Vladimir Mihalik had a power play assist and was -1 in Prince George's 7-3 dismantling of Kelowna. Mihalik also received a 5 minute major for fighting Rockets forward James McEwen. McEwen wins the Stupidity-or-Bravery (?) Award, standing in at 6'0" and 187 lbs against Mihalik who is listed at 6'8" 241 lbs.
Dane Crowley scored his first goal of the season and had 2 penalty minutes in Swift Current's 4-2 win over Brandon.
Dusty Collins was even in Northern Michigan's 6-4 loss to Minnesota-Duluth. Collins was listed as the Wildcats 4th line center.
In 13 GP, he has 1 goal and 1 assist to go along with a -2 rating and 8 PIM.
Huet was just the better goaltender tonight.
Marc Denis allowed 3 goals on 28 shots in the loss. Vaclav Prospal had the lone Lightning goal off assists from Cory Sarich and Brad Richards. The game's back breaking moment came when, on a Montreal power play with the Lightning down 2-1, two Canadiens collided in the Montreal zone allowing Brad Richards to walk in on a short handed breakaway which he failed to convert. Moments later Guillaume Latendresse nailed the coffin shut for the Lightning with a quick shot off a toe drag move on the left wing.
Certainly no need to panic. The Lightning outshot and outchanced the Canadiens throughout the game. There will always be a handful of nights throughout the season when the other team's netminder stands on his head. This was one of those.
Montreal 2:35, Sheldon Souray 7 (power play) (Saku Koivu, Mark Streit)
Tampa Bay 7:22, Vaclav Prospal 3 (Cory Sarich, Brad Richards)
Montreal 15:12, Sheldon Souray 8 (power play) (Andrei Markov, Michael Ryder)
Montreal 9:24, Guillaume Latendresse 4 (power play) (Sergei Samsonov, Alexei Kovalev)
Game sheet from NHL.com.
Losing Lascek to callup is going to really hurt the Chiefs.
Morgan Cey stopped 39 of 43 shots faced in the loss. The Chiefs entered the final frame tied 2-2 with Trenton, but were outshot a staggering 21-11 in the final stanza. Adam Henrich, who appears to have responded to his benching, led the way for Johnstown with 1 goal and 2 assists. Rookie Maxime Boisclair had 2 assists. Randy Rowe had 1 goal and 1 assist while rookie Ryan Gibbons added his first professional goal. PJ Atherton had an individual helper in the game, the 11th point in 13 games. On paper, the Chiefs appear to have the pieces to be a much better club with several player at or around a point a game and two solid, esperienced pro goaltenders, but to this point Coach Anzalone's group just hasn't been able to put it all together.
JHN Rowe, (6) (Henrich, Boisclair), 4:29
TREN Riddle, (4) (Tormey, Miller), 9:16
JHN Henrich, (3) (Rowe, Boisclair), 10:47
TREN Miller, (1) (Henkel, Haggett), 5:18
TREN Mondou, (3) (Riddle, Haggett), 9:52 (PP)
TREN Pandolfo, (6) , 14:00
JHN Gibbons, (1) (Atherton, Henrich), 18:40
Johnstown now slips to 5-7-1 on the year. Randy Rowe was named first star of the game.
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
Karri Ramo is only just barely 20 years old and he's already this good. Wrap your mind around that.
Ramo stopped 37 of 39 shots faced in regulation/overtime before stopping 4 of 5 penalty shots to lift Springfield to a 3-2 shootout victory. Ramo improves to 5-3-0 this season and has won 3 of his last 4 starts. The Falcons were outshot 39-24, but Ramo made up the difference.
Justin Keller and Andy Delmore had the Falcons' goals. Daniel Corso, Matt Smaby and, yes, Ramo himself had assists. Corso and David Spina were Springfield's two scorers in the shootout. Ramo was named first star and Delmore third star of the game.
SPR Keller, (5) (Corso, Smaby), 16:52
HER Hendricks, (6) (Arsene), 9:14
HER Giroux, (7) (Hendricks, Fehr), 13:43
SPR Delmore, (4) (Ramo), 16:05
With tonight's win, Springfield moves to a game under .500 for the fourth time this season. Springfield faces the Toronto Marlies on Friday night at home with the opportunity to get back to .500 for the first time since the second game of the season.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.