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NHL Game Night: 1-27-20 Lightning at Stars

Lightning a little rusty and a little impatient in OT loss.

TB-2
DAL-3 (OT)

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 35 shots for the OT loss. He stared down way too many breakaways in this one.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
13:41 TB Stamkos (19), (Kucherov, Rutta)
17:49 DAL Gurianov (12), (Seguin, Lindell)

Third Period
9:06 DAL Benn (13), (Comeau)
18:34 TB Stamkos (20), (Hedman, Kucherov)

Overtime
2:07 DAL Benn (14), (unassisted)

Vasilevskiy was the game's third star.

The Lightning's puck management was pretty uneven as the Lightning played one of those games where they can sometimes be their worst enemy. Facing a strong performance by Ben Bishop in the opposing nets, the Lightning started to press offensively and that, coupled with turnovers, led them to start leaking a lot of breakaways and other odd man opportunities. Considering it's the first game back from All-Star Break I don't put too much stock into it, but that has been the template for upsetting the Lightning in the postseason. They've got to maintain discipline and good habits even when the chances and the goals aren't flowing.

With one game left in this 10-game segment of the campaign, the Lightning now sit on three insurance points. Five sounds better to me.

Carter Verhaeghe was -1 with 1 shot in 5:56.

Mitchell Stephens was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 8:45, but was also 17% on 6 draws.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 1-25-20 Americans at Crunch

Crunch comeback bid falls short in shooting gallery game.

RCH-3
SYR-2

Spencer Martin allowed 3 goals on 39 shots for the loss.

First Period
18:22 RCH Cornel (8), (Malone)

Second Period
1:01 RCH Oglevie (13), (Smith)
14:59 SYR Martel (14), (Barre-Boulet, Foote)

Third Period
8:39 RCH Dea (13), (unassisted)(SH)
18:18 SYR Foote (5), (Joseph, Raddysh)(PP)

Cal Foote and Taylor Raddysh were the game's first and third stars.

Rochester edged Syracuse in shots 39-37 in the contest despite getting outshot 19-7 in the game's final frame.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 1-24-20 Devils at Crunch

Crunch continue to scuffle along with SO loss.

BNG-4
SYR-3 (SO)

Spencer Martin allowed 3 goals on 34 shots before allowing 1 of 7 shooters in the penalty shot session to convert for the SO loss. It's aggravating to see a reasonable quality start get squandered.

First Period
0:49 SYR Foote (4), (Conacher, Masin)
2:48 SYR Raddysh (11), (Masin, Volkov)

Second Period
14:27 BNG Bastian (9), (McLeod, Schnarr)
19:01 BNG Schnarr (3), (Mermis, Zetterlund)

Third Period
10:44 BNG Anderson (14), (Seney, Merkley)(PP)
18:21 SYR Barre-Boulet (18), (Joseph, Gaunce)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
BNG-Sharangovich
SYR-NONE

Dominik Masin and Alex Barre-Boulet were the game's first and third stars.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 1-22-20 Crunch at Rocket

And then Wedgewood got hurt again.

SYR-2
LAV-3 (OT)

Scott Wedgewood allowed 1 goal on 7 shots before leaving with injury. Spencer Martin then allowed 2 goals on 20 shots for the loss.

First Period
6:26 SYR Smith (17), (Walcott)(SH)
7:32 LAV Vejdemo (9), (Alain, Jevpalovs)
19:39 SYR Raddysh (10), (Colton, Barre-Boulet)(pp)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period[b]
10:07 LAV Varone (2), (Barber, Leskinen)(PP)

[b]Overtime
0:06 LAV Evans (9), (Hudon)

Ross Colton was the game's third star.

Wedgewood was hurt in a collision in his crease in just his second game returning from over a month's absence with a lower body injury. Oof.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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