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Anaheim Ducks vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Searching for seventh straight house victory to start out season, Lightning host Geese

TV: FOX Sports activities Solar

TIME: Pregame protection begins at 7:00 p.m.

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning look to maintain on rolling whereas internet hosting an Anaheim Geese workforce that ran head-first right into a wall of their final sport out.
Tampa Bay is off to one of the best begin in franchise historical past at 9-1-1 and set a franchise report with six consecutive house victories to start out the season following Thursday’s win over Detroit. The Lightning are thriving behind the duo of Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov, who every have an 11-game scoring streak to start out the season — the primary set of teammates since 1992-93 to register a degree in every of a workforce’s first 11 video games.
Every of them notched a purpose in Tampa Bay’s victory over Detroit, with Kucherov establishing Stamkos for the go-ahead purpose within the third interval.
“That phrase chemistry is thrown round so much, however when guys have it, they've these offensive instincts,” Lightning head coach Jon Cooper stated. “You'll be able to construction issues for groups to do, however, in the end, performs are made at a excessive fee of velocity below strain with guys on, you bought to have the ability to instinctively make these performs and people guys appear to seek out one another.”
Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has additionally been a giant a part of the Lightning’s record-breaking begin, using his personal eight-game successful streak. In his previous six begins, Vasilevskiy has allowed seven objectives whereas permitting two or fewer in all six video games.
“Some video games they are going to assist me and a few video games I'll assist them, so it’s all about teamwork,” Vasilevskiy stated.
Anaheim involves Tampa after being on the flawed aspect of a lopsided loss to Florida, giving up eight objectives — double the earlier highest quantity the Geese had allowed this season.
Coping with accidents and already with out Sami Vatanen, Ryan Kesler, Ryan Miller and Cam Fowler, Anaheim additionally misplaced veteran defenseman Kevin Bieksa, who was positioned on injured reserve and missed his first sport on Thursday.
Nonetheless, the Geese had received the earlier two video games, scoring six objectives in every with victories over Montreal and Philadelphia earlier than having “a kind of video gamesin opposition to the Panthers.
“We mainly gave the sport away with turnovers,” Anaheim head coach Randy Carlyle advised the Orange County Register. “I believe we turned the puck over thrice immediately that led to their scoring objectives off of them. We usually don’t try this. No workforce can have success doing that. It stunned our group as a result of we’re coming off an actual sturdy sport in Philadelphia.”
It’s the self-inflicted wounds that Anaheim is aware of it wants to chop down on whereas going through the highest workforce within the league and the highest-scoring duo.
Each purpose that we gave up was our fault,” Geese winger Andrew Cogliano advised The Register.
Goaltender John Gibson “was the one taking the brunt for our errors and our poor judgment and a whole lot of our turnovers. That was on just about everybody tonight.”
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