Extra Hockey nets Bolts Two Points as Stamkos Stars

By on November 4, 2017

Tampa, Fla. — Tonight was a special night for Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella.  Not too often is there a pre-game ceremony that includes the visiting coach.  Tonight the 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning was honored in a ceremony MC’d by Lightning TV voice Rick Peckham and Tortorella and the championship Lightning team was cheered by the sellout crowd as memories of that amazing championship run played out on the video board.  As well as the pre-game hoopla the fans were treated to one heck of a hockey game, five minutes of overtime, and a home team shoot-out win by captain Stamkos.

After the ceremony, with the warm and fuzzies out of the way, the Columbus Blue Jackets did not take long to get a 1-0 lead at 2:30 of the first period.  Blue Jacket d-man Seth Jones shot a puck with eyes.  A failed clearing attempt by Victor Hedman and Andre Sustr landed on the stick of Jones on the board and he whipped it towards the Lightning goal, the puck jumped off Hedman and over goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy.

A fast moving high flying first period ended with a 2-2 tie.  The teams were collectively flying from end to end pouring 32 shots on goal, 15 for Columbus and 17 for Tampa Bay.

With 13:40 left in the second, the Lightning score an impressive power play goal with the aid of failed Seth Jones clearing attempt and then Steven Stamkos doing a great job of keeping the puck in.  Stamkos would get the puck back after a team showcase of puck movement and bury it behind Sergei Bobrovsky for the lead.  Yanni Gourde adds the State Farm goal (insurance goal) with just under two minutes left in the second.

The Blue Jackets did not lay down scoring two more times in the third to force overtime, tied at 4-4 and shots at 32 a piece.

The best chance for the Lightning came less than a minute into the extra session when Brayden Point left the puck for Nikita KucherovKucherov and from the left circle let it go but Sergei Bobrovsky was on it to make the stop and hold for the draw.   The Blue Jackets best chance came when Stamkos was given entry through the sin-bin door for tripping seconds later at 1:05.  The Lightning killed it off assisted largely by the hustle of Ryan Callahan.     The 70 shot-fest, 34 for Columbus and 36 for Tampa Bay.  The deadlock after 65 minutes set up the captain Stamkos heroics and he was on the only shooter to light the light in the shootout.

The Lightning will be California dreaming as they head west for three.  At San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim before returning home November 16th vs Dallas.

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Player Summary

Columbus Blue Jackets

Time On Ice Faceoffs
Player G A +/- SOG MS BS PN PIM HT TK GV SHF TOT PP SH EV FW FL %
J. Anderson RW 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 23 20:33 1:43 0:03 18:47 0 0 00.0
O. Bjorkstrand RW 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 22 16:36 2:17 0:00 14:19 0 0 00.0
M. Calvert LW 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 14:35 1:43 2:31 10:21 0 1 00.0
B. Dubinsky C 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 24 16:21 0:00 0:25 15:56 14 4 77.8
P. Dubois LW 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 10:15 0:00 0:00 10:15 0 2 00.0
N. Foligno LW 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 27 23:40 4:46 1:45 17:09 10 15 40.0
M. Hannikainen LW 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 9 4:52 0:00 0:35 4:17 0 0 00.0
B. Jenner C 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 28 21:48 3:46 2:45 15:17 0 1 00.0
J. Johnson D 0 0 -2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 26 19:47 0:00 2:34 17:13 0 0 00.0
S. Jones D 1 1 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 34 25:50 3:25 1:39 20:46 0 0 00.0
S. Milano LW 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 7:34 2:17 0:00 5:17 0 0 00.0
T. Motte C 0 0 -1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 19 14:42 0:00 0:22 14:20 1 0 100.0
R. Murray D 0 0 -1 1 0 5 2 4 0 0 0 21 14:50 0:08 0:03 14:39 0 0 00.0
M. Nutivaara D 0 0 -1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 17 13:36 0:00 0:00 13:36 0 0 00.0
A. Panarin LW 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 24 21:31 4:46 0:00 16:45 0 0 00.0
D. Savard D 0 0 -2 2 0 4 0 0 3 1 1 26 20:58 0:00 2:56 18:02 0 0 00.0
A. Wennberg C 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 19:57 4:46 0:00 15:11 6 6 50.0
Z. Werenski D 1 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 33 24:53 3:38 1:14 20:01 0 0 00.0

Columbus Blue Jackets Scratches

Player Detail
Z. Dalpe Scratched
C. Atkinson Lower Body Injury
S. Harrington Scratched

Tampa Bay Lightning

Time On Ice Faceoffs
Player G A +/- SOG MS BS PN PIM HT TK GV SHF TOT PP SH EV FW FL %
J. Brown RW 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 9:41 0:00 0:00 9:41 1 1 50.0
R. Callahan RW 0 0 -1 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 18 11:50 0:04 2:08 9:38 1 0 100.0
B. Coburn D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 24 20:59 0:00 3:59 17:00 0 0 00.0
J. Dotchin D 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 17 14:16 0:00 0:20 13:56 0 0 00.0
D. Girardi D 0 1 0 2 0 6 0 0 5 0 0 24 21:43 0:00 2:53 18:50 0 0 00.0
Y. Gourde LW 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 21 16:55 0:29 2:31 13:55 2 3 40.0
V. Hedman D 0 2 -2 2 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 28 25:37 3:44 2:37 19:16 1 0 100.0
T. Johnson C 0 0 -1 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 26 19:10 0:29 1:39 17:02 8 12 40.0
A. Killorn C 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 15:10 3:40 1:36 9:54 0 0 00.0
N. Kucherov RW 1 1 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 23:19 3:44 0:00 19:35 0 0 00.0
C. Kunitz LW 0 0 -1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 14 10:10 0:00 0:00 10:10 0 1 00.0
V. Namestnikov C 0 1 -1 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 24 21:24 3:44 0:00 17:40 4 5 44.4
O. Palat LW 0 0 -1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 22 16:19 0:29 0:56 14:54 0 0 00.0
B. Point C 1 0 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 27 21:25 0:29 3:16 17:40 6 5 54.5
M. Sergachev D 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 16 13:03 0:33 0:00 12:30 0 0 00.0
S. Stamkos C 1 0 -1 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 3 24 20:16 3:40 0:00 16:36 6 4 60.0
A. Stralman D 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 25 24:26 0:00 4:17 20:09 0 0 00.0
A. Sustr D 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3:45 0:00 0:00 3:45 0 0 00.0

Tampa Bay Lightning Scratches

Player Detail
S. Koekkoek Scratched
C. Paquette Undisclosed
G. Dumont Scratched

Goaltending Summary

Columbus Blue Jackets Goaltending

Player SA GA Saves SV% TOI PIM
S. Bobrovsky 36 4 32 .889 65:00 0

Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltending

Player SA GA Saves SV% TOI PIM
A. Vasilevskiy 34 4 30 .882 65:00 0
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