Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay
Lightning
46-27-9
Anaheim
Ducks
54-20-8
OT
31 SOG
42 SOG
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TBL
ANA
game recap

Tampa Bay Falls In Overtime For First Time This Year Against Ducks

Saturday, 11.23.2013 / 1:22 AM

Missy Zielinski - Lightning Beat Reporter

Three Stars of the Game
Jonas Hiller
1st
Jonas Hiller
SA: 31TOI: 64:54
GA: 0EV: 25-25
PIM: 0PP: 6-6
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Ryan Getzlaf
2nd
Ryan Getzlaf
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 25:04
Ben Bishop
3rd
SA: 42TOI: 64:54
GA: 1EV: 32-33
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: .976SH: 5-5

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Building off of their effort in Thursday’s loss to the San Jose Sharks, the Tampa Bay Lightning remained neck-and-neck with the Anaheim Ducks for more than 60 minutes Friday night at Honda Center.

“These guys were determined tonight,” head coach Jon Cooper said.

Yet with five seconds remaining in overtime, the Bolts let one slip by falling, 1-0, in their fourth straight lost and their first in extra time.

“There’s a lot to salvage out of this one,” Cooper continued. “Getting one point is better than getting none. Pretty entertaining 0-0 game, fans got their money worth tonight.”

Tampa Bay’s lineup paid much credit to goaltender Ben Bishop, who faced 43 shots, just two shy of his career-high (45), while Jonas Hiller was the difference on the opposite side of the ice.

Despite Anaheim having the 28th penalty kill out of 30 teams, the Lightning struggled on the man-advantage through 40 minutes. Going 0-for-5 on the power play, the Bolts allowed five shorthanded rushes, including three breakaways from the Ducks by the end of the second.

The two clubs remained scoreless though heading into the final period of play, as both goalies were amidst a duel in net. While the Ducks Viktor Fasth was slated to start, he succumbed to a lower body injury during warm-ups, giving Hiller the go.

The biggest opportunity to take the lead came from the line of Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson and Richard Panik midway through the game. Panik nearly scored on a deflection and the entire trio penetrated Anaheim’s zone, but were unable to finish the play.

In the meantime the Bolts lost Radko Gudas, who was forced to drop the gloves with Luca Sbisa after having to answer for a hit on Matthieu Perreault. At the conclusion of the bout nearing the final minutes of the first, Gudas left for the dressing room, but returned in the second with ice on his face. At the beginning of the third however, it was announced he would not return to the contest with an upper body injury.

The Lightning and Ducks remained scoreless through 60 minutes, stopping a combined 67 shots. Extra time meant that Anaheim remained undefeated at home in regulation, while the Bolts attempted to remain perfect in overtime/shootouts. However the Ducks’ captain Ryan Getzlaf scored on a Panik turnover with just 5.2 seconds left in the extra period to seal a 1-0 win for Anaheim, helping them claim the top spot in the Pacific Division.

“It’s why the game is great,” Cooper said. “Ten seconds left in the game and one team is going on a rush one way and the puck ends up in the net the other way. What comes around goes around at some point that bounce will go our way, just didn’t tonight.”

UP NEXT – Tampa Bay returns from Southern California immediately following Friday’s game and will exercise a day off Saturday. They then return to the ice Sunday for an 11:00 a.m. practice at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in preparation for three games against the Metropolitan Division next week.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
04:54
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf (13) Slapshot - ASST: NONE
1 - 0 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
01:30
ANA
Luca Sbisa  Interference against  Ryan Malone
09:41
TBL
B.J. Crombeen  Fighting (maj) against  Tim Jackman
09:41
ANA
Tim Jackman  Fighting (maj) against  B.J. Crombeen
11:33
ANA
Andrew Cogliano  Unsportsmanlike conduct
14:07
TBL
Radko Gudas  Fighting (maj) against  Luca Sbisa
14:07
ANA
Luca Sbisa  Fighting (maj) against  Radko Gudas
18:13
TBL
Tyler Johnson  Hooking against  Nick Bonino
18:13
ANA
Nick Bonino  Diving
2nd Period
00:58
ANA
Cam Fowler  Tripping against  Teddy Purcell
08:44
ANA
Bryan Allen  Closing hand on puck
11:36
TBL
Eric Brewer  Interference against  Kyle Palmieri
14:39
TBL
Alex Killorn  Hooking against  Matt Beleskey
17:58
ANA
Bryan Allen  Interference against  Alex Killorn
17:58
TBL
Alex Killorn  Diving
19:13
ANA
Luca Sbisa  Interference against  Richard Panik
3rd Period
16:52
ANA
Mathieu Perreault  Closing hand on puck
17:31
TBL
Valtteri Filppula  Interference against  Andrew Cogliano
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Ben Bishop
SA: 42TOI: 64:54
Saves: 41EV: 32 - 33
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .976SH: 5 - 5
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
8-3-2
SA: 31TOI: 64:54
Saves: 31EV: 25 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0