Tampa Bay 5, Florida 2

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Florida 1-5-0-0 1-2-0-0 0-3-0-0 L5
Tampa Bay 5-1-0-0 4-0-0-0 1-1-0-0 W4


Lightning 5, Panthers 2: Dana Tyrell and Tom Pyatt each recorded a goal and an assist in the second period as host Tampa Bay pulled away from Florida for its fourth straight victory.

Steven Stamkos notched his fourth goal, while captain Vincent Lecavalier and rookie Cory Conacher each added a goal and an assist for the Lightning. Anders Lindback made 26 saves as Tampa Bay improved to 4-0-0 at home.

Peter Mueller scored in the first period and Tomas Fleischmann added a short-handed tally in the third for the Panthers. Jose Theodore made 28 saves for Florida, which has gone five games without a point since an opening-night victory over Carolina.

Stamkos opened the scoring after knocking home his own rebound on the power play at 11:09 of the first period, but Mueller stuffed in the equalizer 15 seconds later. Defenseman Victor Hedman’s nifty pass up the middle connected with Conacher in stride and the rookie gave Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead with 7:11 left in the opening session.

Pyatt batted in Tyrell’s cross-ice feed past Theodore 3:18 into the second period and Tyrell was alone in front to knock in Pyatt’s pass from behind the goal line for a 4-1 lead at 15:39. The Lightning, who also got two assists from Benoit Pouliot, outscored their opponent for the first time in the middle frame this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Stamkos has at least a goal in six straight games against Florida. … RW Kris Versteeg made his season debut for the Panthers after missing the first five games with a groin injury. Linemate Stephen Weiss was scratched for his third straight contest with a lower-body injury. … Calgary GM Jay Feaster was honored at the game as part of the Lightning’s 20th Anniversary celebration. Feaster was the GM for the Tampa Bay when it won the Stanley Cup in 2004.

Top Game Performances

Florida   Tampa Bay
Tomas Fleischmann 1 Points Cory Conacher 2
Tomas Fleischmann 1 Goals Cory Conacher 1
Tomas Fleischmann 0 Assists Benoit Pouliot 2
N/A Power Play Goals Vincent Lecavalier 1
Tomas Fleischmann 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Jose Theodore .848 Save Percentage Anders Lindback .929
Jose Theodore 28 Saves Anders Lindback 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Florida 28 2 0-4 3-5 37 32
Tampa Bay 33 5 2-5 4-4 15 27

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Lightning have a W/L % of .750 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Florida will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Panthers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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