Lightning end Hurricanes point streak at six


RALEIGH, N.C. — The Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Carolina Hurricanes’ point streak at six games with a 4-2 victory at PNC Arena on Monday.

Steven Stamkos, Ondrej Palat and Victor Hedman each had a goal and an assist, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 34 saves for the Lightning (11-4-1), who were coming off a 4-0 loss to Carolina on Saturday.

Jesper Fast scored his first two goals with the Hurricanes (12-4-1), who were 5-0-1 during their streak. James Reimer made 28 saves.

The game was the second of four straight between the teams.

Palat put Tampa Bay ahead 3-2 at 8:04 of the third period. Reimer stopped the initial stuff attempt at the top of the crease, but Palat swatted his own rebound off the skate of Brady Skjei into the net. 

Alex Killorn scored into an empty net with 40 seconds remaining for the 4-2 final.

Fast gave Carolina a 1-0 lead at 13:27 of the first period, screening Vasilevskiy on Martin Necas‘ shot before jamming the rebound past the goalie’s left pad. 

Stamkos tied it 1-1 at 2:26 of the second period when he took a pass from Hedman and scored with a one-timer on the power play.

Hedman then gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead at 7:12 when he beat Reimer short side with a wrist shot.

Fast scored on the power play with 45 seconds left in the second to tie it 2-2, again finishing a rebound at the right side of the net.

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