The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime on Saturday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Sometimes it really is a matter of quality over quantity. For example, much has been made of the Tampa Bay Lightning's inability to generate offensive opportunities, illustrated by their propensity to be outshot by opponents.


However, tonight the Lightning took 50 shots between regulation and overtime and needed every last one of them to notch three goals. Meanwhile, the visiting Carolina Hurricanes scored two goals on 27 shots, cashing in on their first shot of the game and again on their first shot of the second period.

All of this is just to point out that hockey can be a weird game.

"That is less frustrating to me than getting twenty shots, I would rather get the fifty and the goalie flat out beat us instead of saying we just beat ourselves." - Lightning head coach Jon Cooper
The story of this one really comes down to the Lightning hanging around long enough to solve Hurricanes netminder Justin Peters. His counterpart, Ben Bishop was rock-solid and dependable but Peters was simply spectacular tonight.