Teemu Selanne fed Ryan Getzlaf for his fifth goal on the season at 2:53 of overtime as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, at the Honda Center Wednesday night.
Selanne notched two points on the game as he opened the scoring on the power play for Anaheim to give them a 1-0 lead midway thru the first period. Selanne took a pass from Corey Perry and he let a snap shot go that trickled thru the body of goaltender Dan Ellis for his sixth goal of the season.
The Lightning were finally able to get the forecheck going early in the second period as Teddy Purcell was first on the puck behind the Anaheim net and he made a nice pass to Blair Jones, who scored his second career goal, to tie the game at 1-1 at 2:38 of the first stanza.
The Lightning got off to a quick start in the third as Martin St. Louis and Vinnie Lecavalier set up Steven Stamkos to give the Bolts a 2-1 lead just 21 seconds into the period. Stamkos’ power play goal was his 10th goal of the season — and his league leading 20th point — as he extended his point scoring streak to seven games.
Kyle Palmieri set things up for the Ducks scored late in the third period as he scored his first goal career goal at 15:40 of the third period to tie the game. Palmieri, who was just called up from the minors on Wednesday, scored on a nice pass feed Bobby Ryan while Lubomir Visnovsky also tallied his second assist of the game.
Stamkos was named player of the month in the NHL for October, Stamkos play enabled the Bolts to finish the first month with the best record in the Eastern Conference going 7-2-1 in 10 games.
The Lightning continue their four game West Coast road trip as they battle Western Conference leading Los Angeles Kings Thursday night.