TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos scored a go-ahead power-play goal in the third period, Ben Bishop stopped a personal five-game losing streak and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night.
Brian Boyle and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who have 15 goals over a 3-6-1 stretch. The defending Eastern Conference champions topped the NHL in goal scoring last season.
Calgary got a goal from Sam Bennett.
Stamkos put the Lightning up 2-1 from the low left circle off a pass from Alex Killorn with 7:09 to play. Five of Stamkos' nine goals this season have come on the power play.
Johnson extended the lead to 3-1 with 1:33 remaining.
Bishop, who made 30 saves, had given up just eight goals during his skid. He made an in-close save on Sean Monahan in both the first and second periods.
Less than a minute after Stamkos had a goal disallowed for kicking the puck into the net, Boyle made it 1-0 from the right circle 1:59 into the second.
Bennett tied it at 6:45 of the second during a power play with a redirection in the slot of a pass by Mikael Backlund.
The Flames have been outscored 52-23 during the second and third periods combined.
Calgary's Karri Ramo made a nice save on Victor Hedman's shot from left circle through traffic midway through the second.
Tampa Bay, which went 32-8-1 at home last season, is 3-4 this season.
NOTES: Calgary entered allowing 3.9 goals a game. ... The Flames acquired minor league G Kevin Poulin from Tampa Bay for future considerations and assigned him to Stockton of the AHL. ... Boyle stopped an 11-game goal drought. ... Calgary D Ladislav Smid was in the lineup after being a healthy scratch the previous seven games.
Mark Didtler, The Associated Press