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NHL Game Night 1/26: Devils at Lightning

Well, the Lightning organization was 0-2 against the Devils organization tonight.

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Johan Holmqvist stopped 23 of 24 shots faced in the loss. Martin Brodeur stood on his head at times during a brilliant 28 save shutout performance to get the win.

First Period
New Jersey 19:09, Brian Gionta 22 (Scott Gomez, Patrik Elias)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
New Jersey 19:17, Jay Pandolfo 7 (empty net) (Sergei Brylin, John Madden)

Game sheet from NHL.com.

Ranger Does Well In YoungStars Game

The Eastern Conference YoungStars defeated their Western Conference counterparts 9-8 tonight. Lightning defenseman and Bolt Prospects alumni Paul Ranger did well in the game with 1 goal and 2 assists. Ranger was +1 with 1 shot on goal in 10:42 of ice time.

NHL Game Night 1/20: Lightning at Hurricanes

And the road warriors keep rolling...

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Marc Denis stopped 30 of 35 before stopping 4 of 4 shooters for the extra extra session win. It wasn't pretty, but with the chips down Denis got it done. Vaclav Prospal and Martin St. Louis each had 1 goal and 2 assists in the win. YoungStar Paul Ranger added 1 goal and 1 assist and Doug Janik (AKA Secret Weapon 3) had 2 assists. Vincent Lecavalier and Filip Kuba had the Lightning's other goals with Kuba's being a smoking slap shot on the rush to tie the game with 2:54 left in regulation. Nikita Alexeev and Eric Perrin had individual helpers.

If you look up "sore losers" in the dictionary, you might spot the Carolina press corps. Denying Prospal a three stars selection on a night when he had 3 points? Ridiculous. Giving first star to a guy who had a couple of goals bounce in off of him? More so.

I wish there wasn't an All-Star Break at all, because this Lightning team is rolling like a battle hardened war machine right now. To go into Buffalo, New Jersey and now defending champion Carolina and grind out 2 points in hostile road environments should make the league take notice. The Lightning appear done messing around this season. The character of a real contender is starting to show. Now they just need Feaster to pull the trigger on one or two more trades to get them the reinforcements to put this team over the top. The Lightning now move 2 points behind Carolina for 2nd place in the division and remain 8 points back of Atlanta. Lurking. Waiting for the Smirkin' Chikins to slip. The Lightning have also opened a 4 point gap on a gaggle of teams in 8th place and are within 5 points of 4th place Montreal for a little first round home ice.

First Period
Carolina 5:32, Eric Staal 21 (power play) (Scott Walker, Andrew Hutchinson)
Tampa Bay 6:51, Vaclav Prospal 8 (Martin St. Louis, Dan Boyle)
Carolina 18:23, Eric Staal 22 (Scott Walker, Anton Babchuk)

Second Period
Carolina 0:34, Ray Whitney 19 (Dennis Seidenberg, Justin Williams)
Tampa Bay 3:22, Vincent Lecavalier 30 (Martin St. Louis, Paul Ranger)
Carolina 7:35, Andrew Ladd 4 (Anton Babchuk, Justin Williams)
Tampa Bay 8:06, Paul Ranger 2 (Nikita Alexeev, Eric Perrin)
Tampa Bay 12:02, Martin St. Louis 30 (Vaclav Prospal, Doug Janik)

Third Period
Carolina 9:31, Scott Walker 16 (Andrew Hutchinson, Andrew Ladd)
Tampa Bay 17:06, Filip Kuba 8 (Vaclav Prospal, Doug Janik)

Game sheet from NHL.com.

Ranger Named to YoungStars Team

NHL.com has announced that defenseman and Bolt Prospects alumni Paul Ranger has been selected to participate in the NHL YoungStars Game representing the Eastern Conference. Through 47 games the 22 year old blueliner has 1 goal and 18 points this season.

NHL Game Night 1/18: Lightning at Devils

Good win.

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Johan Holmqvist stopped 26 of 28 in regulation and overtime before stopping 3 of 3 to stay perfect in shootout situations. Brad Richards had a pair of goals and the shootout winner while assists went to Paul Ranger, Dan Boyle and Martin St. Louis. Ranger, in particular, deserves plaudits for an incredible tape to tape pass from just above his own goal line to Richards at the Devils' blueline for the breakaway goal.

First Period
New Jersey 1:58, Jay Pandolfo 6 (John Madden, Sergei Brylin)

Second Period
Tampa Bay 4:07, Brad Richards 17 (Paul Ranger)
Tampa Bay 19:56, Brad Richards 18 (power play) (Dan Boyle, Martin St. Louis)

Third Period
New Jersey 12:50, Paul Martin 1 (power play) (Zach Parise, Brian Rafalski)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
Tampa Bay- Richards
New Jersey- NONE

Game sheet from NHL.com.

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