Bolts Ice The Blues 4-2. Return To 1st Place In Atlantic

Bolts are back in first after beating the Blues.

Bolts are back in first after beating the Blues.

The Tampa Bay Lightning moved back into a three way tie for first place tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings atop the Atlantic Division.  Alex Killorn registered a goal and two assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning doubled up the visiting St. Louis Blues 4-2 last night at the St. Petersburg Times Forum.

Brett Connolly, recalled from Syracuse of the American Hockey League on Thursday, broke a 2-2 tie in the third period. He tipped a Radko Gudas shot behind St. Louis goaltender Jaroslav Halak at 8:37, three seconds after a hooking penalty on the Blues’ Vladimir Sobotka had expired. Valtteri Filppula then scored on a backhand that deflected in off St. Louis defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk with 3:59 remaining.

Steven Stamkos had the other goal for Tampa Bay, which has won two straight and five of its last six games overall. Ben Bishop made 28 saves to improve to 9-2-0 this season. Alex Pietrangelo and Jaden Schwartz both scored for the Blues, who were dealt just their second regulation loss (8-2-2). Halak stopped 21 shots.

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