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Tampa Bay 3, Los Angeles 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
Referees: T.J. Luxmore, Corey Syvret
Linesmen: Devin Berg, Killian McNamara
Attendance: 19092

Mathieu Joseph scored at 3:25 of overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning claimed their ninth straight win over Los Angeles, topping the visiting Kings 3-2 on Tuesday night.

After goalies Jonathan Quick and Andrei Vasilevskiy made incredible one-on-one saves in the first half of the three-on-three session, Joseph led an odd-man rush from the right side and fired a shot on Quick.

The netminder made the initial stop, but the puck hit his leg and trundled in for the winner -- his fifth marker of the season.

Victor Hedman and Taylor Raddysh scored for the Lightning, who are 6-1-0 in their past seven and beat the Kings for the sixth straight time on home ice.

Tampa Bay's nine-game winning streak against the Kings dates back to Jan. 16, 2017.

Vasilevskiy stopped 28 of 30 shots and moved to 15-4-3 for the Lightning, who are 7-4 in overtime.

Opening a four-game East Coast swing, Los Angeles got goals from Drew Doughty and Viktor Arvidsson.

Quick entered the contest on quite a streak -- 3-0-0 with a shutout in his last trio of starts. He surrendered three tallies on 30 shots to fall to 7-5-4.

In their first home game in almost two weeks, the Lightning opened a brief two-game homestand by having to do some early work on the penalty kill after Steven Stamkos went off for hooking.

However, Doughty put the Kings up first at 9:06 by scoring for the third time this season -- all on the man advantage. He hammered a blast that was screened by Alex Iafallo, who earned the primary assist. Anze Kopitar also posted a helper.

But on a delayed penalty and with an extra skater on, the Lightning cashed in when Hedman one-timed his sixth goal with just under two minutes to go.

With 15 seconds left, Quick slid over with a stretching glove save on Ondrej Palat's shot into a wide-open net, keeping the match knotted at 1.

In the first half-minute of the second period, Arvidsson scored when Matt Roy's long shot hit the Lightning's Ross Colton and deflected in off Arvidsson for a 2-1 lead.

Raddysh tied it with his own deflection, redirecting Jan Rutta's point shot for a 2-2 score at 14:19.

Quick stopped Stamkos on a breakaway inside the first four minutes of the third, and neither club produced much offense in the regulation's remainder.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Los Angeles   Tampa Bay
Viktor Arvidsson 1 Points Victor Hedman 1
Viktor Arvidsson 1 Goals Victor Hedman 1
Phillip Danault 1 Assists Ross Colton 1
Drew Doughty 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .900 Save Percentage Andrei Vasilevskiy .933
Jonathan Quick 27 Saves Andrei Vasilevskiy 28
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 30 2 1-2 3-3 6 23
Tampa Bay 30 3 0-3 1-2 4 22
Upcoming Games
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Ottawa. The Lightning have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Florida. The Kings have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .333 after a loss.