02 March 2012
Are we still in this?
We just passed Toronto and Buffalo with this win and are now 4 points out from the Jets who are in the 8th place....
Holy shit we're still in a playoff race.
Oh and the Leafs just fired their coach. And hired Randy Carlyle. Jesus. What a world we live in.
So the Lightning played well tonight. Actually they outplayed the shit out of the Rangers tonight.
Recap after the jump...
Let's bullet-point recap because it's Friday and I'm lazy
- They outshot the Rangers 31 to 19
- Stamkos scored a sick goal
- He now has 45 goals to his name
- It was a sell-out tonight at the Forum
- Purcell scored his 18th of the season. He's really stepped up his game over the last 2 weeks when all of the roster shuffling started to occur which is really encouraging to see
- Purcell is on an 8 game point streak. Of course he's had help from Stamkos and St. Louis and also because Lecavalier is out with injury
- Two games so far, but I'm encouraged by Brian Lee. He had two assist tonight
- Keith Aulie...has not been encouraging. According to Erlendsson's twitter, he took 2 shifts in the 3rd and finished with 10:39 in ice time
- Lundqvist had a huge save on Brett Connolly in the 3rd
- Connolly has looked better tonight than he's looked in a long time
- Doesn't show up on the scoresheet often, but Nate Thompson, what a player
- After getting benched in the game against Carolina, of course it was Brandon Dubinsky to tie up the game
- Nice pass from Purcell but Ryan Malone was such a beast in the OT ending the game with his wrister
And just to make today better, the Caps lost 5-0 to New Jersey. Hilarious.
Here's Malone's OT winner: