Chicago Falls 4-3 to Lightning - Recap
Tampa Bay needed a shootout to earn a 4-3 victory over Chicago on Wednesday in NHL action at St. Pete Times Forum.
Tampa Bay was favored by -111 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Martin St. Louis clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Lightning. Martin St. Louis, Teddy Purcell, and Steven Stamkos each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Stamkos opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 11:07 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Martin St. Louis and Brett Clark.
Dwayne Roloson turned in a 28-save effort for the Lightning.
Chicago got goals from Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews, and Patrick Kane in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Chicago got a 27-stop effort from Corey Crawford in the loss.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 0-for-2, while the Blackhawks were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 31-30.
Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Senators. The Blackhawks will aim to get back on the winning track at Washington.