NHL Game Night 11/8: Lightning at Flyers

Can you believe there was a time when people were trying to run Jussi Jokinen out of town?

TB-2
PHI-1

Mike Smith was excellent, allowing just 1 goal on 36 shots for the win. I thought Barry Melrose might give Smith a couple of nights off after the frustration he showed late in the Rangers game, but he threw Smith right back in and the young netminder responded.

First Period
17:20 PHI Briere (4), (Gagne, Richards)(PP)

Second Period
07:58 TB Jokinen (5), (Recchi, Roberts)
13:35 TB Prospal (3), (Lecavalier, St. Louis)

Third Period
NO SCORING

The best free agent signing of the offseason by the Lightning? Mark Recchi at $1.25M? Don't look now, but the old man has 8 points in 13 games so far this season.

Steven Stamkos had 1 shot, 1 hit, and was 44% on draws in 9:39.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.