Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 3

Saturday, March 3, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 31-28-3-3 20-9-1-1 11-19-2-2 W4
Carolina 24-27-8-6 17-13-1-5 7-14-7-1 L2


LIGHTNING 4, HURRICANES 3 (OT): Steven Stamkos scored his second goal of the game on the power play 2:41 into overtime as visiting Tampa Bay defeated Carolina for its fourth straight victory.

Teddy Purcell, who scored on a 5-on-3 power play to tie the contest at 3-3, set up Stamkos for the winner. Stamkos now has a league-leading 47 goals this season.

The Lightning moved within two points of the eighth-place Winnipeg Jets in the Eastern Conference.

Brandon Sutter was in the penalty box for bowling over Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon 1:05 into overtime.

Purcell extended his point streak to a career-high nine games as the Lightning earned their league-best eighth victory after trailing through two periods.

Tim Wallace recorded his first career goal 5:58 into the game for Tampa Bay.

Wallace, who was recently acquired on waivers from the New York Islanders, was playing in his 58th NHL game.

Anthony Stewart scored two goals as Carolina turned a deficit into a 3-1 lead in the second period. Jussi Jokinen had the other tally and captain Eric Staal assisted on two of them to extend his point streak to 11 games, matching a career high.

Stamkos brought Tampa Bay within 3-2 with two minutes left in the second. He has four overtime winners this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Hurricanes finished their six-game homestand with a 2-1-3 mark. ...  Purcell has 52 points, setting a new career high. ... The Lightning dressed seven defensemen for the second straight game.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Carolina
Steven Stamkos 2 Points Anthony Stewart 2
Steven Stamkos 2 Goals Anthony Stewart 2
Teddy Purcell 1 Assists Eric Staal 2
Steven Stamkos 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mathieu Garon .893 Save Percentage Cam Ward .826
Mathieu Garon 25 Saves Cam Ward 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 23 4 2-4 2-2 4 22
Carolina 28 3 0-2 2-4 8 29

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game on the road against Washington. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .292 after a win and .415 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Lightning have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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