Edmonton vs Tampa Bay Recap - Lightning Win 3-2
|Edmonton vs Tampa Bay Recap - Lightning Win 3-2|
Tampa Bay needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Edmonton on Thursday in NHL action at St. Pete Times Forum.
The Lightning were a -108 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Teddy Purcell clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 6 for the Lightning. Tom Pyatt (2) scored for the Lightning in the victory. Pyatt opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 3:24 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Victor Hedman and Brett Connolly.
Dwayne Roloson turned in a 34-save effort for the Lightning.
Ladislav Smid and Linus Omark scored for the Oilers, finding the net behind Dwayne Roloson.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 19 of 21 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Tampa Bay scored 1 time on 4 chances on the power play, while Edmonton went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Edmonton by a margin of 36-21.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Edmonton, they head on the road to face Florida.