Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Steven Stamkos scored the game-winning goal 5 1/2 minutes into the third period as the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Florida Panthers, 3-2, on Tuesday.
Martin St. Louis totaled a goal and two assists, with Vinny Lecavalier chipping in a score and a helper for the Lightning, who had lost seven of their last eight games entering the contest.
Anders Lindback stopped 37 of the 39 shots he faced in the triumph.
Kris Versteeg, who left in the third period following an apparent left leg injury, scored 13 seconds into the second period and Tomas Kopecky added his 11th goal of the season for the Panthers, who have dropped four straight and seven of their last eight overall.
Jacob Markstrom allowed three goals on 13 shots in the setback.
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