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Lightning downs Blackhawks in overtime

– Martin St. Louis scored 1:16 of overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 on Thursday night.

St. Louis got the game-winner from in-close. The Tampa Bay captain also had an assist and moved past Neal Broten (923) for 93rd place on the career points list with 924.

Steven Stamkos scored a tiebreaking power-play goal as the Tampa Bay went up 5-4 at 17:31 of the third.

Chicago’s Jonathan Toews was credited a game-tying goal with 1:49 left in the period after the Lightning put the puck into their own net.

Stamkos finished with two goals and two assists. Matt Carle, Nate Thompson and Victor Hedman had the other Tampa Bay goals.

Chicago also got goals from Bryan Bickell, Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw. Kane assisted on Shaw’s goal, giving him five goals and 15 points in eight games against Tampa Bay.

Chicago took a 4-3 lead 93 seconds into the third on Shaw’s in-close power-play goal. It was the first time the Blackhawks have scored during the third period since opening night.

Hedman’s first goal in 41 games tied it at 4 at 11:03 of the third.

After blowing a two-goal lead, Stamkos gave Tampa Bay a 3-2 advantage at 17:21 of the second when he beat backup goalie Nikolai Khabibulin from the top of the right circle. It was just Khabibulin’s second start in Tampa since helping the Lightning win the 2004 Stanley Cup.

Kane pulled the Blackhawks even at 3 on a breakaway goal with 1:07 remaining in the second.

WILD 3, HURRICANES 1: In St. Paul, Minn., Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota with the first two shots of the season against Carolina fill-in goalie Justin Peters.

Cam Ward was hurt just 4:07 into the game, an unspecified lower-body injury that forced the Hurricanes to send Peters in cold. He stopped 19 shots after settling in, but his rough start was costly.

Ward is expected to miss three to four weeks.

CANADIENS 4, DUCKS 1: In Montreal, Carey Price made 31 saves to lead Montreal.

PREDATORS 3, JETS 2, OT: In Nashville, Tenn., Craig Smith scored at 4:43 of overtime to lift Nashville. Shea Weber and Patric Hornqvist also scored for the Predators, who have won three of four.

FLYERS 2, RANGERS 1: In Philadelphia, Braydon Coburn broke a tie early in the third period, and Steve Mason made the lead stand up as Philadelphia got its second win of the season.

BRUINS 2, SHARKS 1: In Boston, David Krejci tipped in a shot with eight-tenths of a second left in the third period as Boston sent San Jose to its first regulation loss of the season.

CANUCKS 3, DEVILS 2, SO: In Newark, N.J., Mike Santorelli scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Vancouver.

STARS 5, FLAMES 1: In Dallas, Alex Chiasson and Jamie Benn each scored two goals to lead Dallas.

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