In their first game of the season the Lightning lost to the Boston Bruins 3-1.
Even though the Lightning had five minutes of time with a two-man advantage, they were not able to use that to their benefit and allowed for the Bruins to score a short-handed goal. The Lightning did outshoot Boston 33-25, but ended 0-5 on the power play.
First goal of the game came twelve minutes in when Chris Kelly scored on a short-handed penalty shot. This would remain the score until midway through the game when new Bolt, Valtteri Filppula, would score. With the assists from Eric Brewer and Alex Killorn they were able to tie the game.
With one minute left in the second period, Milan Lucic gave Boston the lead. The lead was extended less than five minutes into the final period thanks to Patrice Bergeron. That would remain the score throughout the remainder of the game. Lightning goalie, Anders Lindback, was able to stop 22 of 25 shots faced.
The game saw it’s fair share of fights, including four fighting majors handed down to Shawn Thornton and Pierre-Cedric Labrie in the first period and Jarome Iginla and Radko Gudas in the second.
The Lightning travel to Chicago to take on reigning Stanley Cup champs on Saturday October 5th and 8:00 PM and the Bruins are at home against the Red Wings on the same day 7:00PM.
Stars of the game:
1. Tuukka Rask
2. Zdeno Chara
3. Chris Kelly