Game 54: Kings 3, Lightning 1 (FINAL)

They’re calling it “Hockey Night in Tampa Bay” here at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, as the Kings take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. All the action is on NBC Sports Network and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

THIRD PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Roloson.
End of period: The Lightning outshot the Kings 25-20 in the game but the Kings got the win after a scoreless third period.

SECOND PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Roloson.
Kings 1, Lighting 1: Tampa Bay tied the game 7:49 into the period. Rob Scuderi broke his stick on a shot attempt at the Tampa Bay blue line, and Eric Brewer pushed the puck ahead to Teddy Purcell to start a 2-on-1, with only Scuderi back. Purcell took the puck to the net, then passed to Steven Stamkos, who scored from close range.
Kings 2, Lightning 1: The Kings got the lead back less than three minutes after Tampa Bay tied the game. Kyle Clifford, who had been serving a roughing penalty, stepped out of the box and took a long, accurate pass from Rob Scuderi. Clifford skated in alone from the Tampa Bay blue line and slipped a backhand shot past Roloson with 9:44 remaining in the period.
Kings 3, Lightning 1: Dustin Penner gave the Kings a two-goal lead with 2:14 remaining in the period. Mike Richards’ wraparound attempt got deflected away, but the puck found its way to Penner in the slot, and Penner rifled a wrist shot past Roloson. Jarret Stoll also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Lightning 6-4 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

FIRST PERIOD
Officials: Kyle Rehaman, Eric Furlatt (referees); Jonny Murray, Pierre Racicot (linesmen).
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Lightning’s Dwayne Roloson.
Kings 1, Lightning 0: The Kings took the lead 2:47 into the game, as Anze Kopitar, standing to the side of the net, reached the blade of his stick out and deflected a long-range shot past Roloson. Matt Greene and Justin Williams got assists.
End of period: The Lightning outshot the Kings 10-6, as the Kings went nearly 10 minutes without a shot at one point. The Kings will be on the power play for the first five seconds of the first period.

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