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CHL Playoffs Tonight: 3/27

There were no Lightning CHL prospects in playoff action last night. [b]QMJHL[/b] There were no games scheduled in the QMJHL tonight. [b]OHL[/b] Owen Sound took Kitchener close to the brink tonight before losing in double overtime 4-3. Owen Sound still leads the series 2-1. Marek Bartanus had a goal and was -1 in the game. [b]WHL[/b] Despite a Blair Jones goal, Moose Jaw dropped game three to Brandon 3-2. The Wheat Kings now lead their opening round series 2-1. Jones was named 2nd star of the game.

Game Night 3/27: Lightning at Hurricanes

Wasted a great effort by Grahame. TB-1 CAR-2 Grahame stopped 27 of 29 in the loss. Defenseman Pavel Kubina was injured on a Craig Adams hit leaving the Lightning with just four of their regular defensemen. Doug O'Brien played better in his third NHL game than in his previous callup, but is struggling still with the size/strength of the NHL, in my opinion. Paul Ranger played 26:13 of even hockey with 3 shots on goal, 1 hit and 3 blocked shots. As injuries have led to an increase in his ice time, Ranger has responded. Ryan Craig played 19:21 of even hockey with 1 shot and 1 hit. O'Brien played 12:24 of even hockey with 1 shot and 1 block. Evgeny Artyukhin was even in 7:38 with 2 shots and 2 hits. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS021065.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]

Linkopings/Frolunda Game Two

Linkopings pulled even in their semifinal series with Vastra Frolunda today winning 5-0. Fredrik Norrena threw a 29 save shutout while veteran Lightning property Shane Willis had a goal and an assist. The series is now tied 1-1.

HPK/Ilves Game Three

HPK is on the brink of moving on to the Finnish semifinals. Both Karri Ramo and Tuukka Rask rode the pine today as HPK defeated Ilves 4-2 with Miika Wiikman once again between the pipes. HPK leads the best of seven series 3-0.

Game Day 3/26: Chiefs at Nailers

Are the depleted Chiefs finally hitting the wall? JHN-2 WHE-5 Gabe Winer stopped 39 of 46 in the loss. Adam Henrich got his 18th goal of the season and added an assist. Andre Deveaux added a power play goal for the Chiefs. Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=box&id=3082]ECHL.com.[/url]
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