User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
More
Betting Tools

 
Lightning cruise past Maple Leafs

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Martin St. Louis scored three goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

Advertisement
St. Louis, who has 16 goals this season, took over the lead in the NHL scoring race with 58 points - two more than teammate Steven Stamkos and injured Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby.

Stamkos scored his 29th goal, two behind NHL-leading Alex Ovechkin of Washington, and added an assist.

With 55 points, Toronto is one point ahead of the New York Islanders for fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Both teams, who have already clinched playoff berths, have two games remaining.

St. Louis' goal in the second period came off wrist shot off a slick pass from behind the net by Nate Thompson to give the Lightning a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, with the Lightning leading 3-2, St. Louis got to a rebound of Keith Aulie's slap shot off the boards and slipped the puck past goalie James Reimer.

St. Louis completed his hat trick with an empty-net goal with 2:49 left in the game.

Toronto took a 1-0 lead with 2:57 remaining in the first period when Phil Kessel pushed a wrist shot past goalie Ben Bishop.

Tampa Bay tied it in the second period when Stamkos took an open-ice pass from Thompson and slipped a backhanded shot past Reimer. Joffrey Lupul scored for Toronto with 24 seconds remaining in the second to tie it again.

Radko Gudas' third-period goal, a slap shot that went over Reimer's shoulder, gave the Lightning a 3-2 lead.

NOTES: Bishop made 26 saves. ... The scoreboard updated the NHL scoring race after St. Louis' second and third goals. ... St. Louis' hat trick is the first for the Lightning this season.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Sportsbook: Stanley Cup Best Bets
Smith: Playoff Cheat Sheet - West
Smith: Playoff Cheat Sheet - East
News: 1st Round Series Odds
Lack, Canucks square series vs. Flames
Preds beat Blackhawks 6-2, even series at 1
Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles
Galchenyuk scores in OT, Habs top Sens
NHL player Stoll arrested in Las Vegas
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NHL Pro Hockey Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NHL Hot Streaks
11-2 +1,132 G-Play Run, +4,142 TY
4-2 L6, +1,457 This Year
+1,622 Picks This Year
6-2 +460 L8 Picks, +1,644 TY
NHL Pro Hockey Expert Sports Picks-
2014 NHL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 3942
Alex Smith + 1544
Tony Stoffo + 1522
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last 7 Days  
   
   
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bill Marzano + 701
Alex Smith + 527
Doc's Sports + 307
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 1243
Bruce Marshall + 630
Alex Smith + 424
Yesterday's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Williams + 100
Bruce Marshall + 100
   
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smith + 1240
Bruce Marshall + 515
Kevin Rogers + 459
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy Sager Bomb