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NHL Game Day: 4-6-19 Lightning at Bruins

Lightning post record-tying win in regular season finale.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the win in the record-tier.

First Period
14:38 BOS Krejci (20), (McAvoy, Pastrnak)
19:40 BOS Heinen (11), (Kampfer)

Second Period
4:41 TB Cernak (5), (Miller, Gourde)(PP)
12:52 TB Stamkos (45), (unassisted)(SH)
16:59 TB Cirelli (19), (Miller, Coburn)

Third Period
0:53 TB Kucherov (41), (McDonagh)
14:03 BOS Grzelcyk (3), (Pastrnak, Krejci)
14:16 TB Coburn (4), (Cirelli, Girardi)
18:34 TB Johnson (29), (Palat, Kucherov)(EN)

Eddie Pasquale was the game's first star. Typical Boston arrogance to award two of three stars to the B's in a 6-3 loss.

I would say this game had all the intensity of a preseason game, but preseason games do have bubble guys fighting for roster spots and a higher incidence rate of fighting. Still, for the Lightning to respond to a little early adversity and pull out the win always feels good, and to tie the record of 62 regular season wins could be quite the resume bullet point. I say "could" because if the Lightning follow through and claim the Stanley Cup this season, they'll have a strong argument to be included in the discussion for greatest single-season team of all time and certainly greatest single-season team of the salary cap era. All that said, it's meaningless without accomplishing the task at hand that begins in the playoffs come Wednesday, and there's A LOT of work yet to be done.

Danick Martel was -1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 13:20.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 4-4-19 Lightning at Maple Leafs

Lightning get back on track on multiple fronts.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory. After a string of less convincing nights, Andrei started to get his game healthy against the Leafs.

First Period
4:41 TOR Marner (26), (Hyman)

Second Period
5:37 TB Stamkos (44), (McDonagh)(SH)

Third Period
14:12 TB Killorn (18), (Stamkos, Sergachev)
19:05 TB Kucherov (40), (McDonagh)(EN)

Steven Stamkos and Vasilevskiy were the game’s first and second stars.

After a spate of unacceptable defensive efforts the Lightning clamped down against a divisional rival under the hot lights of the Toronto media. Even without Victor Hedman in the lineup the Lightning held the Leafs to just 1 goal and a manageable 30 SOG.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 4-2-19 Lightning at Canadiens

Indifferent Lightning lose to hungry Habs.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 4 goals on 45 shots for the loss. Gave the team in front of him more of a chance to win than they deserved.

First Period
2:28 TB Stamkos (43), (unassisted)
12:23 MTL Thompson (5), (Byron, Benn)

Second Period
4:18 TB Paquette (13), (Erne, Cernak)
7:32 MTL Armia (13), (Tatar, Danault)

Third Period
7:47 MTL Lehkonen (11), (Mete, Shaw)
10:08 MTL Domi (28), (Lehkonen, Benn)

Just a flat out unfocused effort from the Lightning. Attention to detail and, at times, even attention to basics wasn't there all game long. I would hope that some new corn shoots get ripped by Jon Cooper in practice, because minds were not on the task at hand tonight.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 4-1-19 Lightning at Senators

Productive business trip to Ottawa ends as it needs to.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 24 shots for the win. He'll want that first 5-hole softie back, but otherwise it was pretty light work tonight for Vasiy.

First Period
12:04 TB Gourde (21), (Kucherov, Point)
18:48 OTT Tkachuk (21), (DeMelo, Pageau)

Second Period
7:48 TB Sergachev (6), (Kucherov, Coburn)
13:43 TB Point (41), (Gourde, Kucherov)

Third Period
4:34 OTT Veronneau (2), (Balcers, Wolanin)(PP)
5:22 TB Gourde (22), (Coburn, Sergachev)
16:55 TB Stamkos (42), (Joseph, Palat)

Yanni Gourde, Nikita Kucherov, and Mikhail Sergachev were the game's three stars.

Ultimately, that's the response you'd expect from the Lightning after dropping an embarrassing game against Washington last time out. It took them longer than you'd hope to put Ottawa away in this one, mostly due to some sloppy passing in the First Period, but ultimately the team took care of business. Just three more regular season tilts left to go.

Cameron Gaunce was +2 with 7 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 2 hits in 12:07. Meh.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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