The Lightning had an opportunity to put the stake completely through the Thrashers' heart tonight. They only managed to drive the stake halfway through.
It was Sean Burke versus Mike Dunham in a matchup of the two slowest goaltenders in the league. Burke stopped 29 of 31 before stopping 2 of 3 in penalty shots. This I know for certain: Brad Richards
is money in shootouts.
scored the 15th goal of his rookie season on the power play. Pavel Kubina
's return tonight pushes Timo Helbling out of the lineup. Paul Ranger
played 18:41 with 1 shot and 4 blocked shots. Craig was -1 in 15:37 with 4 shots and 1 block. Evgeny Artyukhin
played 5:19 with 1 hit.
Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS021136.HTM]NHL.com.[/url]