Lightning Defeats Avalanche 3-2 in Shootout | Saturday, 01.17.2015 / 11:24 PM

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.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:58TBL PPG - Ryan Callahan (15) ASST: Alex Killorn (11), Anton Stralman (19) 1 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
00:51COL Ryan O'Reilly (8) ASST: Nathan MacKinnon (18), Jan Hejda (7) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
04:08TBL Anton Stralman (3) ASST: Valtteri Filppula (23) 2 - 1 TBL
19:53COL Nathan MacKinnon (9) ASST: Gabriel Landeskog (19), Erik Johnson (11) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
1TBLNikita Kucherov - Goal
2COLNathan MacKinnon - Save
3TBLOndrej Palat - Save
4COLMatt Duchene - Goal
5TBLRyan Callahan - Goal
6COLAlex Tanguay - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDTampa Bay LightningColorado Avalanche
1Nikita KucherovNathan MacKinnon
2Ondrej PalatMatt Duchene
3Ryan CallahanAlex Tanguay
Three Stars of the Game
Ben Bishop
Ben Bishop
SA: 42TOI: 65:00
GA: 2EV: 36-38
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: .952SH: 0-0
Semyon Varlamov
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 31TOI: 62:57
GA: 2EV: 23-24
PIM: 0PP: 5-6
SV%: .935SH: 1-1
Ryan Callahan
Ryan Callahan
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 5
+/-: 1TOI: 16:07
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:31COL Jan Hejda  Hooking against  Ondrej Palat
19:30TBL Ryan Callahan  Fighting (maj) against  Jarome Iginla
19:30COL Jarome Iginla  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Callahan
2nd Period
3rd Period
12:26TBL Brenden Morrow  Interference against  Daniel Briere
14:45TBL Victor Hedman  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
OT Period
04:36TBL Steven Stamkos  Hooking against  Gabriel Landeskog
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/31/1
Faceoff Wins3627
Blocked Shots1015
Penalty Minutes711
2N. HoldenD00-11020:41
4T. BarrieD0012024:58
5N. GueninD0000015:56
6E. JohnsonD0124025:21
7J. MitchellC0000015:46
8J. HejdaD0111220:19
9M. DucheneC0002020:22
12J. IginlaR0005517:51
17B. StuartD00-14020:09
24M. ClicheC0002011:38
25M. TalbotC0006013:24
29N. MacKinnonC1126018:44
40A. TanguayL00-12016:58
45D. EverbergR0000014:24
48D. BriereC0001012:35
55C. McLeodL0001015:04
90R. O'ReillyC1014016:59
92G. LandeskogL0121019:27
1S. Varlamov2931.93562:57
5J. GarrisonD0001022:51
6A. StralmanD11-11024:32
8M. BarberioD0002018:59
9T. JohnsonC0002018:29
10B. MorrowL0001210:25
11B. BoyleC00-11014:06
13C. PaquetteC00-11015:23
14B. ConnollyR0001011:30
17A. KillornC01-21016:45
18O. PalatL0005017:42
24R. CallahanR1013516:07
27J. DrouinL0002012:17
51V. FilppulaC0100019:58
62A. SustrD0000020:25
77V. HedmanD00-15224:06
86N. KucherovR0002016:59
89N. NesterovD0000015:30
91S. StamkosC0003219:32
30B. Bishop4042.95265:00