National Hockey League
Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 4
When: 5:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 8, 2020
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Kevin Pollock, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Scott Driscoll
Attendance: 18841

Robby Fabbri scored in regulation and had the game-winner in the shootout as the host Detroit Red Wings ended a 16-game losing streak to the Tampa Bay Lightning with a 5-4 win on Sunday.

Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha each supplied a goal and three assists for the Wings, who have recorded two consecutive victories after a six-game winless streak (0-5-1). Dylan Larkin had a goal and two assists and also scored during the shootout, which Detroit won 2-1. Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves and two more in the shootout for the win.

Brayden Point scored twice for the Lightning. Carter Verhaeghe and Patrick Maroon scored Tampa's other goals.

Detroit scored the only goal of the first period. After the Lightning turned the puck over in the Wings' end, Bertuzzi forwarded the puck toward the opposite blue line, where Fabbri got behind the defense. He beat Curtis McElhinney on his stick side at 10:11 for his 15th goal.

The Lightning knotted the game at 11:11 of the second period on a power play. Nikita Kucherov backhanded a pass near the Detroit goal despite getting knocked down. Point then fired the puck over Bernier's right shoulder. Tyler Johnson also received an assist.

Verhaeghe scored an unassisted goal with five minutes left in the period to give the Lightning a 2-1 edge. Verhaeghe flipped the puck from the boards toward the net and it deflected off a defender's stick and knuckled over Bernier's glove.

Larkin tied it with 15 seconds remaining in the period. Mantha brought the puck in along the right side and flicked the puck in front of the net. Larkin skated through traffic and tipped the puck past McElhinney's right skate.

Detroit got a power play in the opening minute of the third when Anthony Cirelli was called for high sticking against Darren Helm. The Wings cashed in when Mantha skated into the slot and lifted the puck over McElhinney's right shoulder for his 16th goal.

Bertuzzi scored his 20th goal at 4:24 when Mantha set him up from the left circle.

Point's second goal of the game and 25th this season came at 5:55 to cut Detroit's lead to 4-3. His shot from the left side bounced over defenseman Alex Biega's stick and elevated past Bernier.

Maroon tied it again at 11:19 on a rebound that deflected off a defenseman's skate.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Tampa Bay   Detroit
Brayden Point 2 Points Tyler Bertuzzi 4
Brayden Point 2 Goals Tyler Bertuzzi 1
Yanni Gourde 2 Assists Tyler Bertuzzi 3
Brayden Point 1 Power Play Goals Anthony Mantha 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Curtis McElhinney .857 Save Percentage Jonathan Bernier .892
Curtis McElhinney 24 Saves Jonathan Bernier 33
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 37 4 1-3 2-3 6 25
Detroit 28 5 1-3 2-3 6 27
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Carolina. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .204 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Lightning have a W/L % of .605 after a win and .654 after a loss.