Bishop gets 5th shutout, Lightning edge Coyotes 2-0

BY foxsports • March 20, 2016

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Ben Bishop stopped 31 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, Ondrej Palat scored in the first period and the Tampa Bay Lightning used a superior penalty kill to hold off the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 on Saturday night.

Nikita Kucherov scored his team-best 27th goal into an empty net with 49.6 seconds left as the Lightning snapped a two-game skid.

The Lightning secured a 2-2 trip despite taking three penalties in the first 3:17 of the second period. Tampa Bay responded by killing off two Arizona 5-on-3s totaling 1:57 to move within two points of Atlantic Division-leading Florida.

Louis Domingue made 32 saves and the Coyotes killed Tampa Bay's four-minute power play early in the third period. But they couldn't solve Bishop as their three-game winning streak ended.

Bishop's 17th career shutout allowed Tampa Bay to win for the second time in seven games following a nine-game winning streak.



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