NHL Game Night 10/11: Hurricanes at Lightning

Outshot 25-4 in the third period and overtime.

CAR-4
TB-3 (OT)

Mike Smith stopped 42 of 46 faced in the overtime loss.

First Period
08:20 TBL Mark Recchi, (Matthew Carle, Jussi Jokinen)
10:27 TBL Janne Niskala, (Vaclav Prospal, Jamie Heward)(PP)

Second Period
09:01 TBL Vincent Lecavalier, (Martin St. Louis, Jamie Heward)(PP)
19:51 CAR Rod Brind'Amour, (Joni Pitkanen, Ray Whitney)(PP)

Third Period
01:56 CAR Matt Cullen, (Rod Brind'Amour, Joni Pitkanen)
09:56 CAR Eric Staal, (Dennis Seidenberg, Tuomo Ruutu)

Overtime
4:36 CAR Eric Staal, (Ray Whitney)

Bolt Prospects rules force me to show balance by making the glass half full statement: the power play showed signs of life going 2-for-7 and the team actually played pretty well for about the first 35 minutes of the game. However, you continue to see two problems with this club. They get hemmed in and they don't have the experience and poise to release the pressure, and they're not disciplined enough to stay out of the box.

Janne Niskala scored his first NHL goal and was -1 with 3 shots in 15:17.

Steven Stamkos had 1 hit in 6:05. Seen Stamkos? The faithful at the Forum didn't much tonight.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.