TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Killorn scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, Ben Bishop made 30 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Friday night.

Tampa Bay also got goals from Anton Stralman and Steven Stamkos, who got his 40th this season on a late empty-netter. The second-place Lightning hold an eight-point advantage over the Red Wings in the Atlantic Division.

Tomas Tatar scored for the Red Wings, who have lost 6 of 8. Detroit is 9-11-6 in Atlantic Division games.

Killorn put the Lightning ahead 2-1 by beating Jimmy Howard from the low slot off nice passes by Victor Hedman and Jonathan Drouin about halfway through the third.

Tampa Bay has outscored opponents 90-59 during the third period, and is 12-3-3 when the game is tied after two periods.

Stralman opened the scoring with a rebound goal 1:22 into the second after Howard made a save on Hedman’s blue line shot.

Tatar stopped an eight-game goal drought to tie it at 1 when he found a loose puck during a power-play scramble around the net at 6:57 of the second.

Bishop stopped six shots by the Red Wings’ second-ranked power play, including in-close chances by Erik Cole and Joakim Andersson, early in the first.

Howard turned aside Valtteri Filppula’s backhander in the game’s first minute. He made a nice save on Nikita Kucherov’s right-circle shot during a second-period power play.

DEVILS 3, SABRES 1: Steve Bernier scored twice, including the 100th of his career, in leading New Jersey to a win on the road.

Scott Gomez and Adam Henrique set up both goals in helping New Jersey (31-29-11) move into a tie for 11th with Philadelphia in the East.

Backup goalie Keith Kinkaid stopped the first 27 shots he faced – and 28 overall – before having his shutout bid end with 8:19 left, when Matt Moulson scored a power-play goal.


CANADIENS: Defenseman P. K. Subban was fined $3,000 for diving in a game against Ottawa, his third fine in three months.

He paid up after getting warnings twice in January for diving against Tampa Bay and the New York Rangers. A third citation for the dive on March 12 against the Senators triggered the $3,000 fine.

If he gets another warning this season, he will be fined an additional $4,000, and Montreal Coach Michel Therrien must pay a $2,000 penalty.