Lightning end skid, Penguins rally

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The Tampa Bay Lightning ended their losing streak, while reigning champions the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Detroit Red Wings on an action-packed day in NHL.

After four consecutive defeats, the Lightning returned to winning ways thanks to a 2-1 shoot-out victory against the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

The Penguins scored four third-period goals to overcome the Red Wings 5-3.

Ryan Miller starred as the Vancouver Canucks trumped the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in a shoot-out.

The Columbus Blue Jackets also won a shoot-out, while the Winnipeg Jets and the New Jersey Devils prevailed in overtime.

 

BISHOP THE HERO IN TAMPA

The Lightning needed a win and a big performance on Saturday.

They got both thanks to goaltender Ben Bishop, who made 34 saves.

Brian Boyle scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of the shoot-out.

 

PENGUINS IN FINAL-PERIOD RALLY

Trailing 3-1 at the start of the third period, the Penguins were up against it.

But Penguins pair Nick Bonino and defenseman Justin Schultz tied the game at 3-3 before Phil Kessel and Matt Cullen completed the comeback.

 

CANUCKS RELY ON MILLER

Miller was the hero in Vancouver.

The goalie stopped 38 saves through overtime and made another two saves in the shoot-out to see the Canucks to their third win in four games.

 

KISSEL, DOWN LOW

 

BLUE JACKETS, JETS AND DEVILS SURVIVE

The Blue Jackets edged the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 in a shoot-out, the Jets outlasted the St Louis Blues 3-2 in overtime, while the Devils defeated the Nashville Predators 5-4 in OT.

Elsewhere, the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1, the Philadelphia Flyers upstaged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1, the Ottawa Senators blanked the Florida Panthers 2-0, the Carolina Hurricanes lost 4-2 to the New York Rangers, the Dallas Stars shut out the Colorado Avalanche 3-0, while the Anaheim Ducks went down 3-2 to the Edmonton Oilers in overtime.

 

START OF A WINNING STREAK?

Back winning games, the Lightning face the Hurricanes on Sunday. The Blackhawks meet the Jets, while the Montreal Canadiens take on the Los Angeles Kings.