Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Victor Hedman scored in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers at St. Pete Times Forum.
After the first three rounds went scoreless, Hedman skated in and snapped a wrister into the left side past Ondrej Pavelec. Evander Kane then tried to sneak a shot between the pads of Mike Smith, but the goaltender came up with the save for the win.
Sean Bergenheim had the lone goal in regulation while Smith stopped 27 shots for the Lightning, who have won two straight.
Rich Peverley scored and Pavelec made 30 saves for the Thrashers, who had won four of five coming in.
Tampa and Atlanta are both at 38 points, two behind Washington for top spot in the Southeastern Division.
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