Stamkos gives Lightning win over Panthers

Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal 2:29 into overtime,

lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Florida Panthers 2-1 on

Friday night.

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