Justin Keller returned to the lineup for the Lynx scoring 55 seconds into the game and leading a 4 goal first goal 1st period as Augusta cruised to a 6-3 road victory over the Mississippi Sea Wolves. Keller fired a game high 9 shots and added an assist. Kevin Quick tallied 2 assists and was +2 and Riku Helenius stopped 40 of 43 shots for the win. The hometown media deserves an eyebrow raise for naming two Sea Wolves to the game's three stars.
Augusta 6 @ Mississippi 3
G Riku Helenius: 3 GA; 60 MIN; 43 SH; 40 SV
D Kevin Quick: 0-2-2; +2; 0 PIM; 1 SOG
W Justin Keller: 1-1-2; +1; 2 PIM (hooking); 9 SOG
Augusta improves to 4-3-1 and returns home to James Brown Arena to take on the Charlotte Checkers November 10th.
The Lightning continue their quest to lead the league in overtime and shootout losses.
Mike Smith stopped 35 of 38 shots in regulation and overtime before going 1-for-3 in the shootout for the loss.
16:28 TB Jokinen (3), (Recchi, Artyukhin)
16:05 NJ Clarkson (3), (Zubrus, White)
18:44 NJ Elias (4), (Zubrus, Gionta)(PP)
10:52 TB Jokinen (4), (Meszaros, Recchi)(PP)
15:10 NJ Pandolfo (2), (Madden, Elias)
16:40 TB St. Louis, (Lecavalier, Ranger)(PP)
NJ- Langenbruner, Elias
Steven Stamkos was -1 in 13:52 with 3 shots, 1 blocked shot, and he was 50% on draws.
RPI Engineers 1 @ No.18 Harvard Crimson 3 (ECAC)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, E, 6 PIM (hooking x2, holding), 2 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 8 PIM
Killorn had an assist on Alex Biegaâ€™s (Sabres â€“ 5th/06) eventual game winner early in the third period. Biega, an undersized junior offensive defenseman, played on the backline with Lightning prospect Kevin Quick at Salisbury Prep. He had 22 points in 34 games for Harvard last year, and 18 points as a freshman.
Harvard improved to 2-0 on the year.
Edmonton Oil Kings 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 8
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 26 saves, 2 PIM (Delay of Game)
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-0-1, 2.38 GAA, .926 sv%, 1 shutout
It was just one of those nights for the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Tampa Bay Prospect and goaltender Torrie Jung. The Oil Kings lost to the Seattle Thunderbirds tonight (Tuesday 11/4) 8-2 and Jung was pulled with 8:17 to go in the game when he was scored on with a penalty shot making the score 5-1.
Do not let the score fool you, Jung played an incredible first period as Seattle took 13 shots on him. He flat out stood on his head in an effort to keep the Oil Kings in the game. The score after the first period was only 1-0 Seattle when the score could have been at least 3 or 4-0 had it not been for the play of Jung. He seemed to lose focus in the second period, especially on the fourth goal, but he sure played well up until that goal. This 2007 seventh round pick deserved better tonight and I am sure his effort did not go unnoticed, especially in that first period of play.
Other Lightning N.A. Junior prospect scores:
Cowichan Valley 3 @ Victoria Grizzlies 6
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-2-2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 6-13-19, 34 PIM
Andreas Holmqvist had 2 penalty minutes in Djurgardens' 2-1 loss to Farjestads.
Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 3-1 loss to Frolunda.
Andreas Holmqvist had an assist and 2 penalty minutes in Djurgardens' 6-3 loss to Frolunda.
Johan Harju had an assist in Lulea's 5-1 win over Timra.
The Karjala Cup tournament begins on Thursday, 11/6.