Tampa Bay Lightning Shutout by Nashville Predators


The Tampa Bay Lightning were shutout by the Nashville Predators 1-0 Thursday evening in their second preseason game of the year.

Pekka Rinne and Marek Mazanec combined to make 22 saves for the Predators (1-1) to keep the Lightning (1-1) off the scoreboard.

Kristers Gudlevskis played the entire game for the Bolts and made 31 saves.

The lone goal of the game came just 3:17 in as Filip Forsberg’s backhander found the back of the net off a Mike Ribeiro feed.

The Lightning only had one powerplay chance while Nashville had five. In his preseason debut, Radko Gudas had 17 penalty minutes after a fight with Paul Gaustad and a game misconduct.

Cody Kunyk had a team high three shots while eight other players had two.

Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson made their preseason debuts. However, Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman, Ryan Callahan, Brenden Morrow, Anton Stralman, Brian Boyle and others did not dress again.

After playing in Tuesday’s win against Nashville, Andrei Vasilevskiy backed up Gudlevskis in tonight’s game.

The Lightning’s next preseason game is on Friday night when they host the Dallas Stars at the Amalie Arena.