TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Rod Brind'Amour has been playing in the NHL for about as long as Drayson Bowman has been alive.
The two teamed up to score a pair of goals apiece in Carolina's 8-5 win Tuesday night over the Tampa Bay Lightning. For Bowman, they were the first of his NHL career.
"It was obviously a dream to score the first one," Bowman said. You don't know quite when or how its going to come, but it really feels good."
Brind'Amour, who made his debut in the 1989 playoffs, scored both of his goals during a five-goal first period for Carolina. It was the 39-year-old center's first multigoal game of the season.
Jussi Jokinen added another one to chase Lightning goalie Antero Nittymaki. Carolina had 23 shots in the period.
Brandon Bochenski scored twice for the Lightning and Andrej Meszaros had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay.
Brind'Amour gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead when Sergei Samsonov found the former captain alone in front of goal with Nittymaki out of position.
His second goal a tip in off of a feed from Bryan Rodney gave the Hurricanes a 4-1 lead.
Brind'Amour "played pretty darn well for a little while," Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice said. I think his linemates had a lot to do with it. As a group they were pretty darn good."
Staal scored both of his goals in the second period, the latter on a breakaway shot past backup goalie Mike Smith to give the Hurricanes a 7-2 lead. He assisted on a goal by Jokinen and an empty-net goal by Chad Larose to end the game.
Jokinen's goal was the one that ended Niitymaki's night, with 18 saves on 23 shots.
"To put it mildly, the first period was pretty tough to watch," Lightning coach Rick Tocchet said. "I feel sorry for the fans on this one."
NOTES: Carolina goalie Manny Legace skated off the ice midway through the second period and is listed day-to-day. ... Lightning C Zenon Konopka had two fights and set the team record for penalty minutes in a season with 260
|Steven Stamkos (47) ASST: NONE|
1 - 0 TBL
|PPG - Drayson Bowman (1) ASST: Zach Boychuk (6), Brandon Sutter (19)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Rod Brind'Amour (8) ASST: Sergei Samsonov (15), Jamie McBain (5)|
2 - 1 CAR
|Jussi Jokinen (30) ASST: Eric Staal (38), Chad LaRose (13)|
3 - 1 CAR
|Rod Brind'Amour (9) ASST: Bryan Rodney (8), Tom Kostopoulos (12)|
4 - 1 CAR
|Drayson Bowman (2) ASST: NONE|
5 - 1 CAR
|Brandon Bochenski (3) ASST: Nate Thompson (8), Andrej Meszaros (10)|
5 - 2 CAR
|Eric Staal (25) ASST: Erik Cole (5), Brett Carson (10)|
6 - 2 CAR
|Eric Staal (26) ASST: Chad LaRose (14)|
7 - 2 CAR
|Teddy Purcell (5) ASST: Vincent Lecavalier (45), Ryan Malone (24)|
7 - 3 CAR
|Andrej Meszaros (6) ASST: NONE|
7 - 4 CAR
|Brandon Bochenski (4) ASST: Kurtis Foster (31)|
7 - 5 CAR
|EN - Chad LaRose (9) ASST: Eric Staal (39), Jussi Jokinen (34)|
8 - 5 CAR
|Bryan Rodney Hi-sticking against Vincent Lecavalier|
|Matt Lashoff Interference against Zach Boychuk|
|Tom Kostopoulos Fighting (maj) against Zenon Konopka|
|Zenon Konopka Fighting (maj) against Tom Kostopoulos|
|Brandon Bochenski Holding against Erik Cole|
|Rod Brind'Amour Holding against Nate Thompson|
|Kurtis Foster Tripping against Patrick Dwyer|
|Zenon Konopka Fighting (maj) against Jay Harrison|
|Jay Harrison Fighting (maj) against Zenon Konopka|
|Zenon Konopka Roughing against Jay Harrison|
|Tom Kostopoulos Hooking against Todd Fedoruk|
|SA: 26||TOI: 34:50|
|Saves: 23||EV: 21 - 24|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 2|
|SV%: .885||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 11||TOI: 25:09|
|Saves: 9||EV: 7 - 9|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 2|
|SV%: .818||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 23||TOI: 20:00|
|Saves: 18||EV: 15 - 19|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 3|
|SV%: .783||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 17||TOI: 38:30|
|Saves: 15||EV: 9 - 11|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 6|
|SV%: .882||SH: 0 - 0|