Ducks Come Up Short in Loss to Lightning

TAMPA -- Emerson Etem scored Anaheim's lone goal in a 5-1 loss to the Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Martin St. Louis and Valtteri Filppula each had three points, and goaltender Ben Bishop made 24 saves for his NHL-leading 13th win for the Lightning.

"It was a tough one. Not a really good start for us," said Ducks forward Mathieu Perreault. "They got the lead and [we thought] This can’t be happening to us. Even though we had a couple guys who are injured, we need to battle harder for sure."

The win put Tampa Bay's record against the Western Conference at 7-0-0. The Lightning (14-5-0) open a western road trip Saturday against the Phoenix Coyotes and play their next four games against those teams.

The Lightning built their lead to 4-0 with two second-period goals before Anaheim got on the scoreboard.

Filppula scored his second goal of the game on a power play 3:16 into the second. It was the second time this season the forward had two in a game.

Alex Killorn charged the Anaheim net and lifted a rebound over Jonas Hiller at 10:51. St. Louis had an assist on each of the second-period goals.

Anaheim's Emerson Etem found some open ice in front of the Tampa Bay net and scored his fifth goal of the season at 16:07.

The Ducks will close out the second of back-to-backs tomorrow night in Raleigh.

"The positive is we started out the last road trip 0-and-2 and we finished off strong," said Etem. "That’s our goal, to get two big wins coming up. We’ve just got to get back to playing the game we know we can play. That’s playing simple, getting a lot of shots on net and getting the shots on net early. We’re going to get back to that."

Scoring Summary
1st Period
11:52TBL Valtteri Filppula (7) ASST: Teddy Purcell (6), Matt Carle (9) 1 - 0 TBL
16:25TBL PPG - Martin St. Louis (8) ASST: J.T. Brown (1), Valtteri Filppula (7) 2 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
03:16TBL PPG - Valtteri Filppula (8) ASST: Victor Hedman (6), Martin St. Louis (10) 3 - 0 TBL
10:51TBL Alex Killorn (5) ASST: Martin St. Louis (11), Mark Barberio (2) 4 - 0 TBL
16:07ANA Emerson Etem (5) ASST: Cam Fowler (8), Francois Beauchemin (6) 4 - 1 TBL
3rd Period
02:05TBL Victor Hedman (3) ASST: Richard Panik (8), Tyler Johnson (4) 5 - 1 TBL
Three Stars of the Game
Valtteri Filppula
Valtteri Filppula
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 20:17
Martin St. Louis
Martin St. Louis
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:53
Victor Hedman
Victor Hedman
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 23:50
Penalty Summary
1st Period
09:31TBL B.J. Crombeen  Fighting (maj) against  Patrick Maroon
09:31ANA Patrick Maroon  Fighting (maj) against  B.J. Crombeen
13:14TBL Tyler Johnson  Tripping against  Teemu Selanne
15:49ANA Daniel Winnik  Holding against  Richard Panik
19:54TBL Ryan Malone  Fighting (maj) against  Bryan Allen
19:54ANA Bryan Allen  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Malone
2nd Period
01:31ANA Rickard Rakell  Holding against  Valtteri Filppula
13:29TBL Radko Gudas  Holding against  Mathieu Perreault
13:29ANA Teemu Selanne  Roughing against  Radko Gudas
13:29TBL Radko Gudas  Roughing against  Teemu Selanne
14:55ANA Kyle Palmieri  Hi-sticking against  Alex Killorn
15:25TBL Ondrej Palat  Charging against  Hampus Lindholm
3rd Period
05:29TBL Richard Panik  Boarding against  Ben Lovejoy
05:29ANA Ben Lovejoy  Roughing against  Richard Panik
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/32/2
Faceoff Wins2539
Blocked Shots1011
Penalty Minutes2020
4C. FowlerD0102023:05
5L. SbisaD00-20020:45
6B. LovejoyD00-11218:30
7A. CoglianoL0001013:51
8T. SelanneR0012216:15
10C. PerryR00-23017:46
13N. BoninoC00-21013:57
17D. PennerR00-11014:25
21K. PalmieriR00-13213:39
22M. PerreaultC0012016:59
23F. BeaucheminD0110020:51
34D. WinnikL0000214:12
47H. LindholmD0002019:46
55B. AllenD00-23515:46
62P. MaroonL00-11511:29
65E. EtemR1001016:23
67R. RakellC00-11214:01
77D. Smith-PellyR0001011:59
1J. Hiller1520.75060:00
2E. BrewerD0010018:15
7R. GudasD0010419:34
8M. BarberioD0100016:12
9T. JohnsonC0111214:12
12R. MaloneL0001510:02
14B. ConnollyR0011013:38
16T. PurcellL0110015:30
17A. KillornC1012015:43
18O. PalatL0010215:33
19B. CrombeenR0000512:34
23J. BrownR0114014:25
25M. CarleD0111020:55
26M. St. LouisR1202017:53
44N. ThompsonC0001012:54
51V. FilppulaC2102020:17
62A. SustrD0012018:53
71R. PanikL0111212:05
77V. HedmanD1102023:50
30B. Bishop2425.96059:35