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Carolina Ices Tampa Bay 5-2 - Recap

Jiri Tlusty scored a pair of goals against the Lightning as Carolina handed Tampa Bay a 5-2 defeat on Thursday at St. Pete Times Forum.

Carolina won as a +145 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Carolina got goals from Jiri Tlusty (2), Tim Brent, Jay Harrison, and Tuomo Ruutu in the victory. Ruutu opened the scoring at 3:27 of the first period.

Cam Ward turned in a 34-save effort for the Hurricanes.

Nate Thompson and Teddy Purcell scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Cam Ward.

Dwayne Roloson stopped 22 of 24 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Carolina scored 0 times on 1 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay outshot Carolina 36-32 in the game.

Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bruins. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track at Washington.