Hedman scores 10 seconds into OT, Lightning defeat Blue Jackets


TAMPA — Victor Hedman scored 10 seconds into overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Amalie Arena on Sunday.

Hedman won it quickly when he one-timed a pass by Brayden Point from the point.

Ondrej Palat had a goal and two assists and Point had three assists for the Lightning (32-14-2), who swept the two-game set. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 19 saves.

Eric Robinson scored twice for the Blue Jackets (15-25-10), who have lost nine in a row. Joonas Korpisalo made 23 saves but left in the third period because of a lower-body injury. Elvis Merzlikins made seven saves in relief.

Robinson’s second goal of the game gave the Blue Jackets a 3-2 lead 55 seconds into the third period when he knocked in a rebound off a blocked shot.

Alex Barre-Boulet tied it 3-3 on the power-play at 2:41 of the third period with his first NHL goal, a one-timer off a cross-ice pass from Palat.

Korpisalo was injured on the sequence and left the game.

Palat gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead at 11:50 of the first period when he scored from the slot off a pass by Point.

Mikhail Grigorenko tied it 1-1 at 17:16 of the first with a shot from the high slot.

Robinson gave Columbus a 2-1 lead at 19:29 of the first period with a wraparound from below the goal line.

Mathieu Joseph tied it 2-2 at 6:09 of the second when he finished a 2-on-1 rush.

The Lightning outshot the Blue Jackets 16-5 in the second.

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