Stamkos breaks record, but Tampa OT win is bittersweet

12:54 AM, Apr 1, 2012   |    comments
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Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Steven Stamkos's record-setting goal 45 seconds into overtime lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Winnipeg Jets, 3-2, at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The tally was the fifth overtime goal of the season for Stamkos, breaking the previous record held by Patrik Elias (2003-04), Olli Jokinen (2005-06), Ilya Kovalchuk (2010-11), Markus Naslund (2003-04), Scott Niedermayer (2001-02), Daniel Sedin (2006-07) and Mats Sundin (1999-00).

However, the win means little now for the Lightning as they, along with Winnipeg, were eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday after Washington defeated Montreal in a shootout.

Ryan Malone scored twice in regulation while Sebastien Caron stopped 26-of-28 shots for the Lightning, who snapped a two-game slide.

Antti Miettinen and Kyle Wellwood lit the lamp for Winnipeg, which lost for the sixth time in eight games.

Ondrej Pavelec made 36 saves in a losing effort.


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