Dimitry Kazionov scored Dynamo's lone goal today as his club fell 2-1 to SKA St. Petersburg. The goal is Kazionov's second in seven games since transferring from Lada Togliatti.
Checking the Superleague table, the following teams with Lightning prospects currently place at:
Omsk (Alexeev) 2nd
Yaroslavl (But) 3rd
Togliatti (Koshechkin) 6th
Khimik MO (Glukhov) 8th
Dynamo (Kazionov, Vishnyakov) 9th
Cherepovets (Polushin) 11th
The top 16 teams will make the Superleague playoffs this season and the bottom two clubs who do not make the postseason will not be subject to relegation.
Finally the shootout goes J-town's way.
Morgan Cey stopped 37 of 39 before defeating Fresno in the shootout session. Entering the day both Cey and Jonathan Boutin were in the top five in the ECHL in save percentage. John Toffey had an assist in the win and Justin Kelly scored the key tying goal on the power play early in the third period.
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
John Grahame is working his way back to form.
That's right, the Tampa Bay Lightning have won two shootouts in a row. Amazing, isn't it?
Game sheet from NHL.com.
The Falcons protected a lead in the 3rd period from start to finish.
Gerald Coleman and the Falcons held the fort for the final 20 minutes of the game protecting a tentative 1 goal lead for the duration of the final frame. If the Falcons learn to do this regularly, they will be dangerous. Coleman made 29 saves on 32 shots for the victory and a second star honor. Darren Reid's game winning goal propelled him to first star of the game. Very quietly Reid is having the kind of sophomore statistical bounce that the Falcons needed out of him.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Lada Togliatti's depleted roster finally caught up with them today as the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv crushed them 5-0 today. Anton But scored Loko's 4th goal of the game doing his part to hand netminder Vasily Koshechkin his most crushing defeat of the season. The goaltender's record now falls to 11-4-1 on the year.