Lightning 3, Jets 2, OT

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steven Stamkos had another big game in an amazing season.

Stamkos scored his NHL-leading 56th goal of the season 45 seconds into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.

Stamkos picked up his NHL-record fifth OT goal in one season, scoring from the left circle. He had been tied with nine others.

"Those moments create memories," Stamkos said. "That's pretty special for as long as the NHL has been around."

Stamkos had seven shots on goal, won 52 percent of his faceoffs and played nearly 27 minutes in a game where both teams were eliminated from the playoffs.

"A never satisfied attitude, a charging through attitude," Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher said.

Ryan Malone scored twice, giving him five goals in the past two games, for the Lightning.

"We're playing with a lot of pride," Malone said.

Goalie Sebastien Caron made 26 saves in his second appearance since signing with Tampa Bay on March 19 and his first NHL start since Nov. 10, 2006.

"As I went through the game, I was feeling more comfortable," Caron said.

Antti Miettinen and Kyle Wellwood scored for Winnipeg.

"There's too much emotion in this game," Jets coach Claude Noel said. "I can't even think past this game and the disappointment of it. This isn't a good time for me to talk about anything past tonight."

Malone flipped the puck over Grant Clitson in the neutral zone, raced the past the defenseman and beat goalie Ondrej Pavelec to put the Lightning up 1-0 with 4:23 left in the first. Malone's rebound goal on the power play tied it at 2 at 7:25 of the third.

Miettinen and Wellwood had goals 3:08 apart in the second. After Miettinen scored from the slot off a pass from Evander Kane 6:20 into the period, Wellwood gave Winnipeg a 2-1 lead with a rebound goal at 9:28.

"We're not going to stop fighting," Jets right wing Chris Thorburn said. "We're going to finish out the season on a high note."

Caron made a strong glove save on an in-close shot by Ron Hainsey during the first. Caron joined the Lightning after playing in Germany.

Pavelec stopped a shot by Stamkos during a breakaway late in the third.

A brief scrum took place after Hainsey cross-checked Tampa Bay right wing Martin St. Louis into the boards at 12:21 of the second. Hainsey received the only penalty.

Malone and Hainsey had a lengthy fight early in the third. Tempers flared again at 8:29 when seven penalties were issued after the players gathered behind the Lightning net.

"There was everything tonight," Boucher said.

NOTES: Caron beat St. Louis in his start in Nov. 2006. ... Tampa Bay RW J.T. Brown, signed out of Minnesota-Duluth on Wednesday, made his NHL debut. ... Lightning C Nate Thompson returned after missing seven games due to an upper-body injury. ... Chicago senior adviser Scotty Bowman was at the game, and spent the second intermission watching a TV discussion speculating about him and the vacate Montreal GM job. Bowman said he is very happy with his current role with the Blackhawks. Chicago's GM is Bowman's son, Stan.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
15:37TBL Ryan Malone (19) ASST: NONE 1 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
06:20WPG Antti Miettinen (5) ASST: Evander Kane (26), Mark Stuart (11) 1 - 1 Tie
09:28WPG Kyle Wellwood (18) ASST: Dustin Byfuglien (37), Tim Stapleton (16) 2 - 1 WPG
3rd Period
07:25TBL PPG - Ryan Malone (20) ASST: Teddy Purcell (41), Victor Hedman (16) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
00:45TBL Steven Stamkos (56) ASST: Brian Lee (12) 3 - 2 TBL
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Malone
Ryan Malone
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 5
+/-: 1TOI: 15:46
Ondrej Pavelec
Ondrej Pavelec
SA: 39TOI: 60:45
GA: 3EV: 29-31
PIM: 0PP: 7-8
SV%: .923SH: 0-0
Steven Stamkos
Steven Stamkos
G: 1Shots: 7
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 26:45
Penalty Summary
1st Period
06:35WPG Grant Clitsome  Hooking against  Vincent Lecavalier
12:22TBL JT Wyman  Holding against  Mark Stuart
16:35TBL Tim Wallace  Roughing against  Spencer Machacek
16:50WPG Toby Enstrom  Hooking against  Tom Pyatt
2nd Period
02:07WPG Evander Kane  Elbowing against  Tom Pyatt
12:21WPG Ron Hainsey  Cross checking against  Martin St. Louis
3rd Period
00:44TBL Ryan Malone  Fighting (maj) against  Ron Hainsey
00:44WPG Ron Hainsey  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Malone
02:47WPG Dustin Byfuglien  Hooking against  Steven Stamkos
04:36WPG Jim Slater  Hi-sticking against  Vincent Lecavalier
06:19WPG Bryan Little  Hooking against  J.T. Brown
08:05TBL JT Wyman  Hi-sticking against  Andrew Ladd
08:29TBL Victor Hedman  Fighting (maj) against  Andrew Ladd
08:29WPG Andrew Ladd  Fighting (maj) against  Victor Hedman
08:29TBL Eric Brewer  Slashing against  Blake Wheeler
08:29WPG Blake Wheeler  Slashing against  Eric Brewer
08:29WPG Andrew Ladd  Roughing against  Victor Hedman
08:29TBL Victor Hedman  Misconduct (10 min)
08:29WPG Andrew Ladd  Misconduct (10 min)
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/31/8
Faceoff Wins3335
Blocked Shots1814
Penalty Minutes3828
4Z. BogosianD0001021:51
5M. StuartD0101015:06
6R. HainseyD0002721:32
8A. BurmistrovC0011013:35
9E. KaneL0112213:12
13K. WellwoodC1011010:36
14T. StapletonC0102010:12
16A. LaddL00-141716:29
18B. LittleC00-24218:14
19J. SlaterC0002214:51
20A. MiettinenR1012014:05
22C. ThorburnR000008:45
24G. ClitsomeD0001213:49
26B. WheelerR00-10218:11
33D. ByfuglienD0101225:22
39T. EnstromD0001224:48
46S. MachacekR000208:38
80N. AntropovC0011018:38
31O. Pavelec3639.92360:45
2E. BrewerD00-13223:49
3K. AulieD0001013:37
4V. LecavalierC0004019:47
7B. ClarkD0010017:39
11T. PyattC00-10014:22
12R. MaloneL2012515:46
14B. ConnollyR0013011:42
15B. LeeD0110016:53
16T. PurcellL01-16021:12
20T. WallaceR000026:35
21B. SegalR000104:18
26M. St. LouisR0007027:43
29B. MikkelsonD0000018:36
34J. WymanR000147:26
44N. ThompsonC00-21013:10
49J. BrownR0002013:33
77V. HedmanD01-111524:07
91S. StamkosC1017026:45
35S. Caron2628.92960:45