Tampa Bay Lightning Sneak Past Minnesota Wild on Alex Killorn Goal


Nov 22, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) is congratulated by teammates after he scored a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Killorn scored the game-winner as the Tampa Bay Lightning edged the Minnesota Wild 2-1 at Amalie Arena Saturday night.

Killorn, who has now scored in four straight games, tipped in an Anton Stralman point shot with 1:53 left to give the Bolts (14-6-2) their first lead of the game.

Ben Bishop made 30 saves for the Lightning and staved off a late Wild (11-8-0) power play for the final 1:17. Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for Minnesota.

The Wild had taken a 1-0 lead 3:11 into the second period as Zach Parise tapped in Thomas Vanek’s pass through the crease after the Austrian had shown great patience with Bishop closing in.

The Bolts tied the game at 13:42 as Steven Stamkos’ wrister from the slot off a Stralman pass went glove side on Kuemper for his 14th goal of the season as Ryan Callahan provided the screen and picked up the secondary assist.

Tampa Bay lost to Minnesota 7-2 on Oct. 25 as the Lightning were finishing a five-game road trip.

The Bolts, who are 8-2-1 at home this season, have the next three days off before hosting Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers Wednesday night.