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NHL Game Night 10/18: Lightning at Bruins

Boston continues to be unholy ground for the Lightning.

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Johan Holmqvist allowed 4 goals on 23 shots in the loss. Two of the goals went through Holmer, albeit one on a deflection and one through a screen, and the final Bruins goal resulted from a Holmqvist whiff on a pass across the top of his crease he clearly should've gotten. You can't say he cost the Lightning the game tonight because Thomas was unsolvable for the B's, but it might be time for Marc Denis to get his first start.

First Period
Boston 3:48, Peter Schaefer 1 (Andrew Ference)
Boston 19:50, Marco Sturm 2 (Andrew Ference, Patrice Bergeron)

Second Period
Tampa Bay 1:45, Brad Richards 3 (Mike Lundin)

Third Period
Boston 9:49, Mark Stuart 1 (Marc Savard, Chuck Kobasew)
Boston 16:19, Marco Sturm 3 (Patrice Bergeron, Glen Murray)

Thursday's Elitserien Scores

Despite a power play assist from Lightning prospect Johan Harju, Lulea was pasted 6-1 by Djurgardens. The helper was Harju's first of the year to go along with six goals in ten games.

Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Frolunda's 3-2 loss to Timra.

CHL Game Night 10/17: Helenius Comes Back to Earth

Seattle Thunderbirds 2 @ Chilliwack Bruins 6
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Loss, 14 saves on 17 shots, Pulled in first period.

Helenius, the WHL goaltending leader in GAA and Save Percentage entering the game, was pulled just after the 15 minute mark of the first period with the T-Birds down 3-0. Jacob DeSerres came in and stopped 30 of 33 shots in relief as Chilliwack peppered Seattle with 50 shots. The Bruins, who are 7-1-1-1 in their second year of existence, held 19-4 and 36-9 shots-on-goal advantages after the first and second periods. The Thunderbirds managed just 15 shots in the fight-filled game.

Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Regina Pats 4
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

Fadden had a rare scoreless game. He had minor penalties for holding and roughing. The 'Canes have lost four in a row.

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Prince Albert Raiders 1
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM

A quiet night for Tyrell on the stat sheet, but that’s 3 wins in 4 games for the Cougars on their eastern road trip so far. They began the trip with a 1-6-0-0 record.

Ads Assign 4 to ECHL Mississippi

(Norfolk Admirals release)

Today, Norfolk Admirals General Manager Claude Loiselle announced that defensemen Brett Angel and Jay Rosehill and left wings Brandon Elliott and Radek Smolenak have been assigned to the Mississippi Sea Wolves (ECHL).

Rosehill, 6’4” and 215 pounds, appeared in three games for the Admirals going scoreless with 11 penalty minutes. Smolenak, 6’3” and 180 pounds, appeared in two games for the Admirals going scoreless with two penalty minutes. Smolenak was the Lightning's top forward in Traverse City, Michigan during the September prospects tournament, drawing praise from Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster, among others. Angel, 6’6” and 229 pounds, and Elliot, 6’4” and 225 pounds, had not appeared in a game with Norfolk. The Sea Wolves kick off their 2007-08 season on Friday when they visit the Florida Everblades.

CHL Game Night 10/16: Tyrell Strong Again

QMJHL
Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 3
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

That's five in a row for Lewiston, and now they get Jonathan Bernier from the Kings.

WHL
Prince George Cougars 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 1
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*

The Cougars have won 2 of 3 on their road trip so far. Tyrell's goal came on the power play.

Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Swift Current Broncos 5
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-1-1, -1, 12 PIM

Fadden had a 10 minute misconduct tacked on to a slashing minor early in the first period. The Broncos scored on the ensuing 2 minute power play.

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