Bishop gets 5th shutout, Lightning edge Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ben Bishop stopped 31 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, Ondrej Palat scored in the first period and the Tampa Bay Lightning used a superior penalty kill to hold off the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 on Saturday night.

Nikita Kucherov scored his team-best 27th goal into an empty net with 49.6 seconds left as the Lightning snapped a two-game skid.

The Lightning secured a 2-2 trip despite taking three penalties in the first 3:17 of the second period. Tampa Bay responded by killing off two Arizona 5-on-3s totalling 1:57 to move within two points of Atlantic Division-leading Florida.

Louis Domingue made 32 saves and the Coyotes killed Tampa Bay’s four-minute power play early in the third period. But they couldn’t solve Bishop as their three-game winning streak ended.

Bishop’s 17th career shutout allowed Tampa Bay to win for the second time in seven games following a nine-game winning streak.

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