NHL Preseason Game Night: 10-3-15 Lightning at Panthers

God still hates Panthers fans in the preseason, too.

TB-3
FLA-2

Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 34 shots for the loss. That's what an elite goaltender does. If he gives up 2 in the First Period, he doesn't panic. He puts it on lockdown and gives his team an opportunity to comeback and win the game. I have a feeling Bishop's going to have an even better season this year than last season.

First Period
12:47 FLA MacKenzie (1), (Howden, Petrovic)
18:47 FLA Bjugstad (1), (Campbell, Pirri)(PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

3rd Period
14:34 TB Palat (1), (Boyle, Hedman)
16:12 TB Boyle (1), (Condra, Drouin)
17:58 TB Drouin (1), (Nesterov, Stralman)

Jonathan Drouin and Brian Boyle were the game's first and second stars.

The Lightning haven't quite gotten the offense fully clicking, but you see the impressive array of weapons they have up and down the lineup and Drouin looks like he's going to take the league by storm this year. As things continue down the stretch to the regular season, the Lightning proved to themselves tonight they can come back on the road against a world class goaltender in Roberto Luongo. That's a nice psychological edge for the team to have in their back pockets.

Mike Angelidis was -1 with 2 penalty minutes and 5 hits in 9:40.

Nikita Nesterov had a helper and was +2 with 1 shot on goal, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 15:54. Uncommonly low shot attempt total (1) from the Chelyabinsk Chain Gun tonight.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.