Andrew Shaw

Erne scores tiebreaker late, Lightning beat Canadiens 6-5

Adam Erne made a strong case for more playing time with the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 23-year-old forward scored twice in the third period, including the go-ahead goal with 1:02 left, and the Lightning extended their point streak to 14 games with a 6-5 victory Saturday night over the Montreal Canadiens.

After tying it 5-all at 9:36 of the third, Erne got the winner from the right circle.

"Late in the game we wanted to work the puck down low in their zone and make sure we didn't turn it over," he said.

The left wing had been scratched in eight of the previous 15 games.

"I'm just trying to earn my spot," Erne said....