TBL
38-36-8
CAR
33-33-16

Lightning 4, Hurricanes 3, OT

Peter Pupello  - Lightning Beat Reporter | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

Talk about an encore performance for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

One night after the Bolts rallied back from a one-goal deficit in the third period to earn a win past regulation, Steven Stamkos scored 2:41 into overtime to help the Lightning edge the division-rival Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 at the RBC Center on Saturday night.

The Lightning, which on Friday night also defeated the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers in the extra session, now sit just two points behind idle Winnipeg for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

With Brandon Sutter sent off to the penalty box for a roughing penalty, Stamkos took a feed from Teddy Purcell at the side of the net and buried it past Carolina net minder Cam Ward to earn Tampa Bay its fourth straight win.

Purcell also had a goal, and Tim Wallace scored for the Lightning, whose past eight wins have each come by just one goal.

Stamkos also added a goal with exactly two minutes remaining in the second period that brought the Lightning back to within one to make it 3-2 heading into the final period.

"I thought we played a lot better hockey, but we were still down one and realized we needed to be better defensively," Stamkos said. "We felt that goal gave us some momentum."

Anthony Stewart scored twice for Carolina, and Jussi Jokinen also had a goal for the Hurricanes, losers in four of their past five.

Ward made 19 saves.

Wallace opened the scoring six minutes into the first after taking a puck along the side boards, skating in and wristing one past Ward for his first career NHL goal.

Stewart drew the Hurricanes even at 1-1 in the second after slipping one underneath the pad of Mathieu Garon for his eighth of the year, then increased Carolina's advantage to 3-1 just 1:16 after Jokinen gave the Hurricanes their first lead of the game at 15:02.

With the assist on Stewart's first goal, Carolina captain Eric Staal extended his points streak to 11 games and his franchise-record assist streak to 10 games.

After Stamkos brought the Lightning to within one at 18:00, Purcell's 19th of the season tied things up 3-3 while on a 5-on-3 power play, wristing a shot from the slot through traffic and past Ward at 7:24.

"It was a big goal for us," Lightning head coach Guy Boucher said. "And I thought we did a good job that period."

Stamkos' two goals on the night increased his league-lead in that department to 47. He has four goals and seven points during a four-game point streak.

Purcell assisted on Stamkos' game-winner, extending his own personal career-high point streak to nine games.

Garon made 25 saves on the night.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
05:58TBL Tim Wallace (1) ASST: Ryan Shannon (8) 1 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
05:23CAR Anthony Stewart (8) ASST: Eric Staal (38), Jaroslav Spacek (10) 1 - 1 Tie
15:02CAR Jussi Jokinen (10) ASST: NONE 2 - 1 CAR
16:18CAR Anthony Stewart (9) ASST: Eric Staal (39), Jiri Tlusty (16) 3 - 1 CAR
18:00TBL Steven Stamkos (46) ASST: NONE 3 - 2 CAR
3rd Period
07:24TBL PPG - Teddy Purcell (19) ASST: Martin St. Louis (39), Ryan Malone (23) 3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
02:41TBL PPG - Steven Stamkos (47) ASST: Teddy Purcell (33) 4 - 3 TBL
Three Stars of the Game
Steven Stamkos
1st
Steven Stamkos
C
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 25:15
Anthony Stewart
2nd
Anthony Stewart
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 12:01
Martin St. Louis
3rd
Martin St. Louis
RW
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 27:56
Penalty Summary
1st Period
19:06TBL Ryan Malone  Hooking against  Jeff Skinner
2nd Period
01:01TBL Mike Commodore  Tripping against  Justin Faulk
3rd Period
03:15CAR Jiri Tlusty  Tripping against  Eric Brewer
05:28CAR Eric Staal  Slashing against  Brett Connolly
05:28CAR Chad LaRose  Hooking against  Steven Stamkos
OT Period
01:05CAR Brandon Sutter  Roughing against  Mathieu Garon
shots by period
PeriodTBLCAR
1st88
2nd78
3rd69
OT23
Total2328
Team Stats
CategoryTBLCAR
Power Plays2/40/2
Hits1527
Faceoff Wins2229
Giveaways18
Takeaways99
Blocked Shots1315
Penalty Minutes48
  • TAMPA BAY
  • CAROLINA
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2E. BrewerD00-20027:25
3K. AulieD000008:54
7B. ClarkD0003015:48
11T. PyattC00-11018:37
12R. MaloneL01-12220:50
14B. ConnollyR0001013:04
15B. LeeD00-20015:39
16T. PurcellR11-11023:34
18A. HallR0002016:09
20T. WallaceR102106:50
22R. ShannonR0111010:46
23M. CommodoreD0000217:06
26M. St. LouisR01-13027:56
27B. GervaisD0011016:10
29B. MikkelsonD0010016:10
34J. WymanR00-11012:07
44N. ThompsonC00-12014:38
91S. StamkosC2004025:15
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
32M. Garon2528.89362:27
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4J. McBainD0001015:40
5B. AllenD0001024:32
6T. GleasonD0011024:15
8J. SpacekD0110013:38
11Z. BoychukL00-1107:38
12E. StaalC0211224:29
13A. StewartR2015012:01
14A. NodlR0001014:56
16B. SutterC00-13219:18
19J. TlustyL0115219:26
21D. BowmanL00-11015:03
27D. JoslinD000002:15
28J. FaulkD0001022:53
36J. JokinenL1012018:47
37T. BrentC0001010:54
44J. HarrisonD0001021:29
53J. SkinnerL0012019:40
59C. LaRoseR0011216:18
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30C. Ward1923.82662:41