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Linkopings/Lulea Game One

In their opening match of the Elitserien playoffs, #4 Linkopings easily knocked off #7 ranked Lulea 6-1. Lightning blueline prospect and Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Week Andreas Holmqvist had a pair of power play assists in the game. Game Two is scheduled for Thursday.

In other games on the schedule, #1 Farjestads shut out #8 Mora 4-0, #6 Brynas defeated #2 HV71 4-3 and #5 Timra beat #3 MODO 2-1.

O'Brien Thankful for Trade to Tampa

VANCOUVER (CP) - There were nights playing with the Anaheim Ducks that defenceman Shane O'Brien felt like a race horse being held back by a jockey.

His instincts told him to charge. But he was constantly being told to hold back, don't take any chances, don't make any mistakes.

That's why O'Brien is thankful for the change in style since being traded from the Ducks to the Tampa Bay Lightning last week. Read More (CBC Sports/Canadian Press)

Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Month: February

While Adam Henrich had a strong month split between Johnstown of the ECHL and Springfield of the AHL earning a post Clear Day promotion to the Falcons and defenseman Vladimir Mihalik continued his development with Prince George, one prospect has remained as steady as a rock over the past few months.

Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Week: 2/26-3/4

It was a tough week for the Lightning's prospects, but one prospect did manage to put up some solid numbers.

Saturday's Superleague Scores

Albert Vishnyakov scored the opening goal in Dynamo's 4-2 loss to CSKA.

Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 6-2 loss to Yaroslavl. Evgeny Artyukhin did not suit up in the game for the Lokomotive.

Vasily Koshechkin stopped 21 of 22 shots faced but still took the loss in Togliatti's 1-0 loss to Tver. Denis Kazionov did not play in the match for Tver. Koshechkin's season record fell to 18-14-5.

Anton But was scoreless in SKA's 6-1 loss to Nizhnekamsk.

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