Canucks Win as Lightning Miss Opportunities

By on October 12, 2018

 

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Tampa, Fla. — Tyler Johnson returned to action for the Lightning on Wednesday night as the Bolts notched their first loss of the season, falling 4-1 to the Vancouver Canucks.

The Lightning dominated the first period but missed opportunities set the tone for the night. Tampa outshot the Canucks 17 to five in the first and played four minutes with a man advantage.

“We’ve got to finish, we’re just not finishing,” Head coach Jon Cooper said. “We’re shooting some pucks at the net but we’re not going there with a desire to score and that’s what you have to do in this league. Especially with the goaltending the way it is. These are NHL goalies, you have to go in there and get the dirty ones.”

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A couple of open one timers from the Bolts’ rookie Mathieu Joseph and captain Steven Stamkos were sent wide, and Brayden Point was stonewalled on a beautiful wrist shot from just outside the crease early.

The Bolts’offensive pressure couldn’t be contained for long, despite Vancouver goaltender Anders Nilsson’s best efforts, as Point made up for his missed opportunity by burying the game’s opening goal with just over three minutes left in the first period.

Point’s goal was his first of the season and came on assists from Yanni Gourde and Braydon Coburn.

The Lightning continued their walk past the Canucks into the second, but this time it came in different fashion. The Bolts put just eight shots on goal compared to the Canucks’ even 10 in the period but Tampa controlled the pace of play with the exception of a brief penalty kill early and a three minute series in which the Bolts’ gave the Canucks 37 seconds with a two-man advantage between penalties to Ryan McDonagh and Anthony Cirelli.

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Despite the Canucks sending men to the penalty box on three separate minors in the second, Tampa again failed to convert and the second period ended with the Lightning still leading 1-0.

The Bolts would actually fail to convert on any of their five power play opportunities in the game.

“The power play was probably the worst I’ve seen in a long time today,” Stamkos said. “The good thing is, we get a chance to improve it because it cost us the game.”

Tampa was a shell of their former selves in the third. At no point in the game had the Bolts looked great but at least they looked better than Vancouver.

The Canucks held Tampa without a shot for more than three minutes to start the period and forced the Bolts to play on their heels, not allowing them to control the puck.

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With 9:53 remaining in regulation Vancouver broke through when Elias Petterson deflected a rocket from Derrick Pouliot past Andrei Vasilevskiy for the game-tying goal.

Just 70 seconds later, on the Canucks next shot, Brock Boeser lit the lamp again for Vancouver and in a snap they had taken the lead.

Two empty net goals from Jake Virtanen and Markus Granlund in the final 75 seconds sealed a win for Vancouver and capped a phenomenal night from their goaltender, Anders Nilsson, who saved 33 of the 34 shots Tampa put on net.

“We came out with a lot of energy, came out skating, which was something we focused on,” Stamkos said. “But it’s a complete game. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish and they finished better than we did.

