TAMPA, Fla. - Steven Stamkos had two power-play goals and an assist during the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Saturday night.
Mike Blunden, Nikita Nesterov and Jason Garrison also scored for the Lightning, and Jonathan Marchessault extended his point streak to six games with two assists. Tampa Bay is 2-1 halfway through a six-game homestand.
Tampa Bay was 3 for 8 on the power play after going 1 for 10 in a 2-1 loss Tuesday night to the Vancouver Canucks.
Columbus got goals from Rene Bourque and Scott Hartnell.
Ben Bishop made 30 saves for Tampa Bay.
Stamkos had a pair of 5-on-3 goals from low in the left circle in the second to help Tampa Bay take a 3-2 lead.