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Shutout Streak Ends Against Bolts

Tuesday, 02.19.2013 / 11:57 PM

Associated Press

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Shutout Streak Ends Against Bolts
Toronto Maple Leafs 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 4
Three Stars of the Game
Vincent Lecavalier
1st
Vincent Lecavalier
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 5
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 22:01
Benoit Pouliot
2nd
Benoit Pouliot
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 3Hits: 2
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:31
Matthew Carle
3rd
Matthew Carle
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 22:28


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
09:25
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier (6) ASST: Benoit Pouliot (6), Martin St. Louis (18)
1 - 0 TBL
17:59
TOR
Mikhail Grabovski (4) ASST: Nikolay Kulemin (8), Clarke MacArthur (3)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
04:56
TBL
Steven Stamkos (10) ASST: Cory Conacher (9), Benoit Pouliot (7)
2 - 1 TBL
3rd Period
02:49
TBL
Alex Killorn (2) ASST: B.J. Crombeen (3)
3 - 1 TBL
06:58
TBL
PPG - Matthew Carle (3) ASST: Benoit Pouliot (8), Victor Hedman (5)
4 - 1 TBL
16:08
TOR
James van Riemsdyk (9) ASST: Phil Kessel (10), Tyler Bozak (6)
4 - 2 TBL
penalty summary
1st Period
01:40
TOR
Phil Kessel  Too many men/ice - bench
07:56
TBL
B.J. Crombeen  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Brown
07:56
TOR
Mike Brown  Fighting (maj) against  B.J. Crombeen
07:56
TOR
Mike Brown  Misconduct (10 min)
2nd Period
01:34
TBL
Teddy Purcell  Tripping against  Phil Kessel
06:52
TOR
James van Riemsdyk  Hooking against  Cory Conacher
13:06
TOR
Ben Scrivens  Tripping against  Richard Panik
15:30
TOR
Mike Brown  Holding against  Cory Conacher
15:41
TBL
Steven Stamkos  Hooking against  Jay McClement
3rd Period
05:29
TOR
Mikhail Grabovski  Hooking against  Richard Panik
11:08
TOR
Nazem Kadri  Fighting (maj) against  Victor Hedman
11:08
TBL
Victor Hedman  Fighting (maj) against  Nazem Kadri
11:08
TOR
Colton Orr  Roughing against  Vincent Lecavalier
11:08
TOR
Colton Orr  Misconduct (10 min)
14:03
TOR
Mark Fraser  Fighting (maj) against  Keith Aulie
14:03
TBL
Keith Aulie  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Fraser
14:03
TBL
Keith Aulie  Hi-sticking against  Mark Fraser
goalie stats
Ben Scrivens
SA: 13TOI: 46:58
Saves: 9EV: 7 - 10
PIM: 2PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .692SH: 0 - 0
Jussi Rynnas
SA: 6TOI: 10:20
Saves: 6EV: 2 - 2
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1
Anders Lindback
Anders Lindback
7-3-1
SA: 25TOI: 59:51
Saves: 23EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .920SH: 0 - 0
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