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Stamkos, Lightning beat Pavelec, Thrashers, 5-1

Sep 27, 2009 - 11:54 PM ATLANTA(AP) -- Mike Smith stopped 20 shots, Steven Stamkos scored two goals and Tampa Bay finished the preseason with a 5-1 win over Ondrej Pavelec and the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday.

With Kari Lehtonen still recovering from offseason back surgery, the goalie position remains a big question for Atlanta (2-3-1).

The 22-year-old Pavelec had 21 stops but struggled in his third start of the preseason. Pavelec is competing with veterans Johan Hedberg and Manny Legace for the starting job, at least until Lehtonen is healthy.

Zenon Konopka, Martin St. Louis and Mattias Ohlund also scored for the Lightning (4-1-2).

Chris Thornburn scored Atlanta's only goal.

The teams will open the season in Atlanta on Saturday.








  • -------------------------------------------
    Tampa Bay
    2 1 2 --5
    Atlanta 0 1 0 --1
    -------------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Zenon Konopka 1 (Unassisted),
    12:11. 2, Tampa Bay, Steven Stamkos 2 (power play) (Martin St. Louis,
    Vincent Lecavalier), 13:08. Penalties: S Downie, Tam (hooking), 1:03;
    V Lecavalier, Tam (high-sticki

    Sep 27 7:34 PM


  • -------------------------------------------
    Tampa Bay
    2 1 2 --5
    Atlanta 0 1 0 --1
    -------------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Zenon Konopka 1 (Unassisted),
    12:11. 2, Tampa Bay, Steven Stamkos 2 (power play) (Martin St. Louis,
    Vincent Lecavalier), 13:08. Penalties: S Downie, Tam (hooking), 1:03;
    V Lecavalier, Tam (high-sticki

    Sep 27 7:34 PM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 5
    ATLANTA 1 08:40 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Lightning 5, Thrashers 1  3rd - 8:40Sep 27 7:23 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 4
    ATLANTA 1 13:52 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Lightning 4, Thrashers 1  3rd - 13:52Sep 27 7:12 PM


  • --------------------------------------
    Tampa Bay
    2 1 --3
    Atlanta 0 1 --1
    --------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Zenon Konopka 1 (Unassisted),
    12:11. 2, Tampa Bay, Steven Stamkos 2 (power play) (Martin St. Louis,
    Vincent Lecavalier), 13:08. Penalties: S Downie, Tam (hooking), 1:03;
    V Lecavalier, Tam (high-sticking), 7:34; O Pavelec

    Sep 27 6:41 PM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 3
    ATLANTA 1 14:20 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Lightning 3, Thrashers 1  2nd - 14:20Sep 27 6:16 PM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 3
    ATLANTA 0 18:37 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Lightning 3, Thrashers 0  2nd - 18:37Sep 27 6:11 PM


  • ---------------------------------
    Tampa Bay
    2 --2
    Atlanta 0 --0
    ---------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Paul Ranger 1 (Unassisted),
    12:11. 2, Tampa Bay, Steven Stamkos 2 (power play) (Martin St. Louis,
    Vincent Lecavalier), 13:08. Penalties: S Downie, Tam (hooking), 1:03;
    V Lecavalier, Tam (high-sticking), 7:34; O Pavelec, Atl (delay of
    game),

    Sep 27 5:47 PM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 2
    ATLANTA 0 07:52 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Lightning 2, Thrashers 0  1st - 7:52Sep 27 5:34 PM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 1
    ATLANTA 0 08:49 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Lightning 1, Thrashers 0  1st - 8:49Sep 27 5:30 PM