Lighting goalie Vasilevskiy gets 150th NHL win against Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist for his fifth straight multi-point game, goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy picked up his 150th career NHL win and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Friday night.

Vasilevskiy - who has 13 straight wins in regulation - stopped 23 shots. He is the fourth goalie in league history to get 150 victories in less than 250 games played (246). The others are Ken Dryden (241), Andy Moog (245) and Braden Holtby (246).

''You look in the last few years here we have some special players on this team and he is right at the top. It's great to see him being rewarded like that, especially in that last stretch,'' Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.

Vasilevskiy is 13-0-2 with a 2.10 goals against average during that span. His string of earning a point in 15 straight games is second in franchise history and one away from tying Nikolai Khabibulin's 2003 mark.

Kucherov put the game out of reach midway through the third period with a highlight goal to put the Lightning ahead 4-2. He took a stretch pass from Steven Stamkos, split the Anaheim defense and went top shelf with a backhand past Anaheim goaltender John Gibson for his ninth goal in the past 10 games.

''You have to be fearless to go through the middle like he did. He bounced off it. He takes that backhand everyday and to do that against an elite goalie, not too many guys can go do that,'' Cooper said.

''It was an unbelievable play,'' Tampa Bay defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said. ''I think the way he takes that pass initially and kind of sneaks through both of those guys. He does a tremendous job of hiding his stick and not showing the goalie which way he is going to put it. To put it top shelf was a pretty sick move.''

Anthony Cirelli, who also had a goal and an assist, had the go-ahead goal with 1:02 remaining in the second period when Jan Rutta's shot deflected off his skate and into the net.

Ondrej Palat and Erik Cernak also scored for the Lightning.

Rickard Rakell and Michael Del Zotto each had a goal and an assist for Anaheim, which has gone 3-3 in its last six games, while Ryan Getzlaf added a pair of assists. Troy Terry scored late in the third period and Gibson made 18 saves.

''It feels like we're playing really well from time to time, or most times in the game, and then something happens and it's in the back of the net,'' Rakell said.

Palat opened the scoring at 4:07 with his first goal in 12 games. Cirelli dumped the puck into the Ducks' zone and then chased it behind the net before feeding it to Palat for his 13th of the season.

Rakell tied it four minutes later with a wrist shot, beating Vasilevskiy through a screen. Rakell fanned on his first shot before regaining possession and firing a shot after making a spin move to get free from Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman.

Cernak put Tampa Bay back on top with 5:17 remaining in the first when he took a pass from Brayden Point and tapped it past Gibson. It is the first time the second-year defenseman has scored in back-to-back games. Del Zotto evened it with 1:31 left with a wrist shot through traffic.

Terry scored with 11.9 seconds remaining when Anaheim had the extra skater. He skated in front of the net and deflected Rakell's pass over Vasilevskiy.

HONORING KOBE

Gibson wore a Kobe Bryant tribute mask for the game. The mask featured a silhouette of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, surrounded by the names of the seven other victims of last Sunday's fatal helicopter crash. The mask also included the years of all five of his championships and his 81-point game. Bryant's jersey numbers of No. 24 and 8 were also prominently displayed on both sides.

NOTES: Stamkos also extended his point streak to six games with an assist on Kucherov's goal. ... Patrick Maroon's second-period assist gave him a point in 11 straight games against Anaheim. ... Getzlaf has eight multi-point games this season.

UP NEXT

Lightning: At San Jose Sharks on Saturday to complete a four-game trip.

Ducks: At Los Angeles Kings on Saturday in this season's third installment of the Freeway Series.

