ Thunderbirds 3-2. All three Lethbridge goals, including Fadden's eleventh of the season, came on the power play. Helenius has lost five straight appearances, but twice in that time he was named a star of the game. He has at least 30 saves in 4 of those 5 games. Seattle managed only 18 shots against Lethbridge.
Prince George Cougars 1 @ Spokane Chiefs 4
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Prince George lost their fifth in a row as Dana Tyrellâ€™s modest three game point streak came to an end. The Chiefs are 12-1-0-1 in their last 14 games.
Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots for Lewiston to improve his record since leaving the L.A. Kings to 4-3-0.
Andreas Holmqvist had a goal and a power play assist in Frolunda's 5-4 win over Djurgardens. Holmqvist now has 2 goals and 10 points in 18 games this season with 4 penalty minutes and a +2 rating.
Damian Cristodero of the St. Pete Times reports Mathieu Darche and Craig MacDonald both cleared waivers today and have been assigned to Norfolk. Both should bring instant offense to a club struggling to score goals and lacking true centers. Also, Matt Smaby was assigned to the Admirals.
The Lightning is now down to just 20 players, which reportedly was their goal once everyone was healthy. Doug Janik has won the No.6 defenseman job outright.