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Joe Smith's takeaways from Thursday's Lightning-Flames game

The Lightning FINALLY got a power play. After setting a franchise record with back-to-back games without a power-play opportunity, Tampa Bay went on the man advantage 1:31 into the second period against the Flames, ending a streak of 142 minutes, 4 seconds without a power play.

Brayden Point isn't an All-Star this season, but he will be one in the future. Point's goal in the second period was his 17th this season and matched his point total of last season (40). The second-year pro plays like a veteran and is earning a ton of respect around the league.

The bye week comes at a good time for Andrei Vasilevskiy. The goalie has been the Lightning's MVP. But he is in his first rough stretch of the season. He has allowed 15 goals in his past nine periods. The Lightning hung him out to dry in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Ottawa, but the past two games haven't been up to his lofty standards.

Joe Smith's takeaways from Thursday's Lightning-Flames game 01/11/18 [Last modified: Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:18pm]
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