St. Louis pots winner as Bolts outlast Wings in shootout

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Updated: December 12, 2013

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Martin St. Louis tallied the shootout winner
in the sixth round and Ben Bishop stopped all six shots he faced to lead the
Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

After the first five shooters for both sides missed their attempts, St. Louis
skated down the right side before cutting back to the middle and sneaking a
wrister past Jonas Gustavsson.

Johan Franzen was the last hope for Detroit, but Bishop easily turned away
his final wrist shot.

Nikita Kucherov scored in regulation for Tampa Bay, which snapped a brief two-
game losing streak. Bishop made 28 saves to earn the win.

Kyle Quincey netted the lone goal for the Red Wings. Gustavsson stopped 26-
of-27 shots in the setback.

Late in the first period, Gustav Nyquist skated down the right side and
dropped a pass back for a charging Quincey, who ripped a backhand on goal.
Bishop turned away the first attempt, but the Wings defenseman slapped home
his own rebound for an 1-0 Detroit edge.

The Lightning struck back in the final minute of the second. Kucherov picked
up a loose puck in front of the net facing the wrong direction, quickly turned
and snapped a shot past a screened Bishop with 44 seconds left in the period.

Tampa Bay earned a power play late in regulation that extended into overtime,
but it failed to capitalize. The Lightning were held without a shot on goal in
the extra session while Bishop stopped five shots he saw to force the
shootout.

Game Notes

The Red Wings have lost 11 straight shootouts including all six this season
… Tampa has taken both meetings between the clubs this year … Detroit has
lost three games in a row and four of five.