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Reuters Minnesota center Mikael Granlund skates with the puck as Tampa Bay right wing Teddy Purcell defends during the second period Thursday in Tampa Bay.

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Steven Stamkos scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:04 remaining and Ben Bishop turned aside 25 shots as Tampa Bay edged visiting Minnesota for its fifth win in the last six games.

Tyler Johnson also tallied on the power play and Sami Salo’s empty-net goal sealed it with 17.2 seconds left as the Lightning improved to 3-1-0 on their seven-game homestand. Bishop faced only two shots in the third period while improving to 5-0-0.

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