Tampa Bay Falls 4-3 to Hurricanes - Recap
Erik Cole scored twice to lead the Hurricanes over Tampa Bay 4-3 on Friday at St. Pete Times Forum.
The Hurricanes were a +130 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Carolina got goals from Erik Cole (2), Eric Staal, and Jeff Skinner in the victory. Skinner opened the scoring at 12:52 of the first period.
Cam Ward turned in a 18-save effort for the Hurricanes.
Simon Gagne (2) and Vincent Lecavalier scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Cam Ward.
Dwayne Roloson stopped 35 of 39 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Carolina scored 2 times on 6 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 2-for-5 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 39-21.
Next game, Carolina takes its act home to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Carolina.