ANAHEIM, Calif. — Victor Hedman recalls many long nights over the years during the notoriously challenging California road trip."Some really tough nights," he said.That's why Lightning coach Jon Cooper called this three-game trek through San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim the team's biggest test of the season. It would be, most years.But this Lightning team has the makings of a special one.That's the takeaway after Tampa Bay swept the three games, often dominating, including Sunday's 2-1 win over the Ducks. The win was the fourth straight overall for the Lightning, which has the league's best record, 14-2-2.This was the first time since the 1993-94 season that Tampa Bay swept a three-game trip in California. It allowed just four goals in the wins."It was a tough trip," veteran Chris Kunitz said. "But a character one."Sundays' game wasn't nearly as close as the score indicated. At one point, Tampa Bay led 27-11 in shots, 22-9 in scoring chances. Had it not been for a Herculean effort by Ducks goalie John Gibson, the Lightning would have won by a touchdown."He was outstanding," Cooper said.But in the end, it was a spectacular — yet controversial — save by Andrei Vasilevskiy that lifted Tampa Bay. Two minutes after J.T. Brown gave the Lightning the 2-1 lead 7:18 into the third, the Ducks were on a power play. Jakob Silfverberg, who had tied the score five minutes into the third, sent a cross-crease pass to Brandon Montour, all alone at the back post. Vasilevskiy swung back and got his left pad on Montour's low shot. The puck trickled underneath and onto the goal line.The play was reviewed, but there wasn't enough video evidence to overturn the initial no-goal call."I thought that was in," Vasilevskiy said. "Guys started to scream, 'Hold it!' Just got lucky on that play."It was surprising the game hung in the balance so late. The Lightning had a handful of dangerous chances in the first period alone. Nikita Kucherov had a point-blank one-timer after a slick cross-zone pass from Mikhail Sergachev. Kunitz had a shot from the left circle. Kucherov had a breakaway but missed the net high. You get the picture. But with Vladislav Namestnikov's rebound midway through the second the only Lightning goal after two periods, the Ducks remained in it."We just couldn't get that extra one to pull away," Cooper said.Anaheim pushed back in the third. It created more chances and made Vasilevskiy work. That's when the Lightning's depth came through, the fourth line combining for the winning goal. Ryan Callahan started the play with a ferocious forecheck behind the Ducks' net. Kunitz made a crafty backhand pass to the slot, where Brown used an Anaheim defender as a screen before a stellar snipe over Gibson's shoulder. "?'Cally' and 'Kuni' did all the work," Brown said. "I just found the right area." First Period—None. Penalties—Perry, ANA, (hooking), 3:08.Second Period—1, Tampa Bay, Namestnikov 9 (Kucherov, Stamkos), 9:12 (pp). Penalties—Montour, ANA, (hooking), 7:19.Third Period—2, Anaheim, Silfverberg 5 (Wagner, Cogliano), 3:48. 3, Tampa Bay, Brown 1 (Kunitz, Callahan), 7:18. Penalties—Callahan, TB, (holding stick), 10:27. Shots on Goal—Tampa Bay 17-12-8—37. Anaheim 7-7-15—29. Power-play opportunities—Tampa Bay 1 of 2; Anaheim 0 of 1. Goalies—Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 13-1-1 (29 shots-28 saves). Anaheim, Gibson 5-6-1 (37-35).