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TAMPA, Fla. – Alex Killorn scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, Ben Bishop made 30 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Friday night.
Tampa Bay also got goals from Anton Stralman and from Steven Stamkos, who got his 40th this season on late empty-netter. The second-place Lightning hold an eight-point advantage over the Red Wings in the Atlantic Division.
Tomas Tatar scored for the Red Wings, who have lost 6 of 8. Detroit is 9-11-6 in Atlantic Division games.
Killorn put the Lightning ahead 2-1 by beating Jimmy Howard from the low slot off nice passes by Victor Hedman and Jonathan Drouin about halfway through the third.
Tampa Bay has outscored opponents 90-59 during the third period, and are 12-3-3 when the game is tied after two periods.