NHL Game Summary - Tampa Bay at Dallas
(Saturday, November 28th)
Final Score: Dallas 4, Tampa Bay 3 (OT)
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Tom Wandell's tally 2:12 into overtime sent Dallas past Tampa Bay, 4-3, at American Airlines Arena.
Loui Eriksson began the play by taking a loose puck in the neutral zone and heading up the right side. He faked a shot in the circle, then dished ahead to Wandell for a shot which beat Mike Smith through the pads.
Brenden Morrow, Stephane Robidas and Jere Lehtinen also registered a goal apiece for the Stars, who snapped a two-game slide. Alex Auld picked up the win with 25 saves.
"It was a big win today. I think we did a great job," Wandell said. "Yesterday wasn't the best game for us, but we came back strong."
Steven Stamkos, Jeff Halpern and Paul Szczechura scored for the Lightning, who had won two of three coming in. Smith allowed four goals on 38 shots in defeat.
"It's definitely a tough one to swallow, but we had a lot of character to come back," Stamkos said. "We didn't play that great, but we didn't play that bad 5-on-5. We'll take the point on the road."
Szczechura put the Bolts on the board 6:18 into the second period, but Robidas and Lehtinen gave the Stars the lead with scores 71 seconds apart.
Morrow's 10th of the season put the Stars ahead, 3-1, at the 3;34 mark of the third period, but Tampa rallied to tie on goals by Stamkos at 15:06 and Halpern 47 seconds later.
The Lightning failed to convert on a power play in the final two minutes of regulation, as Mike Modano was called for tripping.
Tampa Bay had won three of its last four games in Dallas...Brad Richards picked up two assists for the Stars...Both teams are in action on Monday, as Dallas travels to Detroit and Tampa hosts Colorado.
11/29 01:07:38 ET