Bolts Win in OT 3-2

Nikita Kucherov scored 2:35 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

Victor Hedman and Ondrej Palat also scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots as the Bolts snapped a three-game losing streak.

Calle Jarnkrok and Kyle Turris had the goals for Nashville, which has lost three of its last four. Pekka Rinne finished with 28 saves.

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.

Jonathan Miles

32. CEO of Team 813. Tampa Bay Native & life long fan for TB teams.

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