The Tampa Bay Lightning jumped on top of the Florida Panthers on a goal by Martin St. Louis (7th) with assist to Steven Stamkos (9th) and Ryan Malone (4th).

They extended the lead to 2-0 at the 4:35 mark when Steven Stamkos found the back of the net for his 8th goal on the year with assists to Ryan Malone (5th) and Matt Carle (7th).

The Panthers cut the lead to 2-1 on Shawn Matthias first goal of the year assisted by Jesse Winchester (2nd) and Marcel GOC (1st).

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