Cats Quickies: Santorelli's SO goal stands firm as Panthers upset Lightning 3-2




Steve Downie? Yes, that was Bolts' coach Guy Boucher's inspired choice as the Tampa Bay Lightning's "spoiler" in an unlikely shootout against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night from the St. Pete Times Forum. Can't fault the bench boss for playing a hunch. Or maybe you can. Doesn't matter in our case.

Regardless, it was a split dose of heroism as netminder Scott Clemmensen (34 saves, 3 additional in the shootout) shared a pedestal with forward Mike Santorelli (3rd period GT goal) as the Cats continued a Streak of Dread over Tampa Bay, stretching the all-time record to 52-34-10 against their Western Florida rivals.

Notes...

Scorers:  (TB) Marc-Andre Bergeron, Sean Bergenheim. (FLA) David Booth, Santorelli.  Assists: (TB) Randy Jones, Martin St. Louis, Dominic Moore, Adam Hall. (FLA) Dennis Wideman, Stephen Weiss, Cory Stillman, Bryan McCabeSOG leader: Stillman (5).  TOI leader: Wideman (29:57...remember that number when asking what he's worth to this team).  Hits: Bryan Allen, Jack Skille (5); FLA won the night 28-24.  PIM: 6 tied with (2).  FLA PP: 1 for 2 (50%).  FLA PK: 5 for 5 (100%...sweet).  FLA Faceoffs: won 43% (20-27).  SOG: 36-26 TB; goalie Dan Ellis stopped 24 shots.  Vincent Lecavalier: 11 faceoff wins, no points.  Steven Stamkos: no points, +1, 6 SOG.  More from Raw Charge here.

Next up: at The Island on Monday, 1pm; Live Game Thread at noon.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Litter Box Cats

You must be a member of Litter Box Cats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Litter Box Cats. You should read them.

Join Litter Box Cats

You must be a member of Litter Box Cats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Litter Box Cats. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker