Lightning Defeat Ducks, Vasilevskiy Passes Bishop In Franchise Wins

Lightning Defeat Ducks 6-2

Jon Cooper Talks About Lightning’s 6-2 Win Over The Anaheim Ducks

Brayden Point scored twice, Nikita Kucherov, Pat Maroon, Anthony Cirelli, and Ondrej Palat each added a goal as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-2.

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 36-of-38 shots in picking up his 132nd career win passing Ben Bishop for most wins by a Lightning goalie in franchise history. He improved to 8-6-0 on the season and his 36 saves were the second-most he’s made in a game this season.

Vasilevskiy needed 222 games to pick up win No. 132 while Ben Bishop recorded 131 wins in 227 games played.

He also picked up an assist on Brayden Point’s second goal of the game, his eighth career assist. It was the 60th career assist by a Lightning goalie in franchise history.

Brayden Point scored the games first goal, his sixth of the year and second in as many games. He later added his seventh goal of the season which turned out to be the game winning goal marking the second straight game he’s notched the game winner.

He’s scored three goals over his last two games and his seven goals on the season are tied for the Lightning lead. It was his second multi-goal game of the season and fifth of his career.

With the win the Lightning improve to 11-7-2 (24-points) on the year and 5-2-1 at home. The victory ends the Bolts two game losing streak against the Ducks.

Derek Grant and Rickard Rakell scored for Anaheim who fall to 10-11-3 on the season.

Victor Hedman picked up a pair of assist on the evening giving him 340 for his career and moving him ahead of Brad Richards for fourth place on the franchise’s all-time assist leaders. His pair of assists give him 16 on the season and he extends his point streak to a career best tying seven games (also 2-8–10 from March 9-21, 2019). He has tallied at least one point in 16 of the 18 games he’s played in this season.

Anthony Cirelli’s goal extended his goal scoring streak to four straight games matching his career best (also December 6 through 13, 2018). The streak matches Yanni Gourde‘s four game streak (November 1 through 14th) as the longest by a Lightning player this season.

Ondrej Palat scored his 7th goal of the season and 100th of his career.

Up Next For The Lightning:

The Tampa Bay Lightning will take on the Buffalo Sabres Monday night at 7:00. The Bolts are 2-0 against the Sabres this season defeating them twice in Stockholm on November 8th (5-3) and 9th (9-3).

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