Game Recap: Lightning VS Stars
Both teams kept scoring to a minimum in the first period, contrary to many of the recent games the Lightning have faced with many goals on both sides. Ondrej Palat scored the only goal in the first period for either team, putting the Lightning at a 1 goal lead over the Stars. Steven Stamkos and Yanni Gourde assisted on the goal.
End of the First Period: 1-0 Lightning
Defenses held firm for both teams. Neither side obtained a goal in the second, leaving the score 1-0 with Lightning holding the lead.
End of Second Period: 1-0 Lightning
The stalemate between the two teams continued well into the third. While scoring in the period were low, there was still plenty of action. Many penalties occurred in the second and third periods. One penalty in particular lead to Cedric Paquette “sleeping” under the net after being tripped by Jamie Benn into the opposing goal. Following this penalty, the Lightning managed a second goal of the night with the game being 4 on 4. Mikhail Sergachev scored the second goal, giving the Lightning a 2 goal lead on the Dallas Stars. Anthony Cirelli assisted on the goal.
End of Game: 2-0 Lightning