Stamkos Sinks Canes: Lightning 5, Hurricanes 2
The Tampa Bay Lightning closed out their homestand with a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Tampa tonight.
The start of 2012 and the start of the Tampa Bay Lightning's 20th anniversary come. New Years Eve 2011 will be rockin' at Times Palace this evening as the Bolts get set to honor Phil Esposito.
The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Thursday night at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa.
|- 1, Tampa Bay Goal - Steven Stamkos (24), from Martin St. Louis and Steve Downie at 3:22. 2, Carolina Power-Play Goal - Justin Faulk (2), from Drayson Bowman and Eric Staal at 16:12. Penalties - Teddy Purcell, Tampa Bay (Hooking), 16:00.|
|- 3, Carolina Power-Play Goal - Jay Harrison (3), from Eric Staal and Jamie McBain at 4:29. 4, Tampa Bay Goal - Steven Stamkos (25), from Martin St. Louis and Steve Downie at 8:17. Penalties - Brett Clark, Tampa Bay (Tripping), 1:09; Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay (Holding), 3:08; Jussi Jokinen, Carolina (Slashing), 9:04; Chad LaRose, Carolina (Hooking), 19:57.|
|- 5, Tampa Bay Power-Play Goal - Steven Stamkos (26), from Martin St. Louis and Ryan Malone at :43. 6, Tampa Bay Goal - Teddy Purcell (7), from Ryan Malone and Brett Clark at 1:05. 7, Tampa Bay Goal - Steve Downie (6), from Ryan Malone and Tom Pyatt at 6:51. Penalties - Tim Brent, Carolina (Roughing), 7:52; Dominic Moore, Tampa Bay (Interference on goalkeeper), 7:52; Cam Ward, Carolina (Roughing), 7:52; Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay (Roughing), 7:52; Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay (Hooking), 8:31; Alexei Ponikarovsky, Carolina (Boarding), 14:18.|