TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ben Bishop made 24 saves to get 100th win with Tampa Bay, Nikita Kucherov scored his 21st goal, and the Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Wednesday night.
J.T. Brown and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who have won nine of 10.
Gustav Nyquist had Detroit’s lone goal. Petr Mrazek stopped 20 shots and had his seven-game road winning streak end.
Bishop made several strong saves in the third, including one where he returned from behind the net to glove Pavel Datsyuk’s tough angle shot.
Kucherov put Tampa Bay up 3-1 on the power play at 3:23 of the third when he skated alone down the slot and scored off a pass from behind the net from Ondrej Palat. Kucherov added an assist and has points in 20 of his last 24 games (15 goals, 30 points).
After Nyquist tied it with a rebound goal at 5:06 of the second, Johnson made it 2-1 just 1:24 later during a power play. It was Johnson’s first goal in seven games and sixth this season.
Brown opened the scoring 1:23 into the second from near the post off a nifty backhand pass from the right wing boards by Braydon Coburn.
The Red Wings outshot Tampa Bay 10-4 during the scoreless first period.
NOTES: Bishop has 115 NHL wins overall. He previously played with St. Louis and Ottawa. … Datsyuk moved into seventh place in NHL games played by a Russian skater with his 922nd game. … The NHL announced that Tampa Bay GM and former Detroit star Steve Yzerman will play in the Stadium Series alumni game Feb 26 at Denver’s Coors Field. … Red Wings C Riley Sheahan (illness) didn’t play. … Palat played in his 200th NHL game. … Brown has scored two of his career 12 goals against Detroit.