Yesterday all three teams of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization stepped on the ice to play in their respective leagues. Let’s take a quick look on the results of these games.
The Lightning was the only team who earned two points on Saturday night. In a very tight game the Lightning defeated the Florida Panthers, the leader of the Atlantic Division, thanks to an overtime goal by Brayden Point. The Bolts extended their point streak to seven games and reduced the gap in the standings [Raw Charge]
The Bolts had some familiar faces return to the line-up as Zach Bogosian returned to the line-up for the first time since he was injured in the season-opening game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. After battling a small injury himself, Boris “The Boriscuda” Katchouk returned and skated on a line with Ross Colton and Taylor Raddysh (The Triplets 2.0, maybe?) Mikhail Sergachev also returned to action after his two-game suspension and logged 23:22 of ice time.
Andrei Vasilevskiy was outstanding in this game, this save was not only spectacular, but kept the team in the game during the overtime.
Andrei Vasilevskiy is a freak pic.twitter.com/JCy9gIuCzb— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) November 14, 2021
Brayden Point scored two goals in that game, including this game-winning goal, and deservedly was named the first star of the game.
Jon Cooper also praised that Vasilevskiy’s save, saying that “the goalie gave us the chance to win the game”.
"It was a little bit of trading chances. The goalie gave us the chance to win the game."#FLAvsTBL— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) November 14, 2021
The Syracuse Crunch rallied back from a 4-2 deficit, earning the overtime and eventually bringing the game to shootout, but unfortunately the Hershey Bears were a little bit more successful, taking a 5-4 shootout win at the Upstate Medical University Arena.
Sean Day, Andrej Sustr and Remi Elie twice scored for the Crunch. Sustr recorded two points (1+1) in his first game since being re-assigned to Syracuse.
The Orlando Solar Bears dropped a Saturday game to the South Carolina Stingrays. Tyler Bird scored twice for Orlando. Both teams will meet again tonight.
Bad news: the Stingrays add an empty-net goal late as our comeback bid comes up short.— Orlando Solar Bears (@OrlandoHockey) November 14, 2021
Good news: A chance for redemption tomorrow afternoon. pic.twitter.com/1Bxm0iDaHw
Overall thirteen game were played in the NHL yesterday. The full results are available below:
Both the @PredsNHL and @Avalanche picked up home wins during their respective #HockeyFightsCancer Awareness nights on an action-packed Saturday.#NHLStats: https://t.co/bQq4zywIRa pic.twitter.com/mXbzvLhJeE— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 14, 2021
16-year old Matvei Michkov scored a lacrosse goal in his second game for the Russian national team.
Phil Kessel played in his 915th consecutive game, making it the third-longest Ironman streak in the league history.
The Minnesota Wild have the second-best start in their history. They’re currently leading the Central Division.