TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 photographs for his franchise-record tying 11th consecutive victory, Victor Hedman had three assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Saturday.
Steven Stamkos had a objective and an help, and Yanni Gourde, Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point additionally scored for Tampa Bay. Alex Killorn had two assists, and the Lightning improved to 12-2-Zero at residence.
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Alex DeBrincat scored for the Blackhawks, who’ve misplaced 4 straight and 6 of seven. Malcolm Subban completed with 25 saves.
Point put Tampa Bay in entrance at 6:21 of the opening interval, slicing throughout the crease for a move from Killorn and stuffing the puck contained in the far submit for his 12th objective of the season.
Cirelli elevated the result in 2-Zero throughout 4-on-Four play when he minimize from slightly below the blue line away from Duncan Keith and took a feed from Mikhail Sergachev. Cirelli minimize in alone and deked to his backhand earlier than flipping a puck over Subban at 1:53 of the second interval. Sergachev picked up his 100th profession help on the play.
Chicago managed many of the second interval regardless of being stored off the board.
The Blackhawks had 1:22 of a 5-on-Three energy play however was unable to register a shot on objective and simply 4 shot makes an attempt. Patrick Kane was denied on a breakaway probability at 7:55, and Pius Suter was stopped on a breakaway probability at 15:28.
Tampa Bay wound up scoring twice extra within the second interval to construct a 4-Zero lead.
Gourde broke in with pace down the left wing boards and minimize in for a one-handed shovel try that was turned apart, however he discovered the rebound at 14:15.
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On a late energy play probability, Stamkos received a faceoff again to Hedman, who put a shot on objective earlier than Killorn was in a position to retrieve the rebound and get a move over to Stamkos on the left circle for a one-timer at 18:21.
The shutout bid for Vasilevskiy ended at 4:50 of the third interval when Dominik Kubalik discovered DeBrincat alone within the low shot for a fast wrist shot.
KILLING IT ON OFFENSE
Killorn has no less than one level in all seven video games this season in opposition to the Blackhawks with another assembly scheduled for April 27 in Chicago. Killorn noticed his streak of objectives in 5 consecutive video games in opposition to Chicago finish.
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING: Since the beginning of the 2010-11 season, Chicago has one regulation victory in opposition to Tampa Bay in 24 conferences. The solely victory for the Blackhawks in seven conferences this season got here in a shootout.
Blackhawks: Host Florida Panthers on Tuesday.
Lightning: Host Florida Panthers on Sunday.
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