Lightning hold off Red Wings to force Game 7

Detroit, MI ( – Alex Killorn’s third-period goal provided
some much-needed breathing room as the Tampa Bay Lightning forced a Game 7
with a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in the Eastern Conference
quarterfinals on Monday.

Tyler Johnson scored twice, Jason Garrison and Cedric Paquette also lit the
lamp and Nikita Kucherov tallied three assists for the Lightning, who will
look to wrap up the series at home on Wednesday.

Ben Bishop made 22 saves in the important victory. The last time Tampa Bay
was down 3-2 on the road in the playoffs was in 2004, when they won the final
two games against the Calgary Flames and hoisted the Stanley Cup.

Tomas Tatar gave Detroit life with two goals and Petr Mrazek, who was coming
off a 28-save shutout in Game 5, stopped 23 shots in defeat.