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Lecavalier, Lightning spoil Iginla's record-breaking night

CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning ended their

road woes at the expense of a record-breaking night for Jarome


Captain Vincent Lecavalier recorded two goals and set up another

and Mark Recchi notched five assists as the Lightning skated to

an 8-6 victory over the Calgary Flames in a wild contest on


Martin St. Louis had a pair of goals - including an empty-netter

- and an assist and rookie Steven Stamkos also tallied and had

an assist for the Lightning, who scored three times on the power

play to snap a seven-game road losing streak (0-6-1).

"It was a fun game to be part of," St. Louis said. "We got a

lot of shots, 30-some shots. When you do that, good things

happen. Hopefully we can get on a roll now once we get back


Tampa Bay's offensive outburst overshadowed Iginla, who became

the Flames' all-time leading scorer.

The captain scored two goals and had three assists to surpass

Theoren Fleury's total of 830 points. Iginla has 834 points.

"I never imagined staying this long," Iginla said. "But it's

been a great time and I've got to play with some good players

over that time. To get it at home was special to me. The crowd

was great.

"But unfortunately, it didn't go the way we wanted. Looking

back at it, it's still going to be a good night, I'll appreciate

it for sure."

Iginla scored the 400th goal of his career 14 seconds into the

third period to tie the score at 5-5. The All-Star set up in

the slot and blasted a one-timer past rookie goaltender Mike


But the Lightning responded with a pair of power-play tallies as

Ryan Malone knocked in a rebound of Recchi's shot from the left

circle at the 2:39 mark of the third. Lecavalier doubled the

advantage with 11:28 to play, firing a one-timer from the left

point past Curtis McElhinney, who had replaced Miikka Kiprusoff

at the start of the session.

"You don't see (14 goals) very often anymore," Recchi said.

"It's nice to see it once in a while, especially if you're on

the winning end of it. Obviously there was a lot of miscues,

but at the same time I think it was a good hockey game. It was

physical and the guys were playing hard."

Todd Bertuzzi cut the deficit in half with 3:14 to play, scoring

on the power play off a feed from Iginla, but - despite heavy

pressure - Calgary could not level the contest in the final


St. Louis put the finishing touches on the scoring, netting an

empty-net goal from near the center line with 32 seconds to


Calgary scored three unanswered goals to take a 4-2 lead late in

the second period, but Tampa Bay answered with three consecutive

tallies of its own.

"We just lost our focus in terms of defensive posturing," Flames

coach Mike Keenan said. "They are a team that is a high risk

team in terms of clearing the zone looking for offensive

opportunities. I thought they came out and hit us very hard,

they had some good physical elements to their game, which took

us out of the game to a certain degree.

"Give them credit, there are not too many teams that come in

here when we have a two-goal lead and take the lead away from us

in one single period, then get out of here with a win."

Lecavalier and Stamkos scored 77 seconds apart and Vaclav

Prospal gave the Lightning the lead on a power-play goal with 93

seconds left in the third. Prospal knocked in his own rebound

on the left side of the crease after Gary Roberts threw the puck

on net from the right circle.

Kiprusoff allowed five goals on 19 shots for Calgary, which saw

its four-game winning streak come to an end.

Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists and Craig Conroy

scored and had an assist for the Flames.


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