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Ben Bishop gets team-record 31st win of the season as the Lightning beat Devils 3-0

Saturday, 03.15.2014 / 9:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Ben Bishop gets team-record 31st win of the season as the Lightning beat Devils 3-0

TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Bishop stopped 23 shots to set Tampa Bay's single-season record with 31 victories as the Lightning beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Saturday night.

Bishop (31-11-6) broke the mark held by Nikolai Khabibulin, which was set in 2002-03. It was Bishop's fifth shutout this season.

Michael Kostka had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay, which has won two in a row following a five-game losing streak (0-3-2). B.J Crombeen and Nate Thompson had the other goals for the Lightning.

Martin Brodeur made 29 saves for the Devils, who were coming off a 5-3 loss Friday night at Florida. Brodeur had beaten Tampa Bay twice earlier this season, allowing just one goal overall.

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