Seguin Scores in OT, Stars Beat Lightning 4-3

TAMPA, Fla. — Tyler Seguin scored three minutes into overtime, Anton Khudobin stopped 45 shots, and the Dallas Stars beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Thursday night.

After Tampa Bay’s Tyler Johnson missed a shot from close range, Alexander Radulov passed to Seguin, who skated in from left wing boards and got the winner from the low slot.

Dallas also got goals from Radulov, Radek Faksa, and Jason Dickinson. Khudobin stopped Yanni Gourde’s shot during a 2-on-none break in the third.

Mikhail Sergachev, Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat scored, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 16 saves for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov, the NHL MVP last season, had an assist after being benched for the third period and overtime in Tuesday night’s 4-3 win over Ottawa following a costly turnover.

Mikhail Sergachev, Tampa Bay Lightning
Mikhail Sergachev, Tampa Bay Lightning (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

The Stars rebounded from a two-goal deficit to tie it at 3 when Andrew Cogliano’s shot dribbled past Vasilevskiy and Dickinson put a loose puck in the crease into the net at 15:42 of third.

Dallas was outshot 47-17 in regulation.

After Radulov got a rare Dallas road power-play goal 4:09 into the first, the Lightning, with the NHL’s top home power play, got a pair of man-advantage goals later in the period.

Sergachev scored on a shot from the blue line at 12:58, before Killorn scored from close range 2:26 later off a nifty pass from the right circle by Kucherov.

Alex Killorn Tampa Bay Lightning
Alex Killorn, Tampa Bay Lightning (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

The Stars entered with the league’s second-worst road power play at just 8.6% (3 of 35).

The Lightning went up 3-1 at 3:22 of the second when Sergachev’s shot went off Palat.

Faksa cut the deficit to 3-2 with 2:03 left in the second.


Dallas LW Blake Comeau went to the locker room midway through the third after taking a shot off his arm. He was back on the bench later in the period. … Stars C Joe Pavelski played in his 999th NHL game. … Sergachev has a goal in four of five career games against Dallas. … Radulov has two goals and nine points during a six-game point streak. … Tampa Bay reassigned Mathieu Joseph to Syracuse of the AHL. The right wing was in a 16-game drought and didn’t have a point in 10 straight.


Stars: Play Friday night at Florida.

Lightning: At Washington on Saturday night.


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Mark Didtler, The Associated Press