WASHINGTON (AP) - Martin St. Louis scored off a rebound 2:54 into overtime, and Dwayne Roloson made 34 saves in his Tampa Bay debut, leading the Lightning to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night that broke the teams' tie for the lead atop the Southeast Division.
St. Louis poked the puck past Semyon Varlamov after a shot by Pavel Kubina ricocheted out, ending Washington's three-game winning streak.
The Lightning have won nine of 11 and moved into a tie with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh for the Eastern Conference lead with 53 points.
Tampa Bay acquired the 41-year-old Roloson from the New York Islanders in a trade Saturday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Clayton Stoner scored his first NHL goal and Jose Theodore made 21 saves as Minnesota beat New Jersey.
Stoner's lucky tally 1:14 into the third period snapped a 1-1 tie. Stoner fired the puck along the right boards into the Devils end. New Jersey goalie Johan Hedberg skated behind the net, anticipating the puck would wind all the way around.
It never reached Hedberg. The puck caromed off the boards and angled into the open net before Hedberg could dive back into position.
Cal Clutterbuck also scored for Wild, who won for the third time in four games. It was Minnesota's first win in New Jersey after four loses and a tie.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored for the Devils, who have only two wins in 15 games. Hedberg got the start over Martin Brodeur, who was yanked Saturday after giving up three goals on seven shots in a 6-3 loss to Carolina.