They won? Finally?
The Lightning had lost six of its previous seven games (two in overtime), including two straight at home in which it managed only 21 shots per game in losses to Boston and Ottawa. This time, the Lightning outshot Anaheim by 21 shots (37-16).
The Bolts scored three goals in the shootout. Brayden Point started the scoring, Nikita Kucherov tied the extra period with a goal and Brian Boyle won it.
In regulation, Jonathan Drouin and Alex Killorn scored.
The Ducks were lucky to get to overtime. They got off only 16 shots, none in overtime. It was enough to help Ben Bishop win his 12th game against 12 losses.
“It’s a real proud group in there,” said coach Jon Cooper. “They were not going to be denied tonight.”
Tampa Bay is home Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings.