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Vancouver Ices Tampa Bay 5-4 - Recap

Vancouver needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday in NHL action at St. Pete Times Forum.

Vancouver was favored by -145 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Mason Raymond clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Canucks. Vancouver got goals from Manny Malhotra, Ryan Kesler, Alexander Edler, and Jannik Hansen in the victory. Edler opened the scoring at 2:36 of the first period.

Cory Schneider stopped 27 of 31 Tampa Bay shots in the victory.

Vincent Lecavalier, Ryan Malone, Steve Downie, and Steven Stamkos scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Cory Schneider.

Tampa Bay got a 24-stop effort from Dwayne Roloson in the loss.

Vancouver scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay outshot Vancouver 31-28 in the game.

Vancouver heads into a battle against the Blues. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Carolina.