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Numbers to know from the Lightning’s record-setting night

Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) celebrates after he scores a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday Oct. 21, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) celebrates after he scores a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday Oct. 21, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
Published Oct. 22, 2018
Updated Oct. 22, 2018

CHICAGO — The Lightning always strives to put up a high volume of shots in every game.

But there is a high volume of shots, and then there's what the Lightning put together Sunday against the Blackhawks in the second period.

Lightning players peppered the Chicago net with 33 shots, an NHL record for one period since shots by period become an official statistic in 1997-98.
The Lightning also set a franchise record for shots in one game with 55.

"There are so many things you need," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "It's why it doesn't happen that often. Everything has to go your way. The puck has to bounce over somebody's stick, you have to be in the right spot. It's really hard to do."

Difficult, but not impossible, as the Lightning showed against the Blackhawks. Here are some numbers to know that played a role in helping them reach that impressive feat and turn in a 12th victory over Chicago in the past 14 regular-season matchups:

6 points Brayden Point has this season and the number of consecutive games in which Yanni Gourde has scored a point. Gourde extended this streak to six games with his third power-play goal of the season. Point added two assists and a goal against the Blackhawks. Six is also the number of shots Tyler Johnson had, the second most from a Lightning player Sunday.

9 shots from Anthony Cirelli led the Lightning and played a significant role in helping the Lightning set records. Cirelli scored the first goal in the second period to give the Lightning the lead back.

+3 was how both Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov finished. Kucherov extended his scoring streak to five games with a goal and an assist.

28 penalties killed to open the season before Chicago snapped the Lightning's impeccable streak. That streak almost came to an end when the Wild scored seconds after a power play ended Saturday. The Lightning still has the top penalty kill in the NHL at 96.5 percent. Goaltender Louis Domingue gave up a goal on the penalty kill late in the third period after snapping his stick out of frustration on the goal that made it 5-2.

"I've got to keep my composure for sure," Domingue said after the game.

Domingue stopped 33 of 36 shots faced, which included a windmill-type save on a point-blank shot from Chicago wing Patrick Kane in the first.
His teammates lauded Domingue for that save, but he wasn't about to pat himself on the back.

"You know what, from up there, the first period looked good on me, but I wasn't happy with the period," Domingue said. "I thought my feet were bad. That's really uncharacteristic for me to make saves like that. I'm a guy who keeps the game simple. That shows that my feet weren't good early on. That will happen when you don't play often.

"It looks pretty, but it's not a pretty save in a goalies book."

Nonetheless, Domingue got the job done, improving his record to 2-0-0 this season. He is 9-3-1 since the Lightning acquired him in a trade from Arizona last November.