Tampa Bay Lightning Win Sixth Straight


Nov 9, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Joakim Andersson (18) try to steal the puck away from Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) in the first period at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Lightning blew a two-goal lead but got the win in a shootout as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 for their sixth straight victory.

Ryan Callahan scored the lone goal of the shootout as Ben Bishop stopped Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and Darren Helm.

Tampa Bay had fallen behind 6:14 into the game as Johan Franzen gave the Wings a 1-0 lead on the power play.

However, the Bolts would respond with three straight goals.

Steven Stamkos got his 10th goal of the year on the power play to make it 1-1 after one, and then Stamkos’ second goal of the game, 2:19 into the second, gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead.

Tyler Johnson made it 3-1 3:43 later but Darren Helm’s first goal of the year made it a one-goal game after two periods.

Nyquist tied the game at 8:49 of the third as he used Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer as a screen to fire a wrister past Bishop.

Bishop made 17 saves while Jimmy Howard stopped 27.

Both teams had glorious chances to win in overtime — Kronwall was stoned by Bishop down low with a great shoulder save while Jonathan Drouin was stuffed by Howard on a wraparound with 19 seconds left.

The Bolts converted just one of their five power play chances while Detroit went 2-of-4.

Tampa Bay complete their three-game road trip with a visit to Chicago to face the Blackhawks Tuesday.