Stamkos has 2 goals as Tampa Bay beats Florida in pre-season finale for both teams

TAMPA, Fla. – Steven Stamkos scored twice, Vincent Lecavalier had a goal and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Saturday night in the pre-season finale for both teams.

Stamkos put the Lightning up 2-1 at 7:22 of the second and added a power-play goal one minute 58 seconds later.

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Lecavalier stopped the Panthers’ stretch of 33 consecutive successful pre-season penalty kills when he scored with the man advantage 4:32 into the second.

Sean Bergenheim also scored and Martin St. Louis finished with two assists for the Lightning.

Mike Santorelli had a first-period goal for Florida.