The Lightning now have one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.
Johan Holmqvist allowed 4 goals on 26 shots including a couple of softies DQ would be envious of.
Buffalo 4:58, Clarke MacArthur 6 (Jason Pominville, Jochen Hecht)
Buffalo 12:14, Jason Pominville 12 (Clarke MacArthur, Toni Lydman)
Buffalo 10:00, Drew Stafford 13 (Derek Roy, Toni Lydman)
Buffalo 16:45, Derek Roy 19 (Jochen Hecht, Jason Pominville)
Tampa Bay 19:22, Brad Richards 15 (power play) (Dan Boyle, Vaclav Prospal)
Tampa Bay 12:22, Vaclav Prospal 20 (power play) (Dan Boyle, Vincent Lecavalier)
The vultures are circling.
Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Frolunda's 5-3 win over Brynas. Frolunda is currently 6th in the 12 team Elitserien.
This past weekend, Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster and Norfolk Admirals General Manager Claude Loiselle spent the All-Star break touring Western Canada watching potential and future Bolts.
Among the games the duo took in were the CHL Top Prospects Game and two games featuring 2007 second round pick Dana Tyrell. On Thursday night, Tyrell scored 2 goals in a 5-4 Prince George shootout loss to Lightning 2006 6th rounder Dana Crowley and Everett in front of Lightning leadership. After a game in Vancouver to see the Giants and Tri-City Americans on Friday, they saw Tyrell again, this time against Lightning 2007 4th rounder Mitch Fadden - a game that was a 9-0 blowout for Fadden and Lethbridge. Fadden had 2 assists in the game.
Feaster provided a quick review of the Lightning draftees for BoltProspects.
Johan Harju had 2 penalty minutes in Lulea's 4-3 loss to MODO. Lulea is currently 11th in the 12 team league.
Langley Chiefs 2 @ Victoria Grizzlies 0
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Seattle Thunderbirds 3 @ Tri-City Americans 1
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Did not play
Lethbridge Hurricanes 8 @ Kamloops Blazers 1
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-0-1, E, 17 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting major-game misconduct), *Second Star*
The line of Zach Boychuck, Fadden, and Colton Sceviour (Dallas 4th round 2007) combined for 7 points and 39 PIM as they all received fighting majors in a brawl that took place with just over a minute left in the one-sided game. The three took all three star awards for the game, with Boychuck being the first star for his 2+1.
Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster and Norfolk General Manager Claude Loiselle were scheduled to be in Edmonton last night for the Oil Kings-Medicine Hat Tigers game.
The Tigers won the game 7-1. Notable draft eligible players (CSS Midterm rankings)include: