PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Cirelli scored 1:47 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning topped the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Saturday after blowing a big lead in the third period.
Cirelli outmuscled Wayne Simmonds and beat Calvin Pickard with a top-shelf wrist shot. It was his fourth goal of the season.
Tampa Bay opened a 5-1 lead 9:08 into the third on Brayden Point’s fifth goal in two games. But Philadelphia rallied behind two goals by Travis Konecny and Simmonds tied it with 3:32 left in regulation, beating Louis Domingue while lying on his back.
The Lightning won for the sixth time in eight games. Adam Erne had a goal and two assists in his first career three-point game, and Point scored twice after he had a natural hat trick in Thursday’s 4-3 victory at Pittsburgh.
James van Riemsdyk had a goal and two assists for Philadelphia, which has dropped three in a row.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining, helping the Sabres extend their winning streak to five games.
Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin got his second career goal and had an assist for Buffalo, which rallied from a two-goal deficit to post its longest winning streak since 2012. Jake McCabe also scored and Linus Ullmark made 37 saves.
Matt Dumba scored for the third straight game for Minnesota, and Zach Parise add another goal, becoming the highest-scoring Minnesotan in NHL history. Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots for the Wild.
RANGERS 4, PANTHERS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Vladislav Namestnikov scored in the second period, Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves and the Rangers earned their fifth consecutive home win.