TAMPA, Fla. - Victor Hedman scored a power-play goal 1:11 into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 in their season opener Thursday night.
Hedman took a pass from goalie Ben Bishop at the offensive blue line, skated in and beat Roberto Luongo from the left circle.
Tampa Bay also got goals from Tyler Johnson and Ryan Callahan. Valtteri Filppula had two assists.
Erik Gudbranson and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for Florida in Gerard Gallant's first game as Panthers coach.
Callahan scored on a rebound of Filppula's shot during a 5-on-3 power play, putting Tampa Bay up 2-1 at 7:17 of the third.
Florida pulled even at 2 when Huberdeau put a shot past Bishop during a delayed penalty call at 9:16 of the third. Tampa Bay had six of the seven power-play chances up to that point.