Tampa Bay 3, Anaheim 2

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 25-25-4-6 15-13-2-0 10-12-2-6 L1
Tampa Bay 27-26-3-3 18-9-1-1 9-17-2-2 W3


LIGHTNING 3, DUCKS 2: Steven Stamkos scored two first-period goals to increase his league-leading total to 42 as Tampa Bay ended visiting Anaheim's nine-game point streak.
Stamkos added an assist on Teddy Purcell’s second-period goal. Purcell, who also had two assists, has 11 points in his last eight games.
Mathieu Garon came up with 28 saves, 11 in the third period for the Lightning.
The Lightning, who in the last six days have traded two regular forwards, a top-four defenseman and lost captain Vincent Lecavalier with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand, have won three straight.
The Ducks, who came in 6-0-3 in their last nine, fell behind 28 seconds in as Stamkos knocked home a rebound on the power play from close range.

Stamkos scored his second at 17:58 after Brett Clark’s shot from the left point hit the back wall and caromed to him to the right of the net.
Bobby Ryan deflected Saku Koivu's pass through his legs and past Garon to bring the Ducks within 3-2 with 1:22 left in the second. Ryan and Koivu each had a goal and an assist.
Tampa Bay traded forward Steve Downie to Colorado in a three-way deal, acquiring a first-round pick in 2012 and a defense prospect. … Anaheim rookie Devante Smith-Pelly, out since breaking his left foot at the World Juniors in December, returned to the lineup. … Stamkos, who has five goals in three games, has 302 career points in 302 NHL games.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   Tampa Bay
Saku Koivu 2 Points Steven Stamkos 3
Saku Koivu 1 Goals Steven Stamkos 2
Saku Koivu 1 Assists Teddy Purcell 2
N/A Power Play Goals Steven Stamkos 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .812 Save Percentage Mathieu Garon .933
Jonas Hiller 13 Saves Mathieu Garon 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 30 2 0-2 1-2 4 25
Tampa Bay 16 3 1-2 2-2 4 29

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Lightning have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .394 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play its next game on the road against Carolina. The Ducks have a W/L % of .480 after a win and .371 after a loss.
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