Not much love for Johnstown in Trenton tonight.
TREN Riddle, (18) (Henkel, Ruggeri), 6:33
TREN Bertoli, (11) (Pandolfo, Riddle), 13:35 (PP)
TREN Pandolfo, (35) (Haggett, Pisellini), 13:32
TREN Riddle, (19) , 5:53 (SH)
TREN Haggett, (14) (Ruggeri, Riddle), 19:35 (PP)
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 3-2 win over Nizhnekamsk.
Denis Kazionov was scoreless in Tver's 4-2 loss to Salavat Yulayev.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 3-1 win over Khabarovsk.
Evgeny Artyukhin was scoreless in Yaroslavl's 6-1 pounding of Novokuznetsk.
Vasily Koshechkin was perfect in relief of starter Mike Fountain in Togliatti's 5-4 win against Chelyabinsk. Koshechkin is now 16-12-4 this season. He missed the recent LG Hockey Games while nursing an injury.
Anton But was scoreless in SKA's 6-2 defeat at the hands of Podolsk.
Lion= Lightning, Antelope=Thrashers
Johan Holmqvist stopped 23 of 26 shots faced for the win. Vincent Lecavalier led the way with 2 goals and 1 assist while Martin St. Louis had 1 goal and 2 assists. The other member of the MVP Line, Vaclav Prospal, had helpers in triplicate. Brad Richards dropped 1 goal and 1 assist including a salty game winning slap shot on the power play and Ruslan Fedotenko had a pair of assists. The Lightning's insurance goal came from Eric Perrin and Paul Ranger chipped in 1 assist.
The Lightning temporarily move within 3 points of division leading Atlanta while the Thrashers are playing on the road tonight in Calgary. A little over midway through the game at the Saddledome, Atlanta is down 3-1. If the score holds, the Lightning will not only have shaved a once commanding division lead down to 3 points but they'll still also hold 2 critical games in hand.
Tampa Bay 5:56, Vincent Lecavalier 36 (Vaclav Prospal, Martin St. Louis)
Tampa Bay 7:52, Martin St. Louis 33 (Vincent Lecavalier, Vaclav Prospal)
Phoenix 8:18, Mike Zigomanis 10 (Oleg Saprykin, Georges Laraque)
Phoenix 11:48, Oleg Saprykin 11 (Keith Ballard, Mike Zigomanis)
Tampa Bay 15:19, Vincent Lecavalier 37 (Martin St. Louis, Paul Ranger)
Phoenix 18:16, Derek Morris 4 (Travis Roche, Shane Doan)
Tampa Bay 1:24, Brad Richards 20 (power play) (Ruslan Fedotenko, Vaclav Prospal)
Tampa Bay 11:45, Eric Perrin 9 (Ruslan Fedotenko, Brad Richards)
Game sheet from NHL.com.
Defenseman Andreas Holmqvist did not play today in Linkopings' 2-1 victory over HV71. Holmqvist has 5 goals and 22 points in 43 games this season with 48 penalty minutes and a -1 rating.
Russia finished second at the Swedish leg of the Euro Tour, The LG Hockey Games, on Sunday finishing the tournament at 0-1-2. Lightning forward prospect Anton But finished with 1 assist in 3 games with a -1 rating, 0 penalty minutes and 10 shots on goal. He played primarily on Russia's top line. Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin, who was originally named to the team, missed the tournament due to injury.