MIAMI -- LeBron James dispensed with his menacing black mask at the NBAs request and switched to a clear protective cover for the Miami Heats game Saturday night against the Orlando Magic. . The black mask made its debut Thursday night in James first game since he broke his nose. He said he received word from league officials Friday that