Tampa Bay 4, Phoenix 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 20-23-1-3 12-7-0-1 8-16-1-2 W3
Phoenix 21-20-3-5 9-9-2-2 12-11-1-3 L3

Recap


Martin St. Louis and Steve Downie recorded a goal and an assist apiece as the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning skated to a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday.

Dwayne Roloson made 33 saves for his first victory since Nov. 17 as the Lightning have won three in a row after losing seven straight games.

Defenseman Keith Yandle scored 3:35 into the third period for Phoenix and the Coyotes pulled within 4-3 on Ray Whitney’s power-play goal with 3:59 remaining.

Tampa Bay was outshot 15-7 in the first period, but was able to build a 2-0 lead.

All-Star Steven Stamkos finished St. Louis' pass at 12:02 on the Lightning’s third shot and Teddy Purcell flipped in a rebound at 15:39. It was Purcell’s fifth goal in six games.

St. Louis scored his first goal in 14 games at 6:15 of the second period for a 3-1 lead. Pierre-Cedric Labrie had an assist on the goal for his first NHL point. 

After Lauri Korpikoski scored the eighth shorthanded goal against the Lightning, Downie beat former Lightning goalie Mike Smith from the right circle at 16:39 for a 4-1 lead.

Lightning forward Ryan Malone left the game in the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Phoenix
Steve Downie 2 Points Lauri Korpikoski 2
Steve Downie 1 Goals Lauri Korpikoski 1
Steve Downie 1 Assists Lauri Korpikoski 1
N/A Power Play Goals Ray Whitney 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Lauri Korpikoski 1
Dwayne Roloson .917 Save Percentage Mike Smith .810
Dwayne Roloson 33 Saves Mike Smith 17

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 21 4 0-2 3-4 8 34
Phoenix 36 3 1-4 2-2 4 38

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Ottawa . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .519 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Columbus . The Lightning have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .357 after a loss.
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