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Djurgardens Crushes Linkopings

Frolunda defeated Fredrik Norrena and Linkopings handily today, crushing them 5-1. Norrena stopped just 17 of 22 shots faced in the loss. His record runs to 19-10-5 on the season. There are just two more games remaining in the Eliserien regular season. Linkopings could've pulled into a tie with Frolunda for second on the league table with a win, but now appear to be locked in as the third seed for the postseason.

Chiefs Sign Hedberg

No, not that Hedberg. The Johnstown Chiefs today [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=7170]signed defenseman Jon Hedberg and announced that winger Joe Tallari has been recalled to Bridgeport of the AHL.[/url] Hedberg, a 6'0" 200 lb American born blueliner, just completed his senior season for York University in the Canadian CIS where he led his team in scoring with 22 points in 23 games. Prior to college Hedberg played three seasons in the OHL between Guelph, Oshawa and Sault Ste Marie. His career season in junior came in 2000-2001 when he scored 8 goals and 30 points in 65 games between Guelph and Oshawa. Hedberg was teammates in Oshawa with Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger from 2000-2002. The native of Duluth, Minnesota was undrafted out of junior.

CHL Tonight: 3/1

[b]QMJHL[/b] There were no Lightning prospects in action in the QMJHL tonight. [b]OHL[/b] Marek Bartanus remained out recovering from a concussion as Owen Sound lost 2-1 in Erie in overtime. [b]WHL[/b] Justin Keller went scoreless as Kelowna shutout Spokane 3-0.

Game Night 3/1: Falcons at Phantoms

Wasted a great performance by Gerald Coleman, again. SPR-1 PHI-2 Coleman stopped 33 of 35 shots faced and was named second star of the game. Zdenek Blatny had the only goal for Springfield with Marek Kvapil having the secondary assist. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001733]TheAHL.com.[/url]

Koshechkin Scores Big Win For Lada

The two best goaltenders in Russia squared off today and it took overtime to settle the score. Lada Togliatti got an overtime goal past Magnitogorsk backstop Travis Scott to gain a 2-1 victory for Vasily Koshechkin. His record improves to 17-12-6. Elsewhere, Alexei Glukhov had his second goal of the season as Khimik MO topped KHK MVD 5-3. Also, Albert Vishnyakov scored his 9th goal of the season as Dynamo topped Chekhov 3-1.
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