The Lightning got a 3-goal performance from Martin St. Louis as Tampa Bay handed Florida a 6-3 defeat on Saturday at St. Pete Times Forum.
Tampa Bay was favored by -137 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Tampa Bay got goals from Martin St. Louis (3), Vincent Lecavalier, Nate Thompson, and Steven Stamkos in the victory. Thompson opened the scoring at 1:37 of the first period.
Mathieu Garon turned in a 17-save effort for the Lightning.
Mikael Samuelsson, Sean Bergenheim, and Tomas Fleischmann scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.
Scott Clemmensen stopped 27 of 32 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Tampa Bay scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Florida went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay outshot Florida 34-20 in the game.
Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Kings. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track at Washington.