Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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How Lightning’s Alex Killorn got his groove back

If you're looking for bright spots with the Lightning lately, wing Alex Killorn has to come to mind.

Killorn scored again Monday, giving him three goals in his past three games. That matched his goal total from his previous 22, including an 11-game drought.

What changed?

After he went without a shot in three of the first four games on this road trip, Killorn sat down and watched some clips of his greatest goals. And what Killorn found was that, when he was at his best, he was scoring from around the hashmarks, using his 6-foot-1, 196 pound frame.

All three of his recent goals have come near the crease or slot, including Monday's wrist shot.

"I wasn't really happy with my scoring and the way I was playing the last road trip," Killorn said. "So I just looked at where I had been scoring all my goals, that's where they came from. I just changed my game, being more of a power forward (again)."

Killorn also appears to have gotten a boost from his new linemates Matt Peca and Yanni Gourde, the trio becoming the team's top combo the past week.

And it couldn't have come at a better time.