Geez. So the Ads finally put together some goal support and they allow five into the back of their net.
Dustin Tokarski allowed 5 goals on 36 shots for the loss. If I'm not mistaken, it's the first time this season an Admirals goaltender has walked out of an arena with a sub-.900 save percentage for a game.
SYR Legein, (2) (LaVallee-Smotherman, Reese), 0:48
NOR Parrish, (1) (Jones, Simek), 2:49
NOR Craig, (2) (Parrish, Simek), 6:45 (PP)
SYR Sestito, (2) (Regner, Mayorov), 10:36
NOR Szczechura, (1) (Smolenak, Mihalik), 13:01
NOR Craig, (3) (Tyrell, Hall), 5:16
SYR Mayorov, (1) (Fritsche, Sestito), 16:04
SYR Picard, (3) (MacKenzie), 4:29
SYR Aulin, (3) (Legein, Sigalet), 6:17
Ryan Craig was named the game's second star. He now has points in three straight games and 4 points in 5 games for the season. Norfolk has three assistant captains, officially, but unofficially I think we all know who the "C" is for the Admirals. That guy.
Norfolk was outshot 36-26 in the game and 25-12 in the final two periods. Mark Parrish netted his first two points as an Admiral in the game. Big Matt Smaby was an injury scratch after getting run in the game against Albany. From the category of things I would've never in a million years believed: Matt Lashoff has 0 points and is -4 after 5 games. He did a good job of sticking up for his pairing partner against the River Rats, but that's the guy Norfolk desperately needs to play well if they're going to be competitive. Remember when Jared Aulin was semi in the Lightning organization with Springfield and couldn't throw a puck in the ocean off of a pier? Now he scores the GWG against the Baby Bolts. Bah!
Box score from TheAHL.com.
PEI Rocket 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-6-7, E, 14 PIM
The Rocket scored twice in the third period, including an empty netter, to clinch a win in New Brunswick. Barberio extended his points streak to three games with his assist. The Wildcats are 8-4-0-1 on the year.
Barrie Colts 2 @ Sarnia Sting 3
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 6-7-13, +4, 4 PIM
Sarniaâ€™s Jordan Hill (undrafted) broke a 2-2 tie with a power play goal midway through the third period.
Thirteen goals, yet our two Lightning prospects failed to register a point. This was the third straight scoreless game for Panik, whoâ€™s in a bit of a slump.
Novosibirsk 5 @ Omsk 4 (SO)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 19/23, 3.69 GAA, .826 sv%
Season totals: 14 GP, 8-6, 0 SO, 2.20 GAA, .893 sv%
Ramo's winning streak came to a grinding halt as he allowed 2 of 3 shooters to convert in the penalty shot session. Former Lightning first round Alex Svitov scored his second goal of the season in the match for Omsk.
Dynamo Moscow 4 @ St. Petersburg 3
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-2-3, -3, 2 PIM
Harju had a season high 8 shots on goal for Dynamo and was 50% on draws, but could not find the scoresheet. His lifelong teammate Linus Omark did, however, manage to score his 6th goal of the season in the match.
One of the worst games I've ever seen the Lightning play.
Mike Smith allowed 7 goals on 35 shots including two very soft goals. Wonder if Rick Tocchet regrets not playing Nittymaki, not that it would've mattered all that much.
OTT 4:25, Kovalev 2 (Alfredsson)
OTT 10:22, Michalek 2 (Ruutu)(SH)
OTT 5:41, Michalek 3 (Alfredsson, Volchenkov)(SH)
OTT 6:15, Picard 1 (Ruutu, Kelly)
OTT 10:59, Foligno 1 (Phillips, Volchenkov)
TB 14:26, Malone 6 (St. Louis, Stamkos)
OTT 11:39, Michalek 4 (Spezza, Alfredsson)(PP)
OTT 17:01, Ruutu 2 (Kelly, Karlsson)
The Lightning were outshot 35-17 in the game. They dominated the first 4 minutes of the game, then one bad clear ended up in the back of their net, and they crumbled. It was a lot like the opener against Atlanta.
Steve Downie was -1 with 11 penalty minutes, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 12:10. His line were the only three members of the Lightning that showed fight tonight.
Drew Miller had 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 15:36.
Zenon Konopka was -1 with 17 penalty minutes in 8:30.
James Wright had 1 hit in 14:58.
Victor Hedman was -2 with 1 shot in 20:52. He drew iron on the backhand on one rush, but that was the extent of the good news for Victor.
Oshawa Generals 5 @ Belleville Bulls 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 34 saves on 37 shots
Season: 6 GP, 4-1-1-0, 3.49 GAA, .896 sv%, 1 SO
Zador won his third straight game, defeating the division-rival Bulls in Belleville. With the win, Oshawa (5-3-2-0) climbed into a first place tie with Peterborough and Kingston in the East Division. Zador was complimented by his coach in the Oshawa Express for his good play recently (Click here to read).
Meanwhile, with Jaroslav Janus making his pro debut last night for Norfolk, his junior team in Erie lost yet again and have the leagueâ€™s fewest points at 6. Erie has been plagued by the relatively unexpected losses of Janus and center Ryan Oâ€™Reilly (2009 second round pick/33rd overall), whoâ€™s still with the Colorado Avalanche.
Chilliwack Bruins 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 0
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-2-8, -6, 18 PIM
Lethbridge outshot Chilliwack 31-29, but couldnâ€™t beat Bruin goaltender Lucas Gore (undrafted), who won his first game of the season.