The Tampa Bay Lightning (40-18-6) defeated the Detroit Red Wings (26-31-8) 2-1 in overtime on Saturday afternoon.
This game was scoreless through the first two periods, and had the feel that the first team to score would win the game. It did not look good for the Lightning when Oskar Sundqvist scored at the 8:41 mark of the third period to take a 1-0 lead.
The Bolts found a way to answer, though, as Steven Stamkos scored at the 15:22 mark on the power play. Tied 1-1 after the third period, Brayden Point won the game in overtime with a power play goal at the 2:32 mark.
Lightning backup goalie Brian Elliott got the start in the first game of a back-to-back, and was tremendous. He went 26-for-27 in net to pick up the win.
The Lightning now travel to New York for their second afternoon game in as many days against the Islanders on Sunday. Puck drop between the Lightning and Islanders is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Sunday afternoon - pregame coverage begins at 1:30 PM on News Radio WFLA.
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