Dan Boyle scored a power-play goal with 2:58 left in overtime and the Lightning beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Friday night.
"It was a quick play and I just tried to put it upstairs," Boyle said.
Boyle, who also had two assists, scored from the left circle. Vincent Lecavalier picked up his second assist of the game in setting up the game-winner.
Tortorella tied Bob Johnson for the most NHL wins by an Amercian-born coach with 234.
"Our guys fought hard and competed hard, and played their best period in the third when we were down and got an important point," Maple Leafs coach Paul Maurice said.
Steen pulled the Maple Leafs to 2-1 just 27 seconds into the third. He skated completely around the net and scored on a baackhander. Blake tied it at 2 with 8:31 left in the period, when he skated in from the left wing and scored despite an attempt to slow him down from behind by Lightning defenseman Shane O'Brien.
"The second intermission we were just talking about getting going and how important this game is for us," Steen said. "I thought we came out with some urgency in the third and did a good job."
Lecavalier hit the post from the right circle with 4:33 remaining in the third. He has gone eight games without a goal, but has eight assists over the stretch.
Ouellet put the Lightning ahead 1-0 with a power-play goal at 8:51 of the first. He has scored a goal in three consecutive games.
Picard made it 2-0 on his first goal since Feb. 22, 2007 -- a span of 21 games -- during a power play with 7:47 left in the second. Picard poked home a rebound after Boyle's shot hit the end boards and bounced out in front of the net.
Both goalies made strong saves in the opening two periods. Smith made a glove save on Matthew Stajan's shot from just outside crease late in the first. Toskala was down on the ice when he reached out with left arm to make a glove stop on Martin St. Louis' rebound attempt midway through the second.
|Dan Boyle bails out the Lightning in OT with this PP goal. He also finishes with two assists. (AP)|
|Tampa Bay (26-31-7) «||1||1||0||1||3|
Save Pct.: .920
Tampa Bay Lightning Hoodie
$49.95 Shop Now!
|08:51||Power Play - Michel Ouellet (10), Wrist Shot. Assist: Jeff Halpern, Dan Boyle|
|12:13||Power Play - Alexandre Picard (1), Backhand Shot. Assist: Dan Boyle, Vincent Lecavalier|
|27.0||Alexander Steen (12), Backhand Shot. Assist: Mats Sundin, Tomas Kaberle|
|11:29||Jason Blake (12), Wrist Shot. Assist: Ian White|
|02:02||Power Play - Dan Boyle (4), Wrist Shot. Assist: Vincent Lecavalier, Jussi Jokinen|
|03:58||O'Brien, 2 min, Tripping|
|07:03||Stralman, 2 min, Tripping|
|15:54||Halpern, 2 min, Tripping|
|08:57||Janik, 5 min, Fighting|
|08:57||Newbury, 5 min, Fighting|
|09:40||Antropov, 2 min, Holding|
|11:42||McCabe, 2 min, Delay of Game - Puck Over Glass|
|18:47||Antropov, 2 min, Unsportsmanlike Conduct|
|18:47||Ward, 2 min, Cross-Checking|
|30.0||Kubina, 2 min, Holding the Stick|
|Shots On Goal|
|Power Play Conversions|
|Attendance - 20641|
|Referees - Rob Martell, Mike Leggo|
|Linesmen - Thor Nelson, Jay Sharrers|