Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 1

Friday, October 7, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 W1
Carolina 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 L1


Vincent Lecavalier batted home a rebound from beside the net on a 5-on-3 power play with 2:10 left in the second period to give the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning the lead for good in a 5-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday in the opener for both teams.

Marty St. Louis, who assisted on Lecavalier’s goal, had tied the game 1-1 on a rebound 5:19 into the second period for his 299th career goal. Steven Stamkos had two assists on the night.

Steve Downie, on a power play, and Adam Hall scored 10 seconds apart in the third period to seal it for the Lightning, who are 11-6-2 in season openers. Ryan Malone also added a goal for his 300th career point.

Dwayne Roloson was sharp, making 15 of his 32 saves in the first period, and the Lightning killed all five Carolina power-play opportunities.

Carolina rookie defenseman Justin Faulk was called for interference and Jussi Jokinen went off for unsportsmanlike conduct after he backhanded the puck toward an official at 17:31 of the second, leading to Lecavalier’s goal.
Jeff Skinner gave Carolina a 1-0 lead 8:07 into the game.

Lightning defenseman Brett Clark played his 600th career game.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Carolina
Martin St. Louis 2 Points Jeff Skinner 1
Martin St. Louis 1 Goals Jeff Skinner 1
Steven Stamkos 2 Assists Tim Gleason 1
Steve Downie 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Dwayne Roloson .970 Save Percentage Cam Ward .853
Dwayne Roloson 32 Saves Cam Ward 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 34 5 2-6 5-5 10 38
Carolina 33 1 0-5 4-6 12 32

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game on the road against Washington. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Lightning have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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