Lightning 5, Thrashers 2
Oct. 16, 2000
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Vincent Lecavalier and Brian Holzinger scored 1:29 apart early in the second period as the Tampa Bay Lightning used four power-play goals to beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-2 Sunday night.
Lecavalier scored from the high slot with a man advantage at 1:27 to snap a 1-1 tie. Holzinger made it 3-1 at 2:56 from in-close after Ryan Johnson's shot ricocheted off the end boards.
Lecavalier, taken with the first pick in the 1998 draft, picked up his 100th career point by assisting on Pavel Kubina's power-play goal in the third period.
Tampa Bay, the only team not to allow a power-play goal (26 chances) this season, converted 4 of 12 man-advantage opportunities. Atlanta went 0-for-5.
Todd Warriner put the Lightning ahead 4-1 at 7:46 of the second period during a five-on-three power-play. Fredrik Modin had a first-period power-play goal.
Steve Guolla and Andreas Karlsson scored the Atlanta goals. Donald Audette, who has played a part in five Atlanta goals this season (two goals, three assists), set up Guolla's first-period tally.
Karlsson scored in the game's final minute.
Kevin Weekes, acquired in an offseason trade, stopped 20 shots for his first Lightning victory.
Atlanta's Damian Rhodes faced 31 shots, including numerous point-blank chances.
Notes: Lightning D Sergey Gusev (knee) will start a three-game conditioning stint Monday with Detroit of the IHL. ... Atlanta C Patrik Stefan, selected first in the 1999 draft, has missed all three games with a groin strain. ... Lightning RW Stan Drulia left the game with a left arm injury.