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The teams both scored twice in the first 8:18 of the game.

Florida, which entered last in road power play at 6.5 percent (8 for 124) converted its first chance on Fleischmann’s goal at 1:44.

After Salo tied it at 5:38, Howden put the Panthers up 2-1 on his first NHL goal, coming from the low left circle just 12 second later.

Kostka tied it at 2 at 8:18.

NOTES: It was Stamkos‘ first goal since Nov. 9 against Detroit. … Lightning C Valtteri Filppula had three assists. … Ellis, acquired from Dallas for Tim Thomas on March 5, made his Panthers debut. … It was Howden’s first NHL game this season and 19th overall. He was recalled from San Antonio of the AHL Wednesday. … Florida LW Sean Bergenheim didn’t play due to a lower body injury. … Salo (lower body) and teammate Radko Gudas (left leg) both played. … Jovanovski and teammate Dmitry Kulikov both were minus-3.