Tampa Bay vs Vancouver Recap - Lightning Win 5-4
|Tampa Bay vs Vancouver Recap - Lightning Win 5-4|
Tampa Bay got a pair of goals from Steven Stamkos as the Lightning skated to a 5-4 victory over Vancouver on Saturday at Rogers Arena.
Bettors who backed the Lightning were rewarded as +168 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 6.
Steven Stamkos (2), Brett Clark, Nate Thompson, and Teddy Purcell each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Thompson opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 14:05 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Ryan Malone and Randy Jones.
Dan Ellis turned in a 23-save effort for the Lightning.
Manny Malhotra, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, and Keith Ballard scored for the Canucks, finding the net behind Dan Ellis.
Cory Schneider stopped 18 of 23 shots for the Canucks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 2-for-3, while the Canucks were 2-for-4 with the man advantage.
Vancouver outshot Tampa Bay 27-23 in the game.
Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Thrashers. The Canucks will aim to get back on the winning track at Edmonton.