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Linkopings/Lulea Game Two

In game two of their opening round playoff series, Linkopings captured a 2-0 lead defeating Lulea 3-2. Andreas Holmqvist remained white hot scoring a goal and adding 2 penalty minutes in the game. Game Three is set for Saturday.

Tampa Tribune: Ranger has Partially Torn MCL

The Tampa Tribune is reporting Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger is out indefinitely with a partially torn MCL in his left knee. Ranger was injured in last night's 3-1 Lightning win over the Edmonton Oilers when Raffi Torres fell on his knee. Filip Kuba was a healthy scratch last night in favor of Doug Janik, so expect Kuba to regain his spot in the lineup with Luke Richardson moving back into the No.7 spot.

CHL Game Night: 3/7

Mississauga 3 @ Belleville 2
Chris Lawrence did not register a point, but Mississauga returned to their winning ways with a 3-2 win in Belleville. Lawrence had an even rating and a minor penalty, but also had an isolated 10 minute misconduct in the first period.

NHL Game Night 3/7: Lightning at Oilers

Back on track.

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Marc Denis gave the Lightning just what they needed stopping 29 of 30 shots faced. Vincent Lecavalier led the way with a pair of goals while Vaclav Prospal had 1 goal and 1 assist. Martin St. Louis had a pair of helpers and Brad Richards, Dan Boyle and Doug Janik each had individual assists.

The Lightning climb back into a tie for the Southeast Division lead at 80 points with Atlanta holding a game in hand.

Game sheet from NHL.com.

Tuesday's Superleague Scores

Dimitri Kazionov did not play in Kazan's 14-1 defeat of Krylya Sovetov.

Albert Vishnyakov had 2 penalty minutes in Dynamo's 4-2 loss to Salavat Yulayev.

Anton But was scoreless in St. Petersburg's 3-2 loss to CSKA.

Vasily Koshechkin got the night off as Mike Fountain threw a 24 save shutout in Togliatti's 3-0 win over Nizhnekamsk.

Evgeny Artyukhin did not play in Yaroslavl's 8-3 win over Tver. Denis Kazionov scored the first two points of his Superleague career in the match registering 1 goal and 1 assist in the game.

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