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.

The Numbers: 

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

Special Teams: 

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 Lightning had their first power play opportunity at the 5:10 mark when Shane O’Brien  was sent off for 2-minutes for roughing against Nate Thompson.

The Flames went on their first power play at the 16:38 mark when Eric Brewer was sent off for 2-minutes for hooking.

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