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Submitted by pete on January 26, 2006 - 20:58
Both this game and the Atlanta game were probably the team's two best of the season. The common denominator was John Grahame who just posted his second straight shutout. NJ-0 TB-1 (OT) Ruslan Fedotenko with the quick wrister from the right circle beat Martin Brodeur for the game winning goal. 20 saves on 20 shots faced for Grahame. Paul Ranger played 19:12 with one shot on goal. Ryan Craig played 15:23 with one blocked shot. Evgeny Artyukhin played a painfully sparing 3:50 with two hits. Norm Milley was a scratch. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020743.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on January 26, 2006 - 16:31
The Springfield Falcons [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2915.shtml]have announced the recall of goaltender Jonathan Boutin from Johnstown of the ECHL.[/url] The move comes less than 24 hours after Boutin's start in the 2005-06 ECHL All-Star Game in Fresno. No word as of yet on either Gerald Coleman or Brian Eklund going down to Johnstown to make room. (More on the flip.)
Submitted by pete on January 26, 2006 - 14:41
Today was the second installment of a budding rivalry between two of the best young goaltenders in Finland as HPK squared off against Ilves Tamperre. The match featured the second SM-liiga contest between Karri Ramo and Tuukka Rask. Rask, who beat Ramo for the starting job for the Finnish junior team at the World Junior Championships, carried the first matchup less than a month before the tournament. Today, however, was different. In a shootout, Karri Ramo defeated Tuukka Rask and Ilves 2-1. Ramo made a remarkable 40 saves on 41 shots including a remarkable 21/21 third period to be named third star of the game. Rask, for his part, was named the game's second star making 41 saves on 42 shots faced. The victory moves Karri Ramo's record to 7-5-3 on the season.
Submitted by pete on January 25, 2006 - 21:47
Note: this thread contains spoilers. If you're going to watch the game on tape delay on OLN tomorrow night and don't want to know the score, do not continue on.
So much for the resurgent Brian Eklund. SPR-3 HFD-6 Eklund allowed 6 goals on 36 shots faced. Dennis Packard led the way for Springfield with a short handed goal and an assist. Gerard Dicaire continued to shine since his recall from Johnstown with a helper of his own. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001628]TheAHL.com.[/url]