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NHL: Tampa Bay 2, Atlanta 1 (SO)

Jan. 24, 2010 at 12:22 AM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Jeff Halpern scored the deciding goal in the fifth round of the shootout Saturday to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers.

Halpern slipped a wrist shot past Johan Hedberg, and Antero Miittymaki turned away Todd White to secure the win.

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Steven Stamkos scored in regulation for Tampa Bay. His slap shot in the first period tied the score 1-1 just two minutes after Atlanta's Nik Antropov had opened the scoring.

Each team had 10 shots on goal in the second period. Atlanta outshot the Lightning 15-6 in the third.

Miittymaki finished with 37 saves for Tampa Bay. Hedberg had 24 saves.

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