Stamkos, Lightning handle Wild, 4-2
TAMPA (SNN-TV) - Steven Stamkos scored the tiebreaking goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their 10th consecutive home game by defeating the Minnesota Wild 4-2 last night.
Stamkos extended his goal streak to four games and broke a 2-all tie when his close-in shot hit the post, deflecting and sliding past goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Nikita Kucherov scored into an empty net with 16.4 seconds left, sealing Minnesota's third straight loss. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 35 saves and earned his 250th NHL win, all with the Lightning.
Tampa Bay ends a two-game slide and moves within one victory of matching the longest home winning streak in franchise history.
Up next, the Lightning play host to the Boston Bruins tomorrow night.