SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Craig Anderson made 24 saves for his first shutout of the season and Gregory Campbell had two goals and an assist in the Florida Panthers’ 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night.
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 career 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 center 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’ centering pass was deflected toward the blue line, McCabe one-timed a slap shot over Smith’s left shoulder.
Notes:@ Florida improved to 11-2 at home against Tampa Bay since the start of the 2005-06 season. … Tampa Bay has scored one first-period goal in its last six games. … Florida placed C Kamil Kreps on the injured list, retroactive to Nov. 6, and recalled G Tyler Plante from Rochester of the AHL. Kreps, who sustained a concussion in a loss at Los Angeles, is eligible to return Friday night when the Panthers face Detroit. … Florida LW Cory Stillman returned after missing three games because of a concussion wearing a visor. … Tampa Bay RW Evgeny Artyukhin returned after missing two games because of a lower body injury.