Lightning emasculate Sunrise to remind the world who is really the champs.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 39 shots for the victory.
2:37 TB Kucherov (22), (Maroon, McDonagh)
4:31 FLA Reinhart (30), (Lundell, Acciari)
6:44 TB Stamkos (36), (Hedman, Kucherov)(PP)
14:58 TB Foote (2), (Hagel, Stamkos)
17:28 FLA Montour (11), (unassisted)
0:59 FLA Marchment (18), (Giroux, Weegar)
5:28 TB Paul (15), (Hagel)(SH)
12:59 TB Paul (16), (Killorn, Hedman)
3:34 TB Point (28), (Kucherov, Hedman)(PP)
7:04 FLA Reinhart (31), (Huberdeau, Giroux)(PP)
11:36 TB Kucherov (23), (Stamkos, Hedman)
16:34 TB Stamkos (37), (Kucherov, Point)(PP)
Nikita Kucherov and Nick Paul were the game’s first and second stars.
Did that feel familiar, Sunrise? Playoff intensity in a game against the Lightning and you and your little 13 game winning streak got turned into a brown and red stain in the middle of your two bum goaltenders’ creases. Enjoy hanging your regular season banners because playoff time is coming, and your third rate franchise hasn’t won a playoff series since before your bummy goaltender who took the L tonight was even born. Also, glad to see you’re still a bunch of classless sore losers who employ a garbage scow of a human being like Ryan Lomberg, too. You should be so proud.
It’s pucker time, NHL and northern media. The champs showed up this week. Sorry about your damned luck.
Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.