The Lightning get a solid road win.
Mike Smith played well allowing 1 goal on 31 shots. He's back in the fight.
TB 5:59, Lecavalier 3 (Malone, Krajicek)
TB 14:44, Tanguay 4 (Malone, Stamkos)(PP)
PHX 19:20, Aucoin 3 (Lepisto, Upshall)(PP)
TB 4:30, St. Louis 4 (Lecavalier, Tanguay)
TB 11:46, Lecavalier 4 (Tanguay)
The Lightning did well to capitalize on some early penalties to stake themselves to a 2-0 lead and they never really looked back. Phoenix had a bit better play at even strength, but the Lightning turned it up when they needed to in order to salt the game away in the third. NHL teams should beware: the Lecavalier line is starting to click.
Steve Downie had 1 hit in 15:19.
Zenon Konopka had 1 hit in 10:49 and was 62% on draws.
Paul Szczechura was +1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 13:21.
James Wright had 2 hits in 13:55.
Victor Hedman was +1 with 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 21:10. Light night for the big Swede.
Omsk 1 @ Magnitogorsk 2 (SO)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 24/25, 0.92 GAA, .960 sv%
Season totals: 20 GP, 11-8, 2 SO, 1.79 GAA, .918 sv%
Ramo's only blemish in three shootout attempts faced was a goal by former Blackhawk Igor Radulov, but it was enough to send Omsk to defeat.
Yulaev 4 @ Ekaterinburg 3 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-3-5, -7, 8 PIM
Kazionov played 9:56 in the match. Alexander Radulov, the former Predator and little brother of Igor, had the overtime winner for Yulaev.
Togliatti 3 @ Dynamo Riga 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Win, 25/27, 2.00 GAA, .926 sv%
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-12, 2 SO, 2.12 GAA, .921 sv%
Togliatti currently sits at 7th place in the Eastern Conference.
Kazan 2 @ Dynamo Moscow 1 (OT)
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-1-7, -3, 10 PIM
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 14 PIM
Kazionov played 12:21 in the match for Kazan. Harju played 17:03 for Dynamo but was an uncharacteristic 39% in the faceoff circles. KHL superstar Alexei Morozov scored the winner for Kazan, which was his 15th goal of the season.
Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Brampton Battalion 2 (OT)
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 23 GP, 4-8-12, +11, 8 PIM
Panikâ€™s stat line during the last five games: 0-0-0, -4, 2 PIM. One would think Windsor was struggling, but theyâ€™re 5-0 and averaging about four goals per game during that time. In fact, Windsorâ€™s streak of games with at least a point reached 15 games with the OT win in Brampton.
Niagara IceDogs 1 @ Ottawa 67â€™s 2 (SO)
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 19 GP, 3-7-10, +6, 6 PIM
Sointu did not participate in the shootout.
Guelph Storm 3 @ Oshawa Generals 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 22 saves on 25 shots
Season Totals: 17 GP, 7-9-1-0, 3.42 GAA, .893 sv%, 1 SO
Zador has played well lately, though his won-loss record doesnâ€™t reflect it.
Kootenay Ice 3 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 (OT)
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct)
Season Totals: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -5, 44 PIM
Ashtonâ€™s nine game point streak and three game goal streak came to an end in the OT loss.
No.15 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ No.16 Boston College Eagles 2
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM
This was a big bounce-back win for Vermont, who lost 7-1 to BC on Saturday.
Janus stops 50, but loses his first of the season ... Ashton extends his point streak to nine, goal streak to three.