TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mikhail Sergachev scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period on the power play and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Friday night.
Brayden Point and Steven Stamkos also scored for Tampa Bay, Victor Hedman had three assists and substitute Brian Elliott made 22 saves.
The Lightning, which is coming off a 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night at home, has not lost consecutive games in regulation this season.
Robby Fabbri scored and Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 35 shots for the Red Wings, who have lost 18 of their last 19 games at Tampa Bay. Detroit’s worst road disadvantage in the NHL allowed Tampa Bay three on four power plays, including Stamkos’ empty goal.
Sergachev made it 2-1 from the top of the right circle at 10:21 of the third. The defender has scored in two of the last three games after scoring 40 in a row without scoring one.
The game was tied at 1 after the second as the teams traded goals midway through the period that saw Tampa Bay build up a 19-6 shooting advantage.
The Lightning dominated the first 11 minutes of the second, getting all 16 shots, including a power-play goal at 6:43 for a 1-0 lead as Point redirected a Hedman shot.
After Joe Veleno got the first shot for Detroit in the second at 11:02, Fabbri tied the game just over 2 minutes later with 6:55 left in the period.
Moritz Seider of Detroit extended his scoring streak to a franchise-best eight games (11 assists, 12 points) when his slot shot passed Elliott and Fabbri sent the loose puck into the net. Seider leads NHL rookie defensemen with 41 points (36 assists, 41 points).
Seider is the fourth rookie defenseman in NHL history with an eight-game or more point streak. The others are Shayne Gostisbehere (15 games in 2015-16), Barry Beck (10 games in 1977-78) and Kevin Shattenkirk (nine games in 2010-11).
Tampa Bay outshot the Red Wings 10-8 in a scoreless first period.
Detroit center Dylan Larkin had his 10-game point streak (seven goals, 18 points). … Elliott’s departure was only his third since New Year’s Day, in 21 games.
Red Wings: will play in Florida on Saturday night.
Lightning: Begin a six-game trip to Chicago on Sunday night. Tampa Bay will play 10 of its next 11 games on the road.
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