The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from winning their second even Stanley Cup in franchise history. This comes after they defeated the Dallas Stars 5-4 in overtime to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Finals.
This game started really well for Dallas. After John Klingberg scored at the 7:17 mark of the first period, Joe Pavelski scored at the 18:28 mark to take a 2-0 lead.
But the Lightning had a huge answer early, and his name was Brayden Point. He scored fifty-nine seconds after Paveslki did to pull within 2-1 going into the first intermission. Then just 2:08 into the second period Point scored again on the power play to tie the game 2-2.
The Stars took the lead back when Corey Perry scored at the 8:26 mark of the second period. Late in the second period Yanni Gourde came through - with just 1:06 remaining in the second - to tie the game once again 3-3.
In the third period Alex Killorn scored at the 6:41 mark to give Tampa Bay their first lead of the night. But Joe Pavelski answered for Dallas with a goal at the 11:35 mark to tie the game 4-4 - and eventually force overtime.
In the overtime both teams had some great opportunities - but Kevin Shattenkirk came through with a goal 6:34 into the extra frame to win the game and inch the Lightning closer to the ultimate goal.
The Lightning will have their first opportunity to win the Stanley Cup on Saturday night as they meet the Stars in game five. Puck drop is scheduled for 8 PM with pregame coverage beginning at 7 PM on News Radio WFLA.