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GAME OF THE DAY : Lightning comes back : TAMPA BAY 4, MINNESOTA 3 (SO)

November 13, 2009|Associated Press

Ryan Malone tied it with 14.7 seconds left in regulation, and Vincent Lecavalier and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 comeback win at home over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

Malone tied the score at 3-3 on a backhander during a power play with Lightning goalie Antero Niittymaki off the ice for an extra skater.

Stamkos scored his 13th goal of the season during regulation and added an assist. Steve Downie had the other Tampa Bay goal, coming at 9:17 of the third.

Benoit Pouliot, Kim Johnsson and Owen Nolan scored for Minnesota. Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom fell to 11-1-2, including 3-0-1 against Tampa Bay, in his career against the Southeast Division.

Tampa Bay lost its first four shootouts this season, failing to score on 14 shots.

Pouliot put the Wild ahead 1-0 at 16:53 of the first. James Sheppard set up the goal and stopped a personal 16-game points drought by skating down the slot and making a nifty pass toward the right circle to Pouliot.

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