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Lightning beat Ducks 4-1 as Stamkos caps 4-goal second period with 31st of season

  • Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, right, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks left wing Rene Bourque, middle, as Tampa Bay defenseman Nikita Nesterov watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, right, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks left wing Rene Bourque, middle, as Tampa Bay defenseman Nikita Nesterov watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, left, blocks a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, foreground, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, left, blocks a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, foreground, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan, left, checks Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan, left, checks Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Steven Stamkos capped Tampa Bay's four-goal second period with his 31st of the season, and the Lighting stormed past the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Anton Stralman, Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov also scored, and Ben Bishop made 24 saves for the Lightning, who overtook Anaheim and the New York Islanders by a point in the overall standings and tied Montreal and St. Louis for second behind Nashville.

Patrick Maroon scored for the Ducks, who allowed at least four goals for the fourth time in five games. John Gibson stopped 28 shots in place of Frederik Andersen, who missed his fourth straight game due to an upper body injury.