Under the circumstances…
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 55 shots before conceding to two of six shooters in the penalty shot session for the SO loss.
8:29 CAR Jarvis (3), (Stastny)
5:50 TB Colton (3), (Sergachev, Hagel)(PP)
9:19 TB Paul (3), (Stamkos)
14:01 CAR Necas (6), (Burns, Svechnikov)(PP)
19:00 TB Kucherov (5), (Killorn, Point)(PP)
13:34 CAR Skjei (2), (Aho)(SH)
CAR- Teravainen, Aho
Vasilevskiy and Vladislav Namestnikov were the game’s first and second stars.
I’m not going to harp about losing a point from a leading position because of a Third Period SH goal. Truth of the matter is the Lightning were playing one of the best possession teams in the league without Victor Hedman and for much of the second half of the game down a forward after the debacle they put out on the ice against Ottawa. They made their breaks in the game and but for a disallowed Namestnikov goal and/or a rescinded major in which Colton was speared in the Jersey jewels, they might have manufactured the whole theft of two points. As it was, under the circumstances, getting a point was still a pretty good outcome, though.
Cole Koepke was -1 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 9:13.
Nick Perbix was +1 with 2 hits and 3 blocked shots in 18:43. When Zach Bogosian comes back from injury the club will have a decision to make, and I suspect that decision will involve Phil Myers’ and/or Cal Foote’s future because Perbix has cemented himself onto this club’s regular lineup. He was third on the team’s defensive corps in IT tonight behind veterans Sergachev and Cole.