LIGHTNING 6, SHARKS 5 (OT): All-Star Steven Stamkos recorded four points and Martin St. Louis scored two goals - including the winner with 32.8 seconds remaining in overtime - as Tampa Bay defeated visiting San Jose.
Defenseman Victor Hedman swooped around the Sharks and below the goal line to slip a pass to St. Louis at the right of the net for his third assist on the deciding play.
Stamkos, who was playing his 300th career game, had two goals and two assists. He now has a league-leading 39 goals.
Dwayne Roloson made a season-high 45 saves for the Lightning, including five in overtime. San Jose mustered 50 shots on goal - matching the most allowed in a regular-season game in franchise history for Tampa Bay.
Tommy Wingels tied the game 5-5 with 5:10 remaining in regulation, finishing a nifty 2-on-1 rush with All-Star Logan Couture. Both players had a goal and an assist for the Sharks.
Defensemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Colin White scored 67 seconds apart in the second period to give the Sharks a 4-3 lead. It was White’s first regular-season goal since Dec. 28, 2009.
Defenseman Brendan Mikkelson had assists on both first-period goals, his first two points with the Lightning.
Steve Downie and Teddy Purcell each notched a goal and an assist for the Lightning.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Lightning traded versatile center Dominic Moore to San Jose before the game. Tampa Bay receives San Jose’s second-round pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft, previously owned by the Minnesota Wild. The Sharks also get the Lightning’s seventh-round selection 2012. Moore did not play. ... The Lightning scratched veteran defenseman Pavel Kubina and requested a list of teams to which he would accept a trade. ... White had a goal in the 2010 playoffs for New Jersey. … San Jose outshot Tampa Bay 20-4 in the second period. ... San Jose had its most shots (50) since opening night (52).