NHL Game Night: 2-9-10 Canucks at Lightning

Good goaltending + good special teams = win.


Antero Niittymaki allowed just 1 goal on 40 shots. He outplayed Roberto Luongo, and he's 7-0-1 in his last 8 games.

First Period
TB 8:00, Stamkos 33 (St. Louis, Malone)(PP)

Second Period
VAN 19:53, Kesler 15 (Ehrhoff)(PP)

Third Period
TB 2:52, St. Louis 19 (unassisted)(SH)
TB 15:40, St. Louis 20 (Stamkos, Downie)

You never want to get outshot 40-19, but somehow the Lightning keep manufacturing goals and keep getting the goaltending they need to win. They jumped to 6th in the East with the victory and they're 4 points up on 9th place Boston. But, Boston has a game in hand and is coming into the Forum Thursday for a big 4-point tilt. So, once again, no rest for the wicked.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.