Tampa Bay vs Florida Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 6-5
|Tampa Bay vs Florida Wrap - Tampa Bay Wins 6-5|
Benoit Pouliot scored twice to lead the Lightning over Florida 6-5 on Saturday at BB&T Center.
The Lightning were a -115 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Tampa Bay got goals from Benoit Pouliot (2), Steven Stamkos (2), Teddy Purcell, and Alex Killorn in the victory. Pouliot opened the scoring at 4:48 of the first period.
Anders Lindback turned in a 25-save effort for the Lightning.
Florida got goals from Jerred Smithson, Tomas Kopecky, Jack Skille, Shawn Matthias, and Jonathan Huberdeau in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jose Theodore stopped 30 of 36 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Tampa Bay scored 1 time on 4 chances on the power play, while Florida went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 36-30.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Toronto looking for another win. For Florida, they head home to face Toronto.