After a month of struggle, the real Lightning finally show up.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 27 shots for the victory.
14:42 TB Killorn (12), (Johnson, Cirelli)
2:08 TB Point (19), (Palat, Hedman)(PP)
10:03 CAR Svechnikov (13), (Hamilton)
1:08 CAR Skjei (2), (unassisted)
2:50 TB Gourde (16), (Killorn)
Yanni Goude and Alex Killorn were the game’s first and second stars.
Seems like maybe a corner was turned tonight? Tonight was the first time in a long time the team really looked in form, and although they did cough up the two goal lead to surrender a loser point to the Canes, the team actually passed the eye test for most of this contest. They outshot a very good possession team 36-27 and probably had the balance of the chances, too. It was a nice glimpse of something I hope Lightning fans see a lot more of down the stretch and into the postseason.
Alex Barre-Boulet was -1 with 2 shots and 2 blocked shots in 13:55. Had some moments of danger, but also wore the goat horns turning the puck over on Skjei’s tying marker.
Ross Colton was 50% on 6 draws in 11:16. He didn’t look bad, but it was a rare quiet night on the scoresheet for Colton.