Tampa Bay's offense continues to strike like bolts of lightning during a summer thunderstorm — lighting up the sky from anywhere and everywhere at a high rate of frequency. Winnipeg became the latest team to feel the burn of the high-powered Lightning attack, as Tampa Bay cruised to an 8-3 victory against the Jets in front of an announced sellout crowd of 19,204 at the Forum as seven players scored goals and 14 registered at least a point. It is the ninth time in franchise history Tampa Bay has scored eight or more goals in a game, the first since an 8-3 win at Phoenix on Feb. 23, 2011. Tampa Bay has won five consecutive games to improve to 6-1 and has the chance to close out a perfect five-game homestand against the New York Rangers today. Tampa Bay has scored five or more goals in five consecutive games, while scoring at least three in every game this season. Nate Thompson became the 14th player this season to score a goal and the 19th to register at least a point in a game this season. Through Friday night, there were five teams in the league to score 14 or fewer goals.
Lightning rout Winnipeg, 8-3
Tampa Tribune | Feb 2