The Dallas Stars stayed alive in the Stanley Cup Final and made personal history in the process.
Center Joe Pavelski had tied the game in the third period with a power-play goal, giving him 61 postseason goals for his career. That moved him past Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Mullen for first overall among U.S.-born players. He had scored two goals in the Stars' Game 4 loss.
The Stars, who have been kings of the comeback in the playoffs, scored first on a Perry goal but then had to rally after the Lightning scored twice.
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Pavelski scored on the power play for Dallas after the Stars went 0-for-7 in the previous two games.
Lightning star power
Their top line was on the ice for their two goals. Nikita Kucherov and Point picked up assists as Ondrej Palat skated across the crease and deposited the puck behind Stars goalie Anton Khudobin. That tied the game at 1-1.
In the third period, defenseman Mikhail Sergachev's shot beat Khudobin. Point set up the play by skating in the zone, stopping along the boards and feeding Sergachev.
The Stars were down five regulars, including Roope Hintz, who was hurt in Game 4 and was replaced in this game by Justin Dowling. Then Andrej Sekera went down after blocking a shot, leaving the Stars with five defensemen for the second period until he returned in the third. Also missing for the Stars: Ben Bishop, Stephen Johns, Radek Faksa and Blake Comeau.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NHL playoffs: Stars beat Lightning to stay alive in Stanley Cup Finals