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Submitted by pete on October 14, 2006 - 20:05
Big win. FLA-1 TB-4 Martin St. Louis finally got his first goal of the season and goals were also added by Lecavalier, Fedotenko and Afansenkov. Overage prospect Eric Perrin got a helper on Afanasenkov's third period wrap around goal. Marc Denis stopped 23 of 24 for the win. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS020066.HTM]NHL.com[/url]. Hopefully this game starts to rejuvenate the offense, although Brad Richards still has yet to talley his first goal. Doug Janik was even in 16:14 with 1 shot, 1 hit and 1 block. Eric Perrin was +1 in 13:50 and 50% on draws. [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url] played his best game of the year thus far with 2 shots in 5:10. It seems the more the Lightning can get multi-goal leads, the more they'll be willing to give Tarnasky on the job training.
Submitted by pete on October 14, 2006 - 17:19
[url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin[/url] got the day off as Mike Fountain backstopped Togliatti to a 2-1 win over Chekhov. So far this season, Koshechkin has gotten the benefit of Fountain's experience but still retained the lion's share of Lada's starts, so it's seemingly been a win-win situation thus far. [url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] was scoreless in Yaroslavl's 5-2 win over SKA. He did, however, manage to run his penalty minute total to 70 in 14 games. Anton But was scoreless for St. Petersburg in the loss. [url=denis-kazionov]Denis Kazionov[/url] was scoreless in Tver's 6-5 loss to Omsk. The 2006 7th round pick is still looking for his first point of the season.
Submitted by chad on October 14, 2006 - 09:11
Mike Lundin had an assist for Maine as the Black Bears beat Bemidji State 7-1. He had 3 shots on goal and an even rating. For the year, the senior defenseman is 0-1-1 in 2 games played with a +3 rating and no penalty minutes. Maine is ranked No.7 in the latest USCHO poll. Joe Pearce did not play in No.1 (USCHO) Boston College's 5-1 exhibition win over the U.S. Under-18 squad. BC is 1-0 on the year in non-exhibition play and Pearce did not see action in that game. However, the senior goaltender played the third period of a 5-3 exhibition win over St. Thomas (New Brunswick) on October 7. Pearce entered the game with BC leading 3-0. He stopped 6 of 9 shots and escaped with a 5-3 win. Vancouver first rounder Cory Schneider remains the No.1 in BC.
Submitted by chad on October 14, 2006 - 07:25
The [i]Mississauga News[/i] is reporting Chris Lawrence was held out of last night's Ice Dogs game as a precautionary measure. He has a minor head injury. No further information was given. According to the [i]Owen Sound Sun-Times[/i], Marek Bartanus was held out of the Attack's game last night due to an "undisclosed injury." Bartanus has drawn rave reviews for his play so far for the 7-1-0-1 Attack. He is playing on a second line that's making life hard for the opposition. The [i]Sun-Times[/i] states the key to the unit may be Bartanus' improved play.
Submitted by pete on October 13, 2006 - 22:07
Third period collapse drops the Falcons to 1-1. SPR-3 NOR-6 [url=karri-ramo]Karri Ramo[/url] allowed 4 goals in the span of 3:45 in the third period as the Falcons imploded in their second game of the season. Ramo stopped 28 of 34 shots faced in the loss. Eric Healey led the way offensively for the Falcons scoring two goals while rookie [url=blair-jones]Blair Jones[/url] added 2 assists in the game. Zdenek Blatny scored the team's other goal, on the power play, while Jared Aulin and [url=doug-obrien]Doug O'Brien[/url] had individual helpers. Game sheet from [url=http://stats.theahl.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1002252]TheAHL.com[/url].