(Tampa) Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat both had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Friday night.
Yanni Gourde and Blake Coleman added one goal and one assist each for the Lightning, who swept the two-game streak against the Blackhawks to start the season.
> The summary of the meeting
Alex Killorn completed the scoring for the Lightning, who are 16-1-2 against the Blackhawks since the 2010-11 season.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 34 saves for the Florida squad, who started the campaign with consecutive wins for the first time since 2016-17 and for the eighth time in their history.
Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane replied for the Blackhawks. Collin Delia blocked 33 shots in his first game of the season.
As he did on Wednesday, the Lightning fell behind with three goals in the second period.
Palat got the ball rolling after Stamkos intercepted a pass from Delia. Killorn doubled his lead when he accepted a discount from Tyler Johnson before threading the needle. Coleman completed the offensive push by hopping on a loose puck near the net.