Yanni Gourde Scores OT Winner For Tampa Bay Lightning Beating Ottawa 4-3

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Yanni Gourde celebrated his new six year contract extension scoring 14 seconds into overtime to lift the Bolts to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night on the second night of a back to back for Tampa Bay.  Brayden Point tied the score with 27 seconds left in regulation on a two-man advantage off a pass from Tyler Johnson to send the game to the extra period. Point also had an assist on Gourde's winner as the Lightning take four points in two nights with wins over Montreal and Ottawa.

Cedric Paquette and Mathieu Joseph also scored for the Lightning as goaltender Louis Domingue got the start over Andrei Vasilevskiy stopping 22 shots. Ryan McDonagh had a big night for Tampa Bay adding three assists.

Bobby Ryan, Maxime Lajoie and Cody Ceci had the goals for the Senators. Craig Anderson finished with 41 saves a day after giving up three goals on 10 shots before being pulled in a 9-2 loss to Buffalo. 

Tampa Bay found themselves trailing 2-0 after 20 minutes, but the Lightning got on the board early in the second as Paquette scored 38 seconds in, jumping on a rebound in the crease.  Rookie winger Mathieu Joseph tied the score with the first goal of his career at 3:04 of the third.  Anderson kept the Senators in the game as the Lightning outshot Ottawa 10-1 through the first 10 minutes of the final frame.

Tampa Bay will return home for a three game home stand beginning this Tuesday hosting Edmonton.

 

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