RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Shane O'Brien scored twice Thursday night as the Tampa Bay Lightning trounced the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1.
O'Brien scored his third goal of the season at 16:12 of the first period, and his fourth at 18:11 of the second.
The second period goal snapped a 1-1 tie and put Tampa Bay in front for good.
Carolina's goal came from Ray Whitney at 2:04 of the third.
Goaltender Cam Ward was beaten five times on 31 shots for the Hurricanes, who had won two in a row.
Carolina's Matt Cullen extended his assist streak to eight straight games to equal the longest in Hurricanes' history.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 1-for-4, and Carolina went 0-for-3.