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Carolina Falls 5-2 to Lightning - Recap

The Hurricanes came up short Saturday against the Lightning, falling 5-2.

Tampa Bay was an underdog by +100 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 6.

Tampa Bay got goals from Marc-Andre Bergeron, Benoit Pouliot, Tom Pyatt, Steven Stamkos, and Richard Panik in the victory. Bergeron opened the scoring at 10:54 of the first period.

Mathieu Garon stopped 32 of 34 Carolina shots in the victory.

Chad LaRose and Drayson Bowman scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Mathieu Garon.

Carolina got a 34-stop effort from Dan Ellis in the loss.

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

Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 39-34.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For Carolina, they head on the road to face New York.