Listless Lightning fall prey to Panthers
Craig Anderson made 24 saves for his first shutout of the season and Gregory Campbell had two goals and one assist in the Florida Panthers' 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.
Bryan McCabe and Nathan Horton also scored, and Jay Bouwmeester had two assists.
The Panthers have won two straight following a six-game losing streak.
Mike Smith made 27 saves for Tampa Bay.
With the loss, the Lightning closed out a five-game trip with a 1-3-1 record.
Anderson, making his second consecutive start in place of regular starter Tomas Vokoun, had his fifth NHL shutout.
Anderson got a break when Radim Vrbata's wrist shot from a sharp angle in the second period bounced off the post.
Anderson faced only four shots in the first period, but two of them were one-timers from close range.
Florida came in with the worst power play in the NHL, but scored twice in four chances in the second period.
Horton extended Florida's lead 1:28 into the period after he stopped Mike Lundin's clearing attempt along the boards.
Horton skated toward the centre of the ice and beat Smith with a wrist shot to the blocker side.
Campbell scored at 10:25 when he tipped Bouwmeester's wrist shot from the point.
Campbell added his second goal of the game and of the season at 16:28 of the third when he put home his own rebound.
McCabe, who missed 10 games earlier this season because of a back injury, opened the scoring at 16:32 of the first period with his first goal in a Florida uniform.
After Stephen Weiss' pass was deflected toward the blue-line, McCabe blasted a slapshot over Smith's left shoulder.