Despite late collapse, Lightning clinch successful opening segment.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 34 shots for the OT loss. He played well and really helped get the point the Lightning needed out of this game.
13:16 TB Maroon (1), (Perry, Cernak)
19:18 TOR Tavares (4), (Marner, Matthews)
2:43 TOR Nylander (5), (Matthews, Marner)(PP)
Vasilevskiy was the game’s third star.
Am I upset that the Lightning coughed up what should’ve been a 1-0 victory on an unforgivably bad clearing attempt late in the game? A little. But, in early November, the most important thing was getting to 12 points in the first 10 games to stay on playoff pace. The Lightning accomplished that mission, so for this time of year I’m satisfied. 12 in 10. Do it again.
Alex Barre-Boulet had 2 hits in 13:56.
Taylor Raddysh played 12:14.
Cal Foote was +1 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 9:48.
Ross Colton had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 9:52. He was also 67% on 6 draws.