Tampas Bay Lightning Team Update 06/11/12

By Kyle O'Neill
In Team Updates
Nov 6th, 2012

This week’s League it to Us Power Ranking: 14th in the NHL, 7th in the Eastern Conference, 3rd in the Southeast Division.

5 points of the Week

1. Sun Sports to Air ‘Classic’ Lightning Games

Every Thursday in November, the Sun Sports TV station will air classic Tampa Bay games. The recent Lightning run to the Stanley Cup is the focal point of the series.

2. Tampa D-Man Brendan Mikkelson Signs Overseas

Mikkelson is the fourth Tampa player to sign overseas, joining Adam Hall, Victor Hedman, and seldom used G Anders Lindback.

3. St. Louis Frustrated, Lecavalier Hoping For Best Regarding Lockout

Martin St. Louis, nearing the end of his peak, wants to showcase his talent on the ice. Vincent Lecavalier wants there to be talking and encourages things to get done in wake of the negotiations that were set for today, Tuesday, November 6th.

4. Conacher T-3rd in AHL Scoring

Cory Conacher has 12 points in 8 games for the Syracuse Crunch. The left-winger will turn 23 in December.

5. Continuing Rehabilitation

Mattias Ohlund is continuing Rehabilitation of his knee that was surgically repaired after a major knee injury 10 months ago.


Overseas Player Stats

Adam Hall – Ravensberg Tower Stars – DEL: 2G, 2A, 4PTS in 7GP, 29PIM, even

Victor Hedman –  Astana Barys – KHL: 0G, 8A, 8PTS in 12GP, 12PIM, +3


Top 5 Prospects

1. Andrei Vasilevski – KHL – Ufa Salvat Yulayev – G

Yet To Play

2. Vladislav Namestnikov – AHL – Syracuse Crunch – C

0g-2a-2pts in 5gp, 4pim, -2

3. Richard Panik – AHL – Syracuse Crunch – RW

2g-2a-4pts in 8gp, 12pim, even

4. J.T. Brown – AHL – Syracuse Crunch – RW

1g-0a-1pts in 4gp, 0 pim, -2

5. Mark Barberio – AHL – Syracuse Crunch – D

2g-5a-7pts in 8gp, 4pim, +2


Who To Watch

Dustin Tokarski (23 yeards old) – G – AHL – Syracuse Crunch, 6GP, 4-1-1, .913 save%, 2.13 GAA

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