Conacher And Stamkos Contribute As Lightning Beat Jets 8-3

MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cory Conacher had two goals and an assist to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Winnipeg Jets 8-3 on Friday night.

Tampa Bay also got goals from Steven Stamkos, Vincent Lecavalier, Nate Thompson, Teddy Purcell, Ryan Malone and Benoit Pouliot. Stamkos and Lecavalier both added two assists.

The Lightning, 6-1-0 this season, have scored five or more goals in four consecutive games.

Tobias Enstrom, Paul Postma and Andrew Ladd scored third-period goals for Winnipeg, which has lost three in a row. The Jets were coming off a 6-3 loss at Florida on Thursday night in which the Panthers scored five third-period goals.

Stamkos has five goals and 14 points during a season-opening seven-game point streak.

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