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Stamkos’ tip-in gives Lightning an OT win over Thrashers

ATLANTA — Steven Stamkos scored his 15th goal at 2:56 of overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning their second straight win, 4-3 over the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday.

The Thrashers, who ended five-game homestand with three straight losses, tied it 3-3 on Slava Kozlov’s second goal and rookie Evander Kane’s seventh during a 1:52 span late in the third period.

But Stamkos, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft, ended the game by taking Martin St. Louis’ pass from the left circle and beating Atlanta goaltender Ondrej Pavelec with a tip-in.

Lightning goaltender Antero Niittymaki, who has won 15 straight against the Southeast Division and three of four overall, improved to 15-0-0 in his career against Atlanta.

Niittymaki stopped 28 of 31 shots.

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