The Detroit Red Wings scored three goals in less than three minutes in the second period with a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday afternoon.
This is the first win for Detroit at the Lightning House in the regular season since February 2011. We are talking about a series of 17 games (0-16-1).
Former Chikoutimi Suguense goaltender Christopher Gibson was automatic for Tampa at the meeting. The Finnish goalkeeper made his debut this season.
Five different scorers moved the strings for the wings, scoring a total of 18 shots. Dylan Larkin started the scoring with the only goal of the first period.
The visitors surprised the leaders in the Central Division standings when Valteri Filpula, Michael Rasmussen and Mark Stahl defeated Gibson 2:53.
Victor Hedman lost Tomas Greece in the final third shot.
Darren Helm scored on an empty net and with just six minutes left in the game, Lightning goes with a sixth skater.
The Floridians are now 0-9-1 after scoring four or more goals this season. In turn, they are 26-1-1 when four goals or less are allowed.
Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jacob Chichran took charge of the Anaheim ducks after completing a hat-trick in overtime to lead his team to a 3-2 lead.
Chichran 3 – Ducks 2 (extension)
Chichran scored his 10th goal in the first period to respond to Sach Karik’s goal. Trevor Zegras was a colleague on the net and he did his own read in the space of five minutes to get started. His shot was diverted behind Derek Grant Adin Hill.
Chichran equalized with less than five minutes to go and both teams went into extra time.
Clayton Keller received a penalty shot after tripping on a Jamie Driesdale stick. However, he missed his retirement before John Gibson.
Seconds later, Chichran completed his hat-trick with his 12th goal. He equaled his personal best in one-season goals scored last season. He has done all of this in 63 games while playing 38 this season.
Hill ended his night with 18 savings, rather than 28 for Gibson.
With the loss of Lightning, the Panthers had a chance to top the Central Division with 56 points after a 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Blue Jackets 0 – Panthers 3
The Panthers take Tampa to a two-point lead with their best NHL record, but they still have one game left.
Chris Dredger saved the shutout by avoiding 32 puck against the Jackets. Alexander Barkov made his team in the second half. He also enlisted the help of Gustav Forsling on the net.
Another scorer was Frank Vatrano, who recorded his sixth consecutive victory for the Panthers.