Feb 10, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) attempts to score as Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) defends during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
James Neal scored the game-winner with 32.4 seconds left in overtime as the Nashville Predators held off the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 Tuesday night.
The Lightning had erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to get the game to overtime.
Connolly became the 10th Tampa Bay player to score 10 or more goals this season, which is tops in the NHL.
The Bolts tied the game at the 7:50 mark as Nikita Kucherov batted a puck out of mid-air to score his 21st goal of the year.
Pekka RInne made 30 saves for the Preds while Vasilevskiy stopped 26 shots, including a fantastic pad save on Mike Ribeiro in the first period.
The Lightning return home Thursday to host the St. Louis Blues.