Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 15 shots for a very undeserved win. His turnover for Ottawa’s third goal rightfully should’ve done the team in, but they pulled it out in spite of themselves.
5:44 OTT Gambrell (1), (unassisted)
3:17 TB Sergachev (2), (Stamkos, Kucherov)(PP)
12:21 OTT Joseph (1), (unassisted)(SH)
11:04 TB Killorn (3), (Stamkos, Paul)
11:44 OTT Giroux (3), (Tkachuk)
12:55 TB Point (5), (Kucherov, Cole)
17:30 TB Kucherov (4), (Sergachev, Point)
Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point were the game’s first and second stars.
I don’t care if the team won and I don’t care if they outshot Ottawa 34-15 in the contest and I don’t care if they closed the opening 10 game segment of the season dead on the 12 points you want to have for playoff pacing. Tonight was an embarrassment and nobody in that locker room should be happy with what they did tonight. They were lucky to escape with two points after giving up three gift goals including surrending a shorthanded goal at 5-on-3, looking horribly lackluster while going 1-for-8 on the power play including defying the Espo Rule, and even giving up a breakaway in the waning moments while protecting a one goal lead. This team spent October deciding whether they’d rather be stupid, lazy, or stubborn and tonight showed they still haven’t chosen one, so they’ll do a little of A, B, and C. It’s not good enough. None of it is good enough. This team should feel shame.
Cole Koepke had 3 hits and 2 blocked shots in 10:56.
Nick Perbix had 1 shot in 13:28.