Lightning live to fight another day.
Karri Ramo got the win stopping 23 of 26 shots faced.
Vancouver 2:41, Luc Bourdon 2 (Alex Burrows, Taylor Pyatt)
Tampa Bay 7:56, Vaclav Prospal 21 (power play) (Martin St. Louis, Brad Richards)
Vancouver 16:24, Taylor Pyatt 13 (Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows)
Tampa Bay 8:34, Brad Richards 16 (Martin St. Louis, Filip Kuba)
Vancouver 19:35, Alexander Edler 3 (shorthanded) (Mason Raymond, Daniel Sedin)
The Lightning stayed within 9 points of division leading Carolina with 2 games in hand. Is it enough to keep the Lightning from being sellers at the deadline? Probably not. If they can string some wins together it might be enough to keep the Lightning from making big structural changes though.
Wednesday night's highlights:
- Stars for Jung and Helenius
- Ward scores again
- Potential draft target Kyle Beach returns from an injury that one coach originally called "a charade."
Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Chilliwack Bruins 2 (SO)
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (roughing), *Second Star*
Fadden helped the â€˜Canes fight back from a 2-0 deficit with his 25th goal and a primary power play assist. Fadden also scored the shootout winner for Lethbridge. The Hurricanes are third in the Eastern Conference.
Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Everett Silvertips 1
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Everett is currently fifth in the Western Conference. Prince Albert is 20 points out of a playoff spot.
The Sea Wolves wasted no time putting the 0-3 road trip to Texas last weekend behind them as they scored 7 straight goals against Pensacola, hanging for an 8-5 victory Tuesday night. Marek Kvapil, fresh off a reassignment from Norfolk, earned Third Star honors as he poured in 2 goals and 2 assists. None of the other Lightning prospects assigned to Mississippi were in the lineup.
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.