Wild wacky crazy and zany.

The Tampa Bay Lightning found a way to overcome all of it Thursday night when Marty St. Louis scored 1:16 into overtime to give Tampa Bay a 6-5 victory against defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago in front of an announced crowd of 18820 at The Forum.

“It was like little mini games” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “It was just mountains of setbacks in the game where they could have folded but they didn’t and that says a lot about the guys in the room.”

Steven Stamkos scored twice giving him nine goals in seven career games against Chicago and ending with four points. Nate Thompson added a short-handed goal Victor Hedman and Matt Carle also scored and Ben Bishop made 38 saves as the Lightning improved to 6-3.

Tampa Bay knocked off Chicago for the second time in three weeks despite the Blackhawks again controlling much of the game finishing with a 43-25 shot advantage. In the two meetings both won by Tampa Bay past regulation the Lightning were outshot 82-41.

Tampa Bay overcame losing a two-goal lead in a span of 96 seconds gave up a late tying goal in the second period fell behind in the third rallied to take the lead and then were victimized by a fluky goal with less than two minutes remaining to pull Chicago even again.Stamkos had scored on a power play at 17:31 for a 5-4 lead. But on a harmless back pass from Matt Carle to Radko Gudas the puck took a bounce off the ice struck the shaft of Gudas’ stick and caromed off his leg past Bishop with 1:49 left.

“I’ve never seen that before so it was a first for me” Bishop said. “But the whole game was like that. They were tipping everything. Every goal kind of had something happen.”

In that moment the game slowed for many on the Lightning bench.

“I’m not so sure I’ve seen something like that happen. It almost happens in slow motion when I see that tying goal go in the net” Cooper said. “We’d rather be looked at than looked over and I think in the last minute and a half we would have definitely been looked at tonight.”

Fortunately for Tampa Bay that goal only tied the game and didn’t give Chicago the lead and the Lightning collected themselves and found a way to win it in overtime.