Tampa Bay 6, Florida 5

Saturday, February 16, 2013 3:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 7-6-0-1 5-2-0-1 2-4-0-0 W1
Florida 4-6-4-0 2-2-3-0 2-4-1-0 L4


Lightning 6, Panthers 5 (OT): Benoit Pouliot scored his second goal of the contest at 1:19 of overtime as visiting Tampa Bay overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period to snap a six-game winless streak.

Teddy Purcell, who also had two assists, scored from the slot after a pass from behind the net by Steven Stamkos with 10.4 seconds left in regulation to forge a 5-5 tie. Pouliot was in front of the net to knock home the winner after defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron’s wide shot caromed off the end boards.

Rookie Jonathan Huberdeau and Tomas Kopecky scored 1:31 apart early in the third period to give Florida a 5-3 lead. Stamkos brought the Lightning within a goal with 12:32 left in the third, hammering a slap shot past Jose Theodore (30 saves) from the left circle on the power play.

Stamkos scored twice to end a five-game stretch without a goal and added an assist. Alex Killorn added his first NHL goal for Tampa Bay. Anders Lindback made 25 saves for the Lightning, who were 0-5-1 during their slide.

Jack Skille and Shawn Matthias added a goal and an assist apiece for the Panthers in the first two periods. Jerred Smithson also scored his first goal for Florida with 4.2 seconds left in the second session to tie the game at 3-3.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Stamkos has scored at least a goal in seven straight games against the Panthers, tying Mario Lemieux for the most all time against the franchise. …  Florida RW Kris Versteeg missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury. … Martin St. Louis had two assists for the Lightning to give him 17 on the season.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Florida
Steven Stamkos 3 Points Shawn Matthias 2
Steven Stamkos 2 Goals Shawn Matthias 1
Teddy Purcell 2 Assists Mike Weaver 2
Steven Stamkos 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anders Lindback .833 Save Percentage Jose Theodore .833
Anders Lindback 25 Saves Jose Theodore 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 36 6 1-4 3-3 6 35
Florida 30 5 0-3 3-4 8 30

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play its next game at home against Toronto. The Panthers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .222 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against Toronto. The Lightning have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .286 after a loss.
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