Shutout Streak Ends Against Bolts

Associated Press | Tuesday, 02.19.2013 / 11:57 PM

TAMPA, Fla. _ Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning chased a hot goalie with a solid performance.

Stamkos scored his 10th goal, Benoit Pouliot had three assists and the Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Vincent Lecavalier, Alexander Killorn and Matthew Carle also scored for the Lightning, who have won two in a row after an 0-5-1 skid.

Toronto goalie Ben Scrivens had his bid for a third consecutive shutout thwarted midway through the first period on Lecavalier's goal.

``Hot goalie or not, every night is a different night,'' Lecavalier said. ``We played patient and it paid off. We took advantage of they played last night.''

Scrivens keyed the Maple Leafs' 3-0 win at Florida on Monday.

``It seems like I was getting some fortunate bounces the last couple of games, and today they bounced the other way,'' Scrivens said. ``That's the nature of the game. Those are the breaks.''

The Maple Leafs, 7-3-0 on the road this year, got goals from Mikhail Grabovski and James van Riemsdyk.

``I don't know if we demonstrated enough determination or desperation until the last 7 minutes of the hockey game,'' Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said. ``It seemed like we were a flat group for a good period of the game, but at one point I looked up, it was 2-1 after two periods, and we'd only given up 10 shots. If it wasn't for the lopsided number of power plays, I don't know if we would have given up 15 shots in the game.''

The Maple Leafs, 0 for 3 on the power play, outshot Tampa Bay 25-19. The Lightning converted one of six man-advantage opportunities.

``They've got a lot of skill, so they can make a ton of plays happen,'' van Riemsdyk said. ``They're a good team, and they were the better team today.''

Stamkos put the Lightning up 2-1 from just outside the crease off a pass from Cory Conacher at 4:56 of the second.

Killorn made it 3-1 when his bouncing shot trickled past Scrivens 2:49 into the third. Carle ended Scrivens' night on a power-play goal with 13:02 to play.

``We're battling. That's the thing that got away from us the six games we lost in a row,'' Pouliot said. ``Everyone played hard, and we come out with wins if we play that way.''

Jussi Rynnas replaced Scrivens, and van Riemsdyk cut the Toronto deficit to 4-2 late in the third.

``We played 55 solid, solid minutes,'' Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher said. ``I didn't like the last 5 minutes.''

Lecavalier opened the scoring at 9:25 of the first on a wrist shot from the low left circle that stopped Scrivens' shutout streak at 154 minutes, 16 seconds.

Grabovski tied it at 1 on a rebound goal after goalie Anders Lindback got his glove on Nikolai Kulemin's shot from the slot with 2:01 left in the first.

Toronto entered tied for the NHL lead in fighting majors, and right wing Mike Brown fought Tampa Bay forward B.J. Crombeen just 7:56 into the game. Brown also received a 10-minute misconduct.

Both teams received two fighting majors in the third, which included a pair of scuffles.

NOTES: Stamkos has nine goals and 20 points in 17 games against the Maple Leafs. ... Toronto G James Reimer missed his fourth straight game because of a knee injury. ... Lecavalier has two goals and five points during a five-game point streak. ... Grabovski stopped an 11-game goal drought. ... Carle's goal was his first against Toronto, in his 19th game.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
09:25TBL Vincent Lecavalier (6) ASST: Benoit Pouliot (6), Martin St. Louis (18) 1 - 0 TBL
17:59TOR Mikhail Grabovski (4) ASST: Nikolay Kulemin (8), Clarke MacArthur (3) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
04:56TBL Steven Stamkos (10) ASST: Cory Conacher (9), Benoit Pouliot (7) 2 - 1 TBL
3rd Period
02:49TBL Alex Killorn (2) ASST: B.J. Crombeen (3) 3 - 1 TBL
06:58TBL PPG - Matt Carle (3) ASST: Benoit Pouliot (8), Victor Hedman (5) 4 - 1 TBL
16:08TOR James van Riemsdyk (9) ASST: Phil Kessel (10), Tyler Bozak (6) 4 - 2 TBL
Three Stars of the Game
Vincent Lecavalier
Vincent Lecavalier
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 5
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 22:01
Benoit Pouliot
Benoit Pouliot
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 3Hits: 2
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:31
Matt Carle
Matt Carle
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 22:28
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:40TOR Phil Kessel  Too many men/ice - bench
07:56TBL B.J. Crombeen  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Brown
07:56TOR Mike Brown  Fighting (maj) against  B.J. Crombeen
07:56TOR Mike Brown  Misconduct (10 min)
2nd Period
01:34TBL Teddy Purcell  Tripping against  Phil Kessel
06:52TOR James van Riemsdyk  Hooking against  Cory Conacher
13:06TOR Ben Scrivens  Tripping against  Richard Panik
15:30TOR Mike Brown  Holding against  Cory Conacher
15:41TBL Steven Stamkos  Hooking against  Jay McClement
3rd Period
05:29TOR Mikhail Grabovski  Hooking against  Richard Panik
11:08TOR Nazem Kadri  Fighting (maj) against  Victor Hedman
11:08TBL Victor Hedman  Fighting (maj) against  Nazem Kadri
11:08TOR Colton Orr  Roughing against  Vincent Lecavalier
11:08TOR Colton Orr  Misconduct (10 min)
14:03TOR Mark Fraser  Fighting (maj) against  Keith Aulie
14:03TBL Keith Aulie  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Fraser
14:03TBL Keith Aulie  Hi-sticking against  Mark Fraser
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/31/6
Faceoff Wins3329
Blocked Shots1019
Penalty Minutes4721
3D. PhaneufD00-13027:34
4C. FransonD0012015:19
11J. McClementC00-10015:01
16C. MacArthurL0111018:57
18M. BrownR00-10174:11
21J. van RiemsdykL1004218:32
28C. OrrR00001211:40
36C. GunnarssonD0001023:37
38F. McLarenL00-1004:25
41N. KuleminL0101016:04
42T. BozakC0100019:47
43N. KadriC0006516:21
45M. FraserD0001516:35
47L. KomarovC00-10011:44
53M. KostkaD0003017:40
55K. HolzerD00-20018:56
81P. KesselR0101019:18
84M. GrabovskiC1002215:32
30B. Scrivens913.69246:58
40J. Rynnas661.00010:20
2E. BrewerD0021017:18
3K. AulieD0001710:01
4V. LecavalierC1002022:01
6S. SaloD0013022:40
11T. PyattC00-10014:46
15B. LeeD000109:56
16T. PurcellL00-12217:44
17A. KillornC1013013:55
19B. CrombeenR011059:58
25M. CarleD10-11022:28
26M. St. LouisR0101021:33
44N. ThompsonC0001015:03
47M. BergeronD00-10011:20
67B. PouliotL0321016:31
71R. PanikL0001010:20
77V. HedmanD0110520:04
89C. ConacherC0100014:56
91S. StamkosC1011223:35
39A. Lindback2325.92059:51