SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:12 into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Saturday night.
Point took a pass from Nikita Kucherov across the front of the crease to the left side and flipped it past James Reimer. Tampa Bay improved to 19-7-1, a point ahead of Toronto for the overall NHL lead.
Kucherov had a goal and two assists, and Cedric Paquette, Mathieu Joseph and Alex Killorn also scored. Louis Domingue made 24 saves, and Steven Stamkos recorded an assist to help the Lightning improve to 3-0 against the Panthers this season.
Evgenii Dadonov and Jonathan Huberdeau each had a goal and an assist, and Frank Vatrano and Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Panthers. Reimer stopped 34 shots.
Dadonov’s power-play goal during a 5-on-3 put the Panthers ahead 4-1. Keith Yandle passed from the slot to Dadonov to the right of the crease and poked in the puck at 8:04 of the second. Yandle recorded his 400th NHL assist on the play.
The Panthers scored two goals in 11 seconds to take a 2-0 lead in the first. Vatrano’s shot from above the right circle beat Domingue at 10:23 to make the score 1-0.
Barkov made it 2-0 when he flipped the puck over Domingue from in front.
Killorn closed the score to 2-1 when he one-timed a pass from Mikhail Sergachev between Reimer’s glove and the post at 11:18 of the first.
NOTES: Huberdeau has five consecutive multi-point games, second in Panthers franchise history to Pavel Bure (7 GP in 2000-01). … Lightning D Ryan McDonagh returned after leaving the game against Buffalo on Thursday with an upper-body injury. … Kucherov has 20 points (4 goals, 16 assists) on a nine-game points streak, the longest by a Lightning player this season. … Stamkos has more goals (30), assists (31) and points (61) against Florida than against any other NHL team.
Lightning: At New Jersey on Monday night.
Panthers: Host Boston on Tuesday night.
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