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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Lightning in OT on Last-Second Winner, 3-2

Tampa Bay takes overtime win with 0.1 seconds left on the clock

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks raced out to a 2-0 lead in the second period, but saw the Tampa Bay Lightning storm back for a 3-2 overtime victory on Thursday night at the United Center. Victor Hedman scored the game-winner with 0.1 seconds left on the clock in the extra frame. 

Ryan Carpenter and Alex DeBrincat scored in regulation for the home side, while Kevin Lankinen stopped 31 shots in the defeat. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: DeBrincat notched the 99th goal of his NHL career on Thursday night and is set to become 14th player in Blackhawks history to debut with the team and need 300 or fewer career games to hit 100 goals. Thursday was his 254th career game. 

UP NEXT: The Blackhawks and Lightning go head-to-head once again on Friday night at the United Center with puck drop set for 7 p.m. (NBCSCH).


GAME RECAP


CHI: 1, TBL: 0
2nd - 7:24 - Ryan Carpenter (Brandon Hagel) - SHG

Ryan Carpenter continued his goal-scoring ways, following up his first two-goal NHL game on Sunday with a shorthanded tally in the second period -- the first goal the Blackhawks have scored down a man this season. Brandon Hagel chased down a clearance in the offensive zone, took a shot on goal and collected his own rebound in front, before finding the trailing Carpenter for a sneaky wrister that ended Andrei Vasilevskiy's franchise-record shutout streak after 228 minutes.

Video: TBL@CHI: Carpenter beats Vasilevskiy for SHG


CHI: 2, TBL: 0
2nd - 14:04 - Alex DeBrincat (Patrick Kane, Connor Murphy)

The Blackhawks doubled their lead a short while later as Patrick Kane walked his way out into the high slot and fired a shot towards goal with Alex DeBrincat and Pius Suter in front. DeBrincat got a tip on the shot and deflected it past Andrei Vasilevskiy for a 2-0 advantage.

Video: TBL@CHI: DeBrincat deflects home Kane's point shot


CHI: 2, TBL: 1
3rd - 1:04 - Anthony Cirelli (Jan Rutta, Alex Killorn) - SHG

The Lightning wasted no time getting on the board in the third period, striking just 64 seconds in. While shorthanded, Alex Killorn chased down the puck in the Blackhawks' end and sent it to the point for Jan Rutta as he crossed the blue line. The defenseman put a quick slap shot on goal from distance that was tipped in front by Anthony Cirelli for a 2-1 scoreline.


CHI: 2, TBL: 2
3rd - 2:55 - Steven Stamkos (Yanni Gourde)

Tampa tied things up shortly thereafter, as Steven Stamkos netted his third of the season against Chicago in as many games. Off a Yanni Gourde faceoff win to Kevin Lankinen's right, Stamkos picked the puck up, got around a Patrick Kane with a toe drag inside the circle and ripped a quick shot on goal for the equalizer, 2-2.


CHI: 2, TBL: 3
OT - 4:59 - Victor Hedman

After a frantic back-and-forth overtime frame Victor Hedman found the game-winner with 0.1 seconds left on the clock with a shot from distance that went between the legs of Kevin Lankinen through traffic in front. 

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