Tampa Bay Lightning Set NHL Record In 6-3 Win Over Chicago Blackhawks

Brayden Point had a goal and two assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning peppered the Chicago Blackhawks with 33 shots in a three-goal second period for a 6-3 victory Sunday night.  The 33 shots set a new NHL record as it was the most in the NHL in a period since 1997-98, when shots by period became an official statistic.

Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman each had a goal and assist for Tampa Bay, and Anthony Cirelli and Yanni Gourde also scored as the Lightning fired a team-record 55 shots. Ryan Callahan added an empty-netter with 2:05 left.  Blackhawks rookie Alexandre Fortin scored his first NHL goal to tie it late in the first, but the Lightning took charge with their speed and exploited Chicago mistakes to skate away with the win. David Kampf and Nick Schmaltz scored late in the third period to allow Chicago to close it to 5-3, but the Lightning's second-period blitz had sealed the outcome.  Cam Ward got the start in goal for Chicago and made 49 saves as the Blackhawks played their third game in four days.

Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue made 33 saves in his second start this season as Andrei Vasilevskiy got a night off following a 5-4 overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild the night before.

Tampa Bay will now head to Colorado to take on the Avalanche on Wednesday night.

 

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