Filppula scores 2 goals, Lightning beat Ducks 5-1 - NBC Sports

Filppula scores 2 goals, Lightning beat Ducks 5-1
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing B.J. Crombeen (19) fights Anaheim Ducks left wing Patrick Maroon (62) during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. Both players received major fighting penalties. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 14, 2013, 10:19 pm

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Valtteri Filppula had two goals and an assist, goalie Ben Bishop won his 13th game this season and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 in a matchup of conference leaders Thursday night.

Martin St. Louis added a goal and two assists for the Lightning, who played their first home game and second overall - both victories - without star Steven Stamkos. The center, out indefinitely after breaking his right leg Monday, had surgery Tuesday in Boston and returned to Florida on Thursday.

"Nice to be back home in Tampa," Stamkos tweeted. "Can't thank all the staff at Mass General enough for all their hard work and dedication the past four days."

Alex Killorn and Victor Hedman had the other Tampa Bay goals.

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