NHL Game Night 1/31: Canucks at Lightning

Lightning live to fight another day.

VAN-3
TB-4

Karri Ramo got the win stopping 23 of 26 shots faced.

First Period
Vancouver 2:41, Luc Bourdon 2 (Alex Burrows, Taylor Pyatt)
Tampa Bay 7:56, Vaclav Prospal 21 (power play) (Martin St. Louis, Brad Richards)
Vancouver 16:24, Taylor Pyatt 13 (Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows)

Second Period
Tampa Bay 3:12, Chris Gratton 8 (Jan Hlavac, Craig MacDonald)
Tampa Bay 16:39, Vincent Lecavalier 31 (Martin St. Louis, Brad Richards)

Third Period
Tampa Bay 8:34, Brad Richards 16 (Martin St. Louis, Filip Kuba)
Vancouver 19:35, Alexander Edler 3 (shorthanded) (Mason Raymond, Daniel Sedin)

The Lightning stayed within 9 points of division leading Carolina with 2 games in hand. Is it enough to keep the Lightning from being sellers at the deadline? Probably not. If they can string some wins together it might be enough to keep the Lightning from making big structural changes though.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.