Lightning Pack for Carolina After Weekend Win

By Bradley Walker, 1010 Sports

Tampa, Fla. (CBS) Dwayne Roloson gave Mathieu Garon a break Saturday night and posted his 29th career shutout with 28 saves in a 1-0 win against the Winnipeg Jets at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Roloson hadn’t played since he gave up seven goals against the Panthers on Oct. 17, but he responded well Saturday night and looked like the goaltender the nation got a glimpse of during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The bolts’ defense blocked many shots on goal and ran a tight shift to hold the Jets scoreless, especially after they just came off a 9-8 win in Philadelphia the week before.

Tampa Bay has now won 12 straight games against the Atlanta-Winnipeg franchise, and is playing well on their home ice.

Vincent Lecavalier had the lone goal for the Lightning, and it came with less than a minute left in the second period. Steven Stamkos got the assist for Lecavalier and extended his point streak to seven straight games.

Ondrej Pavelec faced 27 shots from the Lightning, but let in the one goal which was the difference for the bolts. It came down to goaltending, and while both players held their ground Roloson came out on top.

With the start of a new month the Lightning head to Raleigh to face the Carolina Hurricanes in a Southeast Division showdown on Tuesday. These two teams faced each other on opening night, and Tampa Bay won the affair 5-1 at the RBC Center.


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