Final

Series (Game 3 of 8)

Tampa Bay leads 5-3

Game 1: Monday, October 16th
Hurricanes5Final
Lightning1
Game 2: Thursday, October 26th
Hurricanes1Final
Lightning5
Game 3: Saturday, October 28th
Lightning4Final
Hurricanes6
Game 4: Saturday, December 16th
Hurricanes3Final
Lightning2
Game 5: Saturday, January 20th
Lightning6Final
SO
Hurricanes5
Game 6: Thursday, February 1st
Lightning4Final
Hurricanes0
Game 7: Friday, March 30th
Lightning4Final
Hurricanes2
Game 8: Tuesday, April 3rd
Hurricanes2Final
Lightning3

Lightning 4

(5-5-0, 10 pts)

Hurricanes 6

(5-5-2, 12 pts)

7:00 PM ET, October 28, 2006

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 T
TB 1 2 14
CAR 3 2 16

E. Staal (Hurricanes - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

S. Walker (Hurricanes - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

R. Brind'Amour (Hurricanes - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 3

Tampa Bay (5-4-0) at Carolina (4-5-2) 7:00 pm EDT

Tampa Bay (5-4-0) at Carolina (4-5-2) 7:00 pm EDT

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping lightning can strike twice in three days for Martin St. Louis.

The 2004 Hart and Art Ross Trophy winner, St. Louis looks to build on Thursday's natural hat trick when the Lightning visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday in the second half of their home-and-home series.

St. Louis scored three times in less than seven minutes of the second period to lead Tampa Bay in Thursday's 5-1 triumph over Carolina. His third tally was his fifth of the season to cap his fourth career hat trick.

Ruslan Fedotenko opened the scoring with his fourth of the campaign and Vincent LeCavalier added his fourth in the third period as the Lightning avenged a 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes on October 16.

Playing his first season with Tampa Bay after five campaigns with the Columbus Blue Jackets, goaltender Marc Denis moved within a win of his 100th victory.

The 29-year-old Denis stopped 15 shots in the first two periods and was heading toward his 16th shutout before yielding a shorthanded tally to Eric Staal with 5:15 remaining.

The defending Stanley Cup champion Hurricanes are just 1-1-1 at home this season and have dropped three of their last four overall.

SPONSORED HEADLINES