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Stamkos' late power play marker sinks Flames

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

TAMPA BAY, FL -- Steven Stamkos scored the go-ahead goal with 7:09 remaining in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday.

Tyler Johnson and Brian Boyle also scored for the Lightning (8-8-2), who had lost their past three home games. Ben Bishop made 30 saves.

Sam Bennett scored and Karri Ramo made 26 saves for Calgary (5-11-1).

Stamkos broke a 1-1 tie when he scored his ninth goal of the season. With the Lightning on a power play, Alex Killorn got hold of a loose puck that Johnson couldn't control and found Stamkos in the slot for a one-timer past Ramo.

Johnson gave the Lightning some insurance with 1:33 remaining. Nikita Kucherov set up the play with a fake shot that forced Ramo to commit, then slipped the puck to Johnson in the lower left circle for a shot into a wide-open net.

The Lightning took a 1-0 lead at 1:59 in the second period on Boyle's third goal of the season. Braydon Coburn sent a pass to Boyle in the slot, Boyle faked a shot to get Flames defenceman Ladislav Smid to commit to a block attempt and fired a wrist shot past Ramo and inside the far post.

Calgary tied the game at 6:45 when Bennett scored his fourth goal of the season. With the Flames up a man, Bennett redirected a shot from Mikael Backlund that ended up going between Bishop's pads.

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