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123T
TB31-15-5
2114
ANA20-26-5
2013
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
E. Cernak D10130/0218:123
A. Cirelli C11224/2016:180
Y. Gourde RW00-210/0011:304
V. Hedman D00-100/0223:240
T. Johnson RW01121/3214:510
A. Killorn LW00030/1016:000
N. Kucherov RW11210/0019:141
P. Maroon LW01020/0014:293
R. McDonagh D00210/0021:141
O. Palat LW10110/0016:220
C. Paquette C00-111/2013:185
B. Point C01238/7018:151
J. Rutta D01110/0017:380
M. Sergachev D00-100/0018:413
K. Shattenkirk D00010/0018:392
S. Stamkos LW01201/3017:502
M. Stephens C00-205/6009:510
C. Verhaeghe LW00-200/0008:141
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Del Zotto D11230/0017:411
N. Deslauriers LW00020/0007:163
C. Fowler D00-100/0219:420
R. Getzlaf C021210/2020:341
D. Grant C00-101/5209:531
E. Gudbranson D00-220/0023:141
A. Henrique LW00-138/4015:150
M. Jones LW00-211/1216:390
O. Kase RW00-330/0019:260
J. Larsson D00210/0014:090
H. Lindholm D00-120/0025:100
J. Manson D00-210/0016:582
R. Rakell LW11230/1018:223
N. Ritchie LW00020/0015:362
C. Rowney RW00000/1010:202
J. Silfverberg RW00200/2016:531
S. Steel C00-103/4015:370
T. Terry RW10111/0014:320
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Vasilevskiy (W)263230.88560:00
GOALIESSA
A. Vasilevskiy (W)26
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Gibson (L)224180.81856:38
GOALIESSA
J. Gibson (L)22
GOAL Troy Terry (Tip-in shot), Assists: Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf
TB:GoalsShots
ANA:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • ANA
      19:47GOAL Troy Terry (Tip-in shot), Assists: Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf
    • TB
      10:56GOAL Nikita Kucherov (Backhand shot), Assist: Steven Stamkos
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • TB
      18:58GOAL Anthony Cirelli , Assists: Jan Rutta and Pat Maroon
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • ANA
      18:29GOAL Michael Del Zotto (Wrist shot)
    • TB
      14:43GOAL Erik Cernak (Tip-in shot), Assists: Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov
    • ANA
      08:42GOAL Rickard Rakell (Wrist shot), Assists: Michael Del Zotto and Ryan Getzlaf
    • TB
      04:07GOAL Ondrej Palat (Wrist shot), Assists: Anthony Cirelli and Tyler Johnson
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • ANA
      23.0Cam Fowler penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    • TB
      11.0Tyler Johnson penalty Hooking - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • ANA
      12:21Max Jones penalty Holding - 2 min.
    • ANA
      06:21Derek Grant penalty Holding the Stick - 2 min.
    • TB
      02:53Victor Hedman penalty Tripping - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • TB
      09:29Erik Cernak penalty Hooking - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
TB
ANA
Shots on Goal2226
Goals in Power Play00
Faceoff Wins2024
Penalties33
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties33
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
TB
Shots on Goal22
Goals in Power Play0
Faceoff Wins20
Penalties3
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties3
Misconducts0
123T
TB31-15-5
2114
ANA20-26-5
2013
STARS OF THE GAME
18.2 %SHOT %11.5 %
0.885 %SAVE %0.818 %
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
E. Cernak D10130/0218:123
A. Cirelli C11224/2016:180
Y. Gourde RW00-210/0011:304
V. Hedman D00-100/0223:240
T. Johnson RW01121/3214:510
A. Killorn LW00030/1016:000
N. Kucherov RW11210/0019:141
P. Maroon LW01020/0014:293
R. McDonagh D00210/0021:141
O. Palat LW10110/0016:220
C. Paquette C00-111/2013:185
B. Point C01238/7018:151
J. Rutta D01110/0017:380
M. Sergachev D00-100/0018:413
K. Shattenkirk D00010/0018:392
S. Stamkos LW01201/3017:502
M. Stephens C00-205/6009:510
C. Verhaeghe LW00-200/0008:141
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Del Zotto D11230/0017:411
N. Deslauriers LW00020/0007:163
C. Fowler D00-100/0219:420
R. Getzlaf C021210/2020:341
D. Grant C00-101/5209:531
E. Gudbranson D00-220/0023:141
A. Henrique LW00-138/4015:150
M. Jones LW00-211/1216:390
O. Kase RW00-330/0019:260
J. Larsson D00210/0014:090
H. Lindholm D00-120/0025:100
J. Manson D00-210/0016:582
R. Rakell LW11230/1018:223
N. Ritchie LW00020/0015:362
C. Rowney RW00000/1010:202
J. Silfverberg RW00200/2016:531
S. Steel C00-103/4015:370
T. Terry RW10111/0014:320
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Vasilevskiy (W)263230.88560:00
GOALIESSA
A. Vasilevskiy (W)26
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Gibson (L)224180.81856:38
GOALIESSA
J. Gibson (L)22
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
TB31-15-5
2114
ANA20-26-5
2013
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
E. Cernak D10130/0218:123
A. Cirelli C11224/2016:180
Y. Gourde RW00-210/0011:304
V. Hedman D00-100/0223:240
T. Johnson RW01121/3214:510
A. Killorn LW00030/1016:000
N. Kucherov RW11210/0019:141
P. Maroon LW01020/0014:293
R. McDonagh D00210/0021:141
O. Palat LW10110/0016:220
C. Paquette C00-111/2013:185
B. Point C01238/7018:151
J. Rutta D01110/0017:380
M. Sergachev D00-100/0018:413
K. Shattenkirk D00010/0018:392
S. Stamkos LW01201/3017:502
M. Stephens C00-205/6009:510
C. Verhaeghe LW00-200/0008:141
Total4702220/246-26
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Del Zotto D11230/0017:411
N. Deslauriers LW00020/0007:163
C. Fowler D00-100/0219:420
R. Getzlaf C021210/2020:341
D. Grant C00-101/5209:531
E. Gudbranson D00-220/0023:141
A. Henrique LW00-138/4015:150
M. Jones LW00-211/1216:390
O. Kase RW00-330/0019:260
J. Larsson D00210/0014:090
H. Lindholm D00-120/0025:100
J. Manson D00-210/0016:582
R. Rakell LW11230/1018:223
N. Ritchie LW00020/0015:362
C. Rowney RW00000/1010:202
J. Silfverberg RW00200/2016:531
S. Steel C00-103/4015:370
T. Terry RW10111/0014:320
Total3402624/206-17
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Vasilevskiy (W)263230.88560:00
GOALIESSA
A. Vasilevskiy (W)26
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Gibson (L)224180.81856:38
GOALIESSA
J. Gibson (L)22
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

123T
TB31-15-5
2114
ANA20-26-5
2013
TEAM STATS
3.89
GF AVG
3.09
GA AVG
.89
Power Play
2.70
GF AVG
3.37
GA AVG
.43
Power Play
All times are US/Eastern.