02/20 23:53 CST Vegas stops Tampa Bay's 11-game streak with 5-3 win
Vegas stops Tampa Bay's 11-game streak with 5-3 win
LAS VEGAS (AP) --- Alec Martinez had a goal and an assist in his Vegas debut,
and the Golden Knights stopped Tampa Bay's 11-game win streak with a 5-3
victory over the Lightning on Thursday night.
Martinez, who was acquired in a trade with Los Angeles on Wednesday, tied the
game late in the first period, delighting the crowd at T-Mobile Arena. It was
Martinez's second goal of the season; he also scored at Vegas on Jan. 9.
Paul Stastny, Mark Stone, Ryan Reaves and Max Pacioretty also scored for the
Golden Knights. Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves while improving to 21-13-4
against Tampa Bay.
Vegas earned its fourth straight win and improved to 8-3-2 under coach Pete
DeBoer, who took over for the fired Gerard Gallant on Jan. 15. The win pushed
the Golden Knights into first place in the Pacific Division, one point ahead of
Vegas' streak also includes victories over playoff contenders St. Louis,
Washington and the New York Islanders.
Steven Stamkos had two goals for Tampa Bay, and Kevin Shattenkirk also scored.