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Lecavalier, Lightning spoil Iginla's record-breaking night

Mar 2, 2009 - 4:36 AM
CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning ended their road woes at the expense of a record-breaking night for Jarome Iginla.

Captain Vincent Lecavalier recorded two goals and set up another and Mark Recchi notched five assists as the Lightning skated to an 8-6 victory over the Calgary Flames in a wild contest on Sunday.

Martin St. Louis had a pair of goals - including an empty-netter - and an assist and rookie Steven Stamkos also tallied and had an assist for the Lightning, who scored three times on the power play to snap a seven-game road losing streak (0-6-1).

"It was a fun game to be part of," St. Louis said. "We got a lot of shots, 30-some shots. When you do that, good things happen. Hopefully we can get on a roll now once we get back home."

Tampa Bay's offensive outburst overshadowed Iginla, who became the Flames' all-time leading scorer.

The captain scored two goals and had three assists to surpass Theoren Fleury's total of 830 points. Iginla has 834 points.

"I never imagined staying this long," Iginla said. "But it's been a great time and I've got to play with some good players over that time. To get it at home was special to me. The crowd was great.

"But unfortunately, it didn't go the way we wanted. Looking back at it, it's still going to be a good night, I'll appreciate it for sure."

Iginla scored the 400th goal of his career 14 seconds into the third period to tie the score at 5-5. The All-Star set up in the slot and blasted a one-timer past rookie goaltender Mike McKenna.

But the Lightning responded with a pair of power-play tallies as Ryan Malone knocked in a rebound of Recchi's shot from the left circle at the 2:39 mark of the third. Lecavalier doubled the advantage with 11:28 to play, firing a one-timer from the left point past Curtis McElhinney, who had replaced Miikka Kiprusoff at the start of the session.

"You don't see (14 goals) very often anymore," Recchi said. "It's nice to see it once in a while, especially if you're on the winning end of it. Obviously there was a lot of miscues, but at the same time I think it was a good hockey game. It was physical and the guys were playing hard."

Todd Bertuzzi cut the deficit in half with 3:14 to play, scoring on the power play off a feed from Iginla, but - despite heavy pressure - Calgary could not level the contest in the final minutes.

St. Louis put the finishing touches on the scoring, netting an empty-net goal from near the center line with 32 seconds to play.

Calgary scored three unanswered goals to take a 4-2 lead late in the second period, but Tampa Bay answered with three consecutive tallies of its own.

"We just lost our focus in terms of defensive posturing," Flames coach Mike Keenan said. "They are a team that is a high risk team in terms of clearing the zone looking for offensive opportunities. I thought they came out and hit us very hard, they had some good physical elements to their game, which took us out of the game to a certain degree.

"Give them credit, there are not too many teams that come in here when we have a two-goal lead and take the lead away from us in one single period, then get out of here with a win."

Lecavalier and Stamkos scored 77 seconds apart and Vaclav Prospal gave the Lightning the lead on a power-play goal with 93 seconds left in the third. Prospal knocked in his own rebound on the left side of the crease after Gary Roberts threw the puck on net from the right circle.

Kiprusoff allowed five goals on 19 shots for Calgary, which saw its four-game winning streak come to an end.

Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists and Craig Conroy scored and had an assist for the Flames.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    TAMPA BAY 1 4 3 8
    CALGARY 1 3 2 6 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - EVGENY ARTYUKHIN 5 (UNASSISTED) 11:07
    CGY - (PP) JAROME IGINLA 25 (DAVID MOSS, MIKE CAMMALLERI)
    15:44
    2ND PRD: TAM - MARTIN ST. LOUIS 21 (STEVEN STAMKOS, MARK RECCHI) 1:19
    CGY - CRAIG CONROY 7 (DION PHANEUF, JA

    Mar 1 10:32 PM


  • NHL
    TAMPA BAY 8
    CALGARY 6
    3RD PRD: TAM - (EN) MARTIN ST. LOUIS 22 (MARK RECCHI) 19:28

    Lightning 8, Flames 6  3rd - 0:32Mar 1 10:29 PM
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    TAMPA BAY 7
    CALGARY 6
    3RD PRD: CGY - (PP) TODD BERTUZZI 15 (JAROME IGINLA, MIKE CAMMALLERI)
    16:46 (WITH EXTRA ATTACKER)

