Bolts Have Record Night In Win Over Rangers

TAMPA (WDAE) -- Any thought of the Tampa Bay Lightning's offense being jet lagged after their trip to Sweden disappeared early Thursday, as the Lightning scored four goals in a four-minute stretch, including three in a span of 1:01, in the first period, and tied franchise records for goals in a game and power play goals in a game, with a 9-3 win over the New York Rangers at Amalie Arena.

Tampa Bay chased Rangers netminder Alexandar Georgiev after just 6:42 of ice time, scoring four times on nine shots on net. Luke Schenn started things with a blast from the blue line for his first goal of the season. A five-on-three power play resulted in goals from Alex Killorn and Nikita Kucherov, and Ondrej Palat sent Georgiev to the bench for Henrik Lunquist, scoring his sixth goal of the season.

Chris Kreider got new York on the board late in the first period, beating Andrei Vasilevskiy for his fifth goal of the year.

The second period saw 37 minutes of penalties assessed, including 25 to New York, but also saw Tampa Bay score four more times, with Steven Stamkos notching his sixth goal of the year, Pat Maroon getting his fourth, and Kevin Shattenkirk his fifth before Killorn finished the period with his second goal of the game.

Filip Chytil scored two goals in the final 20 minutes, his fifth and sixth goals of the season, with a goal by Yanni Gourde sandwiched in-between them.

The nine goals in a game ties the franchise record set November 9, 2003 against Pittsburgh, and the five power play goals in the contest equaled the mark set March 19, 1995 at Buffalo.

The Lightning wrap up their homestand Saturday when the Winnipeg Jets come to Amalie Arena. Face-off is set for 4:00.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st Period

  1. TBL: GOAL - Luke Schenn (1). ASSISTS - Kucherov, Point. TIME - 2:39
  2. TBL: GOAL (PP) - Alex Killorn (4). ASSISTS - Kucherov, Stamkos. TIME - 5:41
  3. TBL: GOAL (PP) - Nikita Kucherov (6). ASSISTS - Hedman, Stamkos. TIME - 6:20
  4. TBL: GOAL - Ondrej Palat (6). ASSISTS - NONE. TIME - 6:42
  5. NYR: GOAL - Chris Kreider (5). ASSIST - Panarin, Lindgren. TIME - 14:33

2nd Period

  1. TBL: GOAL (PP) - Steven Stamkos (6). ASSISTS - Hedman, Kucherov. TIME - 7:07
  2. TBL: GOAL - Pat Maroon (4). ASSISTS - Shattenkirk, Gourde. TIME - 10:19
  3. TBL: GOAL - Kevin Shattenkirk. ASSISTS - Gourde, Paquette. TIME - 14:17
  4. TBL: GOAL (PP) - Alex Killorn (5). ASSISTS - Stamkos, Hedman. TIME - 19:01

3rd Period

  1. NYR: GOAL (SH) - Filip Chytil (5). ASSISTS - Hajek, Panarin. TIME - 2:22
  2. TBL: GOAL (PP) - Yanni Gourde (5). ASSISTS - Johnson, Sergachev. TIME - 12:24
  3. NYR: GOAL - Filip Chytil (6). ASSISTS - Buchnevic. TIME - 15:28

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