San Jose vs Tampa Bay Recap - Lightning Win 6-5
|San Jose vs Tampa Bay Recap - Lightning Win 6-5|
San Jose was unable to break down Dwayne Roloson on Thursday, firing 50 shots but scoring only 5 times in a 6-5 loss against the Lightning.
Tampa Bay won as a +135 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Martin St. Louis (2), Steven Stamkos (2), Steve Downie, and Teddy Purcell each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Stamkos opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 9:30 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Brendan Mikkelson and Steve Downie.
Dwayne Roloson turned in a 45-save effort for the Lightning.
San Jose got goals from Michal Handzus, Colin White, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Logan Couture, and Tommy Wingels in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Antti Niemi stopped 19 of 25 shots for the Sharks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Tampa Bay scored 1 time on 1 chances on the power play, while San Jose went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 50-25.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Washington looking for another win. For San Jose, they head on the road to face Carolina.