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NHL Game Day: 2-28-13 Lightning at Rangers

Everything's slipping away...

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Mathieu Garon allowed 4 goals on 42 shots for the loss.

First Period
07:23 NYR Hagelin (7), (McDonagh)
08:40 NYR Stepan (4), (Callahan, Girardi)
16:09 TB St. Louis (5), (Brewer, Stamkos)

Second Period
16:08 NYR Staal (2), (Miller, Nash)(PP)

Third Period
18:27 NYR Nash (4), (Richards, McDonagh)

Let's state the obvious: 1. The team can't win a close game. 2. They can't win on the road. 3. They can't beat anyone outside of the Southeast Division.

Alex Killorn was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, 4 shots, and 1 blocked shot in 16:14.

Richard Panik played 7:38.

Cory Conacher had 1 shot and 1 hit in 14:33.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-28-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):
(4)Yaroslavl 3 vs. (5)Cherepovets 2
Cherepovets Leads the Series 3-2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 32/25, 3.05 GAA, .914 sv%
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 3-2-0, 0 SO, 1.69 GAA, .940 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Leafs picks Staffan Kronwall's power play goal with 2:26 left in regulation lifted Yaroslavl to a 3-2 Game Five win over Cherepovets. Kronwall also had a helper in the match. Ex-Lightning pick Denis Kazionov had a minor for hooking and 3 shots in 15:44. Game Six is scheduled for Saturday.

Elitserien Game Night: 2-28-13

Elitserien (Sweden)
Brynas 3 @ MODO 1

Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, +1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 53 GP, 17-9-26, -7, 16 PIM

After winning just once in in its previous nine matches, Brynas took an initial lead which it built on and expanded a second time after MODO made it 2-1 to secure a much-needed regulation win with the season winding down and AIK nipping at their heels for the league's last playoff spot. After scoring last match, Harju had a mostly clean stat line. Former Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist, who got the nod yet again, stopped 24 of 25 shots on goal in the match. On Saturday, Brynas (16-19-6-12, 72 PTS) travels to take on AIK (15-24-7-7, 66 PTS), which has three straight victories over the pending visitors.

Official Recap | Box Score | Highlights

ECHL Game Night: 2-27-13

Florida Everblades 2 vs. Reading Royals 4

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 36 GP, 3-9-12, +3, 23 PIM

F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 5 PIM
(Syracuse Crunch contract)

D Daniel Milan, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 35 GP, 1-4-5, +5, 31 PIM

G Pat Nagle, FLA: L, 4.17 GAA, 15 S / 19 SA (.789 SV%)
Season totals: 27 GP, 12-8-3, 3.15 GAA, 712 S / 790 SA (.901 SV%), 0 SO

Florida was able narrow the gap to one after falling behind by a couple goals midway through the first and late in the second periods not after Readingstruck again in final frame. The Everblades held the Royals to just 19 shots on goal in the contest but the visitors won the special teams battle, scoring on three of their five power play chances while limiting Florida to just one conversion on an equal number of opportunities with the man-advantage. Charles Landry, just returned from his call-up to Syracuse, was back in the lineup for the first time in three weeks. Alex Hutchings remains with the Lightning's AHL affiliate. Florida (28-19-10, 66 PTS) next hosts Gwinnett (34-23-3, 71 PTS), currently at the head of the South division standings, Friday night.

Official Recap | Box Score

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