Anaheim vs Tampa Bay Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 5-1
Anaheim couldn't hang with the Lightning on Thursday as Tampa Bay blasted the Ducks 5-1 at Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Tampa Bay was favored by -112 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Tampa Bay got goals from Valtteri Filppula (2), Martin St. Louis, Victor Hedman, and Alex Killorn in the victory. Filppula opened the scoring at 11:52 of the first period.
Ben Bishop turned in a 24-save effort for the Lightning.
Emerson Etem scored for the Ducks, finding the net behind Ben Bishop.
Jonas Hiller stopped 15 of 20 shots for the Ducks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Tampa Bay scored 2 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Anaheim went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Anaheim outshot Tampa Bay 25-20 in the game.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Phoenix looking for another win. For Anaheim, they head on the road to face Carolina.