Originally created 11/26/03

Lynx slapshots



Friday: at Columbia Inferno

Saturday: vs. Reading Royals

Sunday: vs. Reading Royals

THREE STARS OF THE WEEK

1. Goalie Jason Saal is the man once again, as he posted his second shutout Friday at Texas and made 32 saves in Saturday's win at Louisiana.

2. Defenseman Shawn Weiman scored the game-winning goal - his first - and added an assist vs. Texas and improved his rating to a team-best plus-6.

3. Forward Louis Goulet had a goal and two assists in the two weekend victories.

BY THE NUMBERS

13.2 - Power-play percentage, T-26th in the ECHL

80.5 - Penalty killing efficiency (22nd)

2.79 - Goals per game (17th)

3.00 - Goals-against per game (T-16th)

ALUMNUS OF THE WEEK

Goalie Josh Blackburn, who struggled in Augusta and was traded to Columbia last year, is 6-2-1 and is 14th in the ECHL with a 2.30 goals-against average.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"They played a very smart road game. It was tough for us to generate any kind of physical play. ... It takes two to tango. They kind of eliminated us on that part." - Louisiana coach Dave Farrish in The Advertiser of Lafayette, La., after the Lynx played disciplined and beat the IceGators 3-2 on Sunday.

- Rob Mueller