The Phoenix Coyotes
' eight-game winning streak ended with a thud on Wednesday night.
had his first career hat trick, Vincent Lecavalier
added a goal and four assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning
ended Phoenix's streak with an 8-3 victory against the Coyotes at the St. Pete Times Forum.
"That was pretty cool," Purcell said. "My first hat trick since street hockey when I was 10 or 12, probably. You get a hat trick and, obviously, the two points, it's a great night."
Purcell had one of the five opening-period goals, and added a pair during the second.
scored his NHL-leading 41st goal this season, and Martin St. Louis
also had two goals and an assist for the Lightning, who are 6-3-2 during a 12-game homestand.
"I think our minds, our bodies were in the right place," Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher said.
St. Louis (22 goals, 50 assists) has five straight seasons of at least 20 goals and 50 assists. Adam Hall
had the other Tampa Bay goal.
Phoenix got goals from Martin Hanzal
, Kyle Turris
and David Schlemko
. The eight goals is the most allowed by the Coyotes this season.
"It's flat embarrassing," Coyotes captain Shane Doan
Purcell scored on Tampa Bay's first shot against Coyotes backup goalie Jason LaBarbera
1:59 into the game. St. Louis' rebound goal, which stopped a personal nine-game goal drought, made it 2-0 just 1 minute, 2 seconds later.
"Especially this time of year, it's all about results," St. Louis said. "We went after the result and got what we wanted."
Phoenix's No. 1 goalie Ilya Bryzgalov had started the previous 19 games, including Tuesday night's 3-2 overtime victory at Philadelphia. Over the stretch, dating back to Jan. 11, LaBarbera played eight minutes during a Feb. 2 game.
"You could see it, our guys just had no gas in the tank," Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. "That's one of those games where you just get rid of it, burn the tape, and move on."
St. Louis (7:54), Stamkos (14:55) and Lecavalier (17:54) extended the lead to 5-0 with first-period, power-play goals. It was Stamkos' first goal in six games.
"It felt pretty good to beat these guys," Lecavalier said. "They were on a streak."
Purcell had goals at 2:43 and 8:17 in the second to complete the hat trick. Hanzal cut the deficit to 7-1 later in the second.
After Hall got his first goal in 18 games early in the third, Phoenix then got goals from Turris and Schlemko.
Phoenix was without left wing Scottie Upshall, who was suspended two games for an illegal hit on Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Oskars Bartulis on Tuesday night.
Lecavalier's five points matches the highest single-game total this season, recorded by 10 players.
Material from wire services and team media was used in this report.