On the night Martin St. Louis‘ number was retired the Tampa Bay Lightning (20-20-4) played one period and phoned the other two in. Joonas Korpisalo made 31 saves in his first game of the season, Nick Foligno had a go-ahead power-play goal in the third period and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 last night.
The Lightning opened the scoring at 16:18 as Jonathan Drouin netted his 13th of the year, assisted by Valtteri Filppula (21) and Ondrej Palat (13). Drouin scored on a one-timer on the back door off a beautiful feed from Filppula to make it 1-0 Bolts.
The first period ended 1-0 Lightning, who also had a huge lead in shots of 10-6.
Columbus controlled the second period outshooting Tampa Bay 16-6.
With Tyler Johnson in the penalty box for holding, the Blue Jackets went up 2-1 on Nick Foligno‘s 15th goal, a power play goal assisted by Zach Werenski (20) and Alexander Wennberg (20) at 4:29. The puck went off Andrei Vasilevskiy‘s skate and in.[protected-iframe id=”782096407aaca277fb30c7e139629035-114320562-46289989″ info=”https://www.nhl.com/video/embed/foligno-buries-a-ppg/t-283282188/c-48356503?autostart=false” width=”540″ height=”360″]
Boone Jenner scored an empty net goal unassisted at 18:55 to make it 3-1 Columbus.[protected-iframe id=”ebaf5a3209c46dee81df23f207e11e75-114320562-46289989″ info=”https://www.nhl.com/video/embed/jenners-empty-net-shg/t-283282188/c-48358503?autostart=false” width=”540″ height=”360″]
Shots ended up 32-31 in favor of the Lightning. Tampa Bay had 19 shots in the first period. They had 13 more the rest of the game.
Brian Boyle: “We had a good first period. We were pretty ordinary after that.”
Tampa Bay will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Kings on Monday at 4:00 PM, the start of a six game 13 day western road trip.[protected-iframe id=”bf9ab4887e23efd163b03cafb2ace3cf-114320562-46289989″ info=”https://www.nhl.com/video/embed/recap-cbj-3-tbl-1/t-277753022/c-48364703?autostart=false” width=”540″ height=”360″]