Now, that's what OK Hockey must've had in mind this summer.
Olaf Kolzig stopped 29 of 31 shots faced for the win.
09:51 TB Stamkos (1), (Lecavalier, St. Louis)(PP)
10:30 TB Jokinen (2), (Artyukhin, Recchi)
11:12 BUF MacArthur (5), (Paille, Spacek)
19:34 TB Malone (2), (Stamkos)
13:10 TB Ranger (1), (Gratton, Lecavalier)
15:00 TB Stamkos (2), (Hall)
19:40 BUF Vanek (9), (Sekera, Spacek)(PP)
Steven Stamkos, who got his first NHL point in the Lightning's last game, exploded for 2 goals and an assist and first star honors. I've taken some flack for this on the Bolt Prospects message boards, but I honestly believe this young man has the best shot of any 18 year old I've seen come into the league since Kovalchuk. You get the feeling the floodgates may have finally opened in this game for young #91.
Stamkos played 13:47 and was +2 with 4 shots on goal and 2 hits. He was also 25% on draws in the contest.
Another big production night from Tyrell ... Fadden slow to start the year ... Courtnall and Victoria struggling
Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Djurgardens' 3-2 loss to Timra.
Johan Harju had 6 penalty minutes in Lulea's 4-2 win over Brynas.
Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 1-0 win over Farjestads.
Andreas Holmqvist had a power play goal and 2 penalty minutes in Djurgardens' 5-3 loss to Sodertalje.
I hate Philadelphia.
Karri Ramo allowed 5 goals on 33 shots for the overtime loss.
PHI Giroux, (2) (Downie, Syvret), 13:27 (PP)
PHI Bellamy, (2) (Downie, Curry), 8:37
NOR Szczechura, (4) (Zingoni, Konopka), 15:57 (SH)
PHI Kalinski, (1) (Downie, Giroux), 17:10 (PP)
NOR Smith, (2) (Heward, Hutchinson), 4:18 (PP)
NOR Szczechura, (5) (Segal, Smolenak), 6:18
PHI Matsumoto, (4) (Kalinski, Bellamy), 15:37
NOR Simek, (2) (Jones, Hutchinson), 18:27 (PP)
PHI Ross, (1) (Downie, Syvret), 4:44
Paul Szczechura was named the game's second star.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Kootenay Ice 0 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 4
G Torrie Jung, EDM: Win, 29 saves, Shutout, *First Star*
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-0-0-1, 1.62 GAA, .947 sv%, 1 shutout
Jung made a stellar home debut for Edmonton, stopping 29 shots to shutout the second place (Central Division) Kootenay Ice 4-0. It was the Iceâ€™s first regulation loss in nine games. Making his third straight start for the second-year Oil Kings, Jung made 25 saves over the final two periods to lift Edmonton (7-9-1-1) out of the Central cellar. The shutout was Jungâ€™s second of his career and the first from an Edmonton netminder this season.
â€œObviously itâ€™s nice anytime you get a shut out , itâ€™s a pretty good feeling.â€ Jung was quoted as saying on the Oil Kingsâ€™ web site. â€œItâ€™s early on in the season and Iâ€™m sure weâ€™re going to have a lot of good battle games coming up so itâ€™s nice to enjoy it for tonight but itâ€™s right back to business for the road trip.â€
â€œHeâ€™s played 3 real good games in a row.â€ said Oil Kings Head Coach Steven Pleau when talking about his 19 year old netminder. â€œHeâ€™s got experience in this league and heâ€™s stabilized our team right now. A few years ago when I was in Spokane, and he was in Kelowna, he played 19 games in a row, I think he was CHL Goalie Of The Month, so heâ€™s played. Weâ€™ll see over the long haul where he settles in with us but itâ€™s nice to have his experience right now."
Of Interest: Audio interview with Jung. (Jung talks about his experience in a new city as well as his days with the Lightning prospects in camp and Traverse City.)