In overtime, Steven Stamkos found Kucherov with a backdoor pass, where he had an easy tap-in past Rinne to get the winning goal.
Hedman scored the game’s first goal at 7:46 of the opening period. After taking a pass from Stamkos, Hedman took a slap shot from the high slot that deflected off of the stick of Nashville’s Craig Smith and beat Rinne just underneath the crossbar.
The goal was one of just three Bolts shots in the first. Nashville countered with 13.
Midway through the second period the Bolts had a full five-minute power play after Nashville’s Ryan Johansen was given a major for elbowing and a game misconduct after he hit Brayden Point in the Nashville zone. Tampa only managed one shot on goal during the game.