Lightning use OT to knock off Kings for ninth straight time

Lightning use OT to knock off Kings for ninth straight time

Mathieu Joseph scored at 3:25 of overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning claimed their ninth straight win over Los Angeles, topping the visiting Kings 3-2 on Tuesday night.After goalies Jonathan Quick and Andrei Vasilevskiy made incredible one-on-one saves in the first half of the three-on-three session, Joseph led an odd-man rush from the right side and fired a shot on Quick.The netminder made the initial stop, but the puck hit his leg and trundled in for the winner — his fifth marker of the season.Victor Hedman and Taylor Raddysh scored for the Lightning, who are 6-1-0 in their past seven and beat the Kings for the sixth straight time on home ice.Tampa Bay’s nine-game winning streak against the Kings dates back to Jan. 16, 2017.Vasilevskiy stopped 28 of 30 shots and moved to 15-4-3 for the Lightning, who are 7-4 in overtime.Opening a four-game East Coast swing, Los Angeles got goals from Drew Doughty and Viktor Arvidsson.Quick entered the contest on quite a streak — 3-0-0 with a shutout in his last trio of starts. He surrendered three tallies on 30 shots to fall to 7-5-4.In their first home game in almost two weeks, the Lightning opened a brief two-game homestand by having to do some early work on the penalty kill after Steven Stamkos went off for hooking.

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