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Stars 6, Lightning 5 (SO)



The Lightning finished last in the eight-team prospects tournament at Traverse City, Mich. That was assured with a 6-5 shootout loss to the Stars that dropped Tampa Bay's record to 0-3-1. It was a shake-your-head ending for Tampa Bay which lost to a Dallas squad that had scored just two goals in its previous three games.

Tampa Bay gets some credit for scrambling to tie the game with three goals in the third period, including Mike Lundin's second goal with two seconds left. But goaltender Riku Helenius, of which so much has been expected since he was drafted in 2006 with the 15th overall pick, allowed five goals on 20 shots.

Stanislav Lascek, Mitch Fadden and Dustin Collins also scored for the Lightning.

Helenius was 0-2-1 in his three games and allowed 16 goals on 88 shots for an .818 save percentage and a 5.16 goals-against average. Radek Smolenak led the team with three goals and seven points. Defenseman Andy Rogers was minus-5.


[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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