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Game Night 10/15: Lightning at Penguins

TB-3 PIT-1 Paul Ranger did pretty darn well in his NHL debut. No big mistakes and he supported the play well all night long. 12:01 of ice time with 2 shots on goal and an even rating. Meanwhile, the top two scoring lines continue to show signs they are awaking from their slumber with a three point night for Vincent Lecavalier. Game sheet can be found [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020077.HTM]via NHL.com.[/url]

Norrena No Longer Perfect, Still Very Good

Fredrik Norrena's perfect 7-0-0 record took a small blemish today. For the first time this season Linkopings failed to seize victory as they tied Farjestads 1-1. Norrena stopped 31 of 32 shots faced in the game. The Finnish born netminder is now second in the Elitserien with a 1.35 GAA and a .951 save percentage. He is also tied for the league lead in shutouts with 2.

Game Night 10/14: Falcons at Wolf Pack

I'm watching the game live again using the B2 Networks feed. Gerard Dicaire is in the lineup tonight with Paul Ranger up with the big club. Tiley, Greco and Deveaux are making their debuts as well. Henrich, Bombardir, McLaren and Rohloff are scratched.

Koshechkin Headlines Strong Tour for Lightning Russians

Vasily Koshechkin had his second stright shut out victory today as Togliatti defeated Chekhov 2-0. Koshechkin has won all three of his starts since taking the starting job from David Svoboda allowing just two goals over that span. Forward prospect Dimitry Kazionov had 4 penalty minutes for Lada in the game.

Ranger Recalled by Lightning

According to the Springfield Falcons, the club announced today that defenseman Paul Ranger has been recalled by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ranger will join Tampa Bay in Pittsburgh where the Lightning prepares to take on the Penguins on Saturday night. Ranger currently leads the Falcons in scoring after one game with one goal and two assists for three points, including the game-winning goal in the season opener on Saturday, October 8 against Portland. Ranger was named the game’s first star in that contest, and is in his second season of professional hockey. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound native of Whitby, Ontario played in 69 games for the Falcons last year collecting three goals and eight assists for 11 points. Ranger played his junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League where he led all Oshawa blueliners in scoring during the 2003-04 campaign.
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