The Lightning lose to Toronto 3-2 and the credit, all of the credit, has to go to Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier. He was unbeatable.
The Lightning looked crisp and in command most of the game. Start with this number: the Bolts put 29 shots on net in the first two periods.
In fact, in the second period, they outshot the Maple Leafs 18 to 8.
Meanwhile, Ben Bishop gets hit with 16 shots and he settled down after giving up two goals in the first 10 minutes.
Toronto put the Bolts in a two-nothing hole, but even that wasn't really slowing down the Lightning. They just kept coming at Toronto in waves, especially on the power play.
They were 0-2 on the power play in the first two periods, but they had so many quality shots and good chances that it just gave the team a big boost of confidence.
Basically the Lightning owned the 3rd period as well, just one mistake, (which is all it takes) Radko Goudas with the turnover and Toronto burns them with it. James Van Reimsdyke buries the game winner.
The Lightning put 42 shots on net, Jonathan Bernier was a wall for Toronto stopping 40 of them -- none bigger than when he stopped Martin St. Louis' wide open wrist shot in the 3rd period, that would have tied the game with 3:17 to go.
Instead Toronto wins their 4th straight and the Lightning (watch their three game streak end) they pack up and get ready for the Senators in Ottawa on Thursday.
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