The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars in overtime of Game 4 after a Kevin Shattenkirk snipe on power play and took a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. The Lightning will have a chance to clinch the Cup tonight at 8:00 PM ET
Hardev was on recap today and has a detailed breakdown of a game, where the Lightning trailed 0-2 in the first period, managed to tie it in the second and took a lead in the third, but were forced to play in overtime after a Joe Pavelski goal. And we all know how it ended [Raw Charge]
This heart-wrenching, stress-suffocating Game 4 was a back and forth affair that once again saw the Lightning win despite surrendering the game-opening goal. The Bolts were down 0-2 in the first period, but back-to-back goals from Brayden Point got the team back on track at the end of the first and into the second, with Yanni Gourde and Alex Killorn providing offense from the middle six to get the Bolts ahead in the third.
In their postgame media availability Brayden Point and Alex Killorn talked about how the Lightning were able to win so many games in overtime. Killorn also reflected on the 2015 Stanley Cup, sharing the difference between two teams.
After the 5-4 OT winner, Brayden Point and Alex Killorn talk about the @TBLightning fight, Kevin Shattenkirk's game winner, the special teams battle and more!— FOX Sports Florida & Sun (@FOXSportsFL) September 26, 2020
Watch the postgame show on FOX Sports Sun & FOX Sports Go: https://t.co/ZO2ZYF4kpS#GoBolts pic.twitter.com/cmKwuSE9Ep
Jon Cooper highly praised the Palat-Point-Kucherov line and admitted that the team knows that they didn’t win anything yet and need to focus on tonight’s game.
After the @TBLightning win to take a 3-1 lead in the series, Head Coach Jon Cooper talks about the special teams, Brayden Point, Kevin Shattenkirk, playing in less than 24 hours and more.— FOX Sports Florida & Sun (@FOXSportsFL) September 26, 2020
Watch the #GoBolts postgame show after every game on FOX Sports Sun & FOX Sports Go! pic.twitter.com/87kFLrexpG
Check out our colleagues at Defending Big D blog ranting about an overtime call on Jamie Benn which led to the game-winning goal by the Lightning
A Nailbiter Ends in Tragedy, 5-4 Loss in Overtime— DefendingBigD (@DefendingBigD) September 26, 2020
Penalties proved to be the Achilles heel for Dallas in Game 4. Tampa Bay now leads the series 3-1. Game 5 begins tomorrow at 7 p.m. CT. https://t.co/VnArjlvtel pic.twitter.com/JO80YuezCx
During one of the press conferences Nikita Kucherov mentioned that the team isn’t here to break records however they are actually doing it: after recording two points in yesterday’s game Nikita Kucherov has set a new record in assists for primary wingers in the NHL history.
With the primary assist on Gourde's game-tying power-play goal, Nikita Kucherov has 2 assists tonight and 25 for the playoffs, the most ever by a primary winger in a playoff season in NHL history. He passed Mark Recchi, who put up 24 for Pittsburgh in 1991. #TBLvsDAL #Bolts— Bryan Burns (@BBurnsNHL) September 26, 2020
Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov have also joined an elite list of players last night
Did You Know? @86Kucherov and @BraydenPoint19 are the eighth set of teammates in NHL history to each record 30+ points in the same playoff year.#NHLStats: https://t.co/kXHwPoYq5d #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/DwTeva9a22— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 26, 2020
Other News and Notes
The Ottawa Senators have been placed Bobby Ryan on waivers for the purpose of a buyout. According to Pierre LeBrun, the team management want to open a roster spot for younger players. Bobby Ryan recently won the Masterton Trophy for returning to the game after battling with alcohol issues. He shared his messages to the fans after via TSN columnist Ian Mendes
I was able to connect with Bobby Ryan after today’s news.— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) September 25, 2020
He wanted me to pass along the following statement to the fans here in Ottawa: pic.twitter.com/59YcuLl2mu
The Senators have three picks in the first round of the upcoming NHL Entry Draft and is considering between those three players for the 5th overall pick.
Marek (31 thoughts) on Ottawa's 5th overall: "I'm told there are three different beliefs in that organization."— Paul (@PaulGb_) September 25, 2020
- Jake Sanderson
- Jack Quinn
- Yaroslav Askarov (wild card)
These are scenarios that he's heard have been floated inside the organization. Make of that what you will
The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed defenceman Jeff Petry to a four-year, $25 million contract extension.
BREAKING: Four more years for Jeff Petry!#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) September 25, 2020
Do not show this news to the Edmonton Oilers fans
Still one of the best blog headlines ever: pic.twitter.com/32Sf3OL8U8— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) August 6, 2020
Friedman on 31 Thoughts talking Pietrangelo: "I do think he wants to go to Vegas if he makes it. My guess is they're the team at the top of his list. And I think Vegas would do it, that's kind of the way they're wired, but they're going to have to do some other things to do it"— NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) September 26, 2020
According to Darren Dreger, the Winnipeg Jets are looking for possibilities of trading forward Patrik Laine. The Finnish player has a agreed to a two-year bridge deal one year ago and will be a restricted free agent after the end of the 2020-21 season
Insider Trading: Laine, Dumba, Pietrangelo and Ovechkin among the star players discussed in today’s edition. Check it out. https://t.co/ape9t6pB21— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 24, 2020
A former NHL’s Coach of the Year, Paul MacLean, has been named an assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs
The Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith will test free agency after spending nine seasons with the team
Craig Smith, who has spent his entire NHL career with the Predators, is entering free agency.https://t.co/z54L92lAPv— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) September 25, 2020
Meanwhile the COVID-19 disaster in the KHL continues, check the full breakdown of the events happened in the recent days.