NHL Game Night: 1-21-10 Maple Leafs at Lightning
The Lightning snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
Antero Niittymaki allowed 2 goals on 22 shots for the win.
TOR 7:05, White 9 (Kessel, Gunnarsson)(PP)
TB 11:46, Stamkos 26 (Lecavalier, Foster)
TOR 9:08, Stajan 15 (Hagman, Kulemin)
TB 16:11, Malone 21 (Lecavalier, Stamkos)(PP)
TB 4:50, St. Louis 13 (Stamkos, Lecavalier)(PP)
If the power play stays hot, that's one thing that will give the Lightning a big edge down the stretch of this season. It saved the game tonight, and that was as close to a must-win as it could be.
Vincent Lecavalier has climbed up to a point a game pace for the season. Steven Stamkos goes over a point a game pace. Martin St. Louis remains well over a point a game pace for the season. And, the ironic thing is that Rick Tocchet might be right: Steve Downie might be playing better hockey than all of them.
Paul Szczechura had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 10:05.