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Lightning defeat Stars in OT in Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final, on verge

Move one win from championship when Shattenkirk scores at 6:34

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Shattenkirk wins Game 4 in OT

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Cup Final, Gm4: Kevin Shattenkirk wires home a power-play goal to win Game 4 for the Lightning in overtime

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Kevin Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal at 6:34 of overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars 5-4 in Game 4 to extend their lead in the Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Friday.

The Lightning, who are one victory from winning the Cup for the first time since 2004, are 6-1 in overtime in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"It's kind of every sort of emotion you can think of," Shattenkirk said. "I think more than anything, just how happy it makes you feel to help your team win a game. I think there are a lot of guys who had some big plays tonight, and a lot of times you just look at the guy who scores the game-winning goal, but it took a lot for us to get us there. … It was a big moment, a big goal. Looking forward to tomorrow night."

Game 5 is in Edmonton, the hub city for the Cup Final, on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

 

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Brayden Point scored twice, Nikita Kucherov and Mikhail Sergachev each had two assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 26 saves for Tampa Bay.

"I think all of our focus is on recovering right now, getting ready for the next one," Point said. "Back-to-backs, it's not too often you get them. But I think right now our focus is on just recovering, preparing, watching video, seeing what we can do for the next one."

Video: TBL@DAL, Gm4: Point bats home PPG for second tally

Stars forward Jamie Benn was called for tripping Tyler Johnson at 5:10 of overtime.

"It's playoffs, overtime, you expect 5-on-5, you expect to battle it out," Dallas forward Joe Pavelski said. "We got a call against, it's unfortunate, but it doesn't change our mindset. We thought there was a good chance this would be a long series. We have to do a job and extend it now."

Pavelski scored two goals, Tyler Seguin had two assists, and Anton Khudobin made 30 saves for the Stars, who had a 2-0 lead in the first period.

"We would've won if we would've gotten everything out of everybody, I think," Seguin said. "We've got a quick turnaround. I believe in this team, believe in the boys. We have another level here, so the quick turnaround's going to be nice."

Teams that win Game 4 to take a 3-1 lead in a best-of-7 Cup Final (since 1939) are 27-0 winning the series.

"(After the game) it was laser focus," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "They came here to do something and they're on their way, but like we've said all along, we haven't won anything yet, and they truly believe that. They know what it takes to win a series. We've still got to win one more, and we're not taking anything for granted."

Pavelski tied the game 4-4 at 11:35 of the third period when his shot deflected in off Shattenkirk. It was his 60th NHL postseason goal to tie Joe Mullen for most by a United States-born player.

Video: TBL@DAL, Gm4: Pavelski ties game with second goal

Alex Killorn gave the Lightning a 4-3 lead at 6:41 of the third period when he circled around the net and scored his fifth goal of the postseason with a shot from the right face-off circle.

"Our team's been playing really well," Killorn said. "I probably haven't scored as much as I'd like to, but when your teammates score every other night, you don't really worry about those types of things. You're just worried about winning. But to get that one tonight felt really good."

Yanni Gourde tied it 3-3 for Tampa Bay with a power-play goal at 18:54 of the second period.

Corey Perry gave the Stars a 3-2 lead at 8:26 of the second when he scored into an open net after Seguin played the puck off the side of the net and Vasilevskiy's right leg from below the goal line.

Video: EA Sports OT Winner: Shattenkirk wins it for Bolts

John Klingberg gave Dallas a 1-0 lead on its first shot on goal at 7:17 of the first period, and Pavelski made it 2-0 at 18:28.

"It's an unfortunate way to lose that game the way we battled back," Stars coach Rick Bowness said. "I'm proud of the way we played tonight. … We'll bounce back. I have full faith in our hockey club."

Point scored with 33 seconds left in the first to make it 2-1, beating Khudobin with a backhand from in close.

"[Shattenkirk] makes a hard pass to [Ondrej Palat], and [Palat] puts the puck right on my tape with some speed," Point said. "It's a really good pass, and I walk in, I make a move, and the puck goes in."

Video: Clutch Performance: Shattenkirk scores in overtime

Point tied it 2-2 with a power-play goal at 2:08 of the second when he batted in the puck at the front of the net. It was his NHL-leading 13th goal, tying Johnson (2015) for the most in a postseason in Lightning history.

NOTES: This is the second time in the NHL expansion era (since 1967-68) that games will be played on consecutive days in the Stanley Cup Final. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings played Game 1 of the 2009 Cup Final on May 30 and Game 2 on May 31. Detroit won each game but lost the series. … The Stars lost in overtime for the first time this postseason (4-1). … … Dallas forward Roope Hintz left the game at 5:46 of the second period after he slipped on Johnson's stick and slid into the boards. … Stars forward Blake Comeau missed his second straight game after he was injured in Game 2. … Lightning forward Steven Stamkos did not play after he scored in 2:47 of ice time in a 5-2 win in Game 3 on Wednesday.

Video: Shattenkirk, Lightning win Game 4 in overtime, 5-4

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