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Vancouver Canucks
FORWARDS
DEFENSEMEN
TIME ON ICE FACEOFFS
G
A
+/-
S
SM
BS
PN
PIM
HT
TK
GV
SHFT
TOI
PPTOI
SHTOI
ESTOI
FW
FL
%
0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 19 14:22 4:33 0:00 9:49 0 0 0.0
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 14:45 0:00 5:40 9:05 6 7 46.2
1 0 0 4 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 19 15:24 5:04 0:00 10:20 0 2 0.0
0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 19 13:58 2:44 0:00 11:14 0 0 0.0
0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 18 13:43 2:26 0:00 11:17 0 0 0.0
1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 24 18:38 2:40 4:47 11:11 1 2 33.3
0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 21 15:35 4:33 0:00 11:02 11 3 78.6
0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 18 10:08 0:00 0:00 10:08 0 0 0.0
1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 20 16:48 5:07 0:00 11:41 2 2 50.0
0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 13:28 0:00 5:13 8:15 0 0 0.0
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 25 16:41 0:39 4:20 11:42 6 10 37.5
1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 20 14:08 2:06 0:00 12:02 0 0 0.0
G
A
+/-
S
SM
BS
PN
PIM
HT
TK
GV
SHFT
TOI
PPTOI
SHTOI
ESTOI
FW
FL
%
0 0 2 3 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 31 25:34 4:11 5:55 15:28 0 0 0.0
0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 25 17:52 0:00 3:32 14:20 0 0 0.0
0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 22 15:47 0:00 3:52 11:55 0 0 0.0
0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 27 17:44 3:22 0:06 14:16 0 0 0.0
0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 24 14:15 0:20 0:33 13:22 0 0 0.0
0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 30 21:10 0:00 6:02 15:08 0 0 0.0
GOALIES
SA
GA
SV
SV%
ESSV
PPSV
SHSV
SOSA
SOS
TOI
PIM
34 1 33 .971 26 0 7 0 0 60:00 0
* – A player receives a “plus” if he is on the ice when his Club scores an even-strength or shorthand goal. He receives a “minus” if he is on the ice for an even-strength or shorthand goal scored by the opposing Club. The difference in these numbers is considered the player’s plus-minus statistic.
Tampa Bay Lightning
FORWARDS
DEFENSEMEN
TIME ON ICE FACEOFFS
G
A
+/-
S
SM
BS
PN
PIM
HT
TK
GV
SHFT
TOI
PPTOI
SHTOI
ESTOI
FW
FL
%
0 0 -2 4 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 21 14:01 0:00 3:05 10:56 7 7 50.0
0 0 -1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 15 9:16 0:00 0:00 9:16 0 0 0.0
0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 19 15:06 3:47 0:31 10:48 3 1 75.0
0 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 24 18:24 4:09 3:31 10:44 2 4 33.3
0 0 -2 5 2 0 1 2 1 1 0 22 13:53 0:50 1:30 11:33 1 1 50.0
0 0 -2 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 24 16:48 3:47 2:01 11:00 0 0 0.0
0 0 -1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 18 19:47 6:13 0:00 13:34 0 0 0.0
0 0 -2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 18 15:52 6:13 0:27 9:12 3 4 42.9
0 0 -1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 21 16:15 2:43 0:33 12:59 0 0 0.0
0 0 -1 2 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 18 9:45 0:00 2:23 7:22 5 4 55.6
1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 18 16:26 5:34 0:18 10:34 1 1 50.0
0 0 -1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 18 19:45 6:27 0:00 13:18 4 4 50.0
G
A
+/-
S
SM
BS
PN
PIM
HT
TK
GV
SHFT
TOI
PPTOI
SHTOI
ESTOI
FW
FL
%
0 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 20 13:55 0:00 0:55 13:00 0 0 0.0
0 0 -1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 23 16:10 0:00 3:01 13:09 0 0 0.0
0 0 -2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 23:18 4:49 3:01 15:28 0 0 0.0
0 0 -2 0 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 25 23:22 5:11 3:57 14:14 0 0 0.0
0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 18 14:46 0:17 0:00 14:29 0 0 0.0
0 0 -1 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 1 21 17:05 0:00 4:32 12:33 0 0 0.0
GOALIES
SA
GA
SV
SV%
ESSV
PPSV
SHSV
SOSA
SOS
TOI
PIM
26 2 24 .923 13 1 10 0 0 58:06 0
* – A player receives a “plus” if he is on the ice when his Club scores an even-strength or shorthand goal. He receives a “minus” if he is on the ice for an even-strength or shorthand goal scored by the opposing Club. The difference in these numbers is considered the player’s plus-minus statistic.
1ST PERIOD
16:36 Brayden Point (1)

Assists: Yanni Gourde, Braydon Coburn
0 1
2ND PERIOD
No Goals Scored
3RD PERIOD
11:07 Elias Pettersson (4)

Assists: Derrick Pouliot, Troy Stecher
1 1
12:17 Brock Boeser (1)

Unassisted
2 1
18:48 Jake Virtanen (2)

Unassisted
3 1
19:52 Markus Granlund (1)

Assists: Jake Virtanen
4 1
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