That was outstanding. The Lightning played hard and they played under control.
Antero Niittymaki allowed 2 goals on 22 shots for the win.
TB 11:07, Malone 20 (Foster, Veilleux)
CAR 16:28, Cullen 9 (Whitney, Staal)
TB 18:55, Lecavalier 12 (Meszaros, Halpern)(PP)
CAR 4:07, LaRose 2 (Gleason)
TB 9:11, Downie 11 (St. Louis, Smaby)
For one of the rare times in the past two seasons, the Lightning did not panic whenever the opposing team got a goal to even things up. They stayed under control, and they went right back to work to retake the lead. That's exactly the way they need to play down the stretch to piece together enough points to make the postseason.
Paul Szczechura had 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 13:41.