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Vegas Drops Tight Game in Tampa Bay, 4-2

Golden Knights outshot Lightning, 29-18

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights /

The Vegas Golden Knights (27-21-7) limited the Tampa Bay Lightning (33-15-5) to just 18 shots on goal, but fell to the Lightning, 4-2, on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena.

Tampa Bay jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal from Brayden Point midway through the first period. William Carrier answered with his sixth goal of the season in the final five minutes of the frame, but Tyler Johnson's late strike gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead after 20. Vegas outshot Tampa Bay 10-5 in the second period, but neither side lit the lamp until Paul Stastny's marker at 3:47 of the third. Steven Stamkos put the Lightning in front with a deflection goal at with 9:27 remaining and Alex Killorn sealed the game with an empty-net goal before the final horn sounded on the 4-2 win.

Vegas had held Stamkos without a shot through 51 minutes of play, but the Lightning captain's first attempt of the game snuck by Fleury to give Tampa Bay a lead it would not relinquish.

Paul Stastny: Stastny received medical treatment after a puck hit him in the face in the second period but returned to score in the third period.

Brayden McNabb: McNabb had his first two-assist game of the season.

Brayden Point: Point recorded two points (1G, 1A) to lead the Lightning to the win.

Vegas concludes its month on the road in Sunrise, Florida in a matchup against the Florida Panthers on Thursday at 4 p.m. PT at BB&T Center. Catch the game on AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340.

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