Canucks Lead Lightning 2-0 After First

The first period could have been an uglier one for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who were very soft on the puck for the majority of it, but a more aggressive effort in the latter minutes of the period.

The Vancouver Canucks showed why they were the league leaders in power play goals scored when Alexander Edler put one behind Dwayne Roloson at 2:36. Although the power play came because of a botched goaltender interference call to Martin St. Louis (who was pushed in the Vancouver goaltender),the Canucks got on the board anyway.

It looked like the Bolts could get on the board when they went on the power play but the Canucks were able to take a 2-0 lead on a shorthanded goal scored by Jannik Hansen.

Tampa Bay did get another power play chance at 15:50, where they played more aggressively and got four shots on Cory Schneider.

Shots at the end of the first period were Canucks: 9 and Lightning: 7.

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