Ryan Malone scored the lone goal of the shootout in the fourth round after Steven Stamkos tallied twice in regulation, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 home triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
Dwayne Roloson posted his 200th career victory by making 28 saves for the Lightning, who have won eight of 10 at home. The Blue Jackets have lost six straight on the road and seven of eight overall.
Neither team was able to break through in the shootout until Malone led off the fourth round with a shot that caromed off the left post and in. Roloson then denied Antoine Vermette on the Blue Jackets' last attempt, clinching the victory.
R.J. Umberger put Columbus in front at 7:34 of the first period with his 16th goal of the season and second in as many games. Tampa Bay pulled even just over 10 minutes later as Stamkos extended his goal-scoring streak to three games with his league-leading 34th.
Stamkos gave the Lightning a 2-1 edge with 5:36 remaining in the second. During a power play, the 20-year-old unleashed a one-timer from above the slot that deflected off Blue Jackets defenseman Marc Methot and past Mathieu Garon, giving Stamkos his seventh multi-goal performance of the season.
Columbus knotted it at 2-2 just 52 seconds later. Captain Rick Nash's shot from the left faceoff circle on a 2-on-1 rang off the left post, but Derick Brassard pounced on the loose puck in the crease and buried it for his 11th tally. With the assist, Nash extended his points streak to five games.
Garon stopped 20 shots.