A rare start for the Tampa Bay Lightning as they grabbed an early lead on the road, but three unanswered goals from the Nashville Predators was too much to recover from as the Bolts fell to the Predators 3-2 in a playoff-like atmosphere in Nashville, TN. Louis Domingue faced 34 shots on goals in his fourth straight start for Tampa Bay and was pressured all night by an aggressive Nashville offensive attack leading to their fourth straight win at home.
Victor Hedman put Tampa Bay up early on the Preds as he blasted a slap shot from the left circle past the glove of Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne to make it 1-0 Lightning. However the lead would not last as Nashville answered with three unanswered goals including Kyle Turris tying the game at one a piece on the man advantage in the first period.
Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen added to Nashville’s lead in the second as the Predators took a 3-1 lead into the second intermission. Nikita Kucherov was the lone tally for the Bolts in the third period scoring on a fantastic give and go with Brayden Point to cut the Nashville lead to 3-2, but it wasn’t enough as the Predators grab the win over Tampa Bay.
Rinne finished the game with 29 saves for Nashville.
Tampa Bay earns a split on their four game road trip nabbing four of eight points on the trip, and the Bolts will return home to host the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.