Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 2

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 21-20-3-2 12-10-0-1 9-10-3-1 L2
Tampa Bay 27-15-3-2 14-4-1-1 13-11-2-1 W1


Ryan Malone scored the lone goal of the shootout in the fourth round after Steven Stamkos tallied twice in regulation, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 home triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

Dwayne Roloson posted his 200th career victory by making 28 saves for the Lightning, who have won eight of 10 at home. The Blue Jackets have lost six straight on the road and seven of eight overall.

Neither team was able to break through in the shootout until Malone led off the fourth round with a shot that caromed off the left post and in. Roloson then denied Antoine Vermette on the Blue Jackets' last attempt, clinching the victory.

R.J. Umberger put Columbus in front at 7:34 of the first period with his 16th goal of the season and second in as many games. Tampa Bay pulled even just over 10 minutes later as Stamkos extended his goal-scoring streak to three games with his league-leading 34th.

Stamkos gave the Lightning a 2-1 edge with 5:36 remaining in the second. During a power play, the 20-year-old unleashed a one-timer from above the slot that deflected off Blue Jackets defenseman Marc Methot and past Mathieu Garon, giving Stamkos his seventh multi-goal performance of the season.

Columbus knotted it at 2-2 just 52 seconds later. Captain Rick Nash's shot from the left faceoff circle on a 2-on-1 rang off the left post, but Derick Brassard pounced on the loose puck in the crease and buried it for his 11th tally. With the assist, Nash extended his points streak to five games.

Garon stopped 20 shots.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Tampa Bay
Derick Brassard 1 Points Steven Stamkos 2
Derick Brassard 1 Goals Steven Stamkos 2
Mathieu Garon 1 Assists Victor Hedman 1
N/A Power Play Goals Steven Stamkos 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mathieu Garon .909 Save Percentage Dwayne Roloson .933
Mathieu Garon 20 Saves Dwayne Roloson 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 30 2 0-4 3-4 8 27
Tampa Bay 22 3 1-4 4-4 8 30

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Lightning have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .650 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .458 after a loss.
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