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Stamkos' hat trick sends Bolts past Leafs

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Steven Stamkos netted a natural hat trick, while both Ryan Malone and Valtteri Filppula added two assists in Tampa Bay's 5-3 victory over Toronto at Air Canada Centre.

Radko Gudas and Tyler Johnson contributed scores for the Lightning, winners of four straight following a five-game losing streak.

Ben Bishop augmented his offense by stopping 37-of-40 shots.

Nikolai Kulemin, Phil Kessel and Jake Gardiner lit the lamp for the Maple Leafs, who fell three points behind their Wednesday foes after dropping their third in a row.

Tyler Bozak picked up two helpers, though James Reimer allowed all five goals on 30 shots in defeat.

03/19 21:45:35 ET