|Date of game: 1/20/2015
Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Vancouver
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Killorn's two goals and Ben Bishop's 27 saves kept the Tampa Bay Lightning's home winning streak ongoing with a 4-1 decision over the Vancouver Canucks.
Valtteri Filppula contributed a goal and an assist and Brian Boyle also scored in the Lightning's eighth consecutive victory at Amalie Arena, tying a franchise record set from March 17-April 8, 2006.
The win kept Tampa Bay atop the Atlantic Division as it heads into the All- Star break.
Ryan Miller, who had yielded just one goal over three straight Vancouver wins prior to Tuesday's clash, surrendered three on 25 shots in the loss. Frank Corrado recorded the Canucks' lone goal.
The game remained scoreless into the second period before Filppula broke the deadlock 6:28 into the stanza. While racing towards the Vancouver net, he collected a deflected centering pass from Steven Stamkos and redirected it past Miller from close range.
Bishop protected the one-goal edge by coming up with 12 saves during the second, and the Lightning struck almost instantly in the third to extend the lead.
Killorn received a give from Victor Hedman along the right boards and skated uncontested towards Miller before ripping a shot over the goaltender's shoulder with just 11 seconds elapsed in the frame.
Boyle made it a 3-0 game just over four minutes later with a wicked one-timer off a Brett Connolly feed, but Corrado gave Vancouver some brief life by slipping a shot between Bishop's pads on a Canucks' rush at the 8:09 mark.
The Canucks had an opportunity to cut into the deficit further after gaining a 5-on-3 power play for more than a minute, but Tampa Bay killed off both minor penalties to maintain its 3-1 advantage.
Miller was pulled for an extra attacker with still over four minutes to go, leading to Killorn's empty-net tally with 2:26 left that put an end to any Vancouver comeback hopes.Game Notes
The first seven wins during the Lightning's home streak all came by one-goal
margins ... Hedman finished with two assists ... Corrado's goal was the second
of his NHL career, with the first coming against Calgary on April 13 of last
season ... Vancouver went 0-for-7 on the power play, including three
unsuccessful 5-on-3 situations ... Tampa Bay swept the season series, having
earned a 4-2 win in Vancouver on Oct. 18, and has won four straight from the