Grahame goes for his franchise-record ninth straight victory
Saturday when the Lightning host the Nashville Predators in an
Khabibulin starred in net for the Lightning in 2003-04, leading
the team to their first Stanley Cup championship. But the
four-time All-Star signed with Chicago as a free agent in
August, leaving Grahame as the starting netminder.
After getting off to a 5-8-1 start this season, Grahame has won
eight straight decisions to tie a team record set by Khabibulin
in 2004. He made 18 saves in Thursday's 5-4 victory over St.
Martin St. Louis scored the tie-breaking goal with 6:30
remaining for Tampa Bay, which has won four straight games,
including the last three by one goal.
Nashville had won six of seven before dropping a 5-1 decision to
the New York Rangers on Thursday.
Yanic Perreault scored the lone goal for the Predators, who lost
goaltender Tomas Vokoun to a sprained knee early in the
contest. He is expected to miss two weeks, with Chris Mason
picking up a bulk of the load in his absence.