TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored his 14th goal of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Minnesota 2-1 on Saturday night, snapping the Wild’s four-game winning streak.
Alex Killorn scored in his fourth straight game for the Lightning, who had lost two in a row. Anton Stralman had two assists and Ben Bishop stopped 30 shots.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?
Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, which won the other meeting between the teams, 7-2 on Oct. 25. Darcy Kuemper finished with 26 saves.
Bishop made two saves during Minnesota’s power play early in the third period. The Wild went 0 for 3 with the man advantage to drop to 1 for 38 on the road.READ MORE: Cobb County Bus Driver Ordered To Jail In Alleged Student Assault Case
After Stamkos beat Kuemper with a wrist shot from the right circle during a power play with 6:18 left in the second, Killorn put Tampa Bay up 2-1 on a redirection with 1:53 left in the period.
Parise opened the scoring 3:11 into the second after taking a pass through the slot from Thomas Vanek, who has 25 goals and 18 assists in 38 games against Tampa Bay. Parise has 12 goals and 13 assists over 28 games against the Lightning.
Bishop also turned aside a good scoring chance by Ryan Suter and made a glove save on Matt Dumba after getting knocked down in the third.MORE NEWS: Novavax Says New COVID-19 Vaccine Has 90% Efficacy
NOTES: Chicago senior adviser Scotty Bowman scouted the game on the 47th anniversary of his first game as an NHL coach with St. Louis. The Hall of Famer won an NHL-record nine Stanley Cups coaching Montreal (five), Pittsburgh (one) and Detroit (three). … Lightning D Victor Hedman (broken finger) is practicing in a no-contact jersey and could return in the next week or two. … Wild C Mikko Koivu played after sitting out practice Thursday with flulike symptoms. … 1980 United States Olympic team goalie Jim Craig and team physician Dr. George Nagobads were at the game.