NHL Game Summary - Tampa Bay at Calgary
(Saturday, March 10th)
Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, Calgary 2 (OT)
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Dan Boyle scored the game-winner with 2:01 left in overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames at Pengrowth Saddledome.
In the extra frame, Tampa was skating a 5-on-3 advantage after Roman Hamrlik got called for a double-minor on a high stick and Daymond Langkow was called for hooking.
Vincent Lecavalier had the puck at the right side of the net and flicked it across the goalmouth to Boyle, who tapped it in for the win.
"We feed off of opportunities," said Boyle. "We kept it pretty simple. We didn't get that many chances but capitalized on the ones that were presented to us."
Lecavalier had a goal and an assist and Nick Tarnasky also had a goal and an assist for the Lightning, who have won their last two games.
Marc Denis made 25 saves for Tampa Bay, which moved into first place in the Southeast Division with 82 points, tied with Atlanta but with three more wins than the Thrashers.
Jeff Friesen and Craig Conroy each scored a goal for the Flames, who have dropped two straight after a five-game winning streak.
Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 27 shots for Calgary, which sits in eight place in the Western Conference with 82 points.
The Lightning drew first blood in the game when Tim Taylor blasted a shot from the left circle that Kiprusoff saved, but he left a big rebound and Tarnasky put it between the goaltenders pads with 1:35 left in the first period.
Calgary evened the game with 6:04 left in the second period as Friesen skated into the Tampa end and from the left circle uncorked a big slap shot that went into the right corner of the net for his fifth goal of the season.
The Flames took a 2-1 lead in the third period when Conroy banked a shot off of Denis' back and under the glove 4:28 in. The goal was initially waived off as it appeared the Denis covered the puck with his glove. After a lengthy review, though, the call on ice was overturned as it was ruled the Denis' glove had went over the line.
Tampa Bay answered a little over two minutes later as Tarnasky flicked a pass from the left boards out front where Lecavalier redirected it into the net for his league-leading 46th goal of the season.
Tampa Bay wraps up its six-game road trip in Toronto on Tuesday...Calgary hosts St. Louis on Monday...Tampa Bay went 1-for-4 on the power play while Calgary failed to scored on any of its four chances.
03/11 01:24:54 ET