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Ramo Strong in HPK Debut

After sitting out the first two games of the SM-liiga season behind starter Miika Wiikman, Kari Ramo made his debut appearance for HPK before a large TV audience in Finland. He did not disappoint. Ramo stopped 28 of 29 shots and was named third star of the game as HPK defeated Lukko 5-1. In addition to being recognized by the media, Ramo was also named man of the match by the fans voting via text message for the Ottelun Vakuuttaja. HPK is now 3-0 atop the SM-liiga table.

Game Night 9/19: Lightning at Red Wings (Exhibition)

[b]DET-3 TB-5[/b] (Final) [b]1st Period[/b] 1.) 3:11 Detroit- Lidstrom, (Draper, Kronwall)(PP2) 2.) 5:57 Tampa Bay- Richards, (St. Louis, Modin) [b]2nd Period[/b] 3. 6:20 Tampa Bay- Modin, ([i]Kvapil[/i], St. Louis)(PP2) 4. 18:30 Detroit- Draper, (Chelios) (PP) [b]3rd Period[/b] 5. 0:46 Tampa Bay- St. Louis, (Richards)(PP) 6. 2:02 Tampa Bay- [i]Artyukhin[/i], (Taylor, Dingman) 7. 18:06 Detoit- Draper, (Shanahan, Chelios) 8. 19:56 Tampa Bay- Modin, (Richards, Taylor)(EN) SOG: DET-27, TB-26 W- John Grahame, 23/26 [b]Shootout[/b] TB-2 DET-1 (Final) 1. St. Louis (X) 2. Richards (X) 3. Boyle (0) Streaming audio broadcast can be found at [url=http://www.620wdae.com]WDAE's website.[/url] This thread will be updated in progress throughout the night.

Vishnyakov Lifts Dynamo Over SKA St. Petersburg 3-2

Lightning prospect Albert Vishnyakov scored the game winning goal for Moscow Dynamo with 5:07 left in the third period to lift his club to a 3-2 victory over SKA St. Petersburg. The goal was Vishnyakov's second of the season.

Weekend Swiss Hockey Report

On Saturday, Eero Somervuori assisted on three goals in Ambri Piotta's 6-5 loss to SC Bern. Through 4 games, Somervuori has 1-3-4 for the club. Ambri sits at 8th on the NLA table. On Friday, Eric Perrin assisted on goals by Rolph Schrepfer and Sebastien Bordeleau as SC Bern tied Geneve-Servette 3-3. Through 4 games Perrin has no goals and 3 assists for Bern. Bern currently sits in 4th place in the NLA. Shane Willis notched an assist on Josef Marha's game winning goal in Davos' 4-3 win over Fribourg and another on Landon Wilson's goal Saturday night in a 3-1 loss to SCL Tigers. He now has 2 assists in 3 games this season. Davos sits at 6th in the NLA.

Camp Scrimmages End As Lightning Prepare to Take Show On the Road

In Brandon today, The Tampa Bay Lightning completed their final day of camp scrimmages. Team Blue, which boasted the team's number one line of Fredrik Modin, Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis won the tournament with a 4-1 record. Brad Richards [url=http://www.tampabaylightning.com/files/CampStats.pdf]won the tournament scoring title[/url] with 18 points in 5 scrimmage games. Richards also finished tied with his linemate St. Louis for the tournament high of 7 goals in 5 games. In general the scrimmages separated the men from the boys, so to speak, in showing the wide disparity in ability between the camp's veterans and the Lightning's prospects. Failing to make their mark in Brandon, the Lightning's prospects will have to hope to have an opportunity in the exhibition games beginning Monday at Detroit.
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