AHL Game Night 10/27: Sound Tigers at Admirals
Boutin overtakes Munce on the depth chart???
Jonathan Boutin stopped 33 of 34 shots faced for the win in his first start of the season.
BRI Colliton, (2) (Comeau), 0:58 (SH)
NOR Jones, (3) (Wanvig, Klinkhammer), 0:31
NOR Lawrence, (2) (Taylor, Milley), 0:54
Boutin, Blair Jones, and Kyle Wanvig were named the three stars of the game respectively.
Now the goaltending equation starts to get interesting. Ryan Munce played well in his first three starts of the season, but allowed 9 goals in his last two starts (mostly due to mistakes made by the team in front of him).
Boutin was expected to be Karri Ramo's backup coming into the season but lost his spot on the depth chart after a lackluster training camp. Boutin played well in relief last Saturday and after tonight he's sitting on a 1-0-0 record with a 1.50 GAA and .960 save percentage.
So who will Coach Stirling start tomorrow against the Phantoms? And, who will the organization keep in Norfolk when Ramo returns, which could be as early as next weekend?
Blair Jones has 3 goals and 7 points through 8 games. That's impressive considering he took a couple of those games off.
Newcomers Rob Klinkhammer and Justin Taylor continue to push hard for NHL contracts. Klinkhammer now has 3 points in 4 games and Taylor has 5 points in 4 games. If only the organizations other forward prospects were showing this kind of offensive production.
Chris Lawrence got the game winning goal and after having an assist taken away from him in a game earlier this season he now has 2 goals and 3 points in 8 games.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.