NHL Game Night: 2-18-19 Lightning at Blue Jackets

Lightning don't play their best, but still crush Columbus.


Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 40 shots and missed a third straight shutout by an eyelash. He was outstanding in the opening frame while the team in front of him was sleepwalking a bit.

First Period
11:18 TB Kucherov (28), (Gourde, Sergachev)
14:24 TB Kucherov (29), (unassisted)

Second Period
19:31 TB Stamkos (33), (Kucherov, Point)(PP)

Third Period
0:12 TB Point (34), (Kucherov, Sergachev)(PP)
0:46 TB Point (35), (Kucherov)
18:15 CBJ Sedlak (4), (Nash, Harrington)

Nikita Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, and Brayden Point were the game's three stars.

Not even close to the Lightning's best game. They got doubled up in shots 40-20. Torts' Columbus club lived up to their reputation from a work ethic standpoint, while the Lightning had a very sleepy start to this one. Didn't matter. So, once again, the Blue Jackets found themselves shelled at the hands of the team from Tampa Bay.

Erik Cernak was +1 with 8 hits and 2 blocked shots in 22:20 due to a heavier workload with Victor Hedman leaving the game early.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.