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Lightning maintain absurd scoring pace, overwhelm Jets

Feb 1, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01: Two fans stand beside the Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy on February 1, 2013 at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. The trophy was awarded to Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2011-12 season. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

The Lightning scored eight goals against the Winnipeg Jets in their win on Friday and as impressive as that is, it’s actually only a touch above average for Tampa Bay this season.

Tampa Bay is averaging an incredible 5.29 goals per game this season. They’ve scored more goals than the Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings, and Columbus Blue Jackets combined.

Steven Stamkos is on a four-game goal scoring streak, but Tampa Bay has been getting support from its entire team and Friday was no exception. Seven different Lightning players found the back of the net and only five were held off the scoresheet entirely.

Cory Conacher led the charge with two goals and an assist and now leads all rookies with 12 points in seven games.

On the Jets’ side, goaltender Ondrej Pavelec was pulled after allowing five goals for the second consecutive start. Al Montoya replaced him early in the second period, but wasn’t able to stop the bleeding.

About the only Winnipeg player that might someday look back on this game fondly was defenseman Paul Postma. The 23-year-old registered two assists and scored his first NHL goal in his 12th career game. You can watch that below:

Tampa Bay is now 6-1-0 this season. They’ll try to keep this hot streak alive on Saturday against the New York Rangers.

  1. tbbolts91 - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Watch out everyone, the lightning are coming

  2. muttbolts - Feb 2, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Great game lets see how they do against nyr

  3. themagicfanguy - Feb 2, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    I think Conacher may be legit y’all! Go Bolts!

  4. muttbolts - Feb 2, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    He’s like a young Marty again. Should be fun to watch

  5. redsoxchamp11 - Feb 2, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    hard not to get excited with this start, but they are bound to come back to earth a bit. I must say they are the best team we have had since 04. they will still need a little help from lady luck to avoid injuries in a shortened/condensed season, but they definitely look to be the best in the southeast. GO BOLTS!!!

  6. muttbolts - Feb 2, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Southeast is bad this year. Lindback is the biggest question about this team.

    • Woody Bass - Feb 2, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      Lindback is holding his own

  7. tampabayirish - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    I was at the game. Great win, Great Crowd. But it got a little too much “run and gun” in the early third period. The Lightning caugth the Jets in their third game in four nights. Tonight the Bolts host the rested and angry Rangers, That will be a significant challenge.

  8. Woody Bass - Feb 2, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Reblogged this on Woody Bass.

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