NHL Game Night: 12/15/10 Thrashers at Lightning

Finally Hedmania has come to the shootout.

TB-2 (SO)

Mike Smith took the first step in his emotional rehabilitation by stopping 27 of 28 shots he faced before going 4-for-4 in the shootout for the victory. He's not going to earn style points for the way he plays, but I'll take it.

First Period
13:56 ATL Peverley (8), Hainsey (3)(SH)

Second Period
14:18 TB Bergenheim (6), Jones (9), Kubina (8)

Third Period


TB- Hedman

Sean Bergenheim and Mike Smith were the game's first and third stars.

Vincent Lecavalier surprised everyone with his return tonight and had a pretty impressive first game back on the forecheck. That means the Lightning just need to get Steve Downie off IR to be back at full strength.

Dana Tyrell had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 13:37 tonight. I thought he struggled a bit relative to some of his other efforts at some of the finer details like passing the puck and getting it out at his own blueline.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.