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Point scores in overtime, Lightning beat Blackhawks 3-2


Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied again to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Point took a pass from Steven Stamkos while positioned near the post and put the winner past Corey Crawford.

Tampa Bay got also goals from Ondrej Palat and Chris Kunitz, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves. Ryan Callahan had two assists.

Patrick Kane scored twice and Crawford stopped 35 shots for the Blackhawks, who blew leads in losing both games between the teams last season.

In the letter, Blank wrote that Jones was ignoring facts “to satisfy your personal agenda,” according to the Journal.

Sources familiar with the negotiations told ESPN that Goodell’s extension still is on track to be completed at or before the owners’ Dec. 13 meetings in Dallas.

Jones threatened to sue the league if the committee approves an extension, saying it should be reviewed and approved by all owners. Goodell’s current deal as commissioner is set to expire after the 2018 season.

The Panthers quarterback accounted for 223 yards of total offense and a touchdown in the 20-17 victory.

The Falcons fell to 4-4 with the loss and are now two games back of New Orleans (6-2) in the NFC South after the Saints cruised to a 30-10 win over the Buccaneers. The defending NFC champions face an uphill climb over the second half of the season to crawl back into playoff contention.

Here are three takeaways from the Panthers’ win over the Falcons

1. Newton played like an MVP — When the Panthers (6-3) needed Newton to take over the game, he did. The 2015 NFL MVP was just 13 of 23 through the air for 137 yards, but ran for 86 yards and a touchdown. Newton’s leaping score gave the Panthers a 14-10 halftime lead they would not relinquish.