Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 1/20/12
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DALLAS (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning earned a rare road victory, and they got it done without a goal from top scorer Steven Stamkos. Instead, it was Teddy Purcell who supplied the offense with two goals, and Mathieu Garon made 27 saves to help Tampa Bay beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. With the game even at 1, Purcell carried the puck from the right circle into the slot and backhanded a shot past goalie Kari Lehtonen at 3:36 of the final period for Purcell's 11th of the season. Stamkos had 11 goals in his previous 11 games and leads the NHL with 31. All five of his shots were turned aside by Lehtonen, but Purcell gave his team a lift. Martin St. Louis had the primary assist on each of Purcell's goals as the Lightning ended a six-game winless streak on the road (0-5-1). "(Stamkos and St. Louis) carry the load night in and night out so it was nice to provide some secondary scoring and chip in where I can," Purcell said. The Lightning have allowed the most goals in th...
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