A business-like rout of an inferior team at home. Nice.
Mike Smith allowed just 1 goal on 21 shots. I feel like after two strong starts that Smitty has won the opening night starting job.
FLA 13:51, Santorelli 1 (Weaver, Allen)
TB 4:32, Lecavalier 1 (PP) (St. Louis)
TB 7:22, Stamkos 1 (Downie, St. Louis)
TB 9:20, Stamkos 2 (PP) (Lecavalier, Kubina)
TB 7:44, Bergenheim 1 (Perrin, Vernace)
Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis, and Vincent Lecavalier were the game's three stars. All is right with the universe. The Lightning outshot the Panthers 40-21 in the victory.
Johan Harju was +1 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 11:14.
Dana Tyrell had 2 shots and 2 hits in 13:39.
Michael Vernace had an assist and was +1 with 1 hit and 2 blocked shots in 15:12.
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