NOTES: Canucks C Ryan Kesler, who is from Livonia, Mich., was selected to the U.S. Olympic team. ... Vancouver rookie G Eddie Lack, in his second straight start since Roberto Luongo got injured Dec. 22, is 7-3-1 with a 2.02 goals-against average, eighth best in the NHL, a .924 save percentage. Before Wednesday's loss, was 5-0-1 in his previous six games with two shutouts. ... The Canucks reassigned C Jeremy Welsh to AHL Utica. ... Vancouver's power play is among the worst in the league, but the Canucks lead the NHL in penalty-killing at 89.2 percent. ... Before Wednesday, Tampa Bay had one win in Vancouver during its 21-year-history. That victory came in the Lightning's previous visit to Rogers Arena, on Dec. 11, 2010. ... D Sami Salo made his first trip back to Vancouver since he signed with the Lightning two summers ago. Salo played nine season in Vancouver. ... Lightning assistant coach Rick Bowness, an assistant in Vancouver for seven seasons before being fired at the end of last season, also made his return.
Second-period barrage lifts Lightning past Canucks
POSTED: 11:40 PM MST Jan 01, 2014 UPDATED: 11:40 PM MST Jan 01, 2014
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