NHL Game Night: 1/8/10 Lightning at Senators

Goaltending!

TB-2
OTT-1

Dwayne Roloson allowed 1 goal on 32 shots for the victory. Just two weeks ago I was pining for games where our netminder would just stop 90% of the shots they faced. A .969 save percentage is a beautiful thing.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
17:25 OTT Smith (3), Winchester (5), Shannon (6)

Third Period
01:47 TB Hall (6), Moore (8)
05:43 TB St Louis (18), Stamkos (26), Malone (21)

Martin St. Louis and Roloson were the game's first and second stars.

There was a matter-of-fact, workmanlike quality to the win. It's the kind of road game that a good team should be able to put together against a lesser opponent, even when they don't have their best stuff. It's hard to believe Ottawa used to be a perennial house of horrors for the Lightning just a few seasons ago.

Dana Tyrell was +1 with 2 shots in 13:31.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.