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Lightning vs Hurricanes Final: 5-0 - Recap

The battle between the Lightning and Hurricanes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Carolina was handed a 5-0 defeat on Thursday at PNC Arena.

Tampa Bay was an underdog by +108 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Martin St. Louis, Benoit Pouliot, Tom Pyatt, Teddy Purcell, and Keith Aulie each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Purcell opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 0:28 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Matt Carle.

Ben Bishop turned in a 45-save effort for the Lightning.

Dan Ellis stopped 25 of 30 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 0-for-1, while the Hurricanes were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 45-30.

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