Lightning prospect goaltender Riku Helenius stopped 44 of 46 shots and then 3 of 3 in the shootout to lead the Augusta Lynx to their first win of the season. It was Helenius' first professional win in his first pro start, earning him second star honors for the game. Former Lightning defensive prospect Art Femenella was the game's first star for his game-winning shootout goal.
The Lynx got regulation goals from their top guys Matt Auffrey and Aaron Slattengren, who also scored shootout goals with Femenella. Kevin Quick was pointless for his third game, and finished even with 2 shots and 2 PIMs.
Augusta resumes its road trip this weekend for a 3-in-3 at Elira and Reading.
It's about time.
Mike Smith stopped 31 of 33 shots for his first win of the season.
06:37 ATL Colby Armstrong, (Todd White)
19:24 ATL Todd White, (Mathieu Schneider, Ron Hainsey)
Congratulations to Barry Melrose on his first win in the NHL in 13 years, and Oren Koules and Len Barrie on their first win as NHL owners.
Janne Niskala had 1 assist, 2 shots, and was +1 in 11:52.
Steven Stamkos had 4 shots, 2 hits, and was 46% on draws in 11:30.
Surrey Eagles 6 @ Victoria Grizzlies 5
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 6-9-15, 26 PIM
Courtnall's eight game points streak was snapped.
Mississauga St. Michaelâ€™s Majors 3 @ Brampton Battalion 5
W Kyle DeCoste, BRA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: DeCoste: 10 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 13 PIM
DeCoste has not registered a point in six games. He is minus-2 during that time, with no games finishing on the plus side of even.
Barberio gets an OT winner ... Refusing to go down without a fight, Tyrell unleashes on Red Deer ... Pickard vs. Tokarski Round 2.
No.7 Miami Redhawks 3 @ No.17 Vermont Catamounts 3
C/W Matt Marshall, UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Vermont (2-0-1) won the shootout 2-1, but this will officially go down as a tie. Vermont next plays on Friday (Oct. 24) when they visit Boston College at 7:30 p.m. in a rematch of last seasonâ€™s Hockey East Championship game. The game will be televised on ESPNU.