NHL Game Night: 12-15-09 Lightning at Predators

An epic collapse.

TB-4
NSH-7

Antero Niittymaki allowed 4 goals on 14 shots before giving way to Mike Smith who allowed 3 goals on 13 shots for the back door loss in relief.

First Period
NSH 6:53, Smithson 5 (Legwand, Ward)
TB 11:35, Stamkos 18 (Malone, Ohlund)
TB 16:30, Lecavalier 7 (Foster, St. Louis)(PP)

Second Period
NSH 1:12, Legwand 7 (Ward)
NSH 2:57, Jones 3 (Spaling, Weber)
NSH 12:22, Hornqvist 8 (Goc)
NSH 12:50, Dumont 6 (Hornqvist)
NSH 16:09, Hamhuis 3 (Suter, Goc)

Third Period
TB 1:52, Foster 4 (Lecavalier, St. Louis)(PP)
TB 12:20, Lecavalier 8 (Meszaros)
NSH 13:47, Erat 11 (Sullivan, Arnott)

The offense finally wakes up and scores 4 goals and then the defense and goaltending collapse. People, it's bad.

Zenon Konopka was -1 with 1 hit and was 75% on draws in 12:33.

Paul Szczechura had 2 shots and 1 hit in 15:59.

James Wright was -3 with 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 14:25.

Blair Jones was also -3 with 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 14:59.

Victor Hedman was -2 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 blocked shot in 13:23.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.