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Tampa Bay Skates Past Calgary 5-4 - Recap

The Flames came up short Thursday against the Lightning, falling 5-4.

Bettors who backed the Lightning were rewarded as -118 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Tampa Bay got goals from Ryan Malone, Nate Thompson, Tom Pyatt, Teddy Purcell, and Steven Stamkos in the victory. Purcell opened the scoring at 5:11 of the first period.

Mathieu Garon turned in a 23-save effort for the Lightning.

Calgary got goals from Jarome Iginla, Olli Jokinen, Matt Stajan, and Rene Bourque in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 29 of 34 shots for the Flames, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-1, while the Flames were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay outshot Calgary 34-27 in the game.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Columbus looking for another win. For Calgary, they head on the road to face Florida.