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NHL Game Night: 12-19-19 Stars at Lightning

Lightning choke away a point somehow.

DAL-4
TB-3 (OT)

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 20 shots for the loss. The numbers are just inexcusable. The inconsistency this season is just maddening.

First Period
4:09 DAL Radulov (10), (Seguin, Klingberg)(PP)
12:58 TB Sergachev (5), (Johnson, Palat)(PP)
15:24 TB Killorn (10), (Kucherov, Hedman)(PP)

Second Period
3:22 TB Palat (10), (Sergachev, Shattenkirk)
17:57 DAL Faksa (8), (Klingberg, Gurianov)

Third Period
15:42 DAL Dickinson (5), (Cogliano, Polak)

Overtime
3:00 DAL Seguin (8), (Radulov)

Mikhail Sergachev and Ondrej Palat were the game's first and second stars.

If that wasn't a microcosm of the 2019-2020 season thus far, I don't know what is. The Lightning dominated that game, outshooting Dallas 47-17 in regulation and at one point hunting the put away goal to go up three late in the Second Period. That's against, statistically, the best defensive team in the league right now. But, instead, they give up the goal late in the Second Period and invited Dallas to stick around, and ultimately paid the price in Overtime. I'd sure hate to be in a position where this team is chasing points in March just to make the postseason and they're having to reflect back on a game like this where they, frankly, pee'ed it down the leg.

Carter Verhaeghe had 2 penalty minutes and 3 shots and 1 hit in 8:38.

Mitchell Stephens had 1 shot in 8:33.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 12-18-19 Crunch at Sound Tigers

Crunch drop points on another disappointing closing period.

SYR-2
BRI-3

Spencer Martin allowed 3 goals on 41 shots for the loss.

First Period
15:58 SYR Smith (10), (Katchouk, Barre-Boulet)

Second Period
8:08 BRI Ladd (6), (St. Denis, Durandeau)

Third Period
1:23 SYR Yan (6), (Masin, Smith)
5:43 BRI Bellows (8), (McDonald, Hutton)
12:24 BRI Ladd (7), (St. Denis, Durandeau)

Maybe Syracuse didn't deserve points from this game after being outshot 41-20 and being dramatically outpossessed the final 40 minutes of play, but it's been several times over the past few weeks that Syracuse has had a Third Period lead and come away with nada in the standings at the end of the night. And, considering there's only a three point gap between third place in the North Division and where the Crunch sit in sixth, it's a big deal at the moment. They've got to get better at protecting leads and closing out games or they're going to miss the postseason.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 12-17-19 Senators at Lightning

Lightning flirt with disaster before OT winner.

OTT-3
TB-4 (OT)

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the OT win including a critical breakaway stop in the OT session.

First Period
7:27 TB Kucherov (11), (unassisted)
11:05 OTT Borowiecki (3), (Tierney, Namestnikov)
17:22 TB Paquette (4), (Gourde, Maroon)

Second Period
3:32 TB Point (12), (Stamkos)
4:01 OTT Brown (6), (Brannstrom, Tierney)
15:46 OTT Duclair (19), (unassisted)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Overtime
4:41 TB Cirelli (7), (Point)

Anthony Cirelli and Cedric Paquette were the game's first and second stars. Cirelli supplying the great individual effort to seal the win.

That was a game the Lightning seemingly dominated (40-28 shot advantage), and yet you had that creeping feeling they were somehow going to choke it away at the end. That would've been disastrous in the standings, so thank goodness for Vasilevskiy stopping that breakaway and thank goodness for Cirelli knifing through Ottawa's defense to pot his own.

Carter Verhaeghe was -1 with 1 shot in 8:34.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NCAA Game Weekend: December 14-15, 2019

Just a few Lightning NCAA prospects were in action this weekend as many college teams have already broke for final exams and the holidays. Highlights include Cole Guttman with his 2nd-straight 2G weekend (3rd Star) and Magnus Chrona notching his 8th win of the season (1st Star) in #8 Denver's weekend sweep of Colorado College; Nick Perbix 1G, 1A (2nd Star) in St. Cloud OT loss to UNO. Kris Oldham still riding the pine as #4 Clarkson goes 1-0-1 on the road at Michigan Tech.

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