DETROIT (AP) — Sam Gagner scored to end an eight-round shootout and Thomas Greiss stopped 33 shots, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.
The Red Wings beat the Lightning in a shootout, 1-0— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) May 1, 2021
Thomas Greiss gets his second straight shutout. Sam Gagner scored the SO winner pic.twitter.com/yIyHxSuJpm
The defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning were in control all afternoon, but it didn’t show up on the scoreboard in regulation or overtime. Both teams scored with their first two shooters before four in a row were denied in the shootout.
Jakub Vrana kicked and scored one-handed in the Red Wings shootout— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) May 1, 2021
OH. MY. 😮 pic.twitter.com/yAFXbqY22J
Greiss helped his rebuilding and banged-up team beat one of the best in the league. Tampa Bay’s Curtis McElhinney made 15 saves over three periods and overtime.