The rest of the NHL should be trembling tonight.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 27 shots for the victory. With the Lightning’s possession advantage, he frankly didn’t have much work until he was sitting on a four goal lead.
12:21 TB Perry (10), (Bellemare, Hedman)
2:52 TB Point (12), (Kucherov, McDonagh)
10:10 TB Palat (13), (Kucherov)
10:24 TB Killorn (11), (Stamkos, McDonagh)
15:54 CGY Dube (4), (Monahan, Kylington)
Nikita Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, and Ryan McDonagh were the game’s three stars.
Calgary is a pretty solid team, especially defensively, and there’s a few people even talking them up as a darkhorse to emerge from the Western Conference. They got absolutely dominated tonight. They barely saw the puck and with the special ingredient of Nikita Kucherov added, the Lightning offense had a dimension of imagination that it’s perhaps lacked for a while. And they already had the highest point total in the league even without Kucherov. Only a fool would be sleeping on the Lightning right now.
Boris Katchouk had 7 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 4 hits in 6:30.
Taylor Raddysh had 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 7:57.
Cal Foote had 1 shot, 4 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 13:34.