Sergachev flirting with NHL history as defense leads Lightning to another victory
- Category: Game Recaps
- Written by Erik Erlendsson
While running away with the Atlantic Division in the opening half of the season, the Lightning sometimes need to find new ways to challenge themselves.
Cruising along in the third period on Saturday in Denver, the Lightning went on cruise control and turned a blow out in to a close game before holding on for a 6-5 victory against the Colorado Avalanche.
Tampa Bay has now won seven consecutive games, the third longest winning streak in franchise history, and have opened up a nine-point lead in the division standings over Toronto.
But they unexpectedly had to work to secure their 24th victory and 50th point of the season after getting a career night from Anton Stralman and a monster effort from Victor Hedman to overcome a five-point night from Colorado’s Gabrel Landeskog.