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Mark Barberio scores 1st 2 NHL goals to help Lightning beat Hurricanes 5-3

Sunday, 01.19.2014 / 7:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Mark Barberio scores 1st 2 NHL goals to help Lightning beat Hurricanes 5-3

RALEIGH, N.C. - Mark Barberio scored his first two career goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Sunday to move into a tie for first place in the Atlantic Division.

Ondrej Palat had a goal and two assists, and he and Barberio scored 1:23 apart during the Lightning's three-goal first period that also included a goal from Nikita Kucherov.

Teddy Purcell also scored for the Lightning, who pulled even with Boston atop the division with 62 points.

Ben Bishop made a career-high 48 saves for Tampa Bay. He shut out the Hurricanes in his only other two appearances in Raleigh, including a 3-0 victory on Nov. 1.

Alexander Semin, Eric Staal and Ron Hainsey each scored after Carolina fell behind 4-0.

Justin Peters gave up three goals on seven shots and exited with 4:53 left in the first.

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He's able to play now, we just want to see other guys. We know what he can do.

— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on not rushing Steven Stamkos onto the ice