Daily Archives: March 13, 2013

Around the NHL: March 13, 2013

What better way to spend your lunch break than catching up on all of last night’s amazing NHL action that you may have missed! Here are the top stories and videos from the all of yesterday’s action around the NHL.

  • Mason Raymond’s controversial shootout goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets - what are your thoughts?

  • Sports Illustrated to feature the Chicago Blackhawks on the cover of their next issue. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Corey Perry’s dirty hit on Jason Zucker. [Youtube]
  • Henrik Lundqvist makes an amazing toe save against the Buffalo Sabres. [Youtube]
  • The boys at TSN look at some trade rumors as the April 3rd deadline approaches. [TSN]
  • 2014 Olympic Hockey Preview: Is Czech Republic Still a Major Power? [The Hockey Writers]
  • Patrick Maroon and Zenon Konopka have a marathon fight. [Puck Daddy]

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Lights Out! Lightning Beat Panthers With Just 13 Shots

If I were to show you a complete stat sheet from Tuesday night’s game with every possible stat other than the final score, you would surely think that the Panthers came away from this one with an easy victory. However, that would not be the case against the Lightning as the Panthers’ now predictable slow start dug a hole that the team was never able to climb out of.

Martin St. Louis (Wikipedia)

Much like they have done in previous nights, the Florida Panthers found themselves down 2 goals early in the first period of Thursday night’s game. The Lightning’s scoring got started early as Vincent Lecavalier was able to put the first shot of the game past Panthers’ goaltender Jacob Markstrom - the 3rd time in the past 4 games that Markstrom has allowed the first shot of the game to be scored.

After the Lecavlier goal, the Panthers took control of the period and ended up outshooting the Lightning 17-3, but still couldn’t end the period on a high note. With only minutes remaining in the 1st period, Martin St. Louis slipped a goal past a helpless Jacob Markstrom to put the Lightning up 2-0 heading into the 2nd period. Although Markstrom did allow 2 goals on only 3 shots in the period, the bulk of the blame can be placed on the team’s defense which left the poor Swede out to dry on both scoring plays. In their last 4 games, the Panthers have been outscored 10-1 in the 1st period of play - a clear indicator of their recent streak of being able to start games on the right foot.

Only 13 seconds into the 2nd period and the Panthers’ hard work on offense finally paid off as Kris Versteeg was able to sneak a goal past Lightning goalie Anders Lindback to get both the Panthers and the fans at the BB&T Center back into the game. From that point on, the Panthers completely dominated throughout the entire 2nd period and eventually tied the game up on a goal from forward Tomas Kopecky. Kopecky’s goal was created by the hard work from Jack Skille whose primary assist on the goal earned him a 4 game point streak - tied for the longest of his career.

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