Congratulations to goaltender Gerald Coleman on his first professional shutout.
The game winning goal was netted by Jim Campbell, who has returned from an absence due to a knee sprain. The assist went to Ryan Craig. Campbell was given the first star of the game while Coleman, inexplicably, was relegated to the third stopping 26 of 26 shots faced.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Fredrik Norrena and Linkopings were handed a crushing defeat today by Djurgardens losing 5-2. Norrena stopped 21 of 25 shots faced before being lifted for the extra attacker. Norrena's record falls to 13-5-2 on the season.
Dimitry Kazionov scored Dynamo's lone goal today as his club fell 2-1 to SKA St. Petersburg. The goal is Kazionov's second in seven games since transferring from Lada Togliatti.
Checking the Superleague table, the following teams with Lightning prospects currently place at:
Omsk (Alexeev) 2nd
Yaroslavl (But) 3rd
Togliatti (Koshechkin) 6th
Khimik MO (Glukhov) 8th
Dynamo (Kazionov, Vishnyakov) 9th
Cherepovets (Polushin) 11th
The top 16 teams will make the Superleague playoffs this season and the bottom two clubs who do not make the postseason will not be subject to relegation.
Finally the shootout goes J-town's way.
Morgan Cey stopped 37 of 39 before defeating Fresno in the shootout session. Entering the day both Cey and Jonathan Boutin were in the top five in the ECHL in save percentage. John Toffey had an assist in the win and Justin Kelly scored the key tying goal on the power play early in the third period.
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
John Grahame is working his way back to form.
That's right, the Tampa Bay Lightning have won two shootouts in a row. Amazing, isn't it?
Game sheet from NHL.com.