NHL Action: Lightning v. Jets
The Tampa Bay Lightning grounded the Winnipeg Jets last night. The Lightning continued their winning ways with high scoring games. The Lightning flashed past the Winnipeg Jets with an 8-3 win on Friday night. The Lightning are potting an average of five goals or more in most games this year.
Cory Conacher potted a pair of goals along with an assist leading the Lightning to a 6-1-0 record on the season. Tampa Bay also got production from Steven Stamkos, Vincent Lecavalier, Nate Thompson, Teddy Purcell, Ryan Malone and Benoit Pouliot. Stamkos and Lecavalier both added two assists.
“We’ve got a lot of guys hungry for goals,” stated Cory Conacher.
The Jets are off to a slower start. “Sometimes you’ve got to hit rock bottom or whatever to figure out that you’ve had enough of this stuff,” commented Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel. “Our job is to find solutions to these things, and for me, I know how our team can play and that’s what we have to get back to doing.”
The Jets have lost three straight games.
Game Card: Stamkos has a goal in four straight games for the Lightning; Jets Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien missed a second consecutive game due to an undisclosed lower-body injury; Tampa Bay Defenseman Brendan Mikkelson is day-to-day after smashing into the boards head and shoulders first during practice on Thursday.
NHL Action – Top Scoring Review
Blackhawks Fall to the Canucks
The Chicago Blackhawks fell to the Vancouver Canucks in overtime in a tight game. It took a shootout to settle the game.
Jordan Schroeder slide a slick shot into the twine during the shootout to record a 2-1 victory. Schroeder snuck a low hard shot through the goal pads of a frustrated Corey Crawford.
Alex Edler scored during regulation play for Vancouver who are now at 4-2-2 for the season.
Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks, who have now lost their second straight game in a shootout after starting the season with six victories.
However the B-Hawks Penalty Killing was at full power. The Canucks had a 40-second, 5-on-3 power play in the third period, could not get a single shot on net.