Dallas Stars

Stars blow 3rd-period lead, fall to Lightning

Lightning center Tyler Johnson, left, works to keep the puck away from Stars left wing Antoine Roussel.
Lightning center Tyler Johnson, left, works to keep the puck away from Stars left wing Antoine Roussel. AP

Alex Killorn and Victor Hedman scored early third-period goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Saturday night.

After Killorn scored from the low slot at 3:40, Hedman gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 lead 1:51 later. It was just the second time this season the Lightning have won when trailing after two periods (2-18-2).

Anton Stralman, Nikita Kucherov and Brian Boyle had the other Lightning goals. Ondrej Palat had three assists.

Dallas center Tyler Seguin scored two goals in his return after missing 10 games due to a sprained right knee. He was hurt on a hit by Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov on Feb. 13.

Vernon Fiddler also scored twice for Dallas.

Dallas took its first lead at 3-2 on Fiddler’s redirection of Alex Goligoski’s shot with 8:57 to go in the second.

John Klingberg stole the puck and then extended his assist streak to four games by setting up Seguin’s second goal and 31st of the season. His shot from the slot pulled the Stars even at 2 at 3:52 of the second. Klingberg left with a lower-body injury later in the game.

Stralman opened the scoring on a long-range, power-play shot 12:59 into the game.

Seguin tied it 1-1 when he beat Andrei Vasilevskiy with a drive from the left circle during a power play at 14:24 of the first.

Kucherov made it 2-1 by lifting a low left-circle shot over Jhonas Enroth with 4:08 left in the first.

The teams traded goals in the game’s final minute during a Dallas power play. Boyle scored into an empty net, before Fiddler notched his second of the game.

The Stars have been outscored 82-55 in the third period. Tampa Bay has outscored opponents 85-54 during the third.

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