Recap - Lightning Defeat Carolina 5-3
|Recap - Lightning Defeat Carolina 5-3|
Tampa Bay got a 48-save performance from Ben Bishop as the Lightning handed Carolina a 5-3 loss on Sunday at PNC Arena.
The Lightning were a +105 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Tampa Bay got goals from Mark Barberio (2), Teddy Purcell, Nikita Kucherov, and Ondrej Palat in the victory. Barberio opened the scoring at 6:09 of the first period.
Ben Bishop turned in a 48-save effort for the Lightning.
Carolina got goals from Ron Hainsey, Alexander Semin, and Eric Staal in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Anton Khudobin stopped 15 of 17 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-2, while the Hurricanes were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 51-24.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Ottawa looking for another win. For Carolina, they head on the road to face Philadelphia.