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Detroit 1, Tampa Bay 0
When: 3:00 PM ET, Saturday, May 1, 2021
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Conor O'Donnell, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons, Bryan Pancich
Attendance: N/A

Sam Gagner scored in the eighth round of a shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 home win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Tampa Bay outshot Detroit in regulation and overtime, 33-15, but couldn't put anything past Detroit goalie Thomas Greiss, who recorded his second consecutive shutout.

Tampa Bay started backup goalie Curtis McElhinney, who made 15 saves in what was his first start since April 22 and 11th of the season.

Ross Colton of Tampa Bay scored to start the shootout, but Jakub Vrana of the Red Wings answered in the first round to tie the shootout at 1-1.

Brayden Point of Tampa Bay and Filip Zadina of Detroit scored in the second round of the shootout, but there weren't any more goals until Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson scored in the seventh round.

However, Valtteri Filppula of Detroit scored to force an eighth round.

After Tampa Bay's Yanni Gourde missed the net, Gagner finally ended the game.

Tampa Bay (34-14-3, 71 points) had a big opportunity with 6:04 remaining in the game when it had a two-man advantage for 1:46, but the Red Wings (18-26-9, 45 points) killed the chance off, allowing just two shots and withstanding a tipped shot that went off of the crossbar.

The Lightning thought they had taken the lead with 9:23 left in the third period on a goal off of a point shot by Ryan McDonagh, but following a challenge by the Red Wings, it was called back due to goalie interference.

Ondrej Palat was ruled to have bumped with Greiss and threw him out of position as the puck sailed into the net.

Tampa Bay went 0-for-4 on the power play, while Detroit went 0-for-3.

The Lightning saw a four-game winning streak end, while the Red Wings snapped a three-game losing streak despite failing to score a goal in regulation for the second time in three games.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Tampa Bay   Detroit
N/A Points N/A
N/A Goals N/A
N/A Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Curtis McElhinney 1.000 Save Percentage Thomas Greiss 1.000
Curtis McElhinney 15 Saves Thomas Greiss 33
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 33 0 0-4 3-3 8 28
Detroit 15 1 0-3 4-4 10 25
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .294 after a win and .371 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Lightning have a W/L % of .647 after a win and .688 after a loss.