Stamkos' shootout goal lifts Lightning over Kings 4-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) With a blistering shot that glanced off the goalie's shoulder and into the net, Nikita Kucherov saved the night for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The reigning NHL MVP and scoring champion scored with a little over a minute left in regulation and Steven Stamkos delivered the game-deciding goal in a shootout to complete a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night,

''Big time shot. It's one of those things where you're staring zero points in the face and you end up with two. You've got to take that and run,'' Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. ''Even though I thought we deserved points in this game, you're odds aren't as high when you're down a goal with a minute left.''

Brayden Point also beat Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in the shootout, helping the Lightning rebound from a loss to New Jersey that stopped Tampa Bay's franchise record-tying 10-game winning streak on Sunday.

Stamkos and Alex Killorn also scored in regulation for the Lightning, who overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2.

Kucherov's 18th goal of the season, coming on a one-timer off a faceoff won by teammate Anthony Cirelli, made it 3-3 with 1:15 remaining in regulation.

''I saw Cirelli on the draw and the puck was coming toward me ... that's it,'' Kucherov said. ''We bounced back from a tough loss ... getting the win tonight.''

Quick stopped 35 of 38 shots for Los Angeles, which took a 3-2 lead when Dustin Brown scored on the power play at 12:00 of the third.

''There were a lot of ups and downs. (The Lightning) are a very creative, quick-attacking team. I think they got the best of us in some situations, but we fought back and worked our way to a lead with a big power-play goal,'' Kings coach Todd McLellan said. ''Disappointed at the end that we couldn't close it out, but fairly good effort.''

Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy, who blanked the Arizona Coyotes and Philadelphia Flyers in his previous two starts, finished with 38 saves.

The three-time All-Star lost a shutout streak of 150 minutes, 13 seconds on Jeff Carter's tap in at 4:18 of the opening period. Kyle Clifford's unassisted goal put the Kings up 2-0 less than seven minutes into the game.

It took the Lightning less than five minutes to get back in it, with Killorn and Stamkos scoring within a span of 1:19 to make it 2-2. It remained that way until Brown put the Kings back in front with eight minutes left.

''It's tough blowing a lead there a couple of times, but I think overall you look at the game and I think we played great,'' Los Angeles defenseman Sean Walker said. ''There's lot of opportunities we probably could've scored there again, but give credit to them. They've got a great goalie.''

NOTES: The Lightning had not given up a power-play goal since Jan. 4 when Brown scored in the third period. They killed off 20 consecutive power plays during the streak. ... Quick was shaken up briefly when a shot off the stick of Stamkos appeared to strike him in the neck. The Kings goalie immediately fell to the ice and play was stopped. ... Vasilevskiy has won nine consecutive starts, tied for the second-longest of his career. He also had a nine-game streak from Oct. 9-30, 2017, and won 10 in a row from Feb. 9-March 5, 2019. ... The Kings have lost seven straight to the Lightning. The teams meet again in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, with Tampa Bay looking to sweep the two-game season series for the fourth year in a row.

UP NEXT

Kings: At Florida on Thursday night.

Lightning: At Minnesota for the first of two road games leading into bye week.

