Jordan Eberle and Linus Omark — making his NHL debut — scored in a shootout, while Nikolai Khabibulin stopped both Tampa Bay attempts in the tiebreaker, to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win over the Lightning on Friday for their fifth victory in six games.
Khabulin made 38 saves in regulation and overtime, as Tampa Bay outshot Edmonton 17-1 in the third period.
Stamkos tied it midway through the third, ending a six-game goal drought.
Ryan Malone and Randy Jones also scored in regulation for the Lightning.
Rookie Taylor Hall scored for Edmonton, while Magnus Paajarvi and Tom Gilbert added goals.
RED WINGS 4, CANADIENS 2
In Detroit, Michigan, Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard made 36 saves to help Detroit beat Montreal.
Nicklas Lidstrom, Niklas Kronwall and Patrick Eaves also scored for Western Conference-leading Detroit. Howard made a glove save while flat on his back on P.K. Subban’s shot off a rebound with 2 minutes, 39 seconds left.
Travis Moen and Benoit Pouliot scored for Montreal.
AVALANCHE 4, THRASHERS 2
In Atlanta, Georgia, Milan Hejduk gave Colorado the lead 42 seconds into the third period, while Craig Anderson stopped 24 shots to help Colorado end a five-game road losing streak.
Tomas Fleischmann and Greg Mauldin also scored as the Avalanche ended the Thrashers’ home winning streak at six. Niclas Bergfors and Bryan Little scored for Atlanta.
STARS 2, HURRICANES 1, SO
In Dallas, Brad Richards converted in the second round of the shootout, while James Neal scored in regulation as Dallas edged Carolina.
Richards got the puck past Cam Ward after a series of head fakes, while Stars goalie Andrew Raycroft denied Eric Staal in the third round to secure the extra point. With No. 1 goalie Lehtonen out with lower back stiffness, Raycroft made 22 saves. Raycroft also was expected to start yesterday night in Phoenix.
In Friday’s other action, it was:
‧ Ducks 2, Flames 2, SO
‧ Senators 3, Devils 2