NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Tampa Bay|
(Thursday, November 14th)
Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Anaheim 1
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Valtteri Filppula scored twice and added an
assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning thumped the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Thursday.
Martin St. Louis had a goal and two assists, while Victor Hedman had a goal
and a helper and Alex Killorn scored for the Lightning, who have won six of
their last seven games. Ben Bishop posted 24 saves in the win.
"I think we put on a great performance tonight and played hard from the get-
go," said Hedman. "We were able to put a lot of pressure in their zone and
when you do that the goals will come."
Emerson Etem scored for the Ducks, who have lost two straight. Jonas Hiller
gave up all five goals on 20 shots.
"When you're fragile and you get behind, things start to go wrong," said
Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau. "We weren't able to push back."
The Lightning struck at 11:52 of the first period when Teddy Purcell fired a
pass from the left circle to the right where Filppula one-timed it home.
Tampa doubled its lead 4 1/2 minutes later on the power play when St. Louis
tipped the puck in from down low for his eighth of the season.
Skating on the power play, the Lightning made it a 3-0 game at 3:16 of the
second period as Filppula took a pass at the right circle and skated down low
before firing a shot into the net.
Tampa kept pouring it on, making it a 4-0 game at 10:51 of the second when
Killorn put home his own rebound, but Etem scored his fifth of the year at
16:07 to get Anaheim on the board.
Hedman's goal at 2:05 of the third capped the scoring. Bishop stopped all
eight shots he faced in the third to keep Anaheim at bay.
Tampa Bay hits the road for the next four games starting in Phoenix on
Saturday ... Anaheim plays in Carolina on Friday ... Tampa has won the past
two games against Anaheim after losing three straight ... Tampa was 2-for-2 on
the power play and Anaheim was 0-for-3.
11/15 01:41:15 ET