Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the loss.
FLA 5:58, Horton 16 (Weiss, Frolik)
TB 9:40, Halpern 9 (Lecavalier, Tanguay)
TB 12:40, Downie 10 (Malone, Szczechura)
FLA 8:53, Stillman 7 (Reinprecht, Dvorak)
FLA 12:21, Olesz 11 (unassisted)
The Lightning played 40 minutes of very solid hockey, only to take their foot off the gas a bit and have a couple of mistakes by defensemen find their way into the back of the net to cost them the game in the third. It was very disheartening. This team, for some reason, insists on doing things the hard way this season.
Paul Szczechura had 1 assist, 1 hit, 1 blocked shot, and he was 64% on draws in 14:33.
Kazan 1 @ St. Petersbug 2
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 15-5-20, +5, 12 PIM
Kazionov played 13:55 in the match. St. Petersburg got the support of former Lightning prospect Anton But's 17th goal of the season in the victory.
Dynamo Moscow 4 @ Chelyabinsk 3
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 3-10-13, -5, 28 PIM
Harju played 13:16 in the match and was 38% on draws. His season faceoff percentage has slipped to 55% for the season. Former Red Wing Jiri Hudler had a pair of helpers in the game for Dynamo.
KHK MVD 3 @ Novgorod 6
Martins Karsums, KHK MVD, DNP
Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Karsums was assigned to KHK MVD by the Lightning today, absolving the club of the responsibility for the Latvian born wingers salary. Former NHLer Pavel Brendl scored his 18th and 19th goals of the season today in Torpedo's win over KHK MVD.
Dynamo Minsk 1 @ Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 25/26, 1.00 GAA, .962 sv%
Season totals: 39 GP, 20-16, 6 SO, 1.98 GAA, .926 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin got his 20th win of the season and pushed his GAA below 2.00 all in one fell swoop in today's 2-1 win over Dynamo Minsk. Metallurg got a goal from former NHLer Stan Chistov off assists from both Fedorov brothers, Sergei and Fedor, in the win.
Dynamo Riga 4 @ Ekaterinburg 0
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, DNP
Season totals: 39 GP, 4-3-7, -15, 12 PIM
The younger Kazionov got the night off as Ekaterinburg was blanked by the third Dynamo club, Dynamo Riga. That's right, the AHL has two teams called the Admirals, the KHL has three clubs called Dynamo. Former NHLer Marcel Hossa scored his league leading 25th goal of the season for Dynamo in the match.
Brandon Wheat Kings 2 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 18-18-36, -10, 73 PIM
With Regina: 12 GP, 5-5-10, -2, 21 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM
Regina won their second in a row, skating to a 3-0 second period lead and never looking back. Ashtonâ€™s 18th goal of the year came on the power play. He has goals in three of his last four games, and four goals in that span.
OHL Note: Alex Hutchings of Barrie was named to the OHL Eastern Conference All-Star team Wednesday. This is Hutchings' third time as an All-Star.
Following the lead of the big club, the Admirals break through against the Caps' farm team.
Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the win.
HER Wilson, (12) (Carlson, Pinizzotto), 13:24
NOR Keller, (6) (Lawrence, Krajicek), 3:14
NOR Simek, (11) (Quick), 15:59
NOR Craig, (13) (Keller, Lawrence), 3:22
HER McNeill, (3) (Aucoin, Giroux), 4:21
HER Giroux, (14) (McNeill, Gordon), 7:33
NOR Parrish, (9) , 19:53
Mark Parrish and Justin Keller were the game's first and second stars. The Admirals had lost all five of their previous encounters this season to the Bears, which was a streak of futility oddly similar to the one the Lightning just broke against the Capitals. The Admirals pull into the halfway point of the season at four games under .500, and they'll be 1-2 points behind Adirondack for fourth in the division by the end of the night, tied with both Syracuse and Binghamton at 36 points.
Chris Lawrence broke a 17 game scoreless streak with his first multi-point night of the season. Way to go, Larry.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Omsk 4 @ Novosibirsk 2
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 23/25, 2.00 GAA, .920 sv%
Season totals: 34 GP, 19-14, 3 SO, 2.05 GAA, .913 sv%
Omsk got 2 goals and 1 assist from former NHL superstar Jaromir Jagr and 1 goal and 1 assist from former Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov in their 4-2 win over Novosibirsk. Omsk leapfrogged Kazan into fourth place in the KHL's Eastern Conference with the win.