The Tampa Bay Lightning (41-19-5) got a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames (33-26-7) 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at Amalie Arena. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Tampa Bay as they continue their longest homestand of the season.
The Lightning got the game started with a goal from Tyler Johnson in the first period to set the tone early. The second period saw Ondrej Palat and Yanni Gourde both score to built a 3-0 lead at the 11:50 mark of the second period.
The Flames were able to push back in the moments following that goal, as they got a goal from Andrew Mangiapane scored at the 13:12 mark of the second period and Elias Lindholm scored less than a minute later to pull within 3-2.
The Flames pulled within 4-3 in the third period when Sean Monahan scored at the 17:11 mark, but that would be as close as they would get as Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Bolts stood tall in the third to secure the win. All told Vasilevskiy went 18-for-21 in net to get the win, while David Rittich saved 29 shots in 33 attempts to take the loss in net for Calgary.
The win comes after the team announced before the game that team captain Steven Stamkos will undergo a surgery on Monday in St. Louis. Recovery time from that surgery is expected to take 6-8 weeks.
The Lightning continue their homestand on Tuesday night as they play host to the Boston Bruins at Amalie Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM - pregame coverage begins at 6 PM on News Radio WFLA.