Tampa Bay 3, Edmonton 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, March 22, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 29-36-2-7 18-15-2-3 11-21-0-4 L1
Tampa Bay 33-33-4-3 22-14-1-1 11-19-3-2 W1

Recap


LIGHTNING 3, OILERS 2 (SO): Teddy Purcell scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout and Dwayne Roloson made 34 saves as Tampa Bay defeated visiting Edmonton to end a three-game losing streak.
 
Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis also converted in the shootout and Roloson stopped three for his first victory since Feb. 16
 
Tom Pyatt recorded his first career two-goal game for the Lightning, who had lost the last three to Edmonton.
 
Defenseman Ladislav Smid tied the game for the Oilers with 3:47 remaining in regulation, knocking in a cross-ice pass from rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
 
Roloson, who helped take the Oilers to the Stanley Cup finals in 2006, turned aside all 15 shots in the opening 20 minutes against his former team.
 
Nikolai Khabibulin, playing his first game in the Tampa Bay Times Forum since winning Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals with the Lightning in 2004, made 19 saves.
 
Pyatt knocked home a backhand pass from Victor Hedman on the power play to give the Lightning a 1-0 lead 3:24 into the second. Linus Omark tied it at 9:57, redirecting a Ryan Whitney pass. Pyatt tapped in a loose puck at the right post with 1:42 remaining in the second.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Stamkos, the league’s leading goal scorer with 50, has been held without a point in a season-high four games. … Khabibulin is the all-time leader in regular-season wins (83) and playoff victories (21) for the Lightning. … Pyatt has a career-high 10 goals and 16 points.

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   Tampa Bay
Linus Omark 1 Points Tom Pyatt 2
Linus Omark 1 Goals Tom Pyatt 2
Sam Gagner 1 Assists Brett Connolly 1
N/A Power Play Goals Tom Pyatt 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Nikolai Khabibulin .905 Save Percentage Dwayne Roloson .944
Nikolai Khabibulin 19 Saves Dwayne Roloson 34

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 36 2 0-1 3-4 8 21
Tampa Bay 21 3 1-4 1-1 2 27

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against NY Islanders . The Lightning have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .390 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against Florida . The Oilers have a W/L % of .345 after a win and .422 after a loss.
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