Perry, Pavelski and Stars force Stanley Cup Game 6 vs Tampa

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Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) scores on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

By STEPHEN WHYNO

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry don’t want to leave the bubble just yet. Pavelski tied it 6:45 left in the regulation, laid out to block a shot in the first overtime before Perry scored the winner in double OT and the Dallas Stars avoided elimination by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 to force a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Final. Anton Khudobin made 39 saves, and Perry prolonged the series by scoring 9:23 into the second overtime period. It was a manner of redemption for the Stars a night after they lost in OT on a questionable penalty call when Tampa Bay scored on the ensuing power play.