The Tampa Bay Lightning continued their western road swing on Wednesday night, as they took to the ice against the Anaheim Ducks, looking to extend their winning streak to three games. With three days off since the shutout defeat in Phoenix, there was some potential for a let down. After a sluggish first period, which saw the Lightning only get two shots and fall behind 1-0 before taking a lead, they eventually fell short in overtime, by a final score of 3-2.
The Ducks jumped out to an early lead in the first period when the ageless wonder, Teemu Selanne, put them ahead on the power play 1-0; he beat Dan Ellis with a wrist shot from the left circle, one that Ellis would probably like to have back. For Selanne, the PPG was his sixth of the season. The Lightning had chances to get on the board themselves in the first, but failed to get shots on goal when they had the opportunities. Anaheim out-shot the Lightning 9-2 in the first period, which is very uncharacteristic for a Guy Boucher-coached team.