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123OTSOT
LA18-25-5
201003
TB28-14-4
201014
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Amadio C00015/2016:000
J. Anderson-Dolan C00022/1009:270
D. Brown RW10010/0015:512
J. Carter C11038/8218:221
K. Clifford LW11160/0215:383
D. Doughty D00-120/0030:381
D. Forbort D01110/0013:230
B. Hutton D00-130/0017:333
A. Iafallo LW00-110/0020:453
A. Kempe LW00-111/4016:392
A. Kopitar C00-1413/18022:230
T. Lewis RW00023/1012:440
A. Martinez D00-120/0026:302
N. Prokhorkin RW01010/0011:192
M. Roy D00-110/0018:282
T. Toffoli RW00-150/0021:380
A. Wagner RW00000/0010:213
S. Walker D01150/0018:215
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
E. Cernak D00-210/0017:461
A. Cirelli C02217/11020:361
B. Coburn D00-110/0012:551
Y. Gourde RW00-140/0011:540
V. Hedman D00260/0029:052
T. Johnson RW01120/1215:141
A. Killorn LW10110/0018:392
N. Kucherov RW10150/0023:052
O. Palat LW00011/0018:352
C. Paquette C00-134/6012:522
B. Point C00138/9022:511
J. Rutta D00100/0019:181
M. Sergachev D00000/0024:482
K. Shattenkirk D01130/0019:252
S. Stamkos RW102511/3021:430
M. Stephens C00013/2008:541
C. Verhaeghe LW00-100/0008:080
A. Volkov RW01010/0408:570
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Quick (L)383350.92165:00
GOALIESSA
J. Quick (L)38
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Vasilevskiy (W)413380.92764:29
GOALIESSA
A. Vasilevskiy (W)41
Dustin Brown shot on goal (Shootout shot)
LA:GoalsShots
TB:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • SHOOTOUT
    • TB
      05:00GOAL Steven Stamkos (Shootout shot)
    • LA
      05:00GOAL Nikolai Prokhorkin (Shootout shot)
    • TB
      05:00GOAL Brayden Point (Shootout shot)
    • 3RD PERIOD
      • TB
        18:45GOAL Nikita Kucherov (Slap shot), Assist: Anthony Cirelli
      • LA
        12:00(PP) GOAL Dustin Brown (Tip-in shot), Assists: Nikolai Prokhorkin and Sean Walker
      • 1ST PERIOD
        • TB
          11:25GOAL Steven Stamkos (Wrist shot), Assists: Anthony Cirelli and Tyler Johnson
        • TB
          10:06GOAL Alex Killorn (Snap shot), Assists: Alexander Volkov and Kevin Shattenkirk
        • LA
          06:52GOAL Kyle Clifford (Wrist shot), Assist: Jeff Carter
        • LA
          04:18GOAL Jeff Carter (Tip-in shot), Assists: Kyle Clifford and Derek Forbort
      PENALTIES
          • 3RD PERIOD
            • LA
              19:01Kyle Clifford penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
            • TB
              10:14Alexander Volkov penalty Hooking - 2 min.
            • TB
              05:10Alexander Volkov penalty Obstruction - Tripping - 2 min.
          • 2ND PERIOD
            • TB
              12:20Tyler Johnson penalty Tripping - 2 min.
            • LA
              10:03Jeff Carter penalty Slashing - 2 min.
            TEAM STATS
            LA
            TB
            Shots on Goal4138
            Goals in Power Play10
            Faceoff Wins3234
            Penalties23
            Major Penalties00
            Minor Penalties23
            Misconducts00
            TEAM STATS
            LA
            Shots on Goal41
            Goals in Power Play1
            Faceoff Wins32
            Penalties2
            Major Penalties0
            Minor Penalties2
            Misconducts0
            123OTSOT
            LA18-25-5
            201003
            TB28-14-4
            201014
            STARS OF THE GAME
            7.3%SHOT %7.9%
            0.921%SAVE %0.927%
            SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
            M. Amadio C00015/2016:000
            J. Anderson-Dolan C00022/1009:270
            D. Brown RW10010/0015:512
            J. Carter C11038/8218:221
            K. Clifford LW11160/0215:383
            D. Doughty D00-120/0030:381
            D. Forbort D01110/0013:230
            B. Hutton D00-130/0017:333
            A. Iafallo LW00-110/0020:453
            A. Kempe LW00-111/4016:392
            A. Kopitar C00-1413/18022:230
            T. Lewis RW00023/1012:440
            A. Martinez D00-120/0026:302
            N. Prokhorkin RW01010/0011:192
            M. Roy D00-110/0018:282
            T. Toffoli RW00-150/0021:380
            A. Wagner RW00000/0010:213
            S. Walker D01150/0018:215
            SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
            E. Cernak D00-210/0017:461
            A. Cirelli C02217/11020:361
            B. Coburn D00-110/0012:551
            Y. Gourde RW00-140/0011:540
            V. Hedman D00260/0029:052
            T. Johnson RW01120/1215:141
            A. Killorn LW10110/0018:392
            N. Kucherov RW10150/0023:052
            O. Palat LW00011/0018:352
            C. Paquette C00-134/6012:522
            B. Point C00138/9022:511
            J. Rutta D00100/0019:181
            M. Sergachev D00000/0024:482
            K. Shattenkirk D01130/0019:252
            S. Stamkos RW102511/3021:430
            M. Stephens C00013/2008:541
            C. Verhaeghe LW00-100/0008:080
            A. Volkov RW01010/0408:570
            GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
            J. Quick (L)383350.92165:00
            GOALIESSA
            J. Quick (L)38
            GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
            A. Vasilevskiy (W)413380.92764:29
            GOALIESSA
            A. Vasilevskiy (W)41
            STARS OF THE GAME
            123OTSOT
            LA18-25-5
            201003
            TB28-14-4
            201014
            SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
            M. Amadio C00015/2016:000
            J. Anderson-Dolan C00022/1009:270
            D. Brown RW10010/0015:512
            J. Carter C11038/8218:221
            K. Clifford LW11160/0215:383
            D. Doughty D00-120/0030:381
            D. Forbort D01110/0013:230
            B. Hutton D00-130/0017:333
            A. Iafallo LW00-110/0020:453
            A. Kempe LW00-111/4016:392
            A. Kopitar C00-1413/18022:230
            T. Lewis RW00023/1012:440
            A. Martinez D00-120/0026:302
            N. Prokhorkin RW01010/0011:192
            M. Roy D00-110/0018:282
            T. Toffoli RW00-150/0021:380
            A. Wagner RW00000/0010:213
            S. Walker D01150/0018:215
            Total3504132/344-29
            SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
            E. Cernak D00-210/0017:461
            A. Cirelli C02217/11020:361
            B. Coburn D00-110/0012:551
            Y. Gourde RW00-140/0011:540
            V. Hedman D00260/0029:052
            T. Johnson RW01120/1215:141
            A. Killorn LW10110/0018:392
            N. Kucherov RW10150/0023:052
            O. Palat LW00011/0018:352
            C. Paquette C00-134/6012:522
            B. Point C00138/9022:511
            J. Rutta D00100/0019:181
            M. Sergachev D00000/0024:482
            K. Shattenkirk D01130/0019:252
            S. Stamkos RW102511/3021:430
            M. Stephens C00013/2008:541
            C. Verhaeghe LW00-100/0008:080
            A. Volkov RW01010/0408:570
            Total3503834/326-21
            GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
            J. Quick (L)383350.92165:00
            GOALIESSA
            J. Quick (L)38
            GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
            A. Vasilevskiy (W)413380.92764:29
            GOALIESSA
            A. Vasilevskiy (W)41
            GOALS
            • SHOOTOUT
              • 3RD PERIOD
                • 1ST PERIOD
                PENALTIES
                    • 3RD PERIOD
                    • 2ND PERIOD
                      • SHOOTOUT
                      • OVERTIME
                      • 3RD PERIOD
                      • 2ND PERIOD
                      • 1ST PERIOD

                      123OTSOT
                      LA18-25-5
                      201003
                      TB28-14-4
                      201014
                      TEAM STATS
                      2.74
                      GF AVG
                      3.37
                      GA AVG
                      .49
                      Power Play
                      3.83
                      GF AVG
                      3.10
                      GA AVG
                      .95
                      Power Play
                      All times are US/Eastern.