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ECHL Game Night: 3-26-13

Florida Everblades 8 @ Orlando Solar Bears 3

W Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 40 GP, 14-20-34, E, 30 PIM

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season totals: 46 GP, 4-12-16, +4, 27 PIM

F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 5 PIM
(Syracuse Crunch contract)

D Daniel Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 2-6-8, +5, 56 PIM

D Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 31 GP, 14-9-3, 3.02 GAA, 787 S / 882 SA (.904 SV%)

Florida fell behind 1-0 early in the first period before rattling off four consecutive goals over the next nearly 40:00 of action, then outscored their hosts 4-2 in what time remained. The win helped the Everblades cushion their hold on second-place in the South Division and their current fifth-seed spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Florida now has a three-point lead with only a game in hand on South Carolina, so the combination of an Everblades win and a Road Warriors loss will ensure Florida doesn't lose any ground. Jesse Deckert, who stopped 22 of 25 shots in the match, bumped his record to 6-1-1. Not bad for a guy signed to a try-out contract. Dan Milan, who was out of the lineup the past few games, returned to action. Alex Hutchings and Pat Nagle remain with AHL Syracuse. Florida (36-22-11, 83 PTS), with just three games remaining in the regular season, will stick around to hit the Amway Center ice against Orlando (27-34-7, 61 PTS) again Wednesday night.

Official Recap | Box Score

NHL Game Night: 3-26-13 Sabres at Lightning

Where's THAT been hiding the past 2 months.

BUF-1
TB-2

Mathieu Garon got the victory. All the computers were on the fritz at the Forum, so I don't trust what's posted on NHL.com.

First Period
16:01 TB Stamkos (23), (St. Louis)

Second Period
08:15 TB St. Louis (8), (Purcell, Stamkos)(PP)

Third Period
16:52 BUF Leopold (2), (Foligno, Flynn)

Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis, and Keith Aulie were the game's three stars.

I can't remember the last time the Lightning controlled a game like that, start to finish. They were sharp defensively. They were poised. It's like, with the coaching change, a giant weight was lifted off their chests. It makes you anxious to see what will happen when Jon Cooper actually steps behind the bench.

Box score from NHL.com.

Lightning Assign Brian Lee To Syracuse

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned defenseman Brian Lee to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Lee, 26, has skated in 22 games for the Lightning this season, recording 16 penalty minutes. Lee ranks fifth on the club in hits with 49 and sixth with 28 blocked shots. The Moorhead, Minnesota native has appeared in 209 career NHL games, collecting five goals and 36 points with 124 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound defenseman has played in 123 career AHL games, all with the Binghamton Senators, recording eight goals and 52 points.

Lee was originally acquired by the Lightning from the Ottawa Senators on February 26, 2012 in exchange for Matt Gilroy.

NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 3-25-13

Ontario Hockey League

(W2)Barrie Colts 4 @ (E7)Kingston Frontenacs 2
Barrie leads best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 3-0

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 8 PIM
Season totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
With Barrie: 28 GP, 2-6-8, -1, 42 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

Barrie took a commanding 3-0 series lead on the Fronts with a 4-2 win on Monday night. Jake Dotchin, who has played a strong physical series, had his first point of the 2013 post-season and his fourth career post-season point. He had three assists in five games with Owen Sound last year. The Colts can close out the series on Wednesday.

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