December 15, 2019

Lightning lose 4-3 to Blues

The Lightning has their three game winning streak snapped by the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night at Amalie Arena losing a close one 4-3.

After a scoreless first period the Blues & Bolts opened up the flood gates and let the shootout begin in the second period in a battle of back and forth goals.

The Lightning got on the board first as Nikita Kucherov‘s scores his eighth goal of the season, Brayden Point won the faceoff and sent the puck to Kucherov for the goal.

Zach Sanford and Brayden Schenn scored in the third period and Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots for the Blues. Ivan Barbashev had three assists after going six games without a point.

The Lightning would come back to tie the game midway through the period. It was Anthony Cirelli who scored the equalizer, sweeping a loose puck over the line as he fell to the ice. The goal extended Cirelli’s point streak to six games.

St. Louis took the lead for good with two goals midway through the third period. Zach Sanford put the Blues up by one despite Andrei Vasilevskiy getting a piece of the shot. Brayden Schenn then scored the eventual game winner just as a five-on-three power play expired, taking advantage of a group of tired Lightning penalty killers.

Tampa Bay managed to get back within one on a Brayden Point power play goal with five minutes remaining. The Bolts did get a couple of good looks towards the end of the game with the extra attacker but couldn’t crack Jordan Binnington in goal the Blues.

This was Tampa Bay’s second loss to St. Louis in a nine day span, giving the Blues a sweep of the two-game regular season series. The Bolts fell to the Blues 3-1 last Monday night in St. Louis.

The Bolts quickly get back to work after Thanksgiving, as they face the Capitals in Washington on Friday evening and return home the next night to host the Hurricanes.

Jonathan Miles

32. CEO of Team 813. Tampa Bay Native & life long fan for TB teams.

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