Tampa Bay 2, Florida 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 25, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 10-9-0-2 6-3-0-0 4-6-0-2 W1
Florida 12-6-1-3 5-2-1-3 7-4-0-0 L1

Recap

Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal 2:29 into overtime as the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning recorded a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

After an interference call on Dmitry Kulikov, Stamkos accepted a pass from Martin St. Louis and hammered a shot from the left circle just inside the left post for the winner. It was St. Louis’ second assist as the Lightning snapped Florida’s three-game win streak.

Vincent Lecavalier scored his fourth goal in as many games to tie it 1-1 for the Lightning 8:59 into the third on a rebound after a Panthers’ turnover.

It was the fifth straight game between the two teams in Florida’s building that went to extra time.

Stephen Weiss blocked Matt Gilroy's shot to set up a 2-on-1 that turned into the game’s first goal. Weiss zipped a cross-ice pass to Tomas Fleischmann, who one-timed a shot past Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon from the right circle at 12:48 of the second period.

Florida entered the contest 8-for-17 on the power play in three games against the Lightning. The Panthers came up empty on four opportunities.

Tampa Bay had a 7-5 edge in shots and held a team without a goal in the first 20 minutes for just the second time in 12 road games.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Florida
Martin St. Louis 2 Points Tomas Fleischmann 1
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Goals Tomas Fleischmann 1
Martin St. Louis 2 Assists Stephen Weiss 1
Steven Stamkos 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mathieu Garon .958 Save Percentage Jose Theodore .935
Mathieu Garon 23 Saves Jose Theodore 29

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 31 2 1-2 4-4 8 23
Florida 24 1 0-4 1-2 4 27

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play their next game on the road against Florida . The Panthers have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Florida . The Lightning have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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