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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Lightning, 4-2

Dylan Strome returns from 11-game absence in loss in Tampa Bay

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks' woes in Florida continued on Thursday night, dropping a 4-2 game to the Tampa Bay Lightning. In seven games this season in the Sunshine State, Chicago now has a 0-6-1 record. 

Mattias Janmark and Dylan Strome scored the goals in the tilt while Kevin Lankinen made 19 saves in the loss. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Janmark factored on both tallies on the night with a goal and an assist, the fourth time this season he's notched a tally and a helper in a game. His five multi-point efforts tie a career high for a season (2017-18).

UP NEXT: Chicago and Tampa meet again on Saturday afternoon in the final Florida-based game of the season for the visitors (3 p.m. - NBCSCH)


GAME RECAP


CHI: 1, TBL: 0
1st - 2:10 - Mattias Janmark (Dominik Kubalik, Alex DeBrincat) -- PPG

The visitors opened the scoring on the game's opening power play. Alex DeBrincat cycled the puck to the point for Dominik Kubalik, who put a shot on the ice just wide of the goal where Mattias Janmark was able to redirect it past Andrei Vasilevskiy for the 1-0 lead.

Video: CHI@TBL: Janmark opens scoring with power-play goal


CHI: 1, TBL: 1
1st - 13:15 - Alex Killorn (Victor Hedman)

The Lightning leveled things up as Alex Killorn netted his fifth of the season against the Blackhawks. Victor Hedman, on the half wall along the far side, found Killorn behind the net. The winger came out the near side of the goal and banked a shot off the stick of Kevin Lankinen and in to tie the game , 1-1.


CHI: 1, TBL: 2
1st - 17:02 - Yanni Gourde (Mikhail Sergachev, Andrei Vasilevskiy) -- PPG

Tampa took their first lead of the game on the power play just before the end of the period off a zone entry. Yanni Gourde was sprung into the offensive end by Mikhail Sergachev and then split the defensemen and put a backhander on goal that went between the legs of Kevin Lankinen for a 2-1 lead.


CHI: 2, TBL: 2
1st - 18:45 - Dylan Strome (Mattias Janmark, Duncan Keith) -- PPG

Chicago took their turn with an equalizer on the power play as Dylan Strome found twine on the power play in his first game back. Mattias Janmark eluded a check bringing the puck into the zone and found Strome in front, who stuck with his own shot attempt and put a second rebound under the pad of Andrei Vasilevskiy for the 2-2 tie.

Video: CHI@TBL: Strome's perseverance pays off with PPG


CHI: 2, TBL: 3
3rd - Ross Colton (Mathieu Joseph, Pat Maroon)

The Lightning took the lead in the third period as Mathieu Joseph put Ross Colton in on a breakaway alone. The centerman deked right and went left, putting a puck around the outstretched pad of Kevin Lankinen for a 3-2 lead.


CHI: 2, TBL: 4
3rd - 19:44 - Victor Hedman

The Lightning put the game away in the final minute as Victor Hedman blocked a shot and sent the puck the length of the ice into the empty net for a 4-2 advantage. 

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