    Lightning 7, Flames 6  3rd - 3:14Mar 1 10:25 PM
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    TAMPA BAY 7
    CALGARY 5
    3RD PRD: TAM - (PP) VINCENT LECAVALIER 27 (MARK RECCHI, CORY MURPHY)
    8:32

    Lightning 7, Flames 5  3rd - 11:28Mar 1 10:07 PM
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    TAMPA BAY 6
    CALGARY 5
    3RD PRD: TAM - (PP) RYAN MALONE 22 (MARK RECCHI, VINCENT LECAVALIER)
    2:39

    Lightning 6, Flames 5  3rd - 17:21Mar 1 9:56 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 5
    CALGARY 5
    3RD PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 26 (CRAIG CONROY) 0:14

    Lightning 5, Flames 5  3rd - 19:46Mar 1 9:52 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    TAMPA BAY 1 4 5
    CALGARY 1 3 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - EVGENY ARTYUKHIN 5 (UNASSISTED) 11:07
    CGY - (PP) JAROME IGINLA 25 (DAVID MOSS, MIKE CAMMALLERI)
    15:44
    2ND PRD: TAM - MARTIN ST. LOUIS 21 (STEVEN STAMKOS, MARK RECCHI) 1:19
    CGY - CRAIG CONROY 7 (DIO

    Mar 1 9:34 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 5
    CALGARY 4
    2ND PRD: TAM - (PP) VACLAV PROSPAL 16 (GARY ROBERTS, STEVE EMINGER)
    18:27

    Lightning 5, Flames 4  2nd - 1:33Mar 1 9:32 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 4
    CALGARY 4
    2ND PRD: TAM - STEVEN STAMKOS 13 (MARK RECCHI, MARTIN ST. LOUIS) 16:14

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    CALGARY 4
    2ND PRD: TAM - VINCENT LECAVALIER 26 (CORY MURPHY, JOSEF MELICHAR)
    14:57

    Lightning 3, Flames 4  2nd - 5:03Mar 1 9:24 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 2
    CALGARY 4
    2ND PRD: CGY - JAMIE LUNDMARK 2 (CORY SARICH, MATTHEW LOMBARDI) 14:19

    Lightning 2, Flames 4  2nd - 5:41Mar 1 9:23 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 2
    CALGARY 3
    2ND PRD: CGY - (PP) MIKE CAMMALLERI 33 (DAVID MOSS, JAROME IGINLA)
    13:02

    Lightning 2, Flames 3  2nd - 6:58Mar 1 9:21 PM
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    TAMPA BAY 2
    CALGARY 2
    2ND PRD: CGY - CRAIG CONROY 7 (DION PHANEUF) 8:07

    Lightning 2, Flames 2  2nd - 11:53Mar 1 9:11 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 2
    CALGARY 1
    2ND PRD: TAM - MARTIN ST. LOUIS 21 (STEVEN STAMKOS, MARK RECCHI) 1:19

    Lightning 2, Flames 1  2nd - 18:41Mar 1 9:00 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    TAMPA BAY 1 1
    CALGARY 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - EVGENY ARTYUKHIN 5 (UNASSISTED) 11:07
    CGY - (PP) JAROME IGINLA 25 (DAVID MOSS, MIKE CAMMALLERI)
    15:44
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    TAM 10 10
    CGY

    Mar 1 8:40 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 1
    CALGARY 1
    1ST PRD: CGY - (PP) JAROME IGINLA 25 (DAVID MOSS, MIKE CAMMALLERI)
    15:46

    Lightning 1, Flames 1  1st - 4:14Mar 1 8:32 PM


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    TAMPA BAY 1
    CALGARY 0
    1ST PRD: TAM - EVGENY ARTYUKHIN 5 (UNASSISTED) 11:07

    Lightning 1, Flames 0  1st - 8:53Mar 1 8:25 PM