Tampa Bay
Lightning
44-33-5
Calgary
Flames
43-29-10
OT
30 SOG
27 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
TBL
CGY
game recap

Lightning 3, Flames 2, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

Associated Press

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Lightning 3, Flames 2, OT
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Calgary Flames 2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -With the Tampa Bay Lightning getting a two-man advantage in overtime, Dan Boyle just had to make sure he was in the right place to receive the pass from his teammates.

The defenseman positioned himself perfectly for his 15th goal of the season as the Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday.

Boyle was by the side of the Flames net while Martin St. Louis fed the puck down low to Vincent Lecavalier, who threaded a nice cross-crease pass to Boyle.

"I just tried to get open and get ready for and make contact with it," said Boyle. "I got all of it really. It's always nice to play with guys that can put the puck on your stick. It makes it easier for everybody."

Calgary forward Daymond Langkow was penalized for hooking while defenseman Roman Hamrlik penalized for high-sticking at the same time to set up the power play for the Lightning in the overtime.

"When you get to overtime, you've got to be prepared to be disciplined," said Calgary coach Jim Playfair. "Hooking and high-sticking - two stick penalties that cost us the game."

The game was a rematch of the 2004 Stanley Cup finals, which the Lightning won in seven games. The Lightning hadn't been back to Calgary since Game 6 of that series, when they beat the Flames 3-2 in double overtime.

"The core guys, it's a little extra special for us," Boyle said. "I'm sure it's disappointing on their end, too."

Lecavalier and Nick Tarnasky each had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay, which won its second straight game. Jeff Friesen and Craig Conroy scored for the Flames, who lost their second straight.

Conroy, Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay applied early pressure for the Flames, but Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead when Tarnasky scored his fourth of the season for Tampa Bay. Tarnasky picked up a rebound and sent a shot that squeaked through Miikka Kiprusoff's pads and into the net.

Calgary tied the game in the second period when Friesen scored his second goal in as many games after going the previous 11 without a goal. Friesen took a long pass from defenseman Rhett Warrener and went in on a 2-on-1 with linemate Stephane Yelle before firing a wrist shot over Tampa Bay goalie Mark Denis' glove and into the top corner.

Conroy put the Flames ahead 2-1 at 4:26 of the third period when he banked a shot off Denis and into the net. The goal was originally waived off, but was allowed after a video review.

"When you are up 2-1 in the third period, you have to make sure you bury teams," Tanguay said. "We've been doing it for awhile now. The last couple of months we've been losing games in the third period. It's going to be important for us down the stretch (to make sure) once we're up, the game's over."

Just 2:11 later, Tarnasky fed a nice cross-ice pass to Lecavalier, who tapped in his league-leading 46th goal of the season past Kiprusoff to force overtime.

"I saw Vinny going to the net and figured just try to throw it anywhere around him it will probably go in," Tarnasky said. "He's got pretty good hands."

Notes: The last time Tampa Bay visited Calgary for a regular-season game was on Jan. 24, 2004 when the Lightning got a 6-2 win. ... With the loss, Calgary's record against Tampa Bay fell to 11-8-1-1. ... Country music star Paul Brandt, a Calgary resident, sang the national anthems before the game.

scoring summary
1st Period
18:25
TBL
Nick Tarnasky (4) ASST: Tim Taylor (4), Jason Ward (8)
1 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
13:56
CGY
Jeff Friesen (5) ASST: Rhett Warrener (6), Andrei Zyuzin (4)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
04:28
CGY
Craig Conroy (11) ASST: Andrei Zyuzin (5), Alex Tanguay (49)
2 - 1 CGY
06:35
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier (46) ASST: Nick Tarnasky (3), Ruslan Fedotenko (18)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
02:59
TBL
PPG - Dan Boyle (15) ASST: Vincent Lecavalier (47), Martin St. Louis (53)
3 - 2 TBL
penalty summary
1st Period
01:08
TBL
Cory Sarich  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
15:29
CGY
Craig Conroy  Hooking against  Vincent Lecavalier
2nd Period
06:01
TBL
Eric Perrin  Tripping against  Tony Amonte
14:32
CGY
Stephane Yelle  Hooking against  Doug Janik
14:32
TBL
Doug Janik  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
18:49
TBL
Filip Kuba  Hooking against  Wayne Primeau
3rd Period
16:57
TBL
Filip Kuba  Hi-sticking against  Tony Amonte
OT Period
01:48
CGY
Roman Hamrlik  Hi-sticking against  Eric Perrin
01:48
CGY
Roman Hamrlik  Hi-sticking against  Eric Perrin
01:48
CGY
Daymond Langkow  Hooking against  Filip Kuba
goalie stats
Marc Denis
Marc Denis
SA: 27TOI: 62:50
Saves: 25EV: 16 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .926SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 30TOI: 62:59
Saves: 27EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .900SH: 0 - 0