TAMPA -- Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Callahan scored in the shootout to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at Amalie Arena on Saturday.
After Kucherov scored on the Lightning's first attempt in the shootout, Avalanche center Matt Duchene responded in the second round. Callahan then shot on goalie Semyon Varlamov's glove side and slipped the puck past him off the corner post.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped Alex Tanguay on the Avalanche’s final shot.
Tampa Bay (29-14-4) has won its past seven games at home.
Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon tied the game at 2-2 with 6.8 seconds remaining in regulation after the Avalanche pulled Varlamov for an extra skater.
Callahan gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead at 1:58 of the first period with a power-play goal coming off assists from Alex Killorn and Stralman.
Colorado (19-17-10) tied the game at 1-1 less than a minute into the second period when center Ryan O'Reilly took a pass deep in the slot from MacKinnon and flipped it past Bishop high on the stick side.
Defenseman Anton Stralman gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead at 4:08 of the third period when he took a pass from Valtteri Filppula off the boards and casually sent the puck toward the net. The low bounce gave Varlamov trouble and the puck slipped beneath his pad.
Bishop finished with 40 saves in one of his best performances of the season. His biggest save of the second period came when he stopped center Marc-Andre Cliche on a 2-on-1 opportunity with less than a minute remaining.
In the third period, Bishop faced consecutive power plays, but the Avalanche could not get a clean shot.