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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.