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
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