Lightning beats Detroit 6-5 in shootout
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lightning beats Detroit 6-5 in shootout
(DETROIT) – Tampa Bay Lightning goal Edward Pasquale gave up five goals in his NHL debut, and still won the game. Nikita Kucherov and defenseman Victor Hedman scored in a shootout to give the Lightning a 6-5 comeback victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Pasquale made 19 saves in regulation and overtime. Pasquale stopped Frans Nielsen, the NHL's career leader in shootout goals, and Thomas Vanek in the tiebreaker. Tampa Bay, which has won seven of eight, erased a 5-3 deficit in the third period and overcame Nielsen's hat trick to defeat the Red Wings for the 13th consecutive time in the regular season. Mathieu Joseph had two goals and an assist for Tampa Bay. Steven Stamkow, J.T. Miller and Cedric Paquette also scored in the win. Nielsen scored three times for his second career hat trick. Gustav Nyquist scored twice, plus a shootout goal. Andreas Athanasiou and Dylan Larkin had two assists apiece, and Jimmy Howard made 30 saves for Detroit. Tampa Bay was playing the second of back-to-back games after beating New Jersey 5-1 on the road Monday night.

Florida 5 – Boston 0
Winnipeg 3 – NY Islanders 1
Pittsburgh 6 – Colorado 3
Calgary 9 – Columbus 6
Toronto 4 – Buffalo 3 (OT)
Montreal 5 – Ottawa 2
Minnesota 3 – Vancouver 2
Las Vegas 5 – Washington 3
Arizona 2 – LA Kings 1