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Carolina vs Tampa Bay Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 5-2

The Lightning got a 3-goal performance from Steven Stamkos as Tampa Bay handed Carolina a 5-2 defeat on Saturday at St. Pete Times Forum.

Bettors who backed the Lightning were rewarded as -150 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Tampa Bay got goals from Steven Stamkos (3), Steve Downie, and Teddy Purcell in the victory. Stamkos opened the scoring at 3:22 of the first period.

Mathieu Garon turned in a 24-save effort for the Lightning.

Jay Harrison and Justin Faulk scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.

Carolina got a 27-stop effort from Cam Ward in the loss.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-3, while the Hurricanes were 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay outshot Carolina 32-26 in the game.

Tampa Bay heads into a battle against the Maple Leafs. Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.