NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 1

Jan. 22, 2013 at 10:22 PM

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Mathieu Garon turned aside 35-of-36 shots Tuesday and the Tampa Bay Lightning dominated Carolina 4-1 in the Hurricanes' home opener.

Tom Pyatt and Cory Conacher got the Lightning off to a fast start with first-period goals while Ryan Malone and Keith Aulie also scored for the winners.

The Lightning used two assists from Vincent Lecavalier in improving to 2-1-0 to start the lockout-shortened season.

Jeff Skinner supplied Carolina's only goal and Cam Ward coughed up four scores on 26 shots.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants - NFL Week 5 preview
Louisville recruit JaQuan Lyle meets NCAA investigators
Dallas Cowboys' Jason Garrett talks with Greg Hardy about comments
Jeff Gordon eyes 'huge' win at Charlotte