Carolina 3 0 0—3
Tampa Bay 0 1 1—2
First Period—1, Carolina, Semin 12 (E.Staal), :16. 2, Carolina, Tlusty 20 (Semin, Corvo), 10:45. 3, Carolina, Tlusty 21 (E.Staal, Semin), 18:46. Penalties—Panik, TB (goaltender interference), 8:40Aulie, TB (slashing), 20:00.
Second Period—4, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 28 (Salo, St. Louis), 10:07 (pp). Penalties—Blanchard, Car, major (fighting), 2:29Crombeen, TB, major (fighting), 2:29Gudas, TB (clipping), 2:41Harrison, Car (hooking), 9:23Tlusty, Car (goaltender interference), 14:19.
Third Period—5, Tampa Bay, St. Louis 13 (Lecavalier), 2:16. Penalties—Labrie, TB (cross-checking), 17:22.
Shots on Goal—Carolina 15-9-4—28. Tampa Bay 10-11-16—37.
Power-play opportunities—Carolina 0 of 4Tampa Bay 1 of 2.
Goalies—Carolina, Ellis 5-8-1 (37 shots-35 saves). Tampa Bay, Lindback 10-8-1 (28-25).
A—19,204 (19,204). T—2:27.
Referees—Paul Devorski, Wes McCauley. Linesmen—Tim Nowak, Brian Murphy.