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game recap

Lightning 5, Hurricanes 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Lightning 5, Hurricanes 1
Carolina Hurricanes 1, Tampa Bay Lightning 5

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steven Stamkos reached a milestone on his bobblehead night.

Stamkos scored his 26th goal this season and the 100th of his career, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1 on Monday.

"It was fun," Stamkos said. "To score and to get a huge win. Couldn't have asked for anything more."

Stamkos had one of three Lightning goals late in the second period that put Tampa Bay ahead 5-1. The center's milestone goal came in his 194th NHL game, in which Tampa Bay gave out bobbleheads of the player fast becoming one of the NHL's elite.

"It's obviously nice to have that accomplishment," Stamkos said.

Dominic Moore, Martin St. Louis, Randy Clark and Sean Bergenheim also scored for the Lightning, who have won four in a row. Tampa Bay is 10-2-2 at home.

"We're rolling right now," St. Louis said. "We're going good, but even keel. We can't get too high. Just keep going about our business."

Sergei Samsonov had the Carolina goal. Hurricanes backup goalie Justin Peters started in place of Cam Ward, who missed the Southeast Division game due to a mild infection on his forehead.

Ward had started the Hurricanes' previous 10 games. Peters stopped 29 shots.

"In some stretches of this game we played better than we did in games that we won," Carolina coach Paul Maurice said. "That's just the beauty of hockey."

The Hurricanes had a four-game winning streak end.

Clark started the second-period surge with a goal to make it 3-1 at 14:51. Stamkos (20 years, 316 days) became the sixth NHL player to reach 100 goals before his 21st birthday with a power-play tally at 16:26.

"He has a sense for the game," Peters said. "He's the type of player you've really got to know where he is on the ice every time he's out there. He seems to find the pucks."

Other players with 100 goals before turning 21 include Wayne Gretzky, Jimmy Carson, Brian Bellows, Dale Hawerchuk and Ilya Kovalchuk.

Bergenheim extended the Lightning advantage to 5-1 during a power play with 1:02 left in the second. The left wing was stopped on a penalty shot by Peters with 5:10 remaining in the third.

Tampa Bay outshot the Hurricanes 18-2 during the second.

Moore stopped his 18-game goal drought and put the Lightning up 1-0 at 5:48 of the first. After Samsonov tied it on a power play at 15:52, St. Louis gave Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead from the left circle with 1 second left in the first.

St. Louis also had two assists. He has six points over the last two games.

"Everybody knows he's a heart-and-soul guy," Lightning coach Guy Boucher said. "Everybody gets energy from his attitude."

NOTES: Lightning G Mike Smith hurt his left knee during a morning practice and is expected to be sidelined approximately two weeks. He was replaced by Dan Ellis, who made 21 saves. ... Samsonov hadn't scored a goal in his previous 10 games. ... Peters came off the bench once - playing 58 minutes on Dec. 15 against Florida - over the previous 10 games. ... Lightning LW Ryan Malone left with an upper-body injury. Boucher said Malone should be ready for Wednesday's game at the New York Islanders. ... Tampa Bay captain Vincent Lecavalier got his 750th career point on Bergenheim's goal.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:48
TBL
Dominic Moore (6) ASST: Teddy Purcell (16), Dana Tyrell (4)
1 - 0 TBL
15:52
CAR
PPG - Sergei Samsonov (6) ASST: Jeff Skinner (16), Erik Cole (8)
1 - 1 Tie
19:59
TBL
Martin St. Louis (13) ASST: Ryan Malone (17), Dominic Moore (7)
2 - 1 TBL
2nd Period
14:51
TBL
Brett Clark (7) ASST: Martin St. Louis (29), Victor Hedman (11)
3 - 1 TBL
16:26
TBL
PPG - Steven Stamkos (26) ASST: Martin St. Louis (30), Teddy Purcell (17)
4 - 1 TBL
18:58
TBL
PPG - Sean Bergenheim (7) ASST: Brett Clark (7), Vincent Lecavalier (8)
5 - 1 TBL
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
01:16
TBL
Victor Hedman  Roughing against  Jussi Jokinen
01:16
CAR
Jussi Jokinen  Roughing against  Victor Hedman
02:26
TBL
Brett Clark  Tripping against  Chad LaRose
14:15
TBL
Pavel Kubina  Roughing against  Tuomo Ruutu
2nd Period
12:08
TBL
Steven Stamkos  Tripping against  Patrick Dwyer
15:12
CAR
Jeff Skinner  Interference against  Sean Bergenheim
17:49
CAR
Ryan Carter  Interference against  Dominic Moore
3rd Period
06:00
TBL
Matt Smaby  Fighting (maj) against  Troy Bodie
06:00
CAR
Troy Bodie  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Smaby
07:56
TBL
Dominic Moore  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
16:22
CAR
Joe Corvo  Slashing against  Martin St. Louis
19:28
TBL
Dominic Moore  Holding against  Ryan Carter
goalie stats
Justin Peters
SA: 34TOI: 59:53
Saves: 29EV: 24 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .853SH: 0 - 0
Dan Ellis
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
Saves: 21EV: 17 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .955SH: 0 - 0