Lightning defeat Hurricanes behind Stamkos' 10th goal of season - WFLA News Channel 8

Lightning defeat Hurricanes behind Stamkos' 10th goal of season

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, NC -

The Tampa Bay Lightning had a very good October. November is now off to a good start, too. 

Victor Hedman scored a fortunate goal, and Ben Bishop did the rest with a 31-save effort in the Lightning's 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. 

Hedman fired a drive that ricocheted off the end boards and the left post before hitting goalie Justin Peters twice and drifting across the line to make it 1-0 at 9:54 of the second, 

"We were trying to get more pucks to the net, and that's a way of doing it," Hedman said with a laugh. "That's not the result every time, obviously, when you do that. But we'll take it. To get that first goal was big, and it sparked us. 

"I was just trying to hit it hard on the boards and get a bounce. Luckily (Peters) was down on his knees and it hit his pad and the post. It was a lucky bounce. That hasn't happened before." 

Steven Stamkos added an insurance goal to back Bishop as the Lightning improved to 9-4. 

Bishop (8-2) earned his first shutout of the season and second of his career against Carolina. Alex Killorn added a goal and an assist, and Martin St. Louis had two assists.

"We had a long, heartfelt talk between the first and second periods about getting the puck on net," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. "You have to give Carolina credit. They were blocking some shots (four) in the first. 

"(The first goal) was a shot attempt, and getting our 'D' involved. That one was kind of funny, really." 

Tampa Bay has won eight of nine at Carolina. 

Carolina, which lost its fourth straight, fell to 1-3-3 at home. Peters (0-4) made 29 saves. 

Manny Malhotra made his Hurricanes debut, playing in his 865th NHL game with his sixth team. Carolina took the ice for the first time since forwards Jeff Skinner and Radek Dvorak were placed on the injured list. 

"No one is going to feel sorry for us," said Carolina coach Kirk Muller, whose team is 4-6-3. "We just have to man up. I thought our goalie was good, but he didn't win the game." 

Carolina held a 5-3 shots advantage in the scoreless first period, but Tampa Bay held a 16-12 edge in the second. 

Nate Thompson and B.J. Crombeen had the assists on Hedman's quirky goal. 

Stamkos put the Lightning up 2-0 at 11:38 of the third, flipping the rebound of Killorn's shot past Peters stick side. 

"Tonight was fun," Stamkos said. "I was joking with the guys on the bench, laughing. When you get so many chances, you're doing something right. 

"Our whole team responded well after the first period. You just keep at it and you get rewarded. It was obviously nice to see one go in." 

Killorn netted the final goal with 2:46 left. 

NOTES: The former Southeast Division rivals will play on Dec. 21 at Tampa Bay and back in Raleigh on Jan. 19. ... Carolina will visit the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Tampa Bay will host St. Louis. ... Stamkos played in his 340th straight game. ... Hurricanes RW Kevin Westgarth was scratched with an upper-body injury. ... Lightning RW Brett Connolly, recalled from Syracuse (AHL), played in his second NHL game of the season.

  • 8 On Your SideMore>>

  • Tampa Bay Water begins filling Bill Young reservoir

    Tampa Bay Water begins filling Bill Young reservoir

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:33:05 GMT
    Tampa Bay Water is celebrating a rebirth of sort for its beleaguered Bill Young reservoir. TBW is now diverting water from the Alafia river and filling the reservoir after a massive gutting and renovation project that cost in excess of $124 million dollars.
    Tampa Bay Water is celebrating a rebirth of sort for its beleaguered Bill Young reservoir. TBW is now diverting water from the Alafia river and filling the reservoir after a massive gutting and renovation project that cost in excess of $124 million dollars.
  • Pool parasite invades Pinellas County

    Pool parasite invades Pinellas County

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:25:05 GMT
    Health officials say the parasite that causes 'Crypto' could be in your pool. Health officials say the parasite that causes 'Crypto' could be in your pool.
    Health Department officials in Pinellas County are putting out a warning about a parasite that can lurk in swimming pools and water parks.

    Health Department officials in Pinellas County are putting out a warning about a parasite that can lurk in swimming pools and water parks. And, if it invades your body, you're in for a rough ride - it's called Cryptosporidium.


  • Hyundai recalls 888,700 Sonata Sedans

    Hyundai recalls 888,700 Sonata Sedans

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:14:48 GMT
    Over 800,000 Hyundai Sonata Sedans have been recalled. Over 800,000 Hyundai Sonata Sedans have been recalled.
    Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.Stay connected with the news of the day.
    Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.Stay connected with the news of the day.
  • NewsMore>>

  • Polk deputies assist in search after man arrested in teen's disappearance

    Polk deputies assist in search after man arrested in teen's disappearance

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:36:08 GMT
    Sanel Saint Simon booking photo (left), Alexandria Chery (right): Photo Courtesy WESHSanel Saint Simon booking photo (left), Alexandria Chery (right): Photo Courtesy WESH
    The Polk County Sheriff's Office says they are assisting the Orange County Sheriff's Office in the search for a missing person in the Champions Gate area in Osceola County, according to WESH 2 News.
    The Polk County Sheriff's Office says they are assisting the Orange County Sheriff's Office in the search for a missing person in the Champions Gate area in Osceola County, according to WESH 2 News.
  • Citrus man accused of transmitting HIV, more victims possible

    Citrus man accused of transmitting HIV, more victims possible

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:33:57 GMT
    The Citrus County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for allegedly transmitting HIV to at least one woman.
    The Citrus County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for allegedly transmitting HIV to at least one woman.
  • Pinellas Public Safety Complex opens

    Pinellas Public Safety Complex opens

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:32:45 GMT
    Pinellas County Public Safety ComplexPinellas County Public Safety Complex
    The Pinellas County Board of County Commissionersgot a tour of the new Sheriff's Administration Building and the Public Safety Complex. The tour included areas of the new complex like theSheriff's Read-Off Room, Mat Room, the Regional 911 Center and the Emergency Operations Center.
    The Pinellas County Board of County Commissionersgot a tour of the new Sheriff's Administration Building and the Public Safety Complex. The tour included areas of the new complex like theSheriff's Read-Off Room, Mat Room, the Regional 911 Center and the Emergency Operations Center.
  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Teen accused of torturing tortoise faces sex charges

    Teen accused of torturing tortoise faces sex charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:58 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:58:27 GMT
    Greece's mug. Image Clay County Sheriff's Office/FCNGreece's mug. Image Clay County Sheriff's Office/FCN
    The teen accused of setting a protected tortoise on fire and killing it also faces sex charges after an encounter with a boy, FCN reported Wednesday.
    The teen accused of setting a protected tortoise on fire and killing it also faces sex charges after an encounter with a boy, FCN reported Wednesday.
  • Dramatic doggie makeovers put new face to pet adoption

    Dramatic doggie makeovers put new face to pet adoption

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:14:31 GMT
    What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.
    What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.
  • SAFETY ALERT: Saltwater bacteria kills 1 in Sarasota

    SAFETY ALERT: Saltwater bacteria kills 1 in Sarasota

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:50:00 GMT
    WFLA file photo.WFLA file photo.
    A death in Sarasota County has health officials reminding people about a bacteria in Florida's coastal waters that has the potential to cause serious illness, even death. Other counties in Tampa Bay have reported cases of Vibrio vulnificus.
    A death in Sarasota County has health officials reminding people about a bacteria in Florida's coastal waters that has the potential to cause serious illness, even death. Other counties in Tampa Bay have reported cases of Vibrio vulnificus.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.