The Tampa Bay Lightning looked tremendous Wednesday night as they took on the Phoenix Coyotes. Teddy Purcell helped his team achieve one of the best victories of the season with a stunning hat trick. Odds.
“That was pretty cool,” Purcell stated. “My first hat trick since street hockey when I was 10 or 12, probably. You get a hat trick and, obviously, the two points, it’s a great night.”
The first period belonged entirely to the Tampa Bay Lightning. They completely dominated the game and looked simply unstoppable. The Phoenix Coyotes don’t usually look so bad, but this time, they were absolutely dreadful. Teddy Purcell opened the score just one second before the 2 minute mark. A minute later, Johan Harju found Martin St. Louis which made it 0-2. It took 5 more minutes until Martin St. Louis managed a double and made the score 0-3. Steven Stamkos added a fourth right before the 15 minute mark and Vincent Lecavalier came with the fifth right when the clock was showing 17:54. It was 0-5 in one of the best periods the Lightning had this season. Scores.
The second period started almost exactly like the first. Teddy Purcell scored when there were 17 seconds left until the 3 minute mark. The pass was provided by Vincent Lee and Purcell’s finish was exquisite. 5 minutes later, the same Vincent Lee found Teddy Purcell, and the latter managed to complete an amazing hat trick. The score was 0-7 and there was absolutely no coming back for the Coyotes. The Tamba Bay players took their foot off the gas and Martin Hanzal managed to get a goal for the Coyotes. The score was 1-7 and the Coyotes hope they will soon forget the first two periods of this game.
“You could see it, our guys just had no gas in the tank,” Dave Tippett, Phoenix Coyotes, stated. “That’s one of those games where you just get rid of it, burn the tape, and move on.” Las Vegas odds.
Adam Hall wanted to score too and he finally did it 4 minutes and 52 seconds into the third period. That was finally the last goal for the Tamba Bay Lightning. Kyle Turris made it 2-8 in the ninth minute and David Schlemko added another one a couple of minutes later. That one set the final score and the Lightning could be happy with their 3-8 win.