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Game Night 9/16: Lightning at Capitals

If two teams play a hockey game and nobody is there to see it, does it make a sound? Geez, they might as well play in a mausoleum. TB-2 WSH-3 (Final-SO) The Lightning are not living up to billing in shootouts. The [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020083.HTM]game sheet[/url] can be found at NHL.com. Jay Feaster vows to trim the roster to 20 after the game. Paul Ranger got his second taste of NHL action and the implicit message is that one of either Ranger or Helbling will be demoted after the game. For my money, Paul Ranger sealed his roster spot with a superb shift at the end of OT that could've easily resulted in the OT winner had Vincent Lecavalier finished.

Lightning European Stat Pack

Here are the current statistics for the top Lightning prospects, overage prospects and overage professionals currently playing in Europe:

Five Point Night for Lascek

Stanislav Lascek had a Lightning prospect season high five points in one game tonight as Chicoutimi crushed Head Coach Patrick Roy and the Quebec Remparts 9-1. Lascek's five points on one goal and four assists were not the highlight of the game, however, as Lightning Traverse City tryout player Maxime Boisclair had seven points in the game on four goals and three assists. Another teammate, David Desharnais, had one goal and five assists. The nine goals by Chicoutimi were not even the most by a team in the QMJHL on the night -- Moncton ran up 13 goals on PEI, all on backup goaltender Antoine Lafleur.

Game Night 10/15: Chiefs at Nailers (Exhibition)

JHN-4 WHL-3 (Final SO) David Currie stopped 28 of 31 in regulation and overtime before winning the shootout. Johnstown improves to 2-0-0-0 on the exhibition season. The club will play their opener Friday at the Columbia Inferno. According to the [url=http://www.tribune-democrat.com/cnhi/tribunedemocrat/prosports/local_story_289001447.html]Johnstown Tribune-Democrat[/url], all three goals in regulation were scored by Lightning prospects. One each were tallied by Zbynek Hrdel, Jay Rosehill and Dennis Packard who also scored the winning goal in the shootout.

Game Night 10/15: Falcons at Monarchs

Gerald Coleman is making his professional debut tonight while the Falcons try to stay unbeaten on the season. Adam Henrich again a scratch. SPR-2 MAN-3 (Final OT) Game sheet can be found [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001076]from theahl.com.[/url] My goodness, Manchester's radio guy sounds like a game show host. Furious last 5-6 minutes as Artyukhin scores the go ahead goal only to see Tukonen tie it up with 0:56 left with the extra attacker. Manchester wins it in OT. Springfield falls to 2-0-1-0. Coleman stops 32 of 35 in his professional debut. Evgeny Artyukhin named the game's third star.
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