St. Louis, Moore score two apiece; Bolts win

March 30, 2011 

Martin St. Louis and Dominic Moore both scored two goals to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Tuesday night in Tampa.

Steven Stamkos had an empty-net goal and Simon Gagne had two assists for the Lightning, who have won two in a row after a four-game losing skid.

Ottawa, last in the Eastern Conference, got goals from Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek. The Senators dropped to 6-4-1 over their last 11.

St. Louis put the Lightning up 1-0 on an in-close goal at 3:15 of the second. Just 14 seconds later, Tampa Bay goalie Dwayne Roloson made a glove save on Ryan Shannon’s shot from the left circle.

Moore made it 2-0 with 12:35 left in the second. Marc-Andre Bergeron’s shot went off the end boards and rebounded into the crease, where Moore poked the puck into the net while Ottawa goalie Curtis McElhinney was trying to control it with his glove.

St. Louis extended Tampa Bay’s advantage to 3-0 on his 29th goal of the season 5:48 into the third. St. Louis scored off a pass through the slot from Gagne.

After Spezza scored with 9:57 left in the third, Tampa Bay responded with Moore’s second of the game, 1:24 later.

Michalek scored a shorthanded goal later in the third. Tampa Bay has given up 16 shorthanded goals.

Stamkos, who has just four goals in his last 22 games, scored his 44th this season with 33.9 seconds left.

CANADIENS 3, THRASHERS 1 -- Roman Hamrlik and Mathieu Darche scored 11 seconds apart in the first period to end Montreal’s three-game goal drought, and the Canadiens beat visiting Atlanta.

Hamrlik scored Montreal’s first goal in 10 days 12:56 in to end a 199-minute, 1-second scoring drought. That goal had not even been announced when Darche made it 2-0 at 13:07, to the delight of the sold-out crowd of 21,273.

BRUINS 3, BLACKHAWKS 0 -- Tim Thomas stopped 32 shots for his ninth shutout of the season, and Mark Recchi moved into 12th on the NHL’s career points list as host Boston beat Chicago.

Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk scored 2 minutes, 20 seconds apart in the second period to break a scoreless tie, and Recchi assisted on the second goal to give him 1,532 points -- one more than Paul Coffey. Nathan Horton made it 3-0 in the third.

HURRICANES 3, CAPITALS 2 -- Jeff Skinner scored a goal and converted his shootout attempt to lift visiting Carolina to a win against Washington.

BLUE JACKETS 3, PANTHERS 2 -- Maksim Mayorov had the lone goal in his first NHL shootout, and Columbus’ Steve Mason stopped all three Florida attempts to lead the host Blue Jackets.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, SABRES 3 -- Mikhail Grabovski scored in the second period rookie Nazem Kadri added two assists to help host Toronto pull out a tense victory over Buffalo.

FLYERS 5, PENGUINS 2 -- Ville Leino scored twice in the third period, and visiting Philadelphia rallied to beat Pittsburgh and stay atop the Eastern Conference.

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