Bolts & Flames Scoreless At First Intermission
Tampa Bay Lighting & Calgary Flames Scoreless At First Intermission
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames skated to a scoreless first period with each team killing off a power play opportunity. The big difference maker in tonight's game thus far has been Flames goalie Karri Ramo who has stopped all 13 shots he faced.
Their was a chippy moment at the 5:10 mark when Bolts goalie Ben Bishop stoop up to glove a puck and took a crosscheck from Kevin Westgarth drawing an immediate response from the Lightning defenders. Later in the period Ryan Malone and Kevin Westgarth dropped gloves and each drew a 5-minute penalty.
When the Lighting are tied at the end of the first period they have a record of 11-5--2 - the Flames have a record of 7-4-2.
Shots on Goal:
The Lightning outshot the Flames 13-5
Lightning power play ranks 21st at 16.7% (23 goals in 138 attempts) while the Flames power play ranks 27th at 14.3% (18 goals in 126 attempts).
Lighting penalty kill ranks 14th at 82.2% (24 goals allowed in 135 attempts) while the Flames penalty kill ranks 15th at 82% (23 goals in 128 attempts).
The Flames went on their first power play at the 16:38 mark when Eric Brewer was sent off for 2-minutes for hooking.