Posted March 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Tampa Bay Lightning somehow found a way to win while barely shooting the puck. Steven Stamkos snapped a third-period tie with his NHL-leading 20th goal, and the Lightning held on to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night despite recording a season-low 13 shots. Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis also scored for the Lightning, and Anders Lindback made 37 saves. St. Louis added two assists for the Lightning, whose previous low for shots this season was 19. Stamkos scored the winning power-play goal from the right of the net 5:30 into the third to give the Lightning a 3-2 lead. Tampa Bay won for just the second time in nine games, but beat the Panthers for the seventh straight time, including three this season. ''Some games you deserve to win and you don't and some games you don't and your goalie keeps you in it,'' Stamkos said. ''At this point of the season, the way some games have gone when we played well, you take it, you learn from it, you take the two points ...
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