DETROIT (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored twice and Ryan Callahan had the lone shootout goal to lift Tampa Bay to a 4-3 win over Detroit for the Lightning’s sixth straight victory.
Callahan deked right and got the puck past Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard to seal the victory, the first during the streak that required extra play.
Ben Bishop stopped all three shots he faced during the shootout and made 17 saves to secure his ninth victory of the season.
Howard had 27 saves.
Detroit trailed 3-2 at the end of the second period thanks to Darren Helm’s slap shot goal and Gustav Nyquist tied the game midway through the third with his team-best eighth tally.
Stamkos’ second goal, his 10th this season, ricocheted in off the right post early in the second period to give the Lightning its first lead and Tyler Johnson made it a 3-1 game a few minutes later.
Detroit’s Johan Franzen opened the scoring six minutes in on the first shot of the game’s first power play when he knocked home a centering pass from Niklas Kronwall. Tampa Bay answered later in the period when Stamkos scored during a 5-on-3 power play.
The Red Wings had three good scoring chances during sudden death, including Kronwall’s point-blank shot that missed the mark, but the biggest save came from Howard, who made a pad save on Jonathan Drouin’s wraparound shot with less than 20 seconds left.
Notes: Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk missed his second straight game with a sore groin. … Tampa Bay was without defenseman Victor Hedman (fractured finger), center Alex Killorn (upper body) and winger Brett Connolly (lower body). … Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey started Sunday evening after missing three games with an ankle injury.
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