NHL Game Summary - Tampa Bay at Detroit|
(Sunday, December 15th)
Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 0
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Bishop made 28 saves to record his third
shutout of the season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning halted a seven-game road
losing streak by topping the Detroit Red Wings, 3-0.
Tyler Johnson, J.T. Brown and Alex Killorn all scored in the third period for
Tampa Bay, which won away from home for the first time since Nov. 12 at
"We've had some pretty good luck against Detroit so far this year," said
Bishop. "They're a good team over there. I thought the guys did a good job
eliminating second chances. I was able to see most of the pucks. We did a good
Petr Mrazek, making his second start of the season, stopped 24 shots in
Detroit's fifth consecutive loss.
"We're not scoring as a group right now at all," said Detroit head coach Mike
Babcock. "So we have to continue to check real well and not give up much. I
thought it was a tight game both ways. We've got to find a way to win a game."
A turnover by Detroit in its zone led to Johnson ending the scoreless
stalemate. Tomas Tatar gave the puck away and the Lightning capitalized in
transition, with Ondrej Palat feeding Johnson in the slot for a one-timer at
the 3:13 mark of the final frame.
Brown doubled the advantage when he went to the crease and tapped in Nate
Thompson's pass behind Mrazek at 9:16.
With 7:43 remaining, Palat was whistled for hooking, but Detroit failed to
break through on its third power play.
Killorn was awarded an empty-net goal with 1:15 to play.
The Lightning have won consecutive games against the Red Wings in Detroit for
the first time in franchise history. They improved to 3-13-1 all-time at
Detroit ... Tampa Bay posted its first regulation win over the Red Wings
since a 1-0 home whitewashing on Jan. 7, 2003 ... Detroit has lost all three
meetings this season ... The Red Wings fell to 2-7-6 in their last 15 games at
Joe Louis Arena ... Detroit forward Tomas Jurco made his NHL debut.
12/15 23:31:44 ET