Lightning rally past Blue Jackets, end three-game skid

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TAMPA — Ross Colton and Brayden Point scored 66 seconds apart in the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied for a 3-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

Colton tied it 2-2 at 14:48 with a wrist shot from the left circle before Point scored his second goal to make it 3-2 at 15:54 when his centering pass redirected in off Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard‘s stick.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves for the Lightning (25-9-2), who ended a three-game losing streak. 

Eric Robinson and Zach Werenski each had a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets (14-16-8), who have lost five of their past six games (1-4-1). Elvis Merzlikins made 31 saves. 

Point gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead at 15:45 of the first period from below the left circle during a 5-on-3 power play.

Werenski tied it 1-1 at 9:04 of the second period, controlling a loose puck in the crease off a shot from Robinson and scoring into an open net on his backhand.

Robinson then put Columbus ahead 2-1 at 10:54 of the third period when he got around Lightning defenseman Cal Foote and shot under the right arm of Vasilevskiy.

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