Bolts Lead Flames 2-0 At Second Intermission

Tampa Bay Lightning Lead Calgary Flames 2-0 2nd Intermission

The Tampa Bay Lightning opened the scoring at the 5:23 mark on Ondrej Palat‘s seventh goal of the season with assists to Teddy Purcell (15) and Mark Barberio (4).

The Bolts took a 2-0 lead at the 10:20 mark on Nikita Kucherov‘s fifth goal on the season with assists to Ondrej Palat (11) and Matt Carle (15).

The Numbers:

The Bolts are 15-1-1 when scoring first while the Flames are 7-15-4 when the opposition scores first.

When leading after two periods the Bolts are 15-1-0 while the Flames are 1-16-2 when trailing.

The Lightning lead the NHL with 86 points by rookies. The next four teams are the Stars (53), Flames (39), Jets (36), and Panthers (34).

Each team has won 19 face offs.

The Lightning are 0-4 on power plays while the Flames are 0-3.

Shots on Goal:

The Flames out shot the Bolts in the second period 8 to 6 but he Lightning lead overall 19-13.

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).

Calgary went on the power play at the 3:01 mark when the Bolts were whistled for too many men on the ice. Just 15 seconds into their power play Mike Cammalleri was sent off for interfernece and the two squads skated four on four for the next 1:45.

The Bolts had a full 2-minute power play at the 8:12 mark as Mike Cammalleri was sent off for closing his glove on the puck.

The Flames had their second power play of the period at the 14:03 mark when Radko Gudas was sent off for 2-minutes for holding.

The Lightning went back on teh power play at the 16:19 mark when Jiri Hudler was whistled for cross checking.


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