Burns: 3 Things from shutting out the Blue Jackets
Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns recaps the Bolts 2-0 win over Columbus
Tampa Bay's Russian foursome led the charge in the Lightning's 2-0 blanking of Columbus at Nationwide Arena to cap a highly-successful three-game road trip.
Young defenseman Mikhail Sergachev scored a pair of goals for the only scoring the Lightning would need. Nikita Kucherov tallied assists on both to extend his season-opening scoring streak to eight games.
Lightning at Blue Jackets: Projected lines, storylines
The Lightning look to close out the three-game road trip with a win in Columbus
Preview | Lightning at CBJ
Preview | Lightning at Blue Jackets
Caley Chelios previews the Lightning's Thursday night matchup versus the Columbus Blue Jackets
After splitting the back-to-back against the Red Wings and Devils, Tampa Bay closes out the road trip against Columbus. In their most recent contest in New Jersey, the Lightning twice failed to hold onto a lead but did manage to earn a point in a 5-4 shootout loss.
Nikita Kucherov looks to score a goal in his seventh straight game to start the season
The Lightning play the second game of a back-to-back against the surprising Devils squad that has started the season 4-1-0. Tampa Bay won its first road game of the season last night in Detroit and Nikita Kucherov scored a goal for the sixth straight game to start the season.
Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 3-2 win in Detroit
With this victory, the Lightning have now won eight consecutive games against Detroit, dating back to Game Four of their 2016 First Round Playoff series. They've also won eight straight regular season games versus the Wings. The vast majority of those games have been close contests, often decided by a single goal. This one was no exception. But as has been the case over the last couple of years, the Lightning were the ones to make an extra key play and secure victory.