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game recap

Lightning Fall in Edmonton, 5-2

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:39 AM

Peter Pupello - Lightning Beat Reporter


The grueling schedule to open the 2010 preseason finally caught up with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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After earning two wins in as many nights prior to Thursday’s exhibition contest against Edmonton, the Lightning fell to the Oilers, 5-2, at Rexall Place in just the second preseason meeting between the two clubs.

The win marked Edmonton’s second consecutive victory in as many games.

Randy Jones scored in the first period for the Bolts, marking his first goal as a member of the Lightning, and Carter Ashton notched his team-leading second tally on the power play after also finding the back of the net with the man advantage on Wednesday against Chicago.

Edmonton scored three times on the power play, receiving goals with the man advantage from Andrew Cogliano, Magnus Paajarvi and first overall draft pick Taylor Hall. Paajarvi led all skaters on both teams with four points, including an even strength goal as well as an additional tally shorthanded.

Jones made it 1-0 early in the opening period after taking a perfect pass from Teddy Purcell and roofing a shot above the glove of Edmonton goaltender Devan Dubnyk.

Hall, selected by Edmonton with the first overall pick in this summer’s draft, nearly knotted the score less than a minute later, but his shot deflected off the post.

Paajarvi capitalized where Hall previously fell short, slipping one through traffic and past net minder Dan Ellis to even the score at one before Cogliano doubled the lead with the man advantage just before the first intermission at 18:34.

Paajarvi notched his second of night on the power play, putting Edmonton up 3-1 after firing a slap shot past Ellis at 6:50 of the middle frame.

Niklas Persson came close to closing the gap to one, but the Lightning forward missed the net after firing a backhand wide of the net as he finished a breakaway scoring chance.

Edmonton returned the favor at the other end, albeit successful, as Hall scored his first NHL goal into an open net on the power play.

Paajarvi completed the hat trick with a shorthanded goal from the right circle at 9:52 to make it 5-1.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:33
TBL
Randy Jones (1) Snap shot - ASST: Teddy Purcell (1), Nicklas Persson (1)
1 - 0 TBL
15:09
EDM
Magnus Paajarvi (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Shawn Belle (1), Alex Plante (1)
1 - 1 Tie
18:34
EDM
PPG - Andrew Cogliano (1) Tip-in - ASST: Kurtis Foster (1), Magnus Paajarvi (1)
2 - 1 EDM
2nd Period
06:50
EDM
PPG - Magnus Paajarvi (2) Slapshot - ASST: Dustin Penner (1), Alex Plante (2)
3 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
07:57
EDM
PPG - Taylor Hall (1) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
4 - 1 EDM
09:52
EDM
SHG - Magnus Paajarvi (3) Snap shot - ASST: Kurtis Foster (2)
5 - 1 EDM
17:20
TBL
PPG - Carter Ashton (1) Snap shot - ASST: James Wright (1), Brett Clark (1)
5 - 2 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
00:16
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Roughing  - 2 min against  Marc-Antoine Pouliot
00:16
TBL
Marc-Antoine Pouliot  Roughing  - 2 min against  Ladislav Smid
00:16
EDM
Kurtis Foster  Interference  - 2 min against  Marc-Antoine Pouliot
07:30
TBL
Vladimir Mihalik  Hooking  - 2 min against  Gilbert Brule
10:20
EDM
Gilbert Brule  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Radko Gudas
13:31
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Roughing  - 2 min against  Vladimir Mihalik
14:40
TBL
Mattias Ohlund  Holding  - 2 min against  Sam Gagner
17:21
TBL
Carter Ashton  Slashing  - 2 min against  Linus Omark
19:06
EDM
Liam Reddox  Hooking  - 2 min against  Teddy Purcell
2nd Period
05:24
TBL
Adam Hall  Holding  - 2 min against  Ladislav Smid
07:00
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Boarding  - 2 min against  Steve Downie
11:10
TBL
Steve Downie  Hooking  - 2 min against  Tyler Pitlick
14:54
EDM
Linus Omark  Hooking  - 2 min against  Randy Jones
17:47
EDM
Kurtis Foster  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Dana Tyrell
3rd Period
00:26
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Roughing  - 2 min against  Steve Downie
00:26
TBL
Steve Downie  Roughing  - 2 min against  Ladislav Smid
06:57
TBL
Teddy Purcell  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
08:07
EDM
Richard Petiot  Holding  - 2 min against  James Wright
11:59
TBL
James Wright  Tripping  - 2 min against  Tom Gilbert
15:48
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Roughing  - 2 min against  Dana Tyrell
15:48
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Charging  - 2 min against  Dana Tyrell
goalie stats
Dan Ellis
Dan Ellis
SA: 21TOI: 60:00
GA: 5SV%: .762
Jeff Deslauriers
Jeff Deslauriers
SA: 8TOI: 30:31
GA: 1SV%: .875
Devan Dubnyk
Devan Dubnyk
SA: 20TOI: 29:29
GA: 1SV%: .950