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Associated Press, Published March 31 2012

Stamkos scores 56th goal in Lightning win

TAMPA, Fla. – Steven Stamkos scored his NHL-leading 56th goal of the season 45 seconds into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.

Stamkos picked up his NHL-record fifth OT goal in one season, scoring from the left circle.

Ryan Malone scored twice, giving him five goals in the past two games, for the Lightning.

Goalie Sebastien Caron made his second appearance since signing with Tampa Bay on March 19 and his first NHL start since Nov. 10, 2006.

Antti Miettinen and Kyle Wellwood scored for Winnipeg.

Winnipeg 0 2 0 0–2

Tampa Bay 1 0 1 1–3

First period: 1, Tampa Bay, Malone 19, 15:37.

Second period: 2, Winnipeg, Miettinen 5 (Kane, Stuart), 6:20. 3, Winnipeg, Wellwood 18 (Byfuglien, Stapleton), 9:28.

Third period: 4, Tampa Bay, Malone 20 (Purcell, Hedman), 7:25 (pp).

Overtime: 5, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 56 (Lee), :45.

Shots on Goal – Winnipeg 12-9-7-0 – 28. Tampa Bay 7-10-21-1 – 39.

Goalies: Winnipeg, Pavelec. Tampa Bay, Caron. A – 19,204 (19,204). T – 2:39.