TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ben Bishop stopped 23 shots to set Tampa Bay’s single-season record with 31 victories as the Lightning beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Saturday night.
Bishop (31-11-6) broke the mark held by Nikolai Khabibulin, which was set in 2002-03. It was Bishop’s fifth shutout this season.
Michael Kostka had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay, which has won two in a row following a five-game losing streak (0-3-2). B.J Crombeen and Nate Thompson had the other goals for the Lightning.
Martin Brodeur made 29 saves for the Devils, who were coming off a 5-3 loss Friday night at Florida. Brodeur had beaten Tampa Bay twice earlier this season, allowing just one goal overall.
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