Michael M. McMahon
Friday March 28th, 2014

By Mike McMahon

The shootout is often referred to as "the skills competition" by fans, and the ones who were at the Lightning-Islanders matchup at  the Tampa Bay Times Forum got to see plenty of. It took 26 shooters to finally get Lightning a 3-2 win, and there was plenty of excitement to be had in the NHL's longest shootout of the season. Here's some of the highlights.

Among the nine total goals  -- an NHL record most ever scored in a single shootout -- Steven Stamkos pulled out the ol' spin-o-rama move against Isles goalie Evgeni Nabokov:

While Stamkos' goal was a spectacle in and of itself, Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck received a game misconduct for chirping a little too much from the bench. Chalk that shootout ejection up as a career first.

Tampa Bay's 39-year-old defenseman Sami Salo was called to take just the third shootout attempt of his career in the 13th round, and the 15-year veteran responded, depositing the game-winning tally:

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.