Di Giuseppe gets first goal in OT, Canes beat Lightning
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Phillip Di Giuseppe scored his first goal of the season 1:26 into overtime, giving the Carolina Hurricanes a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night.
Viktor Stalberg assisted on Di Giuseppe's wrist shot from the right circle, which ended a three-game skid for the Canes.
It was Carolina's sixth straight home victory and snapped a three-game skid versus Tampa Bay. The Hurricanes have won just two of their last 10 games against the Lightning.
Tampa Bay, without injured star Steven Stamkos, lost for the fifth time in six games. Its last regulation win was over Philadelphia on Nov. 23.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward had 30 saves in his 25th career shutout. Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop stopped 29 shots.