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REVIEW: LIGHTNING 3, HURRICANES 2

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes concluded a four-game road stretch on Tuesday night, falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 at the Ice Palace.

Tampa Bay rookie Brad Richards set up Tampa Bay's first goal early in the second period and then scored his 11th of the season later in the period. Richards leads NHL rookies with 30 points.

Fredrik Modin and Sheldon Keefe had the other goals for the Lightning.

Niclas Wallin scored his first NHL goal for Carolina at 10:23 of the second period off of a set-up pass from Rod Brind'Amour. Rob DiMaio also assisted on the scoring play.

Jeff O'Neill, who has scored goals in six of his last seven games, scored Carolina's other goal on the power play at 8:40 of the third period, assisted by David Tanabe and Sami Kapanen.

Notes: Carolina G Arturs Irbe made his 22nd straight start, two off the team record he set last season.

First Period: Scoring: None. Penalties: Irbe, Car served by Battaglia(Delay of game), 2:22; M Johnson, T.B. (Tripping), 8:17; Langdon, Car(tripping), 15:12; Adams, Car (elbowing), 19:20.

Second Period: Scoring: 1, Tampa Bay, Modin 17 (power play) (BRichards, Lecavalier), 0:59. 2, Tampa Bay, Keefe 3 (P Mara, Primeau),4:41. 3, Carolina, Wallin 1 (Brindamour, Dimaio), 10:23. 4, Tampa Bay, BRichards 11 (Modin, Kubina), 10:49. Penalties: Zyuzin, T.B.(Interference), 13:17; T Westlund, Car (hooking), 16:04.

Third Period: Scoring: 5, Carolina, Oneill 12 (power play) (Tanabe,Kapanen), 8:40. Penalties: Warriner, T.B. (Hooking), 2:50; Karpa, Car(cross checking), 5:23; Keefe, T.B. (Slashing), 8:01; R Johnson, T.B.(Elbowing), 15:42; Oneill, Car (tripping), 19:30.

SHOTS ON GOAL
Carolina 5116--22
Tampa Bay

9
10
3
--22

Power-play Conversions: Car - 1 of 5, Tam - 1 of 6. Goalies: Carolina,Irbe (22 shots, 19 saves; record: 11-13-4). Tampa Bay, Weekes (22, 20;record: 9-11-2). A:12,128. Referees: Faucette, Rooney. Linesmen:Brisebois, Mcelman.

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATISTICS
Carolina    Tampa Bay    
 GA+/-Shots GA+/-Shots
Adams
Battaglia
Brindamour
Dimaio
Francis
G Wesley
Gelinas
Hatcher
Kapanen
Karpa
Langdon
Oneill
Ozolinsh
T Westlund
Tanabe
Vasicek
Wallin
Willis
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
even
even
+1
+1
-1
even
+1
even
even
-1
even
-2
-1
even
even
even
even
-2
0
0
5
1
1
2
2
0
2
0
0
2
3
0
1
1
2
0
Astashenko
B Richards
Freadrich
Gusev
Ja Cullimore
Keefe
Kharitonov
Kubina
Lecavalier
M Johnson
Modin
P Mara
Primeau
R Johnson
Sarich
St Louis
Warriner
Zyuzin
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
even
+1
even
-1
+1
+1
+1
+1
-1
-1
+1
+1
+1
+1
+1
even
-1
-1
0
4
0
0
1
1
0
1
3
1
4
2
1
1
0
1
1
1
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