The Tampa Bay Lightning opened the regular season the same way they ended the last one -- by routing the Carolina Hurricanes on their home ice.
Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist to lead the Lightning past Carolina, 5-1 on Friday night.
Vincent Lecavalier scored the go-ahead goal on a power play late in the second period, before Steve Downie, Adam Hall and Ryan Malone scored during a 4:36 span in the third.
''They came out and said they wanted some revenge,'' said Steven Stamkos, who had two assists. ''Maybe a little extra motivation for us. But at the end of the day, it's a brand new season.''
Dwayne Roloson stopped 32 shots for Tampa Bay, which took the lead during a 5-on-3 situation in the final minutes of the second.
Jeff Skinner scored and Cam Ward made 29 saves for the Hurricanes.
The game turned on simultaneous penalties against Carolina. Justin Faulk, a 19-year-old defenseman making his NHL debut, was whistled for interference with 2:29 left when Jussi Jokinen b...