They made that way harder than it had to be.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 26 of 29 shots faced before stopping 3 of 4 shooters in penalty shots for the shootout win.
Ottawa 7:05, Daniel Alfredsson 18 (Joe Corvo, Jason Spezza)
Tampa Bay 9:08, Filip Kuba 3 (Martin St. Louis, Vaclav Prospal)
Ottawa 18:03, Daniel Alfredsson 19 (Dany Heatley, Christoph Schubert)
Ottawa 18:39, Wade Redden 4 (Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley)
The Lightning has two prospects currently playing U.S. High School Hockey this fall.
Center Alexander Killorn, a 2007 third rounder, plays for Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Also, forward Matt Marshall, a 2007 fifth rounder, plays for the Noble and Greenough School, also in Massachusetts. Both prospects recently began their respective prep seasons.
Deerfield is 1-0 after beating the Holderness School 6-0 on December 1.
Killorn had 4 goals and an assist in the game.
US U-18 Team 2 @ Massachusetts 5 - Exhibition
D UMASS John Wessbecker 0-1-1, +1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM
#11 UMASS gets back to the HEAST schedule this coming Saturday against #8 New Hampshire.
In 14 games this season Wessbecker has 3 assists, an even rating and 2 PIM.