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NHL Game Night: 2-25-20 Maple Leafs at Lightning

Lightning losing streak hits three as Bolts still figuring out life after deadline moves.

TOR-4
TB-3

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 23 shots for the loss.

First Period
9:46 TB Kucherov (30), (Stamkos, Hedman)
12:48 TOR Muzzin (6), (Spezza, Gauthier)
16:42 TOR Tavares (25), (Barrie, Matthews)(PP)

Second Period
11:54 TB Maroon (8), (Paquette, Shattenkirk)
12:25 TOR Tavares (26), (Nylander)
14:21 TOR Nylander (28), (Marner, Barrie)(PP)

Third Period
7:27 TB Gourde (9), (Shattenkirk, Goodrow)

Kevin Shattenkirk was the game's third star.

Three straight games now where the Lightning were on even terms midway through the contest and lost their bearings and ended up taking the L. And, not coincidentally, three games where the Lightning got burned by the opposition power play and by some bad puck management. There's no doubt in my mind the Lightning are a better team with Coleman and Goodrow added and with Bogosian as depth, but it's going to take time to get the right chemistry and to get settled back into the simple mindset the team rode to a couple of big winning streaks already this season.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 2-22-20 Lightning at Coyotes

Lightning continue melting in the desert.

TB-3
ARI-7

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 7 goals on 41 shots for the loss. Woof.

First Period
3:53 TB Cirelli (15), (Killorn, Gaunce)
17:36 ARI Garland (21), (Lyubushkin, Ekman-Larsson)
18:46 ARI Keller (14), (Goligoski, Stepan)

Second Period
5:51 ARI Soderberg (15), (Garland, Goligoski)
8:45 TB Palat (15), (Gaunce, Gourde)
10:11 TB Point (22), (Stamkos, Kucherov)
11:04 ARI Richardson (5), (Hall)

Third Period
11:51 ARI Keller (15), (Crouse)
14:28 ARI Garland (22), (Schmaltz, Hall)(PP)
18:46 ARI Stepan (10), (Garland, Keller)

For the second straight game, the Lightning came completely unglued in the second half of a game in the desert. Some of this is a bit of a market correction, probably, and some of this is the team relaxing a bit despite their lip service about their defensive standards.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-22-20 Phantoms at Crunch

Another quality start by Martin fuels Syracuse win.

LV-1
SYR-2

Spencer Martin allowed just 1 goal on 24 shots for the win. That's five quality appearances for Martin in a row, as he's settled into a more manageable workload since Wedgewood returned from injury.

First Period
10:50 SYR Barre-Boulet (23), (Joseph, Colton)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
10:33 SYR Masin (2), (Colton, Witkowski)
19:02 LV Twarynski (5), (Bigras, Ghostisbehere)

Alex Barre-Boulet, Martin, and Dominik Masin were the game's three stars.

Don't look now, but Ross Colton has 1-8-9 in his last eight games.

Syracuse has opened up a two point lead on Bingo for fourth in the North Division and they are just three points back of Utica for third, although the Comets hold two games in hand. Most teams in the division hold games in hand on Syracuse in this tight race, so it's incumbent on them to continue streaking if they want to stay in playoff shape.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-21-20 Monsters at Crunch

Crunch get back on track behind five point outburst from ABB.

CLE-3
SYR-6

Scott Wedgewood allowed 3 goals on 24 shots for the win.

First Period
14:07 SYR Joseph (6), (Barre-Boulet, Colton)

Second Period
3:02 CLE Hannikainen (5), (Fix-Wolansky, Somerby)
6:10 SYR Barre-Boulet (21), (Joseph, Greco)(PP)
8:32 SYR Abbandonato (5), (Walcott, Barre-Boulet)
14:33 SYR Abbandonato (6), (Volkov, Barre-Boulet)

Third Period
4:11 CLE Troock (2), (MacInnis, Hannikainen)
6:18 SYR Katchouk (12), (Volkov, Raddysh)(PP)
10:31 CLE Hannikainen (6), (MacInnis, Simpson)
19:12 SYR Barre-Boulet (22), (Masin)(EN)

Peter Abbandonato, Alex Barre-Boulet, and Mathieu Joseph were the game's three stars.

ABB's five point night pushes him up, for the moment, to 5th in the league in scoring, 10 points back of Iowa's Gerry Mayhew for the league lead.

Syracuse is now tied with Binghamton for 4th in the North Division at 58 points.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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