Car 0 0 1 1
TB 0 0 2 2
Date of game: 12/11/2014

Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Carolina

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Nikita Kucherov's marker with 30.3 seconds left in regulation sent Tampa Bay past Carolina, 2-1, on Thursday.

Kucherov's second goal of the contest was a fluke deflection. He appeared to want to pass across from the left circle, but the puck instead changed direction off the skate of Hurricanes defenseman Ron Hainsey in the slot and slid over the goal line.

Evgeni Nabokov turned away 29 pucks and picked up his first assist of the season for the Lightning, who had lost two in a row.

"It was nice to see him get rewarded," Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said of Nabokov. "He played great and gave us a chance to win."

Justin Faulk tallied and Cam Ward made 25 saves for the Hurricanes, who suffered their fourth straight defeat and third by one goal.

"We should've capitalized on more than just the on goal," said Ward.

The Bolts picked up the game's first goal on a power play at the 6:35 mark of the third on another fluke occurrence.

Anton Stralman dumped the puck in from the neutral zone, and instead of the puck curling from the right-wing boards around behind Carolina's net, it kicked out into the slot.

Kucherov was a step ahead of three Hurricanes players and shot the disc into an empty net.

Faulk tied things inside of eight minutes remaining, as his floater from the right point caromed off the stick of Tampa's Victor Hedman in front and eluded Nabokov.

Game Notes

Tampa Bay's 41 points ranks best in the Eastern Conference, one point over idle Detroit, and its 19 wins is tied for tops in the East with the Islanders ... Kucherov, who set a new career best with 11 goals this season, posted his second multi-goal effort this year and first since a hat trick on Oct. 28 against the Coyotes.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.