The Tampa Bay Lightning (16-9-1) defeated the Nashville Predators (12-10-2) 5-2 on Thursday night at Amalie Arena.
Brayden Point and Corey Perry both scored in the first period to give the Lightning a 2-0 lead. Nashville rallied to tie the game 2-2, before the Lightning pulled away in the third. Brayden Point, Nick Paul and Brandon Hagel all came through with third period goals to get the win.
Steven Stamkos had two assists to extend a point streak to 12. For Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, it was his 450th NHL win - he became the fastest coach ever to reach that milestone.
The Lightning return to action when they host the Florida Panthers on Saturday afternoon. Puck drop on Saturday is scheduled at 4:30 PM at Amalie Arena.
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