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Tampa Bay goalie Johan Holmqvist has been unbeatable in shootouts.

He has stopped all 10 skaters he has faced in shootouts this season, including Sidney Crosby, Eric Christensen and Evgeni Malkin in Sunday night's 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"I just tried to give them nothing to shoot at," Holmqvist said.

Crosby had scored an unorthodox goal in regulation, sliding toward the net face first.

Maybe that's why Martin St. Louis tried to do something different himself on the shot that ended up counting the most.

St. Louis put an odd-angle backhander between Marc-Andre Fleury's pads for the only successful shot in the shootout.

Fleury stopped Brad Richards and Vincent Lecavalier to start the shootout, but St. Louis skated down the slot and faked out the goalie by going to his backhand and then slipping the puck between the goalie's legs as he skated alongside the net.

"I wanted to try something different, maybe something he hasn't seen before," said St. Louis, who had been 0-for-2 in shootout attempts. "I think I caught him off guard a bit, maybe changed things up a little bit."

The Penguins had done almost nothing offensively against the team that has allowed the fewest shots in the league until Crosby's goal late in the closing seconds of the second period tied it at 1.

In other NHL games, it was Vancouver 4, Florida 3 in a shootout; New Jersey 3, Montreal 0; Ottawa 6, Philadelphia 1; Phoenix 4, Chicago 2; and Anaheim 4, Detroit 2


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