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Lightning complete long road trip with late rally, shootout loss

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

Peter Pupello - Lightning Beat Reporter

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Lightning complete long road trip with late rally, shootout loss
Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Calgary Flames 5

The resilience of the Tampa Bay Lightning sparked a late charge and ended the team’s preseason road trip on a positive note.

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Tampa Bay, down 4-2 with nearly half a period to play, scored twice to knot the game at four and send the contest to a shootout, capping its four-game preseason road trip with five points out of a possible eight after falling, 5-4, to Calgary on Saturday night.

Steven Stamkos took a pass from Pavel Kubina at the left circle and fired a slap shot into the back of the net with just over a minute to play, negating a Flames comeback that included three unanswered goals.

Vincent Lecavalier scored twice and Simon Gagne added a goal for the Lightning, who dropped its second straight after opening up the 2010 exhibition campaign with a pair of wins.

Tampa Bay did not take long to strike, opening the game’s scoring just 27 seconds into the first period. Lecavalier fired a shot against the back boards and received a fortunate bounce as the puck deflected towards play before deflecting off Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano and into the net.

T.J. Brodie evened things up on the power play after finding a rebound off the post, beating Cedrick Desjardins to tie the score at one. The Flames defenseman put his team up 2-1 less than four minutes later after scoring his second of the night with the man advantage.  The score, Brodie’s second of the preseason, was argued by several Lightning players when it appeared the net had come off several seconds prior to the goal, but the initial call was upheld.

Ales Kotalik also scored for the Flames, once in regulation and again with the lone tally of the shootout.

The win marked Calgary’s second in as many games.

Craig Conroy increased the Flames lead to two at 8:30 in the second after collecting the puck off a draw and slipping it five-hole through the legs of Desjardins, but Gagne countered for Tampa Bay with a shot from the right circle just over a minute later. Stamkos was credited with an assist, as was Martin St. Louis who tied for the scoring lead among all skaters with three points.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:27
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier (1) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 0 TBL
06:59
CGY
PPG - TJ Brodie (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mark Giordano (1), Ales Kotalik (1)
1 - 1 Tie
10:20
CGY
PPG - TJ Brodie (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Mark Giordano (2), Ales Kotalik (2)
2 - 1 CGY
2nd Period
08:30
CGY
Craig Conroy (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Staffan Kronwall (1), Cam Cunning (1)
3 - 1 CGY
09:45
TBL
Simon Gagne (1) Slapshot - ASST: Steven Stamkos (1), Martin St. Louis (1)
3 - 2 CGY
3rd Period
06:33
CGY
Ales Kotalik (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Curtis Glencross (1), Mark Giordano (3)
4 - 2 CGY
08:59
TBL
PPG - Vincent Lecavalier (2) Slapshot - ASST: Pavel Kubina (1), Martin St. Louis (2)
4 - 3 CGY
18:48
TBL
PPG - Steven Stamkos (1) Slapshot - ASST: Pavel Kubina (2), Martin St. Louis (3)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDTBLCGY
1T. PurcellA. Kotalik
2S. GagneR. Bourque
3V. Lecavalier
penalty summary
1st Period
04:19
CGY
Cam Cunning  Interference  - 2 min against  Steven Stamkos
05:11
TBL
Pavel Kubina  Tripping  - 2 min against  Curtis Glencross
09:22
TBL
Mattias Ohlund  Slashing  - 2 min against  Curtis Glencross
09:25
TBL
Eric Perrin  Hooking  - 2 min against  Rene Bourque
17:58
CGY
Staffan Kronwall  Roughing  - 2 min against  Nate Thompson
2nd Period
02:08
CGY
Raitis Ivanans  Roughing  - 2 min against  Chris Durno
05:40
TBL
Eric Perrin  Boarding  - 2 min against  Greg Nemisz
11:17
CGY
Raitis Ivanans  Boarding  - 2 min against  Blair Jones
12:56
TBL
Teddy Purcell  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
19:24
CGY
Stefan Meyer  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Ryan Malone
19:24
TBL
Ryan Malone  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Stefan Meyer
3rd Period
07:59
CGY
Greg Nemisz  Hooking  - 2 min against  Martin St. Louis
09:42
TBL
Ryan Malone  Tripping  - 2 min against  Craig Conroy
11:45
CGY
Staffan Kronwall  Tripping  - 2 min against  Nate Thompson
18:03
CGY
Craig Conroy  Hooking  - 2 min against  Ryan Malone
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Cedrick Desjardins
SA: 23TOI: 65:00
GA: 4SV%: .826
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 15TOI: 40:00
GA: 2SV%: .867
Matt Keetley
Matt Keetley
SA: 12TOI: 25:00
GA: 2SV%: .833