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WATCH: Alex Killorn scores twice as Tampa Bay Lightning sink winless Arizona Coyotes

Oct 28, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) scores a goal on Arizona Coyotes goaltender Ivan Prosvetov (50) during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 28, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) scores a goal on Arizona Coyotes goaltender Ivan Prosvetov (50) during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Killorn scored twice in Tampa Bay’s three-goal first period as the Lightning won for the first time in four tries on home ice, throttling the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Thursday.

Killorn, who also posted an assist, notched two tallies inside the game’s first eight minutes to stretch his goal streak to three games and points streak to four.

They pushed his career total to 152 goals, breaking a tie with Brad Richards and putting Killorn alone in sixth place in Lightning history.

Steven Stamkos produced a goal and an assist and Alex Barre-Boulet and Andrej Sustr netted for the Lightning, who are 1-2-1 at home.

Andrei Vasilevskiy (4-2-1) allowed just Lawson Crouse’s third-period tally — one of 25 Arizona shots — and led the Lightning to their first consecutive wins in regulation this season.

With starting goalie Carter Hutton hurt Monday against Florida, the Coyotes called up Ivan Prosvetov from AHL affiliate Tucson for his second career start.

But the Lightning were not in a welcoming mood, notching three markers on 12 shots in just under 11 minutes.

Prosvetov, 22, surrendered five goals on 28 shots. Barrett Hayton had an assist.

Clayton Keller became the third-youngest Coyotes player to skate in his 300th career NHL game for Arizona — winless (0-6-1) in seven matches.

At the game’s opening puck drop, Arizona’s Liam O’Brien and Tampa Bay’s Pat Maroon dropped the gloves and fought at center ice — setting the tone for a testy first period that belonged to the home side.

After the Lightning failed on the game’s first power play, Stamkos led a two-on-one that ended with him sliding a pass over to Killorn, who buried it at 5:39.

Killorn later grabbed a pass that eluded defenseman Dysin Mayo, raced on a breakaway and beat Prosvetov with a backhander two minutes later for his team-leading sixth goal.

Stuck in an 0-for-15 slump on the man advantage, Tampa Bay went up 3-0 at 10:41 on its second power play when Stamkos cleverly banked in his fifth marker off the back of Prosvetov’s left leg.

At 13:38 of the second, Mikhail Sergachev found Barre-Boulet alone on the far post and sent a diagonal pass across for the forward’s first goal after being reacquired from Seattle after the Kraken claimed him on waivers on Oct. 11.

Crouse’s tally at 12:36 appeared to hit the crossbar, but a horn was blown and the play was reviewed and changed to the forward’s second goal.

–Field Level Media