Minnesota vs Tampa Bay Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 3-1
|Minnesota vs Tampa Bay Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 3-1|
The Lightning earned a 3-1 victory over the Wild on Thursday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Bettors who backed the Lightning were rewarded as -110 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Tampa Bay got goals from Sami Salo, Steven Stamkos, and Tyler Johnson in the victory. Johnson opened the scoring at 14:02 of the first period.
Ben Bishop turned in a 25-save effort for the Lightning.
Mikko Koivu scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Ben Bishop.
Josh Harding stopped 27 of 29 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Tampa Bay scored 1 time on 7 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 30-26.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Boston looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Florida.