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Tlusty leads Hurricanes past Lightning

Jiri Tlusty tallied twice in a four-goal first 2.

Tuomo Ruutu added a goal and two assists for the Hurricanes, who had lost four of five coming in.

Eric Staal notched three helpers to back a 34-save performance by Cam Ward.

Nate Thompson and Teddy Purcell hit the net for the Lightning, losers of five straight contests.

Starter Mathieu Garon was pulled after yielding three goals on eight shots in less than one period. Dwayne Roloson finished up by allowing two scores on 24 shots.