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Lightning Bolt T.O. With Win

Tuesday, 03.23.2004 / 10:30 PM ET / News
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Lightning Bolt T.O. With Win

Leafs Lines:
Defence Pairings: McCabe-Leetch, Kaberle-Berg, Johansson-Marchment
Goalies: Belfour (W 60:00, 33 SV, 7 GA), Kidd (0:00)
Injuries: Tucker (leg muscle), Wilm (groin), Renberg (hamstring), Klee (shoulder)
Healthy scratches: Pilar, Kilger, Perrott, Berehowsky, Belak (suspension)

Scoring | Stats

TORONTO (AP) -- Former Maple Leafs Fredrik Modin and Dave Andreychuk scored power-play goals, and the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning pounded Toronto 7-2 Tuesday night.

Brad Lukowich, Ruslan Fedotenko, Brad Richards, Vincent Lecavalier and Martin Cibak also scored for the Lightning, who remained one point ahead of Philadelphia and two in front of Boston for first place in the Eastern Conference with 99 points.

Ed Belfour couldn't save the Leafs on Tuesday.
(Graig Abel Photography)

Martin St. Louis picked up three assists to give him 89 points, tops in the NHL, and a new franchise high for the Lightning.

Tampa Bay, which had lost four of five games coming in, also took a five-point lead on the Leafs.

Alexander Mogilny and Nik Antropov had goals for the Maple Leafs, who fell three points behind Boston for first place in the Northeast Division.

The Lightning went 2-for-5 on the power play after entering the game in a 1-for-19 slump

The Maple Leafs, the most penalized team in the NHL, received two in the first minute of the game, leading to Modin's goal at 2:49.

Mogilny, honored before the game for recording his 1000th point last week, tied it on the power play at 5:29 of the first period. But Lukowich gave Tampa Bay the lead for good at 6:21.

Fedotenko backhanded a weak shot past Ed Belfour at 13:29. The fans booed after Belfour skated too far out of the net, allowing Cory Stillman to find Richards, who scored into an open net at 18:12.

Antropov cut it to 4-2 early in the second period, but Andreychuk scored on a power play to make it 5-2 with 1:39 to go.

Lecavalier and Cibak scored in the final three minutes of the game.

The Maple Leafs, booed off the ice as the final buzzer sounded, have allowed 11 power play goals in their last five games.

Tampa Bay outshot Toronto 40-29.

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