NHL Game Night: 1-23-10 Thrashers at Lightning

Arthur Blank owns the Atlanta Falcons, Liberty Media owns the Atlanta Braves, and Atlanta Spirit LLC owns the Atlanta Hawks, but Niitty owns the Atlanta Thrashers.

ATL-1
TB-2 (SO)

Antero Niittymaki allowed 1 goal on 38 shots and blanked the Thrashers on 5 shootout attempts to improve to 15-0-0 lifetime against Atlanta. He owns that team. It's hilarious.

First Period
ATL 5:23, Antropov 13 (Little, Kubina)
TB 7:28, Stamkos 27 (Foster, Malone)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
NO SCORING

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
ATL- None
TB- Halpern

The Lightning totally did not deserve to win tonight. After a strong opening, they really took their foot off the gas pedal toward the end of the first period. It was a slow, lethargic effort, and only by the grace of some luck and Niitty getting sharper as the game went on did they pull two points out tonight. They were ultimately outshot 38-27 in the game and they absolutely can't survive on efforts like this if they're going to make the playoffs.

Paul Szczechura was -1 with 2 shots and 2 blocked shots in 9:45.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.