The 4th game in 5 nights was an awfully tough assignment.
Jonathan Boutin stopped 24 of 27 shots in the loss. Manchester extends their Atlantic Division lead to six points with the Falcons still holding a game in hand. Rookie Andy Rogers led all Falcons with 4 shots on goal.
MCH Clarke, (12) (Gauthier, Moulson), 13:29 (PP)
MCH Jackman, (7) (Harrold), 2:33 (SH)
MCH Werner, (3) (Giuliano, Kanko), 5:09
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Slovakia finished a U20 World Junior Championships round robin it would likely forget today by dropping its final game to Canadia 3-0. Slovakia fell to 0-4 in the tournament and now moves into the relegation round. Vladimir Mihalik was even with 2 shots on goal and 2 penalty minutes in the game. Marek Bartanus was even with a team leading 5 shots on goal and 2 penalty minutes.
Mike Lundin scored a PP goal in Maine's 6-3 win over Cornell to take the Florida College Classic title. It was Lundin's 3rd goal of the season and 10th point.
John Wessbecker was scoreless with 2 PIM and a -2 rating in UMASS' 5-2 loss to Alabama-Huntsville in the third place game of the Dodge Holiday Classic.
Art Femenella did not play in Vermont's 4-2 loss in the championship of the Sheraton/TD Banknorth Catamount Cup to St. Cloud State.
Dusty Collins was scoreless with 2 PIM in Northern Michigan's 4-3 loss to Notre Dame.
Dane Crowley had a power play assist and was -1 as Swift Current defeated Medicine Hat 5-2. Crowley extended his personal point scoring streak to 5 games.
The long climb back begins now.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 12 of 13 shots faced for the win. Holmqvist improves to 10-8-0 this season. Brad Richards had 1 goal and 1 assist in the game while Dan Boyle had 2 assists. Vaclav Prospal snapped a two month long goalless drought and Filip Kuba added an insurance goal in the game. Individual helpers went to Martin St. Louis, Ruslan Fedotenko and Cory Sarich. The Lightning move back to 1 game under .500 and out of the basement of the Southeast Division.
Tampa Bay 11:28, Brad Richards 14 (power play) (Dan Boyle, Martin St. Louis)
Montreal 2:07, Alexander Perezhogin 5 (Mike Johnson, Francis Bouillon)
Tampa Bay 7:00, Vaclav Prospal 4 (Ruslan Fedotenko, Cory Sarich)
Tampa Bay 7:07, Filip Kuba 6 (power play) (Dan Boyle, Brad Richards)
Game sheet from NHL.com.