Tags: Lightning

UPDATE 1-NHL-Lightning Snap Skid with Shootout Win over Chicago

Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 12:40 AM

 

* St. Louis scores shootout winner

* Stamkos scores league leading 42nd goal (Adds details, quotes)

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, March 9 (Reuters) - The Tampa Bay Lightning snapped their season-high four-game losing skid with a 4-3 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.

The Lightning's Martin St. Louis scored the lone shootout goal with a spin move that was reviewed by officials to ensure he maintained forward progress.

"It was pretty close," Chicago goalie Corey Crawford told reporters. "It looked like he maybe stopped for second and then kept going."

St. Louis had been unsuccessful on all three previous shootout attempts this season.

"I find that I have more success when I have fun with it," St. Louis said. "If I try to keep it simple, I beat myself. There was no pressure, I just didn't want to be scared of not scoring. I just wanted to go after it."

Chicago battled back from a 3-1 deficit with goals by Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews but were unable to beat Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson in the shootout.

"We were down by two and they had a lot of things going for them early in the game," Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville said. "I thought we chipped away and did what we had to do."

Steven Stamkos opened the scoring with his NHL-leading 42nd goal midway through the first period but Chicago's Patrick Kane responded less than six minutes later.

Goals from St. Louis, at the end of the first period, and Teddy Purcell, at the start of the second, gave the Lightning a 3-1 lead.

Late in the second period with the Lightning leading 3-2 Stamkos had an opportunity to restore the Lightning two goal on a 2-on-1 with St. Louis, but Crawford made a diving save to his left on the Stamkos one-timer.

(Reporting by Mike Mouat in Windsor, Ontario; Editing by Frank Pingue/Patrick Johnston)

 

Please double-click on the newslink:

for more NHL stories

© 2015 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Edward Snowden: Apple iPhone With Secret iFeature Allows Government to Spy on You

Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 23:37 PM

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden won't use an Apple iPhone because he says it has special soft . . .

Botched Tut Mask Repair 'Reversible': German Conservator

Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 12:32 PM

The damage caused by a botched repair of the mask of Tutankhamun that left dried glue on the priceless relic may be undo . . .

Gates Sees 'Miracle' Tools for AIDS by 2030 in Vaccine and Drugs

Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 07:10 AM

Two new tools to fight AIDS should be available by 2030 in the form of a vaccine and new intense drug treatments, ending . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved