The Tampa Bay Lightning had a strong first period against the Los Angeles Kings. Nikita Kucherov started the Lightning off with their first goal of the night at 6:28 into the first. Less than two minutes later, at 7:53 into the first, Brayden Point scored a second Lightning goal. Closing out the first period with a third goal for the Lightning was Ryan Callahan. The Lightning held the Kings to a scoreless first period.
End of 1st Period: 3-0 Lightning
The Lightning started the second with a quick score 00:25 into the second period by Ryan McDonagh. Austin Wagner answered back with a goal for the Los Angeles Kings 7:55 into the second, bringing the score for the game to 4-1. Steven Stamkos added another goal to the Lightning’s score, just before the end of the second period.
End of 2nd Period: 5-1 Lightning
Mathieu Joseph scored his first goal of the night 10:04 into the third period, making for a total of 6 Lightning goals thus far into the game. Drew Doughty scored a second goal for the Los Angeles Kings in the final minutes of the game.
Final Score: 6-2 Lightning
Lightning Goals of the Night
Way to go Tampa Bay Lightning!
Born and raised in Louisiana, a major sports state, Daytona was always a sports fan. Over the last 15 years, she watched, played, and even coached in sports, including football, basketball, and softball. It wasn't until the last 5 years that she was introduced to hockey, but she was instantly hooked on the game and thunderstruck by Tampa Bay Lightning.
A factual, analytic-style writer and avid sports fan, she took to TBL writing instantly. She focuses her blogs on pre-game comparisons between the Tampa Bay Lightning and opposing team statistics and post-game highlight recaps.
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