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NHL Game Night 12/26: Lightning at Capitals

Apparently the Lightning skaters didn't get any "effort" for Christmas.

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Karri Ramo allowed 3 goals on 31 shots in the loss including the late game winning goal which came on a shot which was deflected off a stick on the way in that Ramo stopped with his shoulder, popped into the air, and was eventually pushed in accidentally by Martin St. Louis and Paul Ranger. Tough way to take the loss for the kid.

First Period
Tampa Bay 5:43, Vincent Lecavalier 24 (Vaclav Prospal, Martin St. Louis)
Washington 16:11, Dave Steckel 3 (Quintin Laing, Matt Bradley)

Second Period
Tampa Bay 9:49, Vincent Lecavalier 25 (Vaclav Prospal, Shane O'Brien)
Washington 17:42, Brian Pothier 4 (Alexander Ovechkin, Dave Steckel)

Third Period
Washington 17:07, Matt Bradley 2 (Dave Steckel, Mike Green)

Russians Crush Finns in WJC Opener

Harri Sateri allowed 7 goals on 41 shots as the Finnish U20 WJC team started off their tournament with a 7-4 loss to Russia. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius did not play in the game.

ECHL Game Night: Sea Wolves Tangle With Texas for a Three-in-Three

The Mississippi Sea Wolves won the middle stanza of a three game road trip to Beaumont, but lost the Thursday and Saturday night games. The three game series was a hard fought battle for both teams with the Wildcatters owning a 1 goal differential in the three games played.

Stan Lascek assisted on Chris Cava's OT game-winner Friday night.

Canada Bests Finland in Final WJC Tune Up

Lightning prospect netminder Riku Helenius allowed 4 goals on 21 shots as Canada defeated Finland 4-2 in what was Canada's final tune up before the U20 WJC Tournament.

Jones and Leach Sent Back Down to Norfolk

TheAHL.com is reporting the Lightning have returned center Blair Jones and defenseman Jay Leach to Norfolk of the AHL.

I'd love a break out of how much money Blair Jones made on a per second of ice time basis in the last week. Ditto Leach. De facto Christmas bonus.

Hat tip to BP reader Sago.

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