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Valtteri Filppula scores shootout winner, Lightning beat Kings 2-1 for 3rd straight victory

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TAMPA, Fla. - Valtteri Filppula scored the game-winning goal in the third round of a shootout, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Wednesday night.

The Lightning won the tiebreaker 2-1 after Filppula made a nice move to beat Jonathan Quick.

Tampa Bay got a goal from Tyler Johnson, and Ben Bishop made 38 saves through overtime. Bishop turned aside 30 shots in a 5-0 win Saturday over Anaheim.

The Lightning have allowed two regulation goals over the last three games, going 3-0-0.

Milan Lucic scored for the Kings, who went 2-2-1 on a road trip against Eastern Conference teams. Quick stopped 30 shots.

Johnson skated from the left wing into the slot, going around defenceman Alec Martinez and putting a wrist shot past Quick to make it 1-0 at 5:57 of the third. The centre had missed the previous three games with an upper-body injury.

Lucic tied it at 1 by beating Bishop from the left circle with 5:23 to go in the third.

Los Angeles outshot the Lightning 21-19 through two scoreless periods.

Quick made a nice save on a shot from the left circle early in the second by defenceman Andrej Sustr, who has not scored a goal in his last 97 games dating to April 5, 2014. The goalie stopped J.T. Brown's wrist shot with 13 seconds left in the regulation.

Bishop went post-to-post midway through the second to stop Anze Kopitar's shot. He also made a sliding pad save late in the period on Jake Muzzin's shot from the left circle.

Kopitar put a shot just wide on an overtime breakaway off a pass from Quick.

NOTES: Quick is 5-1-1 against the Lightning. ... Tampa Bay is 4-3-3 when tied entering the third period. ... The Kings are 2-1-1 when tied after two periods. ... Lucic, who previously played for Boston, has nine goals and 17 points in 29 games against Tampa Bay.

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