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NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Anaheim 2

Feb. 21, 2012 at 11:34 PM   |   Comments

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos boosted his NHL-leading goal total to 42 with a pair of markers and added an assist Tuesday in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 3-2 win over Anaheim.

The Lightning got a goal and a pair of helpers from Teddy Purcell as they continued a late push for the Eastern Conference playoffs with their third straight victory.

Mathieu Garon earned the victory, stopping 28 shots.

The Bolts won despite absorbing a blow when they learned team captain Vincent Lecavalier would be out indefinitely with a broken hand.

Saku Koivu and Bobby Ryan each notched a goal and an assist for the Ducks.

Jonas Hiller yielded three goals on 16 shots.

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