The Lightning won their final game of the year, 5-2, over the Carolina Hurricane tonight.
A game that lumbered along with lots of shots and little scoring, broke open in the third, as Steve Stamkos ended the 2-2 tie with a goal early in the period. The Bolts exploded after that, and at one point were leading 6-2, until a fairly ridiculous call negated the final goal.
Stamkos got his 5th career hat trick (in a 3 year career, no less!) and the guys looked as though they may be turning this season around, notching their third straight win.
Martin St. Louis got his 500th assist as well and looked to be returning to form in the game.
Way too much talent on this team for them to be languishing at a .500 record. Here's hoping they are starting their run to the playoffs.