Recap - Lightning Defeat Carolina 4-2
|Recap - Lightning Defeat Carolina 4-2|
Simon Gagne scored twice to lead the Lightning over Carolina 4-2 on Saturday at RBC Center.
Tampa Bay won as a +112 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Simon Gagne (2), Martin St. Louis, and Dominic Moore each scored for the Lightning in the victory. St. Louis opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 13:56 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Vincent Lecavalier.
Mike Smith turned in a 33-save effort for the Lightning.
Erik Cole and Eric Staal scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Mike Smith.
Cam Ward stopped 28 of 31 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-2, while the Hurricanes were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 35-32.
Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Senators. The Hurricanes will aim to get back on the winning track at Washington.