Created: 10/27/2013 9:35 PM WHEC.com
(AP) SUNRISE, Fla. - Steven Stamkos and Valtteri Filppula both scored in the shootout to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Sunday.
Stamkos made some nice moves and slipped the puck past Jacob Markstrom on his left side for the deciding goal.
Stamkos, Radko Gudas, and Martin St Louis all scored in regulation for Tampa Bay, which has won five of six. Anders Lindback stopped 29 shots and turned aside three of four Florida shooters in the tiebreaker. Stamkos also had an assist.
Brad Boyes, Nick Bjugstad and Shawn Matthias scored, and Markstrom made 25 saves for Florida. Boyes also had a shootout goal. Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov, and Dmitry Kulikov all missed.
The Panthers lost for the fifth time in seven games, including two shootouts.
Florida rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the third period to tie it.
The Panthers closed within 3-2 on Bjugstad’s goal at 5:39 when he tipped in a shot from the point by Scottie Upshall.
Florida tied it when Boyes grabbed an errant puck and backhanded it under Lindback’s pads from in front at 8:51. Boyes leads the Panthers with five goals, but this was his first in seven games.
Tampa Bay stretched its lead to 3-1 in the second period during a power play. Gudas took a wrist shot from just inside the blue line that deflected off Florida’s Mike Weaver and got past Markstrom at 9:58.
Florida closed to 2-1 on Matthias’s goal, his first of the season. Matthias grabbed a puck in traffic in front of the crease and he was able to slip it behind Lindback at 13:48 of the first. It was Matthias’ first goal in 23 games, dating to last season.
The Lightning scored two goals on their first three shots and struck just 41 seconds in. Stamkos passed from the top of the right circle to St Louis, who poked in the puck from in front. St. Louis has a goal in three straight three games.
Stamkos made it 2-0 at 4:35. Markstrom blocked a shot by Ryan Malone, but the long rebound went out to Stamkos in the right circle for a slap shot.
NOTES: Stamkos leads the Lightning with eight goals and 17 points. ... St. Louis has seven goals and 14 points in his past 10 games. ... Matthias’ previous goal was March 30 against New Jersey. ... Florida LW Tomas Fleischmann was scratched due to illness.