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Stamkos scores twice, Lightning beat Ducks 5-0 @NHL

TAMPA, Fla. - Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist, Ben Bishop made 30 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-0 on Saturday night.

Nikita Kucherov, Brian Boyle and Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Lightning, who had 21 goals over their previous 13 games.

The Ducks completed a four-game road trip at 2-2.

Stamkos put the Lightning up 3-0 on a pair of goals midway through the second. After beating Frederik Andersen from the top of the right circle at 12:35, Stamkos was left all alone in the low left circle during a power play and scored off a pass through the slot by Kucherov 1:14 later.

Stamkos has seven goals and 12 points in seven games against Anaheim.

Kucherov made it 1-0 at 5:57 of the second.

The Ducks have been outscored 28-8 during the second period this season.

Ryan Kesler hit the post with 9 minutes left in the second, a play that saw Bishop use the top of his goalie stick while leaning backwards to keep the puck that bounced off him from going into the net.

It was Bishop's first shutout this season.

Boyle and Marchessault, during a power play, had third-period goals. Stamkos and Kucherov, who had two assists, set up the Marchessault goal.

Andersen stuck his arm out to stop Stamkos' in-close rebound 6 minutes into the game.

NOTES: Bishop is 5-0-1 against the Ducks. ... Anaheim RW Corey Perry has not scored a goal in 10 games against Tampa Bay. ... Ducks D Hampus Lindholm sat out with an upper body injury. ... Lightning RW Ryan Callahan returned after missing one game with a lower body injury and had an assist. ... Tampa Bay played without injured Fs Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, Cedric Paquette and Jonathan Drouin. All are day to day except for Palat, who could miss three to five more weeks

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