Detroit Red Wings edge Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-4 in shootout
By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer
DETROIT — Robby Fabbri scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Detroit Red Wings over Tampa Bay 5-4 on Sunday, snapping a 16-game losing streak against the Lightning in the regular season.
Fabbri opened the scoring in similar fashion, beating goalie Curtis McElhinney on a breakaway in the first period as well. Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi each had a goal and three assists for the Red Wings, who won despite blowing a 4-2 lead in the third period. Dylan Larkin also scored for Detroit.
“We knew they played last night. We wanted to jump on them early, and we did,” Larkin said. “We knew they could score, so when we got up two, it was a good cushion, but they’re an explosive offensive team so they responded.”
Brayden Point scored two goals, and Carter Verhaeghe and Pat Maroon had one apiece for the Lightning, who completed an unusual weekend in which they beat the team with the NHL’s best record (Boston) on Saturday night and then lost a day later to a Detroit team with by far the league’s worst mark.
“We didn’t make too many errors, but the ones we did were pretty glaring,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said.