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St. Louis scores lone shootout goal in 6th round; Lightning edges Red Wings 2-1

Thursday, 12.12.2013 / 10:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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St. Louis scores lone shootout goal in 6th round; Lightning edges Red Wings 2-1

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

St. Louis netted the lone shootout goal when he beat Jonas Gustavsson to the stick side. Detroit, which has lost all six of it shootouts this season, failed this time against Ben Bishop.

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

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 defenceman 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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