Tampa Bay Lightning VS Vegas Golden Knights: Knights Win 3-2 in Shootout
The first period was held to only one goal from either team. Early in the first, Brayden Point, of the Tampa Bay Lightning, scored the first goal of the night. Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos assisted on the goal.
End of the First Period: 1-0 Tampa Bay Lightning
The game opened up more with goals on both sides of the ice in the second period. First was a Lightning goal from Mathieu Joseph, with assists from Steven Stamkos and Braydon Coburn. Then, Cody Eakin of the Vegas Knights retaliated with a goal. Jon Merrill assisted.
End of the Second Period: 2-1 Tampa Bay Lightning
In a turn of events, the Vegas Knights came back with another goal and tied the game 2-2. Valentin Zykov scored the second goal of the night, assisted by William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault. The scoring ended there, sending the game into overtime.
End of the Third Period: 2-2 Tied
With the game in overtime, both defenses buckled down. Neither team was able to get a goal to close out the game, making it the only period of the night without a goal. After overtime ended with a still tied match, the game headed to a shootout to determine the winner. After 3 rounds, the the final and only goal of the shootout was made by Alex Tuch of the Vegas Knights.
End of the Game: Vegas Golden Knights Win
Stars of the Game
The three stars of the game tonight were all Tampa Bay Lightning Players.
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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