The Tampa Bay Lightning played an inspired but ultimately unfulfilling game of hockey on Saturday night, losing to the Dallas Stars 4-3 in OT.
The game looked over for most of the third period, but then stud Steven Stamkos buried a ridiculous goal that had no room for error, and he made no error at all, burying it top shelf past Alex Auld. 47 seconds later, Jeff Halpern, who has relished finally playing on a line with skilled players (moved to the 1st line with Vinny and garbage ass Tanguay) buried a tough backhand shot past Alex Auld to tie the score at 3-3.
We continued to look like the team with momentum in the third period outshooting the 12-7 in the third, but ultimately couldn’t put a shot past Auld to avoid OT.
After picking up their 1 point, the Lightning did what they have done so many times this year, and lost in OT on a Tom Wandell wrister halfway through OT.