Just flitting around the websites at the end of the night (Geez, I hope it's the end), came across a few tidbits.
*Center Scott Gomez of Anchorage and his Florida Panthers got wood-shedded 7-rip by the St. Louis Blues tonight. The Blues scored only one power-play goal, so there were plenty of minuses to be had, yet Scotty managed to escape as just one of two Panthers skaters who did not finish as a minus.
* Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle of Anchorage picked up his first point of the season with a helper on Martin St. Louis' backhander midway through the third period in a 3-2 shootout win at Chicago. St. Louis scored off a Carle rebound. Nate Thompson of Anchorage, Carle's teammate, was on the ice for that one, so they both finished +1. Pretty good two points for Tampa Bay, which trailed 2-0 until St. Louis scored.
* In the AHL, our old pal Nathan Lawson, the former UAA goaltender, stopped 32 of 35 shots in his season debut for Binghamton and got the W in a 4-3 OT win.
* The AHL's Abbotsford Heat, the Alaska Aces affiliate, fell 3-2 at Lake Erie to start the season 1-1-0.
* One night after defenseman Tyler Andrews of Anchorage racked the game winner with his first NAHL goal, for the Kenai River Brown Bears, teammate Christian Luiten, another blueliner from Anchorage, racked his first career goal in Kenai River's 3-2 win over visiting Coulee Region.
* Also in the NAHL, the Fairbanks Ice Dogs got two goals from Kyle Lee and two helpers from Tayler Munson in a 4-1 win over visiting Corpus Christi. That snapped Fairbanks' two-game losing streak and improved it to 8-2-0.
* Michigan Tech goaltender Pheonix Copley of North Pole stopped 13 of 14 shots in 40 minutes in a 3-2 exhibition win over Laurentian.