February 1, 2013 - Lightning take an early lead, and end it with the score of 8-3. Photos: R. Pitts/ CC Media + Entertainment
Steven Stamkos met with fans during the holidays!
Photots from the Bolts' 4-3 win over Buffalo on October 25th, 2011
By: Emmett Stevenson
The Tampa Bay Lightning get off to a fast start at the
In the second period, Nicklas Backstrom pulled the Capitals within a goal at 3-2 before Tyler Johnson made it 4-2 at of the second period. The big momentum shift of the game occurred when Richard Panik received a five minute major for boarding putting
Ondrej Palat made it 5-4 at the mark of the third period. The Lightning, with two points in sight, allowed Ovechkin to score his fourth goal of the game with their goalie pulled with 32 seconds left in the third period. After a scoreless overtime period, they headed to a shootout. The Bolts got shootout goals from Kucherov and Teddy Purcell, but the Capitals’ shootout goal from Mikhail Grabovski in the fifth round turned out to be the game winner after Grubauer stopped Palat in the ensuing attempt. The Capitals win 3-2 in the shootout and win the game 6-5.
The Lightning out shot the Capitals 42-31. It was Alexander Ovechkin’s third career four goal game. Ben Bishop made 26 saves and Grubauer made 34 saves in his relief appearance.
TAMPA, FL (Tampa Bay Lightning Communications) – The Tampa Bay Lightning and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will host a Toys for Tots drive beginning today, December 9 through Friday, December 13, including prior to the team’s game against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The Lightning will receive donations of new, unwrapped toys at the McDonald’s © Ticket Office all week during hours of operation (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. until pre-game on Thursday). The Marines will be on hand on Ford Thunder Alley prior to Thursday’s game against the Red Wings to help collect donations. Fans making a donation at any point during the week will receive a ticket voucher good for a free ticket to an upcoming Bolts home game. There is a limit of four per person.
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(C)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fund raising, funding and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation was created at the behest of the U.S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.
By Dory LeBlanc
The Lightning have seen their fair share of injuries this season, but saw two defensemen, Radko Gudas and Eric Brewer, return to the lineup Saturday night in Tampa Bay's 2-1 OT loss to Winnipeg.
Through 20 minutes of play, the Lightning trailed the Jets 1-0 after Blake Wheeler redirected Jacob Trouba's shot from the blue line to put Winnipeg up early, but considering Tampa Bay was outshot 15-5, the one-goal deficit was good news.
Offensively, the Lightning were flat for most of the first two periods, and struggled to keep the puck out of their own zone. The result was Tampa Bay being outshot 27-9 halfway through the second period. However, the Lightning made adjustments and outshot the Jets 8-2 in the final 10 minutes of the second.
With 0.2 seconds to play (the clock was reset to 1.1), Nate Thompson was kicked out of the faceoff circle, sending in Martin St. Louis who won the draw and got the puck to Gudas. Gudas took a shot which was rebounded to Thompson who fired from the slot past Al Montoya to knot the game at one-a-piece heading into the second intermission.
After a scoreless third period, the teams headed to OT, where Alex Killorn looked to have the game winner 41 seconds in, but the puck hit the post. 23 seconds later Mark Scheifele tapped the puck in past Lindback to end the game.
Anders Lindback was outstanding for the Bolts, boasting a .944 save percentage despite the loss, stopping 34-of-36 shots. Lindback moves to 2-6 on the season following Saturday night's game.
Next up: The Lightning travel to Washington DC to take on the Capitals Tuesday at 7pm. Catch all of the action on sister station 970WFLA, with coverage beginning at 6:30.