Brind'Amour made it 3-2 on a power-play goal with 12:31 left.
Vasicek followed with his team-leading sixth preseason goal, then
added his seventh with 1:10 to go.
Carolina's Matt Cullen opened the scoring with 2:32 remaining in
the first period. Tampa Bay drew even 27 seconds later on a
power-play goal by Ruslan Fedotenko.
The teams traded goals within a half-minute early in the second
period. Niklas Nordgren scored shorthanded for the Hurricanes at
1:08 and Pavel Kubina answered 29 seconds later with another
Lightning power-play goal.
Carolina outshot Tampa Bay 28-20 as Lightning goaltender Sean
Burke lost for the second time in three decisions. Cam Ward
improved to 2-1 for the Hurricanes, who finished the preseason at
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Arena: Tampa Bay Times Forum Location: Tampa, Florida
Matt Cullen Assist: Mike Commodore, Erik Cole
Ruslan Fedotenko (power play) Assist: Pavel Kubina, Darryl Sydor
Niklas Nordgren (shorthanded) Assist: Rod Brindapos;Amour
Pavel Kubina (power play) Assist: Darryl Sydor, Ruslan Fedotenko
Rod Brindapos;Amour (power play) Assist: Andrew Hutchinson, Erik Cole
Josef Vasicek Assist: Cory Stillman, Eric Staal
Josef Vasicek (power play) Assist: Cory Stillman, Oleg Tverdovsky