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Stars rally to defeat Lightning in overtime, fifth win in seven

Seguin scores after Dickinson ties it in third period; Khudobin makes 45 saves

by Corey Long / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Seguin wins it in overtime

DAL@TBL: Seguin rifles wrister home for overtime win

Tyler Seguin gathers the puck of the boards and carries to the circle before snapping a wrister into the twine to claim a 4-3 overtime victory

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TAMPA -- Tyler Seguin scored with two minutes remaining in overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

After Lightning forward Tyler Johnson missed an open net, Seguin took the puck the other way on a 2-on-1 and beat Andrei Vasilevskiy to the near post.

"I tried to go high and sure enough I kind of came in on that angle," Seguin said. "Instincts just took over."

 

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Anton Khudobin made 45 saves for the Stars (20-12-4), who trailed 3-1 then tied it 3-3 on a goal by Jason Dickinson with 4:18 remaining in the third period. Dallas is 5-1-1 in its past seven.

"We'll take it and run," Dallas coach Rick Bowness said. "That's the worst game we've played for a while, so we'll take it and run. [Khudobin] was great. You know what, we weren't very good and that's clear. But you know what, I'm very proud of the way that the guys fought back in the third period."

Video: Dubois and Seguin secure OT wins on Thursday

Mikhail Sergachev and Alex Killorn each had a goal and an assist for the Lightning (17-12-4), who are 3-1-1 in their past five games.

"Last couple of weeks we've played good hockey, played good defense and not turning the puck over as much as we used to do," Tampa Bay forward Ondrej Palat said. "But we've got to be better, it's not good enough."

Video: DAL@TBL: Faksa wires home wrister from the slot

Alexander Radulov gave the Stars a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 4:09 of the first period. Sergachev tied it 1-1 with a power-play goal at 12:58, and Killorn scored on a power play to make it 2-1 at 15:24.

"We got a lot of chances, we've got to just bear down and score goals," Sergachev said. "That's our problem. Besides that, we played good enough."

Palat made it 3-1 with a redirection of a shot by Sergachev at 3:22 of the second period.

Radek Faksa got Dallas within 3-2 at 17:57. Dickinson tied it after a shot by Andrew Cogliano got through Vasilevskiy's pads and he was able to jam it in from close range.

"I saw they were changing," Dickinson said. "I tried to penetrate to the middle and was able to make a move on the first guy. I was just thinking 'Get to the net' in case it might squirt out, and it did."

Video: DAL@TBL: Dickinson cleans up rebound in the paint

The Lightning had 80 shot attempts to the Stars' 34. Khudobin made several saves to keep the game in reach, including one on Yanni Gourde on a 2-on-0.

"Guys are playing well," Sergachev said. "Getting to the dirty areas, battling for pucks. I thought we were hard to play in down low in our zone, it just didn't go in. It will go in next game, probably."

 

They said it

"He was a brick wall. I don't think we can say we deserved that win or even a point. He was incredible and won the game." -- Stars center Tyler Seguin on goalie Anton Khudobin

"We feel pretty good about our game, and if we continue to play the way we're playing right now, it'll start being two points instead of one." -- Lightning coach Jon Cooper

 

Need to know

Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, who was benched for the third period and overtime of a win against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, had an assist playing 20:54. He has 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) in the past 14 games. ... Radulov extended his point streak to six games (two goals, seven assists). ... Killorn has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in the past nine games. ... Stars center Joe Pavelski played his 999th NHL game.

 

What's next

Stars: At the Florida Panthers on Friday (7 p.m. ET; FS-F, FS-SW)

Lightning: At the Washington Capitals on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, NBCSWA, SUN, NHL.TV)

Video: Seguin pots OT winner after Dickinson's late goal

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