Tampa Bay Lightning's 5 Best Goals so Far in 2013-14
The Tampa Bay Lightning are known around the league for one great thing—goal scoring. On any given night, the Bolts can light the lamp enough times to fill a highlight reel, but a few of their 63 goals stand out this season.
With a sniper like Steven Stamkos and playmakers Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell, Tampa Bay has plenty of offensive skill. They routinely display their skill that causes opposing fans to tip their caps.
With the league’s eighth-best offense this year (3.00 goals per game), Tampa Bay has provided some sweet goals. Here are the five best goals from the Lightning so far this season.
5. Alex Killorn vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
4. Richard Panik at Phoenix Coyotes
Richard Panik has stepped into a nice role as a secondary scorer for the Lightning. With a powerful shot, Panik could have a bright future ahead of him. Another young gun, Tyler Johnson, set up this great shot in a 6-3 defeat to Phoenix on November 16.
3. Tyler Johnson vs. Edmonton Oilers
As great of a playmaker as Tyler Johnson is, he can also put the puck in the back of the net. Richard Panik makes this play, but without Johnson knocking the puck home, it’s far less fun to watch. This goal ended up as the game winner in a 4-2 win on Nov. 7.
2. Valtteri Filppula vs. Florida Panthers
The give-and-go is one of the simplest plays to draw up in hockey, but it’s difficult to make it look as pretty as Valtteri Filppula and Teddy Purcell did against the Florida Panthers on Oct. 10. This goal was a pretty part of a 7-2 routing.
Filppula split the defense and roofed a great backhand for the goal.
1. Tyler Johnson at Buffalo Sabres
Tyler Johnson benefited again from the beauty of a play.
Victor Hedman pulled off a beautiful spin-o-rama to put the puck on the tape of Johnson. Considering Ryan Miller was an elite goaltender and could be again if his defense wasn’t so bad, Johnson needed to bring his best shot to beat him. He did, as the slow-motion replay shows.
He had about four inches of net at which to shoot, and Johnson hit it with authority. This is a goal worth replaying over and over again.
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