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NHL Game Night: 3-7-13 Jets at Lightning

Season keeps slipping away.


Anders Lindback allowed 2 goals on 28 shots, but the 2 goals were very soft. Hard to blame the goaltender when he only gets 1 goal of support, but he didn't help, that's for sure.

First Period
10:05 WPG Tangradi (1), (unassisted)

Second Period

Third Period
06:57 TB Stamkos (18), (St. Louis, Malone)
15:52 WPG Little (4), (Ladd)

Steven Stamkos was the game's third star.

Frustrating game. The Lightning had well over 20 scoring chances against a backup netminder. Lots of power play chances. Against Winnipeg that should equal a pretty lopsided win for the Lightning. Games aren't played on paper, unfortunately.

Alex Killorn had 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 21:28. That's not a typo. Clearly the coaching staff believes in the young man.

Ondrej Palat was -1 with 2 hits in 11:31. Had the go-ahead goal off a feed from Conacher and slammed it off the post. Unfortunate.

Pierre-Cedric Labrie had 1 shot and 1 hit in 7:12.

Cory Conacher was -1 in 13:01. He's clearly been passed on the depth chart by Killorn at this point.

Box score and extended statistics from

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-7-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(1)St. Petersburg 7 vs. (5)Cherepovets 4
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 33/38, 5.03 GAA, .868 sv%
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 4-3-0, 0 SO, 2.02 GAA, .930 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

SKA St. Peterburg won the opening game of their Western Conference Semifinal series with Cherepovets in a 7-4 track meet. Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov had a hat trick to lead the way for SKA. Ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin also added a helper for the club. For Cherepovets, former Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev had a goal. Former Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov was kicked out of the game at 3:08 of the First Period for boarding, leading to SKA's opening goal. Game Two is Friday.

NA Juniors Game Night: 3-6-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League s

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 6

W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 28 GP, 23-30-53, +11, 6 PIM
With R-N: 22 GP, 20-23-43, +12, 4 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Kucherov had an assist in the Huskies 6-3 road loss in Sherbrooke.

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-3-3, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season totals: 61 GP, 26-54-80, +27, 103 PIM

Paquette was first star for the second time in a week, notching three points on Wednesday in a win over the Sags. Paquette hit 80 points for the season, one year after totaling 48 for the Armada.

ECHL Game Night: 3-6-13

Florida Everblades 5 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 4 (OT)

W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 3-9-12, +3, 23 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: 1-0-1, +1, 1 SOG, 5 PIM (fighting)
Season totals: 37 GP, 2-5-7, +5, 52 PIM

Defenseman Brent Henley scored the game-winner with just 26 seconds remaining in overtime to give Florida, which squandered a 4-1 lead it had built up over the course of the first two periods, a key victory that keeps the visitors in the hunt for the South Division title. Danick Gauthier, in his first game action after being assigned from Syracuse, scored the fourth goal for the Everblades midway through the second period after throwing the puck on net from the boards and getting a fortunate bounce off the opposing goalkeeper. Dan Milan pounced on loose rebound for his first goal in 32 games, which gave the visitors a 2-1 lead late in the first frame. Florida (30-20-10, 70 PTS) continues its four-game road trip Friday night against Fort Wayne (29-28-3, 61 PTS).

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