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Lightning edge Thrashers in OT

Sep 19, 2009 - 2:55 AM TAMPA, Fla.(AP) -- Marty St. Louis scored with 25.1 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 preseason victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Friday night.

The Lightning failed to capitalize on a two-man advantage in the extra session, but center Vincent Lecavalier picked up a loose puck moments later and moved in unopposed on goalie Ondrej Pavelec and set up a backhander by St. Louis.

Tampa Bay starting goaltender Mike Smith allowed one goal in two periods to earn a long-awaited win. Smith was barely tested in his first period since the lingering effects of a concussion sidelined him with 10 weeks remaining last season. He needed only four saves to protect a 1-0 lead provided by Ryan Malone, whose power-play goal beat Pavelec on the glove side with 3:08 left in the period.

It took just 3 seconds, however, before the only crowd Tampa Bay will host before the regular season was cheering. Immediately after the faceoff, Zenon Konopka of the Lightning and Atlanta's Josh Gratton began trading punches. They fought again with 6:31 to go in the third period, this time with Gratton being charged with a game misconduct.

The Thrashers, who lost 5-0 in their preseason opener Thursday at Nashville, finally broke through on a tip-in by Paul Postma at 9:10 of the second.

Smith made 18 saves and withstood three Atlanta power plays before giving way to rookie Dustin Tokarski, who stopped all seven shots he faced in the third period and two in overtime.

Pavelec finished with 32 saves and foiled Tampa Bay on seven of eight power-play attempts while going the distance in his preseason debut.






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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    ATLANTA 0 1 0 0 1
    TAMPA BAY 1 0 0 1 2 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - (PP) RYAN MALONE 1 (KURTIS FOSTER, VINCENT LECAVALIER)
    16:52
    2ND PRD: ATL - PAUL POSTMA 1 (JIM SLATER) 9:10
    3RD PRD: NONE
    OT: TAM - (PP) MARTIN ST. LOUIS 1 (VINCENT LECAVALIE

    Sep 18 10:23 PM


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    ATLANTA 1
    TAMPA BAY 2 FINAL

    Sep 18 10:16 PM


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    Atlanta
    0 1 0 0 --1
    Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1 --2
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Ryan Malone 1 (power play)
    (Kurtis Foster, Vincent Lecavalier), 16:52. Penalties: J Gratton, Atl
    (major fighting), 0:03; Z Konopka, Tam (major fighting), 0:03; B
    Valabik, Atl (cr

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    Atlanta
    0 1 0 0 --1
    Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1 --2
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Ryan Malone 1 (power play)
    (Kurtis Foster, Vincent Lecavalier), 16:52. Penalties: J Gratton, Atl
    (major fighting), 0:03; Z Konopka, Tam (major fighting), 0:03; B
    Valabik, Atl (cr

    Sep 18 10:16 PM


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    ATLANTA 1
    TAMPA BAY 2 FINAL

    Thrashers 1, Lightning 2  OT - 15:26Sep 18 10:16 PM


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    ATLANTA 1
    TAMPA BAY 1

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    Atlanta
    0 1 --1
    Tampa Bay 1 0 --1
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Ryan Malone 1 (power play)
    (Kurtis Foster, Vincent Lecavalier), 16:52. Penalties: J Gratton, Atl
    (major fighting), 0:03; Z Konopka, Tam (major fighting), 0:03; B
    Valabik, Atl (cross-checking, roughing), 0:24; R Craig, Tam


    Sep 18 9:16 PM


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    ATLANTA 1
    TAMPA BAY 1 11:50 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Thrashers 1, Lightning 1  2nd - 11:50Sep 18 8:57 PM


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    Atlanta
    0 --0
    Tampa Bay 1 --1
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Ryan Malone 1 (power play)
    (Kurtis Foster, Vincent Lecavalier), 16:52. Penalties: J Gratton, Atl
    (major fighting), 0:03; Z Konopka, Tam (major fighting), 0:03; B
    Valabik, Atl (cross-checking, roughing), 0:24; R Craig, Tam
    (roughing), 0:29; A

    Sep 18 8:20 PM


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    ATLANTA 0
    TAMPA BAY 1 03:08 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Thrashers 0, Lightning 1  1st - 3:08Sep 18 8:14 PM