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Game Night 11/18: Stingrays at Chiefs

FINALLY!!! SC-1 JHN-4 Was it dirty pool that the Chiefs' parent club stole Spina from the Stingrays just days before this game? Sure. Given the month the Chiefs had prior to this does anyone feel bad about it? Nope. Lots of positive signs for Lightning prospects in this game. Much maligned Adam Henrich chipped in a goal and an assist while Mike Egener got his first goal of the season on the power play. Grinders John Toffey and Brandon Elliot even teamed up to provide an insurance marker for the Chiefs to boot. Speaking of Boots, he stopped 29 of 30 for the victory staying red hot as he was in Springfield. The best night of all though was by Justin Kelly who provided a goal and two assists as one third of a massive power line with Henrich. You have to feel great for Coach Anzalone. He managed to stay positive over the last month (I couldn't have done it) while misery dragged on week after week. He could very well be rewarded for it too. With the callup and injury situation organization wide settling down, Anzalone finds himself with a very talented roster. Henrich, Dicaire, Egener, Boutin and Cey are down from Springfield. Kelly is finally healthy. Greco and Elliot add even more depth on top of that. With so many AHL caliber players, they could very well go on a tear in the next month. Game sheet [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=summary&id=2411]from ECHL.com[/url], home of "J.F." Boutin. It stands for Fitzgerald, I'm sure.

Currie Traded

Goaltender David Currie was traded by the Johnstown Chiefs to the Victoria Salmon Kings today [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action=show_news&cat=1&id=6048]according to ECHL.com.[/url] The move coincides with Jonathan Boutin's reassignment to the Chiefs and clears the way for an all-Lightning property tandem of Boutin and Morgan Cey.

Koshechkin Does It Again

The legend continues to grow. Vasily Koshechkin pitched his seventh shutout in his last eleven starts today defeating Novokuznetsk 2-0. Koshechkin improved his record to 8-3-1 on the season. This shutout was in many ways more impressive than his previous six because Koshechkin now plays behind a gutted Lada team that dumped 3/4 of its payroll at the November trade period. For the Lokomotiv, Anton But scored his 8th goal of the season as Yaroslavl pummelled Chekhov 8-1. Dimitry Kazionov went scoreless in his first game for Moscow Dynamo as they defeated Molot Perm 2-0.

Polushin Scores In Severstal's First Game Back From Karjala Break

In yesterday's lone Superleague game, Alexander Polushin scored a first period game winning goal as Cherepovets topped SKA St. Petersburg 2-1. The goal was Polushin's 7th of the season.

Two Falcons on their way to Johnstown

According to a Springfield Falcons press release, the Falcons are reassigning defenseman Gerard Dicaire and goaltender Jonathan Boutin to ECHL Johnstown. Boutin's demotion is more a case of numbers than it is a reflection of his play.
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