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Florida vs Tampa Bay Recap - Lightning Win 4-2

Vincent Lecavalier scored a pair of goals against the Panthers as Tampa Bay handed Florida a 4-2 defeat on Friday at St. Pete Times Forum.

Tampa Bay was favored by -200 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Vincent Lecavalier (2), Pavel Kubina, and Ryan Malone each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Lecavalier opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 4:08 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos.

Dwayne Roloson turned in a 23-save effort for the Lightning.

Mike Santorelli and Jason Garrison scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Dwayne Roloson.

Scott Clemmensen stopped 29 of 33 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Tampa Bay scored 2 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Florida went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay outshot Florida 33-25 in the game.

Tampa Bay heads into a battle against the Hurricanes. Florida, meanwhile, will have their next action against Washington.