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Mistakes Lead To Bolts Dropping Homestand Finale in OT

TAMPA (WDAE) -- Ryan Ellis' goal midway through overtime broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning

The Predators took advantage of a tripping penalty on Ondrej Palat to get in the board first, with Calle Jarnkrok redirecting a shot off the stick of Roman Josi past Curtis McElhinney for his third goal of the year and a 1-0 advantage.

Tampa Bay didn't get their its first man advantage until the first minute of the second period, when Ryan Johansen was called for slashing, and just six seconds into the power play, Steven Stamkos' one-timer beat Juuse Saros to tie the game.

The Lightning took the lead midway through the third, when a feed from Brayden Point found Tyler Johnson all alone in front of Saros, and the center was able to beat the backup netminder for his third goal of the season.

Tampa Bay could not hang on to the lead in the final 20 minutes. Ryan McDonagh took an interference penalty with just over five minutes to play in the game, which lead to a slap shot from Roman Josi past McElhinney to tie the game back up.

In the extra period, Tampa Bay was called for having too many men on the ice, leading to a 4 on 3 power play cuminating in Ellis beating McElhinney just as the advantage ended to earn the extra point.

Tampa Bay finishes their three-game homestand 1-1-1.

The Lightning play their next five games away from Amalie Arena, beginning Tuesday when they take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.


1st Period

  1. NSH: GOAL (PP) - Calle Jarnkrok (3). ASSISTS - Josi, Johansen. TIME - 14:24.

2nd Period

  1. TBL: GOAL (PP) - Steven Stamkos (5). ASSISTS - Palat, Kucherov. TIME - 0:32
  2. TBL: GOAL - Tyler Johnson (3). ASSISTS - Point, Hedman. TIME - 9:25

3rd Period

  1. NSH: GOAL (PP) - Roman Josi (5). ASSISTS - Jarnkrok, Johansen. TIME - 14:47.


  1. NSH: GOAL - Ryan Ellis (2). ASSISTS - Josi, Sissons. TIME - 3:15.

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