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Lightning 5, Thrashers 1

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:17 AM

Associated Press

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Lightning 5, Thrashers 1
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Atlanta Thrashers 1

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
12:11
TBL
Zenon Konopka (1) Tip-in - ASST: Paul Ranger (1)
2 - 0 TBL
13:08
TBL
PPG - Steven Stamkos (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Martin St. Louis (1), Vincent Lecavalier (1)
2 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
05:40
ATL
Chris Thorburn (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Anssi Salmela (1), Jim Slater (1)
3 - 1 TBL
3rd Period
07:08
TBL
Mattias Ohlund (1) Tip-in - ASST: Vincent Lecavalier (2), Alex Tanguay (1)
4 - 1 TBL
12:20
TBL
PPG - Steven Stamkos (2) Snap shot - ASST: Ryan Malone (1), Martin St. Louis (2)
5 - 1 TBL
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats