Lightning double up overmatched Nashville.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 31 shots for the victory.
6:55 TB Johnson (6), (Cernak, Coleman)
18:35 TB Joseph (6), (Cernak, Stamkos)
2:24 TB Killorn (7), (Palat, Hedman)(PP)
12:02 NSH Trenin (2), (Arvidsson)
18:48 TB Point (10), (Sergachev)
3:17 NSH Carrier (1), (Trenin, Olivier)
5:03 NSH Haula (3), (Jarnkrok, Cousins)(PP)
10:02 TB Coleman (6), (Goodrow, Johnson)
18:26 TB McDonagh (3), (Palat)
Erik Cernak, Tyler Johnson, and Blake Coleman were the game’s three stars.
Nashville… is not good. Pekka Rinne actually played well and still surrendered five goals. The Lightning let Nashville back in it in garbage time by conceding the false hope goal, but ultimately held and expanded their advantage in this one.
It’s an odd, odd world where Mikhail Sergachev is playing more like a lockdown defenseman and Erik Cernak is suddenly Erik C-ORR-nak.
Cal Foote was -1 with 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 14:17.