Sea Wolves winning streak ends as the Stingrays of South Carolina score three unanswered goals in the 3rd period. Radek Smolenak notches a marker while firing a team-high 7 shots, Brandon Elliott went toe-to-toe with Grant McNeill, and Ryan Munce stopped 50 shots while getting tough defending his crease in a penalty-filled third penalty.
Lightning sleepwalk for 60 minutes. What a terrible night.
Johan Holmqvist allowed 3 goals on 10 shots for the loss before being relieved by Marc Denis who allowed 2 goals on 7 shots. Load both of them in a cannon and shoot them to the moon as far as I'm concerned. The Lightning only managed 22 shots on goal in the game. Load the skaters up in the same cannon with the goalies.
Put that effort on the ice again tomorrow night against Detroit and they'll pin 5 on you in the first period alone.
Box score from NHL.com.
Jonathan Boutin allowed 4 goals on 25 shots for the loss before giving way to Karl Goerhing who allowed 3 goals on 13 shots the rest of the way. Norfolk was outshot 38-16 in the game.
ALB Angelidis, (5) (Gove, Nolan), 8:55
ALB Forrest, (1) (Samson, Aucoin), 12:07
ALB Conboy, (1) (Borer, Johnson), 1:54
ALB Bayda, (5) (Borer), 15:21
ALB Aucoin, (3) (Nolan, Angelidis), 18:25
ALB Flood, (3) (Petruzalek, Gove), 4:09 (PP)
ALB Angelidis, (6) , 12:02
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Johan Harju had an assist and 2 penalty minutes in Lulea's 5-2 win over Djurgardens. Harju has 9 goals and 13 points in 23 games this season with 18 penalty minutes and a +2 rating. The young forward is also 46% on draws so far this year.