Tampa Bay 6, Florida 3

Saturday, February 4, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 24-16-5-6 13-5-1-6 11-11-4-0 L1
Tampa Bay 23-23-2-3 15-7-1-1 8-16-1-2 W1


Martin St. Louis celebrated his 900th NHL game with his fifth career hat trick and Vincent Lecavalier added a goal and three assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning posted a 6-3 win over the visiting Florida Panthers on Saturday.

St. Louis scored two of the Lightning’s four goals in the second period, extending his season-high point streak to nine games. He finished the hat trick on an empty-netter with 20.8 seconds left.

Lecavalier’s goal 1:42 into the second lifted Tampa Bay into the lead for good at 2-1, giving him at least 20 for the 12th straight season.

Steven Stamkos added a goal and an assist and Ryan Shannon had two helpers for the Lightning, who improved to 6-0-1 in their last seven games and won their fourth straight against Florida.

The Lightning finished the season 4-1-1 against their fellow Sunshine State representative.

Florida starter Scott Clemmensen was pulled after St. Louis knocked home a Lecavalier pass at 15:08 of the second to make it 5-2.

Making his NHL debut, Brian Foster came on to finish the period but Clemmensen returned for the third.

Former Lightning forward Sean Bergenheim had a goal and an assist for the Panthers, who still lead the Southeast Division by a point over Washington.  Nate Thompson recorded his third goal in four games for Tampa Bay.

Top Game Performances

Florida   Tampa Bay
Sean Bergenheim 2 Points Vincent Lecavalier 4
Sean Bergenheim 1 Goals Martin St. Louis 3
Sean Bergenheim 1 Assists Vincent Lecavalier 3
N/A Power Play Goals Martin St. Louis 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Brian Foster 1.000 Save Percentage Mathieu Garon .850
Scott Clemmensen 27 Saves Mathieu Garon 17

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 20 3 0-3 2-3 6 23
Tampa Bay 34 6 1-3 3-3 6 27

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Lightning have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .379 after a loss.
  • Florida will play its next game on the road against Washington. The Panthers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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