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Lightning & Panthers Tied 1-1 At First Intermission

Tampa Bay Lightning And Florida Panthers  Tied 1-1 At 1st Intermission

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers are tied at 1-1 at the end of the first period.

The game was scoreless until the 18:56 mark when for their sixth straight game the Panthers scored first.  While on their second power play of the period the Panthers Aleksander Barkov [1] intercepted a clearing pass and sent the puck to Sean Bergenheim [2] who snapped a shot past Ben Bishop [3] for his fifth goal of the season. 

The Lighting responded quickly when just 0:19 seconds later Valtteri Filppula [4] carried the puck into the Panther zone and fed Victor Hedman [5] whose shot went off Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen [6] and deflected to Alex Killorn [7] who tipped in the rebound to tie the game at the 19:15 mark. It was Killorn’s ninth goal of the season.

Shots On Goal:

The Florida Panthers outshot the Lightning 11-9 in the first period.

Special Teams:

The Lightning Power Play unit went on the ice at the 8:34 mark when Dmitry Kulikov [8] went off for 2-minutes for holding but the Panthers penalty kill unit kept them off the boar.

The Lightning Penalty Kill was called upon at the 15:04 mark when Alex Killorn was sent off for 2-minutes for hooking and again seconds after killing the first penalty when Ondrej Palat [9] was sent off for 2-minutes at the 17:16 mark for hooking.  The Panthers who were 1 for their last 25 on power play opportunities coming into the game scored on their second opportunity of the game.