SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning keep finding new ways to lose on the road.
"We've got to get that first one," said Tampa Bay wing Martin St. Louis. "We get one, we'll feel a little better."
The Lightning, who have lost six in a row overall, are off to a franchise-worst 0-7 start on the road.
"We're learning from this," said Tampa Bay defenseman Brad Lukowich. "The best thing for us is to stay positive. It's a struggle right now. But we've got to push the envelope and become even more positive."
"They haven't won on the road, you definitely want to keep the cap on them," Jokinen said. "The first 40 minutes was better than the last 20. Vokoun made some big saves. We got a big goal by Booth at the end."
With the game tied 3-3, Booth scored his second goal of the season when he tipped in Ruslan Salei's slap shot from the point.
"It's my first one at home here in Florida, so it's a special one," said Booth, a second-year player whose first four career goals came on the road. "They were coming on strong. They wanted to get their first road victory."
The Panthers led 3-2 entering the third period before Ouellet tied the game at 3:40 when he one-timed Lecavalier's pass from the side of the net.
Montador, a defenseman who has been used as a wing, gave Florida a 3-2 lead at 10:26 of the second period with his first goal of the season. He beat Holmqvist with a high wrist shot from close range.
"Everybody does need to contribute," Montador said. "Booth got the game-winner and I got that one. Any way we can chip in offensively we're happy to do so."
The Panthers missed a chance to add to their lead when they failed to score on a 5-minute power play late in the second period. Tampa Bay's Nick Tarnasky was called for his second major penalty of the game when he boarded defenseman Mike Van Ryn.
|Tampa Bay's Filip Kuba and Florida's Ville Peltonen chase the puck along the boards. (AP)|
|Tampa Bay (5-8-1)||1||1||1||3|
|Florida (7-8-0) «||2||1||1||4|
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|06:39||Power Play - Martin St. Louis (3), Tip-In. Assist: Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards|
|09:29||Power Play - Olli Jokinen (9), Tip-In. Assist: Nathan Horton, Ruslan Salei|
|15:26||Power Play - Ville Peltonen (3), Tip-In. Assist: Cory Murphy, Olli Jokinen|
|10:08||Brad Lukowich (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Jason Ward|
|10:26||Steve Montador (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Mike Van Ryn, Kamil Kreps|
|03:40||Michel Ouellet (4), Snap Shot. Assist: Vincent Lecavalier, Vaclav Prospal|
|18:41||David Booth (2), Tip-In. Assist: Ruslan Salei, Olli Jokinen|
|05:17||Prospal, 5 min, Boarding|
|05:17||Allen, 2 min, Roughing|
|06:06||Weiss, 2 min, Hooking|
|15:17||Hlavac, 2 min, Tripping|
|19:09||Salei, 2 min, High-Sticking|
|02:39||Gratton, 2 min, Roughing|
|14:04||Allen, 5 min, Fighting|
|14:04||Tarnasky, 5 min, Boarding|
|14:04||Tarnasky, 5 min, Fighting|
|14:04||Tarnasky, 10 min, Game Misconduct|
|09:24||Booth, 2 min, Slashing|
|Shots On Goal|
|Attendance - 10149|
|Referees - Marc Joannette, Bill McCreary|
|Linesmen - Pierre Champoux, Mark Shewchyk|