NHL Game Night 2/27: Wild at Lightning

The Lightning welcomed all their new acquisitions into Tampa tonight.


Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss in his Lightning debut.

First Period

Second Period
Minnesota 3:46, Todd Fedoruk 3 (power play) (Pierre-Marc Bouchard)
Minnesota 4:56, Pavol Demitra 13 (Mikko Koivu)
Tampa Bay 12:22, Michel Ouellet 9 (power play) (Paul Ranger, Jeff Halpern)

Third Period
Minnesota 1:53, Brian Rolston 24 (power play) (Kurtis Foster, Pierre-Marc Bouchard)
Tampa Bay 9:16, Jeff Halpern 11 (Mathieu Darche)

Jeff Halpern had 1 goal and 1 assist and was +1 in 17:44 with 4 shots and 3 hits. He was also named first star of the game.

Jussi Jokinen was -1 in 22:28 with 4 shots and 2 hits. Hope you like ice time, young man.

Alexandre Picard, who was recalled from Norfolk prior to the game, played 19:54 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots.

Box score and extended statistics from TheAHL.com.