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Martin St. Louis scores 3 goals in Lightning's 5-2 win over Maple Leafs

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    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) gets high fives from the bench after his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

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    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) celebrates with teammates center Nate Thompson and defenseman Victor Hedman, of Sweden, after scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

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    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) kicks the puck away from Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Kostka (53) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won the game 5-2. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

Martin St. Louis scored three goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

St. Louis, who has 16 goals this season, took over the lead in the NHL scoring race with 58 points — two more than teammate Steven Stamkos and injured Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby.

Stamkos scored his 29th goal, two behind NHL-leading Alex Ovechkin of Washington, and added an assist.

St. Louis' goal in the second period came off wrist shot off a slick pass from behind the net by Nate Thompson to give the Lightning a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, with the Lightning leading 3-2, St. Louis got to a rebound of Keith Aulie's slap shot off the boards and slipped the puck past goalie James Reimer.

St. Louis completed his hat trick with an empty-net goal with 2:49 left in the game.