TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn and Victor Hedman scored early third-period goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Saturday night.
After Killorn scored from the low slot at 3:40, Hedman gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 lead 1:51 later. It was just the second time this season the Lightning have won when trailing after two periods (2-18-2).
Anton Stralman, Nikita Kucherov and Brian Boyle had the other Lightning goals. Ondrej Palat had three assists.
Dallas center Tyler Seguin scored two goals in his return after missing 10 games due to a sprained right knee. He was hurt on a hit by Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov on Feb. 13.
Vernon Fiddler also scored twice for Dallas.
Dallas took its first lead at 3-2 on Fiddler’s redirection of Alex Goligoski’s shot with 8:57 to go in the second.
John Klingberg stole the puck and then extended his assist streak to four games by setting up Seguin’s second goal and 31st of the season. His shot from the slot pulled the Stars even at 2 at 3:52 of the second.
Stralman opened the scoring on a long-range, power-play shot 12:59 into the game.
Seguin tied it 1-1 when he beat Andrei Vasilevskiy with a drive from the left circle during a power play at 14:24 of the first.
Kucherov made it 2-1 by lifting a low left-circle shot over Jhonas Enroth with 4:08 left in the first.
The teams traded goals in the game’s final minute during a Dallas power play. Boyle scored into an empty net, before Fiddler notched his second of the game.
NOTES: The Stars have been outscored 82-55 in the third period. Tampa Bay has outscored opponents 85-54 during the third. … Klingberg left with a lower-body injury. … Lightning star Steven Stamkos made a pair of nifty stick-handling moves and drew a penalty before Enroth stopped his backhand shot 5 minutes into the game. … Dallas C Jason Spezza had an assist, giving him 30 assists and 50 points in 38 games against Tampa Bay.