Somehow, Lightning takes a win over Winnipeg

by Gary Shelton on February 19, 2016 · 0 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Stamkos shares a moment with official./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Stamkos shares a moment with official./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Friday, 11:58 p.m.

So much to remember.

The shootout goal by Steven Stamkos. The three goals in 241 seconds in the first period. The tying goal by Nikita Kucherov. The play of Andrej Vasilevskiy in overtime.

So much to forget.

The 41 shots. The sloppy play by the special teams. Four goals in the third period. Kicking a puck into the opponent's nets.

In a way, then, Tampa Bay didn't so much win Thursday night's hockey game as survive it. Still, a 6-5 victory beats the way it would have felt if Tampa Bay had lost, so the Bolts will take

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