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Tampa Bay Skates Past Minnesota 3-1 - Recap

Tampa Bay skated to a 3-1 victory over Minnesota on Saturday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.

Bettors who backed the Lightning were rewarded as -140 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

Sean Bergenheim, Ryan Malone, and Steve Downie each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Malone opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 5:09 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Dominic Moore and Mike Lundin.

Dwayne Roloson stopped 29 of 30 Minnesota shots in the victory.

Minnesota got a goal from Pierre-Marc Bouchard in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Minnesota got a 20-stop effort from Niklas Backstrom in the loss.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 0-for-4, while the Wild were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 30-23.

Tampa Bay looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blackhawks. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track at Detroit.