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Lightning Double Up Blackhawks

Victor Hedman snapped a tie 11:53 into the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Thursday night.


Brayden Point had a power-play goal and two assists for Tampa Bay, which had dropped three straight. Mikhail Sergachev scored in the second and assisted on Brandon Hagel's empty-netter.


Hedman, who also had an assist, slipped to the left edge of the crease and tapped in the puck for the game-winner after Erik Cernak's blue-line drive bounced off the back boards. The Lightning dominated the action for several minutes before Hedman's fourth goal of the season.


After Chicago's Corey Perry tied it at 2 early in the third, the Lightning got rolling.

Lukas Reichel also scored for Chicago in its second straight loss. Connor Bedard, who had four goals and two assists in his previous two games, had just one shot on goal.


Chicago played without injured forwards Taylor Hall and Andreas Athanasiou, as well as defenseman Jarred Tinordi, who is on injured reserve.


Cernak returned after missing Tuesday’s game at St. Louis with an upper-body injury.


The Blackhawk are at Nashville on Saturday.

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