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2/16/16 Sharks vs. Lightning

game recap

Thornton, Sharks top Lightning

Center's two assists help San Jose open trip with win

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

Nieto puts Sharks in front

SJS@TBL: Nieto dekes Bishop, puts Sharks back on top

2/16/16: Matt Nieto gets a pass on a 2-on-1 and fakes out Ben Bishop with a silky move to his forehand before sliding home the go-ahead goal

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TAMPA -- Matt Nieto scored the game-winning goal at 1:17 of the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. 

Melker Karlsson, Joel Ward and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks (30-20-5), who were opening a five-game road trip. Martin Jones made 28 saves, and Joe Thornton had two assists.

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Sharks visit Lightning, try to continue road success

Tampa Bay has won nine of its past 10 at home

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

SHARKS (29-20-5) at LIGHTNING (30-21-4) 

TV: 7:30 p.m. EST, CSN-CA, SUN, NHL.TV 

TAMPA -- The San Jose Sharks bring one of the League's best road records to Amalie Arena against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. 

The Sharks are 18-8-2 on the road tying the Los Angeles Kings (18-9-2) and Boston Bruins (18-6-3) for second-most away wins in the NHL. The League-leading Washington Capitals boast the best road record at 20-6-2. 

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Stamkos hoping trade speculation dies down

Lightning statement Monday said captain won't be moved before deadline

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

Steven Stamkos Interview: Pregame

Stamkos on tonight's game vs. San Jose Sharks

Captain Steven Stamkos spoke to the media following today's morning skate

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TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos hopes the announcement from general manager Steve Yzerman that he won't move Stamkos before the Feb. 29 NHL Trade Deadline slows down some of the speculation about his immediate future. 

"It's been a tough year in that regard having to deal with that stuff," Stamkos said after the morning skate for the Lightning's game against the San Jose Sharks at Amalie Arena (7:30 p.m. ET; CSN-CA, SUN, NHL.TV). "Hopefully this lightens the load a little bit. I said it all along from training camp that I wanted to be here and I want to win a championship." 

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