Fadden vs. Wright ... Tyrell vs. Tokarski ... Another strong effort by Jung
Kevin Quick scored his first professional goal and Justin Keller added two markers of his own including a short-handed tally to lead an impressive Augusta comeback to defeat Elmira 5-3. Quick added a power-play assist and was +4 on the night. Keller's two goal effort earned him FIRST STAR honors behind a game-high 7 shots. The first half of the game was all Elmira as the Jackals went up 3-0 on the Lynx. Augusta would battle back in the second half of the game with 5 unanswered goals, kick-started by Patrick Bordaleau's power play goal assisted by Quick. Keller followed with his two goals to even the score, before Quick's game-winner gave the Lynx their first lead of the night. Riku Helenius yielded the pipes tonight to Joel Martin, but is expected to return to action Sunday afternoon against the Reading Royals.
Some nights you get the bear, and some nights the bear kicks your butt, steals your wallet, and rides away with your girl.
Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 43 shots in his Admirals season debut.
RFD Brophey, (1) (Dowell, Hambly), 0:39
RFD Sawyer, (2) (Brent, Pelletier), 19:57 (PP)
RFD Kontiola, (5) (Brent, Skille), 13:20 (PP)
RFD Brent, (2) (Klinkhammer, Hambly), 14:17 (SH)
Remind me again why the Lightning organization decided not bring Klinkhammer back?
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Dan Boyle's revenge.
Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 45 shots in the loss.
07:57 SJ Marcel Goc, (Dan Boyle, Mike Grier)
18:00 SJ Ryane Clowe, (Christian Ehrhoff, Joe Pavelski)(PP)
16:28 SJ Devin Setoguchi, (Joe Thornton, Rob Blake)
If you needed a clear indication of just how far the Lightning are from being a Stanley Cup contender, there it is.
Steven Stamkos was -2 in 13:57 with 3 shots and 4 hits. He was also 0-for-2 in the faceoff circles.
Firsts for Jung, Witkowski ... another goal for Tyrell ... Barberio left off the list