Point, Stamkos score in 3rd as Lightning beat Panthers 4-1


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point, Mikhail Sergachev and Steven Stamkos scored in the third period, and the Tampa Bay…

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point, Mikhail Sergachev and Steven Stamkos scored in the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Saturday.

Point made it 2-1 when he beat Sergei Bobrovsky from the low right circle 3:03 into the third. The center has eight goals over his last eight games, and 14 in 17 games against Bobrovsky.

Stamkos got his 496th career goal with 3:15 to play. The Lightning captain has eight goals and 12 assists during a 13-game point streak.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 24 saves, and Pat Maroon had the other Tampa Bay goal.

Bobrovsky stopped 34 shots, and Zac Dalpe scored for the Panthers.


DALLAS (AP) — Nils Lundkvist scored 4:29 into overtime, lifting Dallas to the victory.

Jamie Benn and Denis Gurianov also scored for the Stars. Jake Oettinger got his 11th win of the season by stopping 24 shots.

The Stars won late in overtime for the second time in less than 48 hours. They had been been 0-5 in games past regulation before a 4-3 win over Ottawa on Thursday night, when Tyler Seguin scored 4:31 into OT.

David Perron scored for Detroit in his 1,000th career NHL game. Dylan Larkin also scored, and Ville Husso made 30 stops.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Claude Giroux, Alex DeBrincat and Drake Batherson scored, leading Ottawa to the victory.

Shane Pinto had two assists and Cam Talbot made 27 saves for the Senators, who had dropped two in a row.

Yakov Trenin and Nino Niederreiter scored for Nashville. Juuse Saros made 30 saves.

Nashville played the third period with just four defensemen. Jeremy Lauzon did not return for the third period, and Alexandre Carrier did not play after the five-minute mark of the second. He logged just 12 shifts in the game and 7:20 of ice time.


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