Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle and his teammate, center Nate Thompson, both of Anchorage, got off the goal schneid tonight.
Each scored in a 6-5 OT win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. Actually, they provided the first two goals of the game, with Carle striking on the power play and Thompson striking short-handed.
That's Carle's 38th career goal, and 20th on the power play. Thompson now owns 31 career goals, three short-handed.
Also, bonus: Former Alaska Aces winger Anthony Peluso scored the first NHL goal of his career tonight with a marker for Winnipeg in a 3-2 OT loss at Nashville.
And, San Jose, ouch: The Sharks outshot the host Bruins, 39-17, but lost 2-1 when Boston center David Krecji tipped home a shot with one second left in regulation to hand San Jose its first regulation loss of the season.