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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point scored on a rebound with 1:56 remaining in overtime, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night and forcing Game 7 in the first-round playoff series.

Ondrej Palat, Anthony Cirelli and Nikita Kucherov also scored for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, who blew a two-goal lead for the second consecutive game and trailed 3-2 entering the third period.

Andrei Vasilevskiy had 30 saves, nine overtime, to improve to 17-0 in games following a playoff loss over the past three postseasons. Jack Campbell stopped 32 of 36 shots for the Maple Leafs, who are chasing their first playoff series win in 18 years.

May 12: Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is congratulated after a 4-3 overtime win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Game 7 is Saturday in Toronto.

The Lightning are trying to become the first team to capture three consecutive Stanley Cup titles since the New York Islanders won four i from 1980-84.

The Maple Leafs, who have been eliminated in the first round each of the past five seasons, have lost eight consecutive potential close-out games.



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