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Video: Lightning, Canucks score three goals in about 30 seconds

Jan 2, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

One can excuse much of the hockey world for being a little bleary eyed during the time of the Tampa Bay Lightning – Vancouver Canucks game.

After all, it’s the only game of the night, with a late start. Some may be barely over the “results” of New Year’s Eve festivities. There’s also that 2014 Winter Classic that may leave some would-be onlookers groggy.

The game started in a yawn-inducing way, too, but hopefully fans didn’t doze off during a run of second period goals Wednesday night.

Bruce Richardson scored for Vancouver 11:25 into the middle frame, but things didn’t really pick up until four minutes later. Over a span of just more than 30 seconds, a 1-0 game turned into a 2-2 tie. Here are the goals in chronological order.

Valtteri Filppula made it 1-1 with a snapshot 15:27 into the period:

Twenty seconds later, Tyler Johnson gave Tampa Bay a fleeting 2-1 lead:

That lead only made persisted for 14 seconds, however, as Zac Dalpe scored his first goal of the season:

One can only imagine the lightning puns that were striking down on readers after that display.

Update: The Lightning ended up winning 4-2 on Wednesday. The Bolts ended a two-game skid, extending Vancouver’s losing streak to two in the process.

  1. lightning69 - Jan 2, 2014 at 2:16 AM

    I shouldn’t have stayed up for this, but yes, a lot of action. Bishop and Lack were trading stellar saves in 1st. Seems that the Bolts are still holding their own against the west. We’ve only been blown out a couple times. If the Lightning keep using their bursts of speed, and play solid D, we have a chance to hold onto a top 3-4 spot when Stamkos finally returns. Gotta keep clawing our way through some tough road work.

    I say find a way to keep Kucherov up even when Stammer gets back. He ripped the only PP goal with 2.6 in 2nd. Absolutely changed the momentum for the rest of the game.

    Imagine those 2 shot releases on either side of the PP. Nice!

  2. canucks30 - Jan 2, 2014 at 5:10 AM

    BRUCE Richardson you say?

  3. interiorfan - Jan 2, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Who in the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks is Bruce Richardson???? Bush league reporting, for sure.

    • imleftcoast - Jan 2, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      Meow Brian Williams.

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