NHL Game Night: 3-30-10 Lightning at Blue Jackets

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...

TB-2
CBS-3

Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the loss.

First Period
TB 16:50, Lundin 3 (Thompson, Meszaros)
CBS 18:04, Nash 32 (unassisted)

Second Period
TB 8:06, Lecavalier 23 (St. Louis, Foster)(PP)

Third Period
CBS 6:21, Tyutin 6 (Vermette, Huselius)
CBS 7:37, Nash 33 (Umberger, Huselius)(PP)

The Lightning have dropped into the third worst record in the NHL. That's quite possibly the worst spot they could be in because the 2010 draft looks like a two player draft at the top (Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall), so the Lightning might not even get a consolation prize for this late season collapse. The Lightning remain 3 points ahead of Toronto with the Lightning actually holding a game in hand.

Vladimir Mihalik was -1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 9:40.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.