Red Wings outlast Lightning for victory in shootout

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Detroit Red Wings center Sam Gagner (89) scores a shootout goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney (35) in an NHL hockey game Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Detroit. Detroit won 1-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Sam Gagner scored to end an eight-round shootout and Thomas Greiss stopped 33 shots, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

The defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning were in control all afternoon, but it didn’t show up on the scoreboard in regulation or overtime.

Both teams scored with their first two shooters before four in a row were denied in the shootout. Greiss helped his rebuilding and banged-up team beat one of the best in the league.

Tampa Bay’s Curtis McElhinney made 15 saves over three periods and overtime.

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