Lightning Vs. Hurricanes: Comeback Bolts Do It Again, Top Carolina in O.T.

The Lightning look to extend their three-game winning streak to four games when they travel to take on the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

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Lightning vs. Hurricanes: Carolina scores three times in the second, lead 3-2 after Two

After Anthony Stewart scored the game tying goal for Carolina early in the second, the Hurricanes added two goals in a 1:16 to shock the Lightning and take a 3-1 lead.

Turnovers led Jussi Jokinen’s 10th goal of the season while Jiri Tlusty added his 15th to give the Hurricanes a two goal advantage 4:42 left in the second.

Tampa Bay’s Super sniper Steven Stamkos scored a highlight reel goal at 18:00 mark of the period, stealing the puck in his own zone, speeding through the neutral zone and into the Carolina zone then rocketing a shot past Hurricane goalie Cam Ward to shave the Canes’ lead to 3-2 before second intermission.

Tampa Bay is tied for league lead in victories after trailing going into the third period. They’ll need to do it again if they want to keep their winning streak alive.

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Lightning vs. Hurricanes: Tampa Bay Takes 1-0 Lead Into First Intermission

The Tampa Bay Lightning got a goal from an unexpected source and despite playing games in consecutive nights, they’ve taken a 1-0 lead over Carolina into the first intermission at RBC Center.

Tampa Bay claimed forward Tim Wallace from the NY Islanders earlier in the week and making his Lightning debut, he scored his first NHL goal on Canes netminder Cam Ward.

Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon continued his superb hotstreak, stopping all eight shots in the first period, some of the dazzling variety.

The Lightning continue to bring their more aggressive heavy checking style into this one and it’s worked thus far.

Tampa Bay forward Ryan Malone took a late hooking penalty on Jeff Skinner at the 19:06 mark. The Hurricanes will have 1:04 left on the powerplay when play resumes in the second period.

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