Post Game Report: Canucks @ Lightning
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LIGHTNING STRIKES CANUCKS
Luc Bourdon and Taylor Pyatt score goals to give the Canucks the early lead before slipping to Tampa Bay Thursday night. More
The Tampa Bay Lightning hope Brad Richards is heading for a strong finish.
Richards had a goal and two assists, leading the Lightning past the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Thursday night. The center has 16 goals and 29 assists, but is a minus 26 this season, worst in the NHL.
Richards gave the Lightning a 4-2 lead on his goal from the right circle at 8:34 of the third as Tampa Bay won for just the sixth time in the past 17 games. Alexander Edler's power-play goal got the Canucks within 4-3 with 24.1 seconds left.
There were eight fighting majors in the game.
Tampa Bay also got goals from Vinny Prospal, Chris Gratton and Vincent Lecavalier. Martin St. Louis had three assists.
Luc Bourdon and Taylor Pyatt also scored for Vancouver, which has lost eight of 10. Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo rejoined the team after spending time with his pregnant wife and made 23 saves. More
Catch all the highlights from Thursday night's game as the Canucks 4-3 loss to the Lightning. Watch The best photos of the night from the Canucks battle at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa Bay. View
CANUCKS TV FEB.1st
Watch Roberto Luongo makes his return to the BankAtlantic Center in Florida for the first time since joining Vancouver in 2006. Canucks TV will highlight the goalie's return through the eyes of goaltending coach, Ian Clark. Game time is 4:30, don't miss out!
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