Blue Jackets Get Late Power Play Goal To Defeat Bolts 3-2
The Tampa Bay Lightning were defeated by the Columbus Blue Jackets by a final score of 3-2. It was only the second time they have fallen in their last 9 road games (7-2-0) and their overall records falls to 27-15-4.
The Bolts were 17-1-0 when entering the third period with a lead but the Blue Jackets tied the game at the 3:09 mark on a goal by Nathan Horton (2nd) and took a late lead to Jack Johnson (3rd) at the 17:22 mark.
The Lightning penalty kill was put to the test six times and after holding the Blue Jackets off the scoreboard the first four times they allowed goals on the final two.
The Bolts fell behind at the 3:46 mark (Ryan Johansen 17th goal) but came right back 1:21 later when Alex Killorn (12th) tied the game and 57-seconds later took the lead on a Victor Hedman (9th) goal.
Hedman has recorded three goals and seven assists since returning from injury 12 games ago.
Matt Carle picked up an assist on Killorn’s goal to extended his career high consecutive game point streak to seven games (nine assists).
Tyler Johnson picked up an assist on Hedman’s goal. It was his 8th point (4 goals and 4 assist) in his past 10 games.
Marty St. Louis picked up an assist on Hedman’s goal to notch his 955th career point tying Patrik Elias for 88th place on the All-Time NHL Points List.
Anders Lindback picked up where he left off in Philadelphia and played a very solid game stopping 25 of 28 shots.
Ben Bishop should be back in goal against the New York Rangers tomorrow night in the last of their three game road trip.