Hurricanes Fall Short Against Lightning, 5-2

BY foxsports • October 13, 2009

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan Malone had three goals, including a go-ahead score midway through the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Saturday night.

Malone made it 3-2 from the slot with 9:14 to play after receiving a nifty pass from Martin St. Louis. After Steve Downie extended the Tampa Bay advantage to 4-2 on a power-play goal at the 13-minute mark, Malone completed his hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:16 remaining.

Paul Ranger also scored for the Lightning, who stopped a 12-game losing streak -- including four losses in overtime or a shootout -- dating back to last season.

Carolina got goals from Eric Staal and Rod Brind'Amour.

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