TAMPA, Fla. - Mathieu Darche scored at 4:40 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 pre-season victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
Brad Richards, who had three assists, set up the winner. Tampa Bay took a 3-2 lead when Kyle Wanvig scored on a third-period penalty shot. Dallas' Loui Eriksson tied it with a power-play goal with 1:01 left in regulation.
Marc Denis, looking to rebound from a disappointing season in which he went from being the Lightning's No. 1 goalie to not making the post-season roster, stopped 36 shots.
Andreas Karlsson and Jason Ward, who scored on the power play, had the other Lightning goals.
Stephane Robidas and Junior Lessard also had power-play goals for Dallas.
Lightning centre Chris Gratton left in the first period with an abrasion on his cornea. Right wing Michel Ouellet departed during the second due to a left hamstring injury.
Forwards Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis along with defenceman Dan Boyle, who combined for 115 goals last season, didn't play in Tampa Bay's pre-season opener.
Dallas was also without a number of regulars, including goalie Marty Turco, centre Mike Modano and defenceman Sergei Zubov. Modano and Zubov could make their pre-season debuts Thursday at home against Colorado.