TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Vincent Lecavalier had three goals and two assists, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning stop a four-game losing streak with an 8-0 victory over the Southeast Division-leading Atlanta Thrashers on Thursday night.

Lecavalier has four career hat tricks. He has scored a goal in five consecutive games.

The Lightning record for goals in a game is four, set by Chris Kontos in the team’s first-ever game on Oct. 7, 1992, against Chicago.

Martin St. Louis had a goal and four assists as the Lightning beat Atlanta for the fourth time in five games this season. Marc Denis made 21 saves to end a personal seven-game losing skid.

Lecavalier and St. Louis set career highs with five points each.


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