Tampa Bay Falls 4-3 to Coyotes - Recap
|Tampa Bay Falls 4-3 to Coyotes - Recap|
The Lightning came up short Monday against the Coyotes, falling 4-3 in a shootout.
The Coyotes were a +132 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
The win was clinched by Radim Vrbata, who beat Ben Bishop in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Phoenix. Phoenix got goals from Martin Erat, Mikkel Boedker, and Brandon McMillan in the victory. McMillan opened the scoring at 1:01 of the second period.
Mike Smith turned in a 28-save effort for the Coyotes.
Tampa Bay got goals from Ondrej Palat (2) and Tyler Johnson in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Tampa Bay got a 17-stop effort from Ben Bishop in the loss.
Phoenix scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Phoenix lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 31-20.
Phoenix looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Panthers. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track vs Florida.