Love the win, but can the Lightning defer the points in the standings?
Mike Smith allowed 2 goals on 25 shots to collect his first win in a Lightning uniform.
Toronto 0:27, Alexander Steen 12 (Mats Sundin, Tomas Kaberle)
Toronto 11:29, Jason Blake 12 (Ian White)
Tampa Bay 2:02, Dan Boyle 4 (power play) (Vincent Lecavalier, Jussi Jokinen)
Contributions from all the new acquisitions tonight. The Captain, Alexandre Picard, got his first goal for the Lightning and Jeff Halpern and Jussi Jokinen had helpers.
If the Lightning can just find a way to get Stamkos this June, I think they're going to be alright.
In the words of Rob Schneider from Waterboy, "Oh no, we suck again."
Marc Denis allowed 6 goals on 41 shots for the loss.
HFD Parenteau, (25) (Byers, Hutchinson), 6:09
HFD Hutchinson, (15) (Parenteau, Pock), 7:38 (PP)
NOR Jones, (10) (Denis), 19:23
HFD Anisimov, (11) (Hutchinson, Jessiman), 7:16 (PP)
HFD Korpikoski, (16) (Parenteau, Hutchinson), 16:36 (PP)
HFD Moore, (21) (Hutchinson, Pock), 6:06 (PP)
NOR Klinkhammer, (8) (Koci, Kearns), 6:42
HFD Korpikoski, (17) (Ouellette), 14:52
I feel bad for Steve Stirling. Every time he gets this team tuned up right, they shuffle the deck on him.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
After a blazing start to the new year in January, the month of February has been disastrous for Ryan Munce and the Mississippi Sea Wolves. Highlights include:
- Wolves go 1-5 on a six game road trip; Munce goes 1-4 and is pulled twice.
- Wolves are currently 1-4 on a seven game home stand; Munce is 1-3 and has been pulled twice
- Marek Kvapil (3-7-10 in 10gp) and Zbynek Hrdel (1-0-1 in 2gp) recalled to Norfolk during the current home stand
- Mike Egener returned to the lineup and scored a goal and a fighting major