Kudos to Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson of Anchorage -- he's a former Alaska Ace too -- on his stellar NHL performance today.
Thompson generated the second two-goal game of his career (363 NHL games), taking care of all the Lightning goals in a 2-1 OT win at Montreal.
Thompson snapped a 23-game goal drought with his short-handed goal, which, granted, got some major help from Canadiens' defenseman P.K. Subban. Thompson's long-range wrister from left wing didn't look threatening, and Subban stuck his stick out near the net to play the puck, but redirected it past Carey Price.
That shortie was Thompson's second of the season, tying his career total for shorties coming into the season.
Thompson, a checking-line center usually, capped the game with just 24 seconds left in OT when he banged home the winner from the edge of the crease. He has six shots on goal today.
In 54 games this season, Thompson owns 5-6--11 totals and a +8 rating.
By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com