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Steven Stamkos has 2 power-play goals, assist in 2nd period; Lightning beat Blue Jackets 5-2 @NHL

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.

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