TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Robby Fabbri and Patrik Berglund scored on breakaways and Brian Elliott stopped 37 shots as the St. Louis Blues held on for a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night.
Elliott was superb until Nikita Kucherov scored in the final minute for Tampa Bay, which lost for the third time in four games and had a nine-game home winning streak stopped.
Fabbri scored his 13th goal, beating Ben Bishop with a perfectly-placed shot less than a minute into the second period. Berglund made it 2-0 at 17:41 of the third, scoring unassisted when his shot caromed off Bishop’s pads before glancing off Berglund’s skate into the net. Officials initially ruled no goal, but overturned the decision after instant replay determined the Blues center did not intentionally kick the puck.
Kucherov scored his team-leading 23rd goal for the Lightning with 52 seconds remaining.