NHL Game Night: 11-21-19 Lightning at Blackhawks

Lightning keep their hopes of a successful 10-game segment alive.

TB-4
CHI-2

Curtis McElhinney allowed 2 goals on 34 shots for the victory.

First Period
16:10 TB Sergachev (1), (Gourde, Maroon)(PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
9:44 TB Cirelli (4), (Hedman, Killorn)
12:23 TB Point (5), (Palat)
17:17 CHI Strome (5), (Shaw, Kane)
19:00 TB Paquette (2), (Cirelli, Killorn)(EN)

Victor Hedman, Anthony Cirelli, and McElhinney were the game's three stars.

They needed this win, under the circumstances, and the Lightning dug deep and pulled out a big Third Period to get it done. Style points don't mean a ton to me right now in November. I'll care more about that come March or so. For now, the big thing is not digging a hole in the standings. Especially with some of the injuries that are popping up, survival is job one at the moment.

If the Lightning can win their next game to close out this 10-game segment of the year they'll remain dead on the pace they need to be in order to comfortably make the postseason. They need to really focus on getting that result.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.