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  • Kings center Jeff Carter (77) takes a pass from left winger Kyle Clifford (13) and scores in front of Tampa Bay Lightning goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy in the first period of Tuesday’s game in Tampa, Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara).

  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

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  • Los Angeles Kings left winger Kyle Clifford (13) celebrates with the bench after his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, in Florida (AP Photo / Chris O “Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Alex Killorn (17) celebrates his goal against the Los Angeles Kings with center Mitchell Stephens in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa , Florida (AP Photo / Chris O “Meara)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) pushes puck from Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Alex Killorn (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Tampa, Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Los Angeles Kings left winger Nikolai Prokhorkin (74) turns around between Tampa Bay Lightning defender Mikhail Sergachev (98) and right winger Nikita Kucherov (86) during the first period of a hockey game of the NHL on Tuesday January 14, 2020, in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates with the bench after his goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, Florida ( AP Photo / Chris O ‘Meara)

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  • Tampa Bay Lightning defender Kevin Shattenkirk (22) pushes the puck from Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, en Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) screens out Tampa Bay Lightning goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) on a left wing goal Kyle Clifford (not shown) during the first period of a hockey game NHL Tuesday January 14, 2020, in Tampa, Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning defender Victor Hedman, right, works the puck in front of the Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, Florida ( AP Photo / Chris O ‘Meara)

  • Los Angeles Kings goalkeeper Jonathan Quick (32) after being struck by a Tampa Bay Lightning center shot Steven Stamkos (not shown) during the second period of a hockey game NHL Tuesday January 14, 2020, Tampa, Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Los Angeles Kings defender Drew Doughty (8) keeps Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) of a rebound after a shot from goalkeeper Jonathan Quick (32) during the second period of a game NHL hockey Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) controls the puck in front of Los Angeles Kings left winger Nikolai Prokhorkin (74) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, January 14, 2020 , in Tampa, Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Cedric Paquette (13) beats Los Angeles Kings left winger Nikolai Prokhorkin (74) on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday May 14 January 2020 in Tampa, Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrates with the bench after his goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, in Florida (AP Photo / Chris O “Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning defender Jan Rutta (44) stops the Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford (13) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, en Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Los Angeles Kings right winger Dustin Brown (23) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning Center Brayden Point (21) defeats Los Angeles Kings goalkeeper Jonathan Quick (32) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game on Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Los Angeles Kings left winger Nikolai Prokhorkin (74) defeats Tampa Bay Lightning goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game on Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, in Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning Center Steven Stamkos (91) scored ahead of Los Angeles Kings goalkeeper Jonathan Quick (32) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game on Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa, Florida . The Lightning won the game 4-3. (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) stops the Los Angeles Kings’ right wing Dustin Brown (23) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game on Tuesday January 14, 2020 in Tampa , Florida (AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

TAMPA, Florida – Nikita Kucherov scored late to force overtime and Steven Stamkos scored the deciding goal in a shootout as the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Kings Tuesday night.

Brayden Point also defeated Kings goalkeeper Jonathan Quick in the shootout, helping the Lightning bounce back from a 2-1 loss to New Jersey that ended Tampa’s 10-game winning streak. Bay Sunday.

Stamkos and Alex Killorn also scored in regulation for the Lightning, who overcame 2-0 and 3-2 deficits. Kucherov’s 18th goal of the season brought the score up to 3-3 with 1:15 remaining in the third period.

Quick stopped 35 of the Kings’ 38 shots, which took a 3-2 lead when Dustin Brown scored in power play at 12:00 noon third.

Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy, who shutout the Arizona Coyotes and the Philadelphia Flyers in his two previous starts, finished with 38 saves.

The triple All-Star lost a shutout sequence of 150 minutes and 13 seconds on Jeff Carter’s tap at 4:18 of the opening period. Kyle Clifford’s unassisted goal allowed the Kings to win 2-0 in less than seven minutes of play.

It took the Lightning less than five minutes to return, with Killorn and Stamkos scoring in a 1:19 interval to bring the score 2-2.

NOTES

Quick was shaken briefly when a shot at Stamkos’ staff seemed to hit him on the neck. The Kings goalkeeper immediately fell on the ice and play was stopped. … Vasilevskiy won nine consecutive starts, tied for the second longest in his career. He also had a nine-game streak from October 9 to 30, 2017 and won 10 in a row from February 9 to March 5, 2019.… The Kings lost seven straight games to the Lightning. The teams will meet in Los Angeles on January 29, Tampa Bay looking to sweep the two-game streak for the fourth consecutive year.

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The Kings will play in Florida Thursday night.

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