Drouin Magic sends the Lightning to the mile high pay windah.
Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the OT victory. Obviously, as with Vasiy last night, you'd have loved one more situational save to seal a regulation win, but the deflection goal at the end of regulation was pretty freakishly unlucky.
18:18 TB Point (8), (Killorn, Hedman)
10:09 TB Namestnikov (7), (Filppula, Boyle)
2:46 COL Rantanen (13), (Comeau, Duchene)
19:18 COL Duchene (16), (Barrie, MacKinnon)
2:27 TB Drouin (17), (unassisted)
This was a weird game. Both teams are struggling and I thought the game was a little bit sluggish all night long. The Lightning carried the balance of the play and after the soft goal surrendered to Namestnikov they had ample opportunity to get the put-away goal and build a 3 goal advantage headed into the final frame. But, they failed to do so and Colorado got some puck luck to eventually tie the game late in regulation. They Jonathan Drouin made a play that forced veteran Lightning beat writer Erik Erlendsson to burn the internet down with profanity. Good times.
Looking at the team's diagnostic goals, it was another productive night at the office for Brayden Point potting his 8th goal and further cementing his partnership with Drouin. With an offseason working on his upper body strength and his shot, you can probably think about inking Point onto a line with Jonathan and Kucherov on Stamkos'. That's good stuff.
Jake Dotchin was +2 with 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 3 hits in 20:01.
Gabriel Dumont had 1 hit in 8:27 and was 50% on 6 draws.