NHL Game Night: 11-21-18 Panthers at Lightning

Sarah McLachlan very upset with Stamkos for repeatedly abusing Cats tonight.

FLA-3
TB-7

Louis Domingue allowed 3 goals on 43 shots for the victory. The first goal he allowed was of the Charmin soft variety, but he really started to settle down and get in a groove as the game progressed. He didn't face a ton of A-quality chances, but he did face a steady volume of shots that I thought he got more and more comfortable handling as the night wore on. Sweet, sweet goal support never hurts either.

First Period
0:59 TB Joseph (5), (unassisted)
2:19 FLA Brouwer (5), (Haley, Sceviour)
9:22 TB Kucherov (9), (Hedman, Miller)(PP)

Second Period
2:37 TB Gourde (9), (Stamkos, Miller)
4:45 TB Erne (3), (Kucherov, McDonagh)
18:25 FLA Barkov (7), (Huberdeau, Yandle)(PP)

Third Period
1:30 TB Stamkos (7), (Kucherov, McDonagh)
3:21 TB McDonagh (2), (Stamkos, Miller)
14:25 TB Girardi (1), (Hedman, Stamkos)
16:25 FLA Hoffman (10), (Yandle, Huberdeau)(PP)

Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, and Domingue were the game's three stars.

Fair to say that was Stamkos' best game of the season, and it's not even close. On a night honoring Martin St. Louis' HOF induction, his former linemate Stamkos put on a show that reminded us all what a fine wine vintage Stamkos is. Jon Cooper broke up the Stamkos/Kucherov duo at even strength and both proceeded to have better than typical games with Stamkos exploding for four points in an absolute tour de force. That smell you smell is the rest of the NHL needing to change their undergarments after realizing that the Lightning were leading the East with a considerably subpar Stamkos and Kucherov. If they start playing to past standards and get some guys back off IR, they go from really good to great in a hurry.

Mathieu Joseph had a goal and was +1 with 5 shots in 11:14. Could've easily had three or four goals in this game as the Panthers D looked like glorified turnstiles trying to deal with Joseph's speed around the corner.

Anthony Cirelli was +1 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 14:02. He was also 67% on 12 draws.

Adam Erne had a goal, 4 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 2 hits in 11:51. Those penalties were, well, let's just say the refs were trying to give the Panthers trophies for trying tonight.

Erik Cernak was +3 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 17:03.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.