And the Lightning decide to try their hand at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...
Johan Holmqvist actually had a decent game, right up until he allowed Ottawa's winner on a bad angle 5-hole softie. He ended up getting the overtime loss allowing 4 goals on 27 shots.
Tampa Bay 5:43, Martin St. Louis 16 (Vaclav Prospal, Vincent Lecavalier)
Tampa Bay 11:17, Vincent Lecavalier 28 (Paul Ranger, Martin St. Louis)
Ottawa 19:21, Randy Robitaille 5 (Mike Fisher, Wade Redden)
Ottawa 4:26, Dany Heatley 25 (Jason Spezza)
Ottawa 3:17, Mike Fisher 15 (Daniel Alfredsson, Anton Volchenkov)
Mathieu Darche was -2 in 10:24 with 3 hits and 1 blocked shot.
Marc Denis only had to stop 18 of 19 shots to get his first win as an Admiral as Norfolk outshot Bridgeport 33-19 even without Kyle Wanvig.
NOR Milley, (10) (Schneider, Scalzo), 14:09 (PP)
BRI Tambellini, (21) (Nielsen, Bentivoglio), 5:25
NOR Kearns, (1) (Klinkhammer, Smaby), 12:10
Bracken Kearns and Norm Milley were the first and second stars of the game respectively.
The resurgent Adam Henrich missed tonight's game with an upper body injury. Incidentally, on the injury front, word on the street is defenseman turned left winger turned Gary Roberts Lite Mike Egener is apparently close to returning from a shoulder injury that has kept him out for the past couple of months.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
This isn't exactly news considering it was so heavily rumored last night, but Kyle Wanvig has been recalled by the Lightning and is in the lineup tonight against Ottawa.
Lightning prospect results from the USHL, BCHL, and CHL.