Vasilevskiys shutout streak ends, Lightning defeat Blackhawks in OT


CHICAGO — Andrei Vasilevskiy was denied his fourth straight shutout for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who rallied for a 3-2 overtime win against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Thursday.

Alex Killorn scored on a redirection of Victor Hedman‘s shot with 0.1 seconds remaining in overtime, and Vasilevskiy made 35 saves for the Lightning (13-7-4), who tied their season-long win streak at six games. Tampa Bay also won six straight from Jan. 30 to Feb. 9.

Ryan Carpenter‘s shot from the left face-off circle went off the right post for a shorthanded goal at 7:24 of the second period and gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead, ending Vasilevskiy’s NHL career-long shutout streak at 228:09.

Alex DeBrincat also scored for Chicago (12-7-5), and Kevin Lankinen made 31 saves.

The teams will play here again Friday.

Vasilevskiy passed John Grahame’s Lightning record of 202:46 without allowing a goal. Vasilevskiy had not given up a goal in 11 periods dating to the second period of a 4-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Feb. 22.

Patrick Kane‘s shot from the point deflected off DeBrincat’s right skate for a 2-0 lead at 14:04.

Anthony Cirelli tipped Jan Rutta‘s shot from the right point for a shorthanded goal to make it 2-1 at 1:04 of the third period.

Steven Stamkos tied it 2-2 at 2:55 when he dragged the puck around Kane and scored on a wrist shot from the slot.

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