RALEIGH, N.C. -- Defenseman Mark Barberio's first two career goals provided the Tampa Bay Lightning with extra offense in a 5-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday at PNC Arena.
The Lightning struck for three first-period goals, including twice in the first eight minutes, en route to only its second victory in a five-game span.
Left winger Ondrej Palat, right winger Nikita Kucherov and right winger Teddy Purcell also scored for Tampa Bay, which held a 4-0 lead.
Right winger Alexander Semin, center Eric Staal and defenseman Ron Hainsey provided Carolina's goals.
Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop stopped a career-high 48 shots. The Lightning needed only 24 shots on goal.
The third Tampa Bay goal -- just 15:07 into the game -- caused a goalie change with Anton Khudobin replacing Justin Peters.
The Lightning tacked on another goal 24 seconds into the second period when Purcell tapped in the puck after it bounced off the boards behind the net.
Bishop, who hadn't suffered a regulation loss in a span of 14 decisions until a night earlier against San Jose, improved to 24-6-4.
Peters was in nets for the first time this month. He gave up three goals on seven shots.
With Khudobin playing, it meant he has appeared in eight games in a row.
After the Hurricanes dominated the first five minutes, Tampa Bay scored on Barberio's power-play goal. It came in his 34th career NHL game.
Just 80 seconds after Tampa Bay built a 4-0 lead, the Hurricanes scored on Semin's power-play goal. That gave him three goals in two games.
Staal's goal came with 14:20 to play in the second period, making it 4-2.
Barberio's second goal less than three minutes later restored the Lightning's lead to three. That tally developed when the puck skipped off the stick of Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera.
Until Sunday, the last defenseman to score his first two NHL goals in the same game was Slava Voynov of Los Angeles on Oct. 27, 2011, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Tampa Bay was credited with 13 first-period blocked shots compared to one for the Hurricanes.
NOTES: With D Keith Aulie in the Tampa Bay lineup for the first time since suffering a broken hand Dec. 5, Lightning D Victor Hedman was scratched after he was limited to less than 17 minutes a night earlier against San Jose. ... Hurricanes C Manny Malhotra played in his 900th NHL game. Malhotra, 33, is in his first season with Carolina. ... Tampa Bay RW Martin St. Louis passed Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller a night earlier on the all-time NHL points list with 961. St. Louis sits 86th on that list, and after his first-period assist Sunday he was three points behind Maurice "Rocket" Richard. ... This was the Lightning's only road game during a five-game stretch as it returns home to face Ottawa on Thursday night. ... Carolina plays its next two games on the road, beginning Tuesday night at Philadelphia.