February 1, 2013 - Lightning take an early lead, and end it with the score of 8-3. Photos: R. Pitts/ CC Media + Entertainment
Steven Stamkos met with fans during the holidays!
Photots from the Bolts' 4-3 win over Buffalo on October 25th, 2011
The Tampa Bay Lightning's roll continued Friday
Cory Conacher scored a pair of goals, four others had multiple-point nights, and Anders Lindback had 26 saves, as the Bolts beat up on the Winnipeg Jets 8-3 Friday.
The rookie got the scoring started eight minutes into the game, as his wrist shot beat Ondrej Pavelec to make it 1-0.
After a Chris Thorburn major penalty to Sami Salo, which also result in Thorburn getting a game misconduct, and a minor penalty to Ron Hainsey, the Bolts found themselves with a 5-on-3 advantage, and Steven Stamkos laced a slap shot past Pavelec for a 2-0 lead.
Another minor, this time to Mark Stuart, gave Tampa Bay another 5-on-3, and Vincent Lecavalier added to the lead with his fourth goal of the year, which the Lightning took into the first intermission.
Tampa Bay came out strong in the second period as well, tallying just 26 seconds into action. Conacher tipped an Eric Brewer slap shot by Pavelec to make it 4-0.
The Winnipeg goalie's night ended just four minutes later, as Nate Thompson's tough-angled shot slipped through for a 5-0 lead, prompting Claude Noel to replace Pavelec with Al Montoya.
Tampa Bay greeted Montoya as rudely as an opposing team can, as Teddy Purcell blasted the first shot Montoya saw past him for a 6-0 lead, one Tampa Bay took into the second intermission.
Tobias Enstrom finally got the Jets on the board in the third period, as his shot five and a half minutes into the final frame was the first to get past Lindback.
After a Tampa Bay penalty for too many men on the ice, Paul Postma's shot in the slot also reached the back of the net to cut the Lightning lead to 6-2
Ryan Malone got one of those goals back a couple of minutes later, but Andrew Ladd's goal midway through the period brought the lead back to four goals at 7-3.
Benoit Pouliot's second goal of the year with just under 90 seconds to play set the score at 8-3.
Tampa Bay remains unbeaten at home this season at 5-0, and can cap a perfect five-game homestand Saturday night when the New York Rangers come to town.