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Tampa Bay Ices Chicago 6-5 - Recap

Tampa Bay Ices Chicago 6-5 - Recap

Ben Bishop made 38 stops Thursday to lead the Lightning over the Blackhawks 6-5 at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The Lightning were a +102 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Steven Stamkos (2), Martin St. Louis, Matthew Carle, Nate Thompson, and Victor Hedman each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Carle opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 6:28 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Valtteri Filppula and Richard Panik.

Ben Bishop turned in a 38-save effort for the Lightning.

Chicago got goals from Marian Hossa, Bryan Bickell, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Andrew Shaw in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 19 of 25 shots for the Blackhawks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 2-for-4, while the Blackhawks were 1-for-6 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 43-25.

Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act home to face Buffalo looking for another win. For Chicago, they head home to face Minnesota.