An unfortunate end to a very nice comeback.
The Lightning erased a 2 goal deficit in the final 5 minutes of regulation before falling in OT. Vincent Lecavalier
led the way with a hat trick scoring an even strength goal, a short handed goal and capping the Lightning comeback with a power play goal. The Lightning's other goal was scored by overage prospect Eric Perrin
. Individual assists went to Vaclav Prospal
, Doug Janik
, [url=ryan-craig]Ryan Craig
[/url], Nikita Alexeev
, Martin St. Louis
and Brad Richards
. Johan Holmqvist
had a rough reintroduction to North America allowing 5 goals on 26 shots (that's more of a Johan Grahame stat line).
Box score courtesy [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS010040.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]
Among prospects, Doug Janik was -1 in 19:10 with 2 blocked shots. Eric Perrin was +1 in 15:51 with 2 shots and was 45% in the faceoff circles. [url=doug-obrien]Doug O'Brien
[/url] played a very respectable 19:30 of even hockey with 2 shots 1 hit and 2 blocked shots. Falcons invitee Zdenek Blatny played 11:19 and was +1 with 1 blocked shot. [url=mike-egener]Mike Egener
[/url] was -2 in 16:59 with 3 hits and 1 blocked shot. [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky
[/url] was -1 in just 9:21 of ice time and had a fight in the first period.
Another round of cuts is expected this weekend.