Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 4/24/13

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Martin St. Louis #26 of the Tampa Bay Lightning scores a first period goal against the Montreal Canadiens at the St. Pete Times Forum on January 27, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Martin St. Louis scored three goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. St. Louis, who has 16 goals this season, took over the lead in the NHL scoring race with 58 points -- two more than teammate Steven Stamkos and injured Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby. Stamkos scored his 29th goal, two behind NHL-leading Alex Ovechkin of Washington, and added an assist. St. Louis' goal in the second period came off wrist shot off a slick pass from behind the net by Nate Thompson to give the Lightning a 2-1 lead. In the third period, with the Lightning leading 3-2, St. Louis got to a rebound of Keith Aulie's slap shot off the boards and slipped the puck past goalie James Reimer. St. Louis completed his hat trick with an empty-net goal with 2:49 left in the game.
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