Tampa, FL (Sports Network) – John Madden scored the tie-breaking goal and Martin Havlat added three assists as Minnesota downed Tampa Bay, 4-1, at St. Pete Times Forum.
Cal Clutterbuck, Antti Miettinen and Eric Nystrom also tallied for the Wild, who ended a two-game slide in which they were outscored 7-2.
Niklas Backstrom turned away 37 shots to earn the win for the visitors, who evened their road record at 3-3-1.
Martin St. Louis recorded the only goal for the Lightning, who have lost three straight and six out of seven. Dan Ellis stopped 14 shots in defeat.
Tampa Bay announced Sunday that captain Vincent Lecavalier will undergo surgery on Monday to expedite the healing process of a non-displaced fracture in his right hand. Lecavalier, who suffered the injury during Thursday’s loss at Washington, is expected to be sidelined 3-to-4 weeks.