Lightning beat Penguins 2-1 in OT for 8th straight victory

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Tampa Bay Lightning’s Yanni Gourde (37) celebrates with teammates after getting the game-winning goal past Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Lightning won in overtime 2-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yanni Gourde’s wrist shot from in close 2:45 into overtime gave the streaking Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

The Lightning picked up their eighth straight win when Gourde took a cross-ice feed from Brayden Point and ripped the puck over Matt Murray’s right arm. Gourde’s seventh goal of the season created a mob scene near the Pittsburgh net as Tampa Bay improved to 20-2-1 since Dec. 23.

Mikhail Sergachev scored his ninth goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots for Tampa Bay, which played the third period and overtime without leading scorer Nikita Kucherov. He left late in the second with a lower-body injury.

Evgeni Malkin got his 18th goal for Pittsburgh and Murray finished with 36 saves.

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