St. Louis nets lone SO goal; TB edges Detroit

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 12, 2013 at 10:56 pm •  Published: December 12, 2013
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings failed in the shootout, again.

Martin St. Louis scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Red Wings 2-1 on Thursday night.

Detroit has lost its last 11 shootouts, including all six this season.

"It's one of those things," Detroit goalie Jonas Gustavsson said. "It's going to turn around, and then maybe we're going to win five or 10 in a row in the shootout. That's just how it goes. We've got to find a way to do it."

St. Louis netted the lone shootout goal when he beat Gustavsson to the stick side. Detroit failed this time against Ben Bishop.

"We've got to find a way to score a goal for our goalie," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "Our goalie can't shut them all out. Guys that have scored fairly easily before, their attempts look like they're tight, too.

"We've got to change that, too."

Nikita Kucherov scored for the Lightning in regulation. Kyle Quincey had the Red Wings' only goal of the night.

"We're finding a way, and you need to do that," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said.

Detroit is just 1-9, including nine straight defeats, this season in games decided in overtime or a shootout. The Red Wings were coming off a 3-2 shootout loss Tuesday at Florida.

Quincey put the Red Wings up 1-0 with his first goal in 51 games, a rebound backhander from along the goal line just past the post at 15:04 of the first. The defenseman also snapped a 16-game point drought.

Kucherov tied it when he beat Gustavsson from the high slot with 43.7 seconds remaining in the second.

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