Augusta failed in a comeback attempt in Charleston tonight against the South Carolina Stingrays. After falling behind 3-0, Augusta twice pulled within a goal before falling short 5-3 in their second game of the season. Lightning prospect netminder Riku Helenius again did not play, with Joel Martin stopping 33 of 38 shots. Kevin Quick, who started again tonight, was pointless and finished -1 with 2 shots.
It's getting better, but still not quite there.
Mike Smith was the hard luck shootout loser stopping 21 of 21 in regulation and overtime before allowing 1 of 3 in the penalty shot session.
The Lightning outshot Minnesota 32-21 in the game.
Janne Niskala had 3 shots and 1 hit in 12:37.
David Koci had 4 penalty minutes in 0:41 of ice time (3 shifts).
Steven Stamkos had 4 shots and 2 hits and was 50% on draws in 13:56. He also failed to convert in the shootout session.
The wheels came off for Norfolk in the final frame.
Karri Ramo allowed 5 goals on 41 shots in the loss as the Admirals tasted defeat at the hands of their former mate, Marc Denis.
HAM D'Agostini, (1) (Lehoux, Valentenko), 11:59 (PP)
NOR Segal, (2) (Szczechura, Jones), 18:00
NOR Smolenak, (3) (Bochenski), 18:13
HAM D'Agostini, (2) (Trotter), 2:02
HAM Glumac, (2) (Desharnais), 5:57 (PP)
HAM Glumac, (3) (Desharnais, Henry), 9:54
HAM Weber, (2) (Maxwell, D'Agostini), 11:44 (PP)
NOR Segal, (3) (Smolenak, Szczechura), 13:59
HAM Russell, (1) (Henry), 18:45 (EN)
Radek Smolenak was named the game's third star after recording a Gordie Howe hat trick.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
No.7 Miami Redhawks 3 @ No.17 Vermont Catamounts 4
C/W Matt Marshall, UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Vermont got the game winner late in the third from undersized Justin Milo, a Cornell transfer who plays in the outfield for the Catamountsâ€™ baseball team. It was his third goal of the season.
Tyrell gets a First Star ... Witkowski makes Fargo debut ... Tokarski another win