Omsk 6 @ Astana 3
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 15/18, 3.00 GAA, .833 sv%
Season totals: 6-5, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .905 sv%
Ramo improved his record to over the .500 mark despite a statistically subpar effort. It helps when former NHL superstar Jaromir Jagr scores a hat trick for you and when he assists on a goal by former Lightning player Eric Perrin too. Omsk now sits in fourth in their conference.
Moncton Wildcats 9 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 4 PIM
Moncton nearly hit double-digits, but Barberio didnâ€™t figure in the scoring for the Wildcats. Heâ€™s off to a bit of a slow start this year after accumulating 45 points (15 goals) in 66 games last year. A lot is expected of Barberio this season, not the least of which is an NHL contract at seasonâ€™s end depending on his play.
Good road point. God I hate shootouts.
Mike Smith allowed just 1 goal on 28 shots before giving up 2 of 3 in the shootout for the shootout loss.
CAR 13:12, Jokinen 1 (Pitkanen, Ward)(PP)
TB 6:00, Malone 1 (Stamkos, St. Louis)(PP)
CAR- Samsonov, Ruutu
There were a lot of things to be happy about with this game. They were much tighter defensively and had a much more even effort throughout the game. This was supposed to be a "hornet's nest" the Lightning were walking into and they managed to carry the play 5-on-5, for the most part. My only nitpick remains the Lightning's play in the physical game. They got outhit 42-25 tonight by Carolina. That can't be what Rick Tocchet has in mind. I want to see guys like Vincent Lecavalier, Andrej Meszaros, and Paul Ranger start to take the body a little more.
We'll have to see what becomes of Matias Ohlund's injury that took him off the ice in the third period.
Steve Downie had 2 shots and 3 hits in 12:17.
Drew Miller had 2 shots and 2 hits in 17:32.
Zenon Konopka had 5 penalty minutes and 3 hits in 3:23. That's efficiency.
James Wright had 1 shot and 2 hits in 13:25.
Victor Hedman had 2 penalty minutes and 2 blocked shots in a team high 24:16.
Dynamo Moscow 4 @ Dynamo Riga 2
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 0-2-2, -4, 2 PIM
Harju was 55% on draws in 13:46 for Moscow in the battle of the Dynamos. Harju's lifelong teammate, Linus Omark, had 1 goal and 1 assist in the match and now has 4 goals and 7 points on the season.