Stamkos gives Lightning win over Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP)
Florida's Tomas Fleischmann and Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier scored in regulation.
Mathieu Garon stopped 23 shots for Tampa Bay, which snapped a two-game losing streak.
Jose Theodore made 29 saves for the Panthers, who were seeking a fourth straight win for the first time since a seven-game streak March 2-16, 2008. They hadn't won four straight in regulation since Feb. 10-19, 2001.
Florida's Dmitry Kulikov was given an interference penalty 48 seconds into the overtime. Tampa Bay had several chances before Stamkos fired a slap shot past Theodore for the game-winning goal.