NHL Game Night: 2-6-20 Penguins at Lightning

Impressive win underscores Lightning's contender status.


Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the victory.

First Period
9:04 TB Sergachev (8), (Hedman, Johnson)
12:55 TB Stamkos (25), (Point, Kucherov)

Second Period
9:25 PIT Malkin (17), (Hornqvist, Letang)
9:57 TB Cirelli (14), (Hedman, Palat)

Third Period
3:20 PIT Marino (5), (Malkin)
19:27 TB Kucherov (25), (Hedman, Vasilevskiy)(SH)(EN)

Vasilevskiy, Anthony Cirelli, and Victor Hedman were the game's three stars.

That's a game where you go nose to nose against another contender in the East and you hang a -3 on Sidney Crosby. And you manage to protect a Third Period lead. It's another marker that says the team is starting to look like more than a mirage this season.

Carter Verhaeghe had 1 shot and 1 hit in 8:16. With his 41st appearance of the season, he is now graduated from prospect status on the site.

Mitchell Stephens was -1 in 10:57. He was also 67% on 12 draws.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.