Lightning vs Thrashers Final: 5-3 - Recap
Tampa Bay got a pair of goals from Steven Stamkos as the Lightning skated to a 5-3 victory over Atlanta on Saturday at St. Pete Times Forum.
Tampa Bay was favored by -140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Steven Stamkos (2), Vincent Lecavalier, Dominic Moore, and Steve Downie each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Downie opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 5:23 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Ryan Malone and Brett Clark.
Mike Smith turned in a 27-save effort for the Lightning.
Atlanta got goals from Ben Eager, Chris Thorburn, and Tobias Enstrom in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Chris Mason stopped 31 of 36 shots for the Thrashers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 2-for-5, while the Thrashers were 1-for-6 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay outshot Atlanta 36-30 in the game.
Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Canadiens. The Thrashers will aim to get back on the winning track at Los Angeles.