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game recap

Canes Drop 4-1 Decision to Lightning

Tuesday, 01.22.2013 / 11:10 PM

Michael Smith

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Canes Drop 4-1 Decision to Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1
Three Stars of the Game
Vincent Lecavalier
1st
Vincent Lecavalier
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 19:56
Mathieu Garon
2nd
SA: 36TOI: 59:50
GA: 1EV: 28-28
PIM: 0PP: 5-6
SV%: .972SH: 2-2
Cory Conacher
3rd
Cory Conacher
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 14:12

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Keith Aulie and Ryan Malone scored third-period goals to break open a 2-1 game, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Tuesday night.

Holding onto a 2-1 lead early in the third period, Aulie sent a wrister past Cam Ward from the left face off dot, followed by Malone's power-play tally during a goal-mouth scramble.

Mathieu Garon, seeing his first action of the season in goal, stopped 35 shots for the win.

Tom Pyatt started the scoring for the Lightning (2-1-0) when he batted a pass out of mid air five minutes into the game. Matt Carle started the play with a long outlet pass to Vincent Lecavalier, who curled to the boards before sending a high pass across the slot to Pyatt.

Later in the first, the Lightning forecheck accounted for the second goal. Lecavalier came from behind the net to squeeze off a shot against Ward in close quarters, and Cory Conacher pounced on the rebound for his second goal in just his third NHL game. Conacher also scored in his NHL debut against Washington Jan. 19. Teddy Purcell set up the play from behind the net, earning his fourth assist of the season.

Carolina's lackluster first period marked the second straight game where the Hurricanes were slow out of the gate. They spotted Florida a 4-0 first-period lead in the season opener on Saturday.

In the second period, the Hurricanes finally shook off some rust in the waning seconds of a brief 5-on-3 advantage. With Conacher and Malone in the box, Jeff Skinner sent an off-balance backhander past a diving Garon. Jordan Staal and Alex Semin each earned the first assists of their Carolina careers.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:18
TBL
Tom Pyatt (1) Tip-in - ASST: Vincent Lecavalier (2), Matthew Carle (2)
1 - 0 TBL
11:36
TBL
Cory Conacher (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Vincent Lecavalier (3), Teddy Purcell (4)
2 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
03:35
CAR
PPG - Jeff Skinner (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Jordan Staal (1), Alexander Semin (1)
2 - 1 TBL
3rd Period
01:37
TBL
Keith Aulie (1) Snap shot - ASST: Brendan Mikkelson (1)
3 - 1 TBL
09:57
TBL
PPG - Ryan Malone (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Steven Stamkos (4), Sami Salo (1)
4 - 1 TBL
penalty summary
1st Period
13:02
TBL
B.J. Crombeen  Boarding against  Jay Harrison
17:09
CAR
Jordan Staal  Tripping against  Martin St. Louis
2nd Period
01:29
TBL
Cory Conacher  Boarding against  Jeff Skinner
03:15
TBL
Ryan Malone  Boarding against  Eric Staal
09:14
CAR
Drayson Bowman  Hooking against  Benoit Pouliot
11:10
TBL
Matthew Carle  Tripping against  Eric Staal
16:28
CAR
Jussi Jokinen  Interference against  Tom Pyatt
3rd Period
01:56
CAR
Tim Brent  Tripping against  Dana Tyrell
01:56
TBL
Dana Tyrell  Holding the stick against  Tim Brent
04:13
CAR
Chad LaRose  Interference against  Cory Conacher
09:36
CAR
Jussi Jokinen  Hooking against  Brendan Mikkelson
12:28
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
13:20
TBL
Adam Hall  Elbowing against  Eric Staal
13:20
CAR
Eric Staal  Roughing against  Adam Hall
19:40
CAR
Eric Staal  Slashing against  Tom Pyatt
goalie stats
Mathieu Garon
Mathieu Garon
SA: 36TOI: 59:50
Saves: 35EV: 28 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .972SH: 2 - 2
Cam Ward
SA: 26TOI: 60:00
Saves: 22EV: 15 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .846SH: 0 - 0