TRAVERSE CITY MI - SEPTEMBER 11: Etienne Boutet #57 of the Dallas Stars turns up ice with the puck during NHL Prospects Tournament on Saturday September 11 2010 at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
The Stars prospects managed to play the Lightning to a draw in the final two periods, but a 2 goal deficit in the first was too much to overcome and the loss dropped them to 1-2 on the tournament and 4th place in their division.
They will play the 4th place team from the other division tomorrow at 1:00pm CDT, the New York Rangers to wrap up the tournament. The young Stars will then fly directly to Prince Edward Island to hold a rookie practice on Friday morning whilst awaiting their teammates from Dallas.
The biggest story from this tournament to some, unfortunately, might be the struggles of Jack Campbell, who allowed 9 goals in two appearances. In each case, he appeared (from the box scores) to get much stronger as each wore on. He allowed 2 on the first 6 shots today but managed to stop 24 of the next 25 as Tampa picked up their (shot) pace in the second and third periods.
Lest anyone forget, Mr. Campbell is only 18 years of age and this was the first time he put a Stars jersey on in competition. He has a long way to come and plenty of time to get there.
Philip Larsen manages a clean +/- today, despite the loss, and added 4 shots to boot. People who were in Traverse City this weekend say he's been impressive. Mark Stepneski said he got his clock cleaned pretty well in game 1, but was locked in ever since.
Goaltender Tyler Beskorowany is tied for the best save percentage on the tournament as of tonight, and you'd imagine he'll get a chance to improve upon that tomorrow in the finale.
Scott Glennie took a -1 today, but added 3 shots, as did Ondrej Roman. Both remain pointless heading into the final game. Tomas Vincour leads the team in shots (10) and +/- (+3). Tristan King leads the team in scoring with 3 points.
As today, you can follow the box score tomorrow starting at 1:00pm CDT here at Pointstreak.