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    VANCOUVER [url=http://www.officialislanders.com/authentic-adidas-leo-komarov-jersey]Leo Komarov Jersey Womens[/url] , British Columbia (AP) — Once all the fighting was finally done, the Tampa Bay Lightning looked up and found themselves in a familiar position: ahead on the scoreboard.Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist to reach 50 points this season and lead the Lightning past the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Tuesday night.A feisty Canucks squad kept pace with Tampa Bay in a heated game marked by a flurry of brawls, but couldn’t overpower the top team in the NHL.Lightning coach John Cooper was a little surprised at the animosity between the teams, but he liked the way his group responded.“You’re not advocating things either way about the rough stuff, but you want your guys sticking up for each other and it looked like two teams sticking up for each other,” he said.Cedric Paquette, Adam Erne, Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat also scored for the Lightning (26-7-2). Tampa Bay has not lost in regulation since Nov. 27.Tyler Motte and Chris Tanev had the goals for the Canucks (16-17-4).Anders Nilsson stopped 34 of 38 shots for Vancouver, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves for Tampa Bay.“It was a hell of a hockey game,” Canucks coach Travis Green said. “I like the way our team is coming together. They’re sticking together, they’re battling hard. This was a man’s game out there tonight. It was a hard-fought game.”Fists flew throughout the second period, starting with a scrap between Vancouver’s Antoine Roussel and Tampa Bay’s Yanni Gourde.The Canucks left wing hit the Lightning center along the boards, sparking a fight that saw Roussel pummel Gourde on the ice before officials could intervene.By the end of the game, Roussel had amassed a fighting major, a roughing minor and an assist.“It’s fun to fight. It’s fun to be pesky [url=http://www.officialdevils.com/authentic-adidas-kyle-palmieri-jersey]Womens Kyle Palmieri Jersey[/url] ,” he said. “You go out there and fight really hard but you still have to win games. That’s our main goal here, to win games.”There was a unique intensity to the game, he added.“It felt like a playoff game a little bit. Like everything was on the line. And if you can get those in the season, it’s wonderful,” Roussel said.Another skirmish began after Danick Martel, playing just his second game of the season, delivered a high hit on Troy Stecher. The defenseman had to be helped off the ice and headed directly to the Vancouver dressing room. Green said Stecher is hurt but did not elaborate.Roussel was sitting in the penalty box and said he had a clear view of the play.“I thought it was awful, to be honest with you,” he said.