Tampa Bay Lightning Trail Winnipeg Jets 1-0 At First Intermission

In what has been a very chippy first period the Lightning find themselves down 1-0 to the Winnipeg Jets. The Jest struck first at the 5:25 mark on Blake Wheeler‘s seventh goal on the year with assists to Jacob Trouba (4) and Grant Clintsome (7).

Shots On Goal:

The Tampa Bay Lightning were outshot 15-5 in the first period.

Special Teams:

The Lightning penalty kill unit is ranked 13th in the NHL at 83.6% (18 goals in 110 attempts) and at home they rank 17th at 82.8% (11 goals in 64 attempts). The unit has been extremely stout over the teams last 23 games stifling the opposition at a 89% (65 kills in 73 attempts) clip.

The Winnipeg Jets power play unit is one of the worst in the NHL entering the action ranked 30th in the NHL at 11.1% (11 goals in 99 opportunities) and on the road they rank 30th as well at 6.7% (3 goal in 45 attempts).

The Lightning Penalty Kill unit was called upon 1:17 into the game as Matthew Carle was sent to the penalty box for 2-minutes for a high stick and successfully killed the Jets first attempt.

The Lightning Penalty Kill unit was on at 16:18 when Nate Thompson was sent off for 2-minutes for boarding. The Lightning successfully killed it.

The Lightning Power Play finished the last 1:02 of the first period and will have the balance to begin the 2nd period after Andrew Ladd was sent off for 2-minutes for roughing.