Tampa Bay 2, Detroit 1

Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 15-9-3-6 5-6-3-3 10-3-0-3 L3
Tampa Bay 18-10-2-1 12-3-1-0 6-7-1-1 W1


Lightning 2, Red Wings 1 (SO): Captain Martin St. Louis scored in the sixth round for the only goal of the shootout as host Tampa Bay defeated Detroit for the second time this season.

Nikita Kucherov scored his second goal in as many games for the Lightning and St. Louis whipped a shot stick side on Detroit goalie Jonas Gustavsson for the winner. Ben Bishop turned aside 28 shots as Tampa Bay improved to 2-0-2 in its last four games.

Defenseman Kyle Quincey scored his first goal of the season for the Red Wings, who lost for the ninth straight time in either overtime or a shootout. Gustavsson made 26 saves for Detroit and is 3-0-4 lifetime against the Lightning, who beat the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime Nov. 9.

The Red Wings took the lead with 4:56 left in the first period when Quincey flipped home his own rebound near the right post after Bishop lost sight of the puck. St. Louis missed the net on a short-handed breakaway early in the second and Bishop made big pad save on Daniel Alfredsson in close later in the frame.

Kucherov knotted the score for the Lightning with 43.7 seconds left in the middle session on a turnaround wrist shot from the slot that zipped just inside the right post. Both teams had power-play chances in the final seven minutes of regulation and a second opportunity for the Lightning stretched into overtime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tampa Bay D Victor Hedman missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury. … Detroit D Jonathan Ericsson, the last pick in the 2002 draft (291st, ninth round), played his 300th NHL game. … Lightning RW Richard Panik served the first of a two-game suspension for his hit on Washington’s D Karl Alzner on Tuesday.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Tampa Bay
Kyle Quincey 1 Points Nikita Kucherov 1
Kyle Quincey 1 Goals Nikita Kucherov 1
Gustav Nyquist 1 Assists J.T. Brown 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Gustavsson .963 Save Percentage Ben Bishop .966
Jonas Gustavsson 26 Saves Ben Bishop 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 29 1 0-4 4-4 8 36
Tampa Bay 27 2 0-4 4-4 8 31

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against New Jersey. The Lightning have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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