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34-36-12

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game recap

Hurricanes 8, Lightning 5

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:40 AM

Associated Press

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Hurricanes 8, Lightning 5
Carolina Hurricanes 8, Tampa Bay Lightning 5

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Rod Brind'Amour has been playing in the NHL for about as long as Drayson Bowman has been alive.

The two teamed up to score a pair of goals apiece in Carolina's 8-5 win Tuesday night over the Tampa Bay Lightning. For Bowman, they were the first of his NHL career.

"It was obviously a dream to score the first one," Bowman said. You don't know quite when or how its going to come, but it really feels good."

Eric Staal also scored two goals and Steven Stamkos scored his team-leading 47th, keeping him one behind NHL leaders Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.

Brind'Amour, who made his debut in the 1989 playoffs, scored both of his goals during a five-goal first period for Carolina. It was the 39-year-old center's first multigoal game of the season.

Jussi Jokinen added another one to chase Lightning goalie Antero Nittymaki. Carolina had 23 shots in the period.

Brandon Bochenski scored twice for the Lightning and Andrej Meszaros had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay.

Brind'Amour gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead when Sergei Samsonov found the former captain alone in front of goal with Nittymaki out of position.

His second goal a tip in off of a feed from Bryan Rodney gave the Hurricanes a 4-1 lead.

Brind'Amour "played pretty darn well for a little while," Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice said. I think his linemates had a lot to do with it. As a group they were pretty darn good."

Staal scored both of his goals in the second period, the latter on a breakaway shot past backup goalie Mike Smith to give the Hurricanes a 7-2 lead. He assisted on a goal by Jokinen and an empty-net goal by Chad Larose to end the game.

Jokinen's goal was the one that ended Niitymaki's night, with 18 saves on 23 shots.

"To put it mildly, the first period was pretty tough to watch," Lightning coach Rick Tocchet said. "I feel sorry for the fans on this one."

NOTES: Carolina goalie Manny Legace skated off the ice midway through the second period and is listed day-to-day. ... Lightning C Zenon Konopka had two fights and set the team record for penalty minutes in a season with 260

scoring summary
1st Period
05:44
TBL
Steven Stamkos (47) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 0 TBL
08:04
CAR
PPG - Drayson Bowman (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Zach Boychuk (6), Brandon Sutter (19)
1 - 1 Tie
10:37
CAR
Rod Brind'Amour (8) Deflected shot - ASST: Sergei Samsonov (15), Jamie McBain (5)
2 - 1 CAR
17:57
CAR
Jussi Jokinen (30) Backhand shot - ASST: Eric Staal (38), Chad LaRose (13)
3 - 1 CAR
19:29
CAR
Rod Brind'Amour (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Bryan Rodney (8), Tom Kostopoulos (12)
4 - 1 CAR
19:40
CAR
Drayson Bowman (2) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
5 - 1 CAR
2nd Period
04:47
TBL
Brandon Bochenski (3) Deflected shot - ASST: Nate Thompson (8), Andrej Meszaros (10)
5 - 2 CAR
06:43
CAR
Eric Staal (25) Snap shot - ASST: Erik Cole (5), Brett Carson (10)
6 - 2 CAR
09:47
CAR
Eric Staal (26) Snap shot - ASST: Chad LaRose (14)
7 - 2 CAR
14:09
TBL
Teddy Purcell (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Vincent Lecavalier (45), Ryan Malone (24)
7 - 3 CAR
3rd Period
15:17
TBL
Andrej Meszaros (6) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
7 - 4 CAR
16:42
TBL
Brandon Bochenski (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Kurtis Foster (31)
7 - 5 CAR
19:35
CAR
EN - Chad LaRose (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Eric Staal (39), Jussi Jokinen (34)
8 - 5 CAR
penalty summary
1st Period
03:40
CAR
Bryan Rodney  Hi-sticking against  Vincent Lecavalier
06:56
TBL
Matt Lashoff  Interference against  Zach Boychuk
2nd Period
02:24
CAR
Tom Kostopoulos  Fighting (maj) against  Zenon Konopka
02:24
TBL
Zenon Konopka  Fighting (maj) against  Tom Kostopoulos
05:10
TBL
Brandon Bochenski  Holding against  Erik Cole
05:57
CAR
Rod Brind'Amour  Holding against  Nate Thompson
07:31
TBL
Kurtis Foster  Tripping against  Patrick Dwyer
11:32
TBL
Zenon Konopka  Fighting (maj) against  Jay Harrison
11:32
CAR
Jay Harrison  Fighting (maj) against  Zenon Konopka
11:32
TBL
Zenon Konopka  Roughing against  Jay Harrison
3rd Period
02:40
CAR
Tom Kostopoulos  Hooking against  Todd Fedoruk
goalie stats
Cam Ward
Cam Ward
17-22-5
SA: 26TOI: 34:50
Saves: 23EV: 21 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .885SH: 0 - 0
Manny Legace
SA: 11TOI: 25:09
Saves: 9EV: 7 - 9
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .818SH: 0 - 0
Antero Niittymaki
Antero Niittymaki
SA: 23TOI: 20:00
Saves: 18EV: 15 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .783SH: 1 - 1
Mike Smith
Mike Smith
11-18-7
SA: 17TOI: 38:30
Saves: 15EV: 9 - 11
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .882SH: 0 - 0