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1142100 2999-04-26 00:00:00.0 UTC 2999-04-25T20:00:00.000-04:00 2010-12-27 03:39:11.0 UTC 2010-12-26T22:39:11.000-05:00 vinny-lecavalier-sends-tampa-bay-lightning-to-overtime-win-against-atlanta Published 2010-12-27 13:42:32.0 UTC 2010-12-27T08:42:32.000-05:00 sports/hockey/lightning DTI 70025119 ATLANTA — With both teams coming off a two-day holiday break, Lightning coach Guy Boucher said he wasn't "expecting something pretty" when it came to Sunday's showdown with the Thrashers. Pretty it wasn't. But the game was certainly entertaining for the fans, and meaningful for Tampa Bay, which pulled out a 3-2 overtime victory over Atlanta at Philips Arena to remain in first place in the Southeast Division. As veteran right wing Marty St. Louis said, "it's about finding a way." And partly thanks to two goals by captain Vinny Lecavalier, including the winner 1 minute, 13 seconds into overtime, the Lightning did just that. It was Tampa Bay's ninth straight win over Atlanta. "It's huge for us," goalie Dan Ellis said. "We're a team that really wants to make a name for ourselves this year. I think the (team) has struggled for a couple years, and this year we really wanted to show that with our new ownership, new general manager, new coaches, everything — all the way down — that we're a real team. We want to be the best team in the league … so we have to play that way every night." Though Lecavalier acknowledged it took a while for the Lightning to get up to its typical speed after the holiday layoff, the team fought through it and took a one-goal lead into the third period. Lecavalier, who Boucher said has been an "inspiration" for his play, made it 2-1 midway through the second by knocking in a rebound off a Simon Gagne shot. "They weren't the prettiest goals," Lecavalier said, "but I'll definitely take them." Tampa Bay (21-10-5) had a chance to take control of the game, putting together several great scoring opportunities, but it failed to cash in. That included two by Sean Bergenheim, who was robbed once by goalie Ondrej Pavelec on a backhand chance on a cross-crease pass from Lecavalier. But Ellis also delivered another strong performance, making big saves in the third. That was until Jim Slater got behind the Lightning defense with just under four minutes left in regulation, and former Lightning Freddie Modin pounced on his rebound to help send the game to overtime. That's when Lecavalier scored on a four-on-three power play, with St. Louis picking up his second assist of the game. "This team is resilient," St. Louis said. "We find ways sometimes. You can't overanalyze things. You've got to be proud." Lightning 1 1 0 1 3 Thrashers 0 1 1 0 2 First Period—1, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 28 (Malone, St. Louis), 8:14. Penalties—None. Second Period—2, Atlanta, Bogosian 3 (Stewart, Little), 6:03. 3, Tampa Bay, Lecavalier 5 (Gagne, Bergenheim), 9:04. Penalties—Oduya, Atl (tripping), 12:24; Modin, Atl (holding), 14:16; Malone, TB (hooking), 19:34. Third Period—4, Atlanta, Modin 7 (Slater, Eager), 16:17. Penalties—Enstrom, Atl (hooking), :23; Enstrom, Atl, double minor (high-sticking), 10:47; Bergenheim, TB (interference), 11:06; Hedman, TB (delay of game), 18:47; Byfuglien, Atl (boarding), 19:49. Overtime—5, Tampa Bay, Lecavalier 6 (St. Louis, Stamkos), 1:13 (pp). Penalties—None. Shots on Goal—Tampa Bay 11-13-9-1—34. Atlanta 6-11-9-2—28. Power-play opportunities—Tampa Bay 1 of 6; Atlanta 0 of 2. Goalies—Tampa Bay, Ellis 11-5-5 (28 shots-26 saves). Atlanta, Pavelec 12-7-4 (34-31). A—14,610 (18,545). T—2:32. By Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer Hockey,Lightning,Sports,latest-sports,breaking-news Vinny Lecavalier sends Tampa Bay Lightning to overtime win against Atlanta Thrashers KWOLFRUMN Vinny Lecavalier scores two goals, including the game winner in overtime in Atlanta, as the Lightning wins for the second straight time. Steven Stamkos gets his 28th goal. 4STC Sports 2 Star Lecavalier leads Bolts to 3-2 win over Thrashers <p>Lightning 3</p><p>Thrashers 2</p><p>OVERTIME</p> 3 sp_lite122710-2STC Lecavalier leads Bolts to 3-2 win over Thrashers 2010-12-27 05:00:00.0 UTC 2010-12-27T00:00:00.000-05:00 Vinny Lecavalier, second from right, celebrates with teammates from left, Steven Stamkos, Ryan Malone and Marty St. Louis, after scoring the winning goal 1:13 into overtime. resources/images/dti/2010/12/C4S_lightning122710_155928a.jpg Associated Press resources/images/dti/rendered/2010/12/C4S_lightning122710_155928a_4col.jpgresources/images/dti/rendered/2010/12/C4S_lightning122710_155928a_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2010/12/26/70025119-vinny-lecavalier-sends-tampa-bay-lightning-to-overtime-win-against-atlanta StaffArticle sports,hockeyHockeyATLANTA — With both teams coming off a two-day holiday break, Lightning coach Guy Boucher said he wasn't "expecting something pretty" when it came to Sunday's showdown with the Thrashers.Hockey,Lightning,Sports,latest-sports,breaking-newsHockey,Lightning,Sports,latest-sports,breaking-newsJoe Smith 380299 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:35:33.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:35:33.000-04:00 joe-smith published Joe Smith <p>Joe Smith became the Tampa Bay Lightning beat writer for the <i>Tampa Bay</i> <i>Times</i><i> </i>in 2014. He spent the previous six years splitting time covering the Rays, Bucs and Lightning He joined the <i>Times</i> in 2006 after spending two years with the<i> Modesto Bee</i> in California, where he did everything from covering the Single-A Modesto Nuts minor league baseball team and high school football to tackling first-person stories on whitewater rafting and adventure racing. Smith grew up in the Detroit suburbs and attended the University of Michigan, where he covered the football, basketball and hockey teams for the<i> Michigan Daily</i>. He freelanced for the Associated Press and <i>Detroit Free Press</i> before securing internships at <i>Crain's Detroit Business</i> and the <i>Raleigh News </i><i>& Observer</i>. An avid runner, Smith loves traveling, bowling and singing karaoke.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33745475 Joe Smith became the Tampa Bay Lightning beat writer for the Tampa Bay Times in 2014. He spent the previous six years splitting time covering the Rays, Bucs and Lightning He joined the Times in 2006 after spending two years with the Modesto Bee in California, where he did everything from covering the Single-A Modesto Nuts minor league baseball team and high school football to tackling first-person stories on whitewater rafting and adventure racing. Smith grew up in the Detroit suburbs and attended the University of Michigan, where he covered the football, basketball and hockey teams for the Michigan Daily. He freelanced for the Associated Press and Detroit Free Press before securing internships at Crain's Detroit Business and the Raleigh News & Observer. An avid runner, Smith loves traveling, bowling and singing karaoke. <p>Phone: (813) 310 9024</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:joesmith@tampabay.com ">joesmith@tampabay.com</a> </p><p>Blogs: </p><p><a href="http://tampabay.com/blogs/lightning/">Lightning Strikes</a></p> 1 (St. Petersburg 4/4/2007)&#10;Facebook picture of Joe Smith.&#10;(John Pendygraft | TIMES) /resources/images/dti/2012/10/Smith_Joe_wp.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745475-joe-smith AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:35:33.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:35:33.000-04:00 <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">JOE SMITH</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2282586 2016-06-21 22:33:53.0 UTC 2 Months Ago 2016-17-tampa-bay-lightning-schedule sports/hockey/lightning 2016-17 Tampa Bay Lightning schedule StaffArticle 2281428 2016-06-13 02:26:14.0 UTC 2 Months Ago stanley-cup-anniversary-present-for-penguins sports/hockey/lightning Penguins win Stanley Cup StaffArticle 2286955 2016-07-27 02:20:43.0 UTC 1 Month Ago lightning-retains-center-vladislav-namestnikov sports/hockey/lightning Lightning retains center Vladislav Namestnikov StaffArticle <p>ATLANTA — With both teams coming off a two-day holiday break, Lightning coach Guy Boucher said he wasn't &quot;expecting something pretty&quot; when it came to Sunday's showdown with the Thrashers.</p> <p>Pretty it wasn't. But the game was certainly entertaining for the fans, and meaningful for Tampa Bay, which pulled out a 3-2 overtime victory over Atlanta at Philips Arena to remain in first place in the Southeast Division.</p> <p>As veteran right wing Marty St. Louis said, &quot;it's about finding a way.&quot; And partly thanks to two goals by captain Vinny Lecavalier, including the winner 1 minute, 13 seconds into overtime, the Lightning did just that. It was Tampa Bay's ninth straight win over Atlanta.</p> <p>&quot;It's huge for us,&quot; goalie Dan Ellis said. &quot;We're a team that really wants to make a name for ourselves this year. I think the (team) has struggled for a couple years, and this year we really wanted to show that with our new ownership, new general manager, new coaches, everything — all the way down — that we're a real team. We want to be the best team in the league … so we have to play that way every night.&quot;</p> <p>Though Lecavalier acknowledged it took a while for the Lightning to get up to its typical speed after the holiday layoff, the team fought through it and took a one-goal lead into the third period. Lecavalier, who Boucher said has been an &quot;inspiration&quot; for his play, made it 2-1 midway through the second by knocking in a rebound off a Simon Gagne shot.</p> <p>&quot;They weren't the prettiest goals,&quot; Lecavalier said, &quot;but I'll definitely take them.&quot;</p> <p>Tampa Bay (21-10-5) had a chance to take control of the game, putting together several great scoring opportunities, but it failed to cash in. That included two by Sean Bergenheim, who was robbed once by goalie Ondrej Pavelec on a backhand chance on a cross-crease pass from Lecavalier.</p> <p>But Ellis also delivered another strong performance, making big saves in the third.</p> <p>That was until Jim Slater got behind the Lightning defense with just under four minutes left in regulation, and former Lightning Freddie Modin pounced on his rebound to help send the game to overtime. </p> <p>That's when Lecavalier scored on a four-on-three power play, with St. Louis picking up his second assist of the game.</p> <p>&quot;This team is resilient,&quot; St. Louis said. &quot;We find ways sometimes. You can't overanalyze things. You've got to be proud.&quot;</p> <p></p> <p></p> <table border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Lightning</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>3</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Thrashers</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p></p> <p></p> <p><b>First Period</b><b>—</b>1, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 28 (Malone, St. Louis), 8:14. <b>Penalties</b><b>—</b>None. </p> <p><b>Second Period</b><b>—</b>2, Atlanta, Bogosian 3 (Stewart, Little), 6:03. 3, Tampa Bay, Lecavalier 5 (Gagne, Bergenheim), 9:04. <b>Penalties</b><b>—</b>Oduya, Atl (tripping), 12:24; Modin, Atl (holding), 14:16; Malone, TB (hooking), 19:34. </p> <p><b>Third Period</b><b>—</b>4, Atlanta, Modin 7 (Slater, Eager), 16:17. <b>Penalties</b><b>—</b>Enstrom, Atl (hooking), :23; Enstrom, Atl, double minor (high-sticking), 10:47; Bergenheim, TB (interference), 11:06; Hedman, TB (delay of game), 18:47; Byfuglien, Atl (boarding), 19:49. </p> <p><b>Overtime</b><b>—</b>5, Tampa Bay, Lecavalier 6 (St. Louis, Stamkos), 1:13 (pp). <b>Penalties</b><b>—</b>None. <b>Shots on Goal</b><b>—</b>Tampa Bay 11-13-9-1—34. Atlanta 6-11-9-2—28. <b>Power-play opportunities</b><b>—</b>Tampa Bay 1 of 6; Atlanta 0 of 2. <b>Goalies</b><b>—</b>Tampa Bay, Ellis 11-5-5 (28 shots-26 saves). Atlanta, Pavelec 12-7-4 (34-31). <b>A</b><b>—</b>14,610 (18,545). <b>T</b><b>—</b>2:32.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:48:12