NHL Game Night: 3-5-21 Lightning at Blackhawks

Lightning don’t get the payoff despite a better effort. TB-3CHI-4 (SO) Curtis McElhinney allowed three goals on 27 shots before allowing one of three shooters to convert in the penalty shot session for the SO loss. First Period2:51 TB Cirelli (7), (Point, Palat)10:27 TB Killorn (5), (Hedman, Palat)(PP)12:57 CHI Debrincat (13), (Boqvist, Kane)(PP) Second Period7:18 … Read more

NHL Game Night: 3-4-21 Lightning at Blackhawks

Lightning complete furious comeback with late OT buzzer beater. TB-3CHI-2 (OT) Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 37 shots for the OT victory. He got way too much work in this game as the team in front of him sleepwalked through 40 minutes of hockey. Without his heroics, they’d have been dead in the water. … Read more

AHL Game Day: 3-3-21 Crunch at Penguins

Spencer Martin doing work. SYR-2WBS-1 (SO) Spencer Martin allowed one goal on 31 shots and stopped two of three in the penalty shot session for the SO victory. And just like that, Martin has backstopped the Crunch to its first winning streak of the campaign. First PeriodNO SCORING Second Period1:08 WBS Lizotte (2), (Robert, Zohorna) … Read more

NHL Game Night: 3-2-21 Lightning at Stars

Sleepy Lightning ride Vasilevskiy’s hot streak to another win. TB-2DAL-0 Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 28 shots he faced for his third straight shutout victory. He had work in this one because the Lightning, in my opinion, sleep walked through large portions of this game and gave away a lot of prime chances. First Period7:29 TB … Read more

AHL Game Day: 3-1-21 Americans at Crunch

Crunch snap losing streak at long last. ROC-3SYR-4 Spencer Martin allowed 3 goals on 34 shots for the victory. We’ll see if Groulx rides the hot hand next game out or turns back to Panthers prospect Montambeault. First Period7:08 ROC Scarfo (2), (Jones, Laaksonen)16:34 SYR Abbandonato (1), (Fortier, Stephens) Second Period2:05 SYR Stephens (1), (Katchouk, … Read more

NHL Game Night: 2-27-21 Stars at Lightning

Imagine waiting all offseason just to get smashed even worse in the “revenge game”. DAL-0TB-5 Andrei Vasilevskiy turned aside all 20 shots he faced for his second consecutive shutout victory. He didn’t face a ton of chances, but the ones he did face he disposed of confidently and easily. He’s in one of those zones … Read more

AHL Game Night: 2-27-21 Comets at Crunch

Another slow start dooms Syracuse again. UTI-4SYR-2 Samuel Montembault allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the loss. First Period2:03 UTI Arseneau (2), (Rathbone, Jasek)8:42 UTI Lind (5), (Reinke, Stevens)(PP)14:39 SYR Somppi (2), (Goncalves, Thomas) Second Period13:01 UTI Arseneau (3), (Jackson)16:41 SYR Lohin (2), (Keeper, Raddysh) Third Period19:07 UTI Baertschi (2), (Lind, Jasek)(EN) Ryan Lohin … Read more

NHL Game Night: 2-25-21 Hurricanes at Lightning

Lightning win their four game set with Carolina thanks to a McElheist. CAR-1TB-3 Curtis McElhinney allowed 1 goal on 32 shots for the victory. After looking like the dog’s breakfast in his last start, the man came out tonight and stood on his head in support of his club on the tail end of a … Read more

NHL Game Night: 2-24-21 Hurricanes at Lightning

Vasilevskiy and the Lightning take Carolina to school. CAR-0TB-3 Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 25 shots he faced for the shutout victory. There were long stretches of this game he didn’t have a ton of work, but he was part of the reason for that because I thought he was very efficient moving the puck in … Read more

NHL Game Night: 2-22-21 Lightning at Hurricanes

Lightning turn up the effort and finally get some puck luck. TB-4CAR-2 Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 36 shots for the victory. His situational saves were the difference in the contest, and arguably are the one big advantage the Lightning have over Carolina with Tampa Bay down Kucherov and Cirelli. First Period13:27 CAR Fast … Read more