NHL Game Night: 4-6-10 Hurricanes at Lightning

Being the victim of a snowman is no fun.

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Antero Niittymaki allowed 5 goals on 23 shots before being spelled by Mike Smith who allowed 2 goals on 17 shots the rest of the way to suffer the back door loss.

With his 47th goal of the season, Steven Stamkos is now 1 goal behind Sid Crosby and Alex Ovechkin in the Richard Trophy race after Ovechkin tacked on an empty net goal in the Caps win over the Pens tonight. Stammer needs 3 goals in the team's remaining 3 games to hit 50.

Toronto lost 2-0 to Philly tonight, meaning the Lightning did not gain ground in the Hall/Seguin ping pong ball chase.

Matt Lashoff was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in 2:22 of ice time. 4 shifts and done.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.