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NHL Game Night: 3-22-12 Oilers at Lightning

Whoa, wait? What? Lightning's top scorers remember how to score in the shootout?

EDM-2
TB-3 (SO)

Dwayne Roloson allowed 2 goals on 36 shots before stopping 4 of 6 in the shootout for the win.

First Period
TB Pyatt (9), (Hedman, Connolly)(PP), 3:24

Second Period
EDM Omark (3), (Whitney, Smyth), 9:57
TB Pyatt (10), (Wyman, Wallace), 18:18

Third Period
EDM Smid (4), (Nugent-Hopkins, Gagner), 16:13

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
EDM- Gagner, Hemsky
TB- Stamkos, St. Louis, Purcell

Roloson and Tom Pyatt were the game's first and second stars.

Belated congratulations to Tim Wallace, who graduated from Bolt Prospects prospect status in the Buffalo debacle.

Keith Aulie was +1 with 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 11:53. Made a great diving play to nullify a breakaway. Probably his best game in a Lightning jersey.

Trevor Smith had 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 15:44.

J.T. Wyman had an assist and was +1 with 1 shot and 3 hits in 14:35.

Pierre-Cedric Labrie had 1 hit in 6:34.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 3-19-12 Sabres at Lightning

Tonight the bottom dropped out.

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TB-3

Tee times are calling, clearly. Not much else to say.

Lightning Sign F Alex Killorn and G Sebastien Caron

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Alex Killorn to a two-year, two-way contract, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Yzerman also announced today that the Club has signed goaltender Sebastien Caron to a one-year, one-way contract. Caron will be placed on waivers today and would clear tomorrow at noon.

Killorn, 22, played in 34 games with Harvard University this season, recording 23 goals and 46 points to go along with 47 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 197-pound forward ranked first on Harvard in goals and points and was second in assists. Killorn ranked third in the Eastern College Athletic Conference in goals and was fourth in points. He was named to the 2012 ECAC First Team All-League and was a nominee for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate player.

The Halifax, Nova Scotia native has skated in 130 career games with Harvard over the past four seasons, recording 53 goals and 109 points to go along with 155 penalty minutes. He is the first Harvard player to record 50 goals in his collegiate career since 2004.

The Lightning selected Killorn in the third round, 107th overall, at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

NHL Game Night: 3-17-12 Blues at Lightning

Goaltending, special teams, and details.

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TB-1

Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 21 shots for the loss.

First Period
STL Berglund (17), (Pietrangelo, Oshie)(SH), 15:00
STL Schwartz (1), (Stewart, Colaiacovo)(PP), 19:24

Second Period
STL Perron (15), (Oshie), 2:47

Third Period
TB Mikkelson (1), (Hall, Wallace), 15:49

Brendan Mikkelson was the game's third star. Congratulations to the young man on his first NHL goal.

You could make an argument that the Lightning outplayed the best team in the league tonight. They outshot them 23-21, and they probably outchanced them, too. But, the same things that have doomed the season for the Lightning are the same things that just allowed St. Louis to hit 100 points: goaltending, special teams, and details.

St. Louis' goaltenders are tops in the league in GAA. The Lightning's? Dead last.

St. Louis' power play as scored the 12th most goals in the league. The Lightning's? 25th.

St. Louis is 11th in the league in shorthanded goals. The Lightning? Dead last.

St. Louis is 4th best in the league in shorthanded goals against. The Lightning? Second to last.

It's not complicated to figure out where things went wrong for this club, both tonight and throughout the season. However, addressing those things may be complicated for a General Manager who hasn't been able to get the situation between the pipes quite right over his first two years with the team and a coaching staff that has seemed incapable of addressing the team's special teams issues all year long.

Keith Aulie had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 9:42. The fact Aulie can't seem to even get 12 minutes of ice time from this coaching staff every night is very troubling, especially considering what the team gave up to acquire him.

Tim Wallace had an assist and was +1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 9:44. Wallace played in his 40th game of the season tonight, meaning he will graduate from prospect status with 1 more appearance in the lineup for the Lightning this year.

Trevor Smith had 1 shot in 12:55.

J.T. Wyman had 1 blocked shot in 12:14.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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