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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Vincent Lecavalier had three goals as the Southeast Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 Friday night.

Lecavalier gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead at 4:25 of the third period when he put a backhander from in close past Johan Hedberg. He completed his first career hat trick with an empty goal with 1:12 remaining.

Fredrik Modin had the other goal for Tampa Bay, now 5-0 at home and off to a franchise-best start of 8-4-2 overall.

Alexandre Daigle put the Penguins up 1-0 from the low right circle at 5:23 of the second period. The Penguins (0-6-1) are winless in seven games at Tampa Bay since a 2-0 victory on Mar. 17, 1999.

Penguins center Mario Lemieux's 11-game point streak was snapped. It was the first time he was held pointless since Pittsburgh's season opener Oct. 10 against Toronto.

Tampa Bay tied it at 1 late in the second period on Lecavalier's power-play goal. He fought off a check by Kent Manderville and scored from the low slot.

Both Hedberg and Lightning goalie Nikolai Khabibulin had several strong saves.

Hedberg made a sprawling stop on Jimmie Olvestad's shorthanded breakaway late in the second period. Khabibulin made a glove save on Daigle during a first-period 2-on-1.

Modin made it 3-1 during a 2-on-1 with 7:06 left.

Notes: Pittsburgh, which entered with the NHL's top-ranked power-play, went 0-for-5 with the man advantage. ... The Lightning snapped an 0-for-20 power-play slide on Lecavalier's second-period goal. ... Lightning D Nolan Pratt, a healthy scratch for Tampa Bay's first 13 games this season, was in the lineup. ... Pittsburgh RW Alexei Kovalev's career-high 11-game point streak was ended.