NHL Game Night: 12-30-09 Canadiens at Lightning

Tough to lose a 2-1 game in OT.

MTL-2
TB-1 (OT)

Mike Smith allowed 2 goals on 35 shots for the overtime loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
MTL 9:53, Gionta 9 (Markov, Gomez)

Third Period
TB 3:52, Foster 6 (Hedman, St. Louis)

Overtime
MTL 3:32, Plekanec 9 (Cammalleri)

The Lightning are now one game away from the midway point of the season and still sitting on a .500 record. The point tonight moves the team into a four way tie for 8th in the East with Philly, Atlanta, and the Rangers. That's the good news. The bad news is that the team's on an 82 point pace. That won't hold up if the goal is to make the playoffs. Last season it took 93 points to make the postseason in the East (91 in the West).

Zenon Konopka had 1 shot, 1 blocked shot, and was 89% on draws in 8:02.

Paul Szczechura had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 13:15.

James Wright was -1 with 1 hit in 8:01.

Blair Jones had 4 shots and 1 blocked shot in 15:48.

Victor Hedman had a helper and was +1 with 2 shots and 2 blocked shots in 22:27.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.