After a scoreless first period, in which the Lightning wasted a four-minute power play, Brian Boyle broke the deadlock at 8:27 of the second on a one-timer after receiving a lovely behind-the-back pass from Jonathan Drouin behind the net.
Tampa Bay, whose recent power play struggles are well documented, bagged a pair of extra man goals in the third.
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Darling made 25 saves for Chicago. It was Bishop’s second shutout of the season, the other coming on Dec. 4 during a 13-save performance in a 5-0 win.
Brenden Morrow and Luke Witowski were scratched.
With the win, Tampa Bay sits three points Montreal for top spot in the Eastern Conference having played two more games.
The Bolts are on the road Sunday when they visit their in-state rival Florida Panthers.