TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - For the second straight season, the Detroit Red Wings have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, this time in five games after losing 1-0 on Thursday.
Ben Bishop had 34 saves for his fourth career postseason shutout and Alex Killorn scored his second winning goal of the series with 1:43 remaining, ensuring the Lightning will have several days to rest and prepare for the next round.
Tampa Bay will meet either the Florida Panthers or New York Islanders in the second round. That first-round matchup is tied 2-2, with Game 5 on Friday night.
The Lightning didn't play their best as a team in the clincher, with Tyler Johnson among the players at less than 100 percent physically. The young center, part of a line that included Killorn and Nikita Kucherov, missed part of the second and third periods for an undisclosed reason.
The Red Wings outshot the Lightning 34-24 Thursday night and would have headed back to Detroit with a Wings win.
The Red Wings only scored eight goals in the series, though not because of a lack of opportunities.
Detroit finished 1 for 25 on the power play, and their futility was never more evident than in Game 5, when they failed to even get a shot on goal during a 5-on-3 advantage early in the opening period.
The Red Wings, in the playoffs for the 25th consecutive season, lost in opening round for the fourth time in five years. They haven't made it past the second round since 2009, when they came within a win of repeating as Stanley Cup champions.
The loss may mark the end of the line for Red Wing's Pavel Datsyuk. The 37-year-old is considering his future and may not return to the ice for the Red Wings for next season. Watch him take questions from the media following the heartbreaking loss in the video above.
Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report.