NHL Game Day: 1-21-13 Lightning at Islanders

The spirit was willing, but...

TB-3
NYI-4

Anders Lindback (pictured) allowed 4 goals on 44 shots for the loss. The high shot totals against have to be a concern for Guy Boucher early in the season.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
06:50 NYI Grabner (1), (Streit, Nabokov)(PP)
16:23 NYI Martin (1), (Tavares)
17:35 NYI Okposo (1), (Tavares, Moulson)

Third Period
01:31 NYI Ullstrom (1), (Aucoin, Hamonic)
02:22 TB St. Louis (3), (Stamkos, Conacher)
07:25 TB Pouliot (1), (Crombeen, Hall)
08:00 TB Stamkos (1), (Conacher, St. Louis)

Martin St. Louis was the game's third star.

Need we say the obvious? You can't fall behind 4 goals in the Third Period and expect to win. 3 goals should be a death sentence in pro hockey anyways. It's worse when you don't have the conditioning to dig deep in the last 5-10 minutes of a Third Period because of a lockout. Can't do it. They showed a lot of pride to make a game of it, but can't do it.

Keith Aulie was +1 with 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 14:20.

Pierre Cedric-Labrie had a fight in 4:54. Pretty good stat line.

Cory Conacher had 2 helpers and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, and 1 shot in 16:03.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.