NHL Game Night: 2-5-19 Golden Knights at Lightning

Golden Knights outlast Lightning with late surge.

VGK-3
TB-2 (SO)

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 37 shots before allowing 1 of 3 to convert in the penalty shot session for the SO loss. It would've been a regulation loss, easily, were it not for Vasilevskiy's heroics.

First Period
6:36 TB Point (31), (Kucherov, Stamkos)(PP)

Second Period
14:19 TB Jospeh (13), (Stamkos, Coburn)
16:28 VGK Eakin (14), (Merrill)

Third Period
5:22 VGK Zykov (1), (Karlsson, Marchessault)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
VGK- Tuch
TB- NONE

Vasilevskiy, Steven Stamkos, and Brayden Point were the game's three stars. Might've been a touch of home cooking in those selections.

The Lightning played about 40-50 minutes of really excellent hockey in a game in a measuring stick game before inexplicably crumbling at the finish line. They built the 2-0 lead and just had the one hiccup surrendering the breakaway goal to Eakin that allowed Vegas back into the game. But the last 10 minutes of the Third Period were rough and then the Overtime was perhaps the worst looking Overtime that the Lightning have played in a really long time. Vasilevskiy at least allowed them to thieve a point, but it was painful to watch. They did a lot of good things in this game: they were pretty physical, they were opportunistic, and they were stingy giving up chances most of the game. But, it was all for naught.

Coburn and Sergachev may want to burn the tape of this game.

Adam Erne had 2 shots and 2 hits in 9:42.

Erik Cernak was +1 with 1 shot, 6 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 20:22.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.