NHL Game Day 3/9: Lightning at Blue Jackets

The Lightning manage to pull out another hard fought victory in the Steve Stamkos sweepstakes.


Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 24 shots for the loss.

First Period
Columbus 11:29, David Vyborny 6 (Rick Nash, Kris Russell)
Tampa Bay 14:14, Jeff Halpern 13 (Mathieu Darche, Michel Ouellet)
Columbus 19:18, Derek MacKenzie 1 (Gilbert Brule, Dan Fritsche)

Second Period
Columbus 11:29, Michael Peca 5 (Nikolai Zherdev)
Tampa Bay 16:35, Martin St. Louis 22 (Jeff Halpern)
Tampa Bay 17:37, Vincent Lecavalier 33 (penalty shot)

Third Period
Columbus 16:16, Jason Chimera 14 (Nikolai Zherdev, Dick Tarnstrom)
Columbus 19:00, Jiri Novotny 8 (empty net) (Manny Malhotra, Rick Nash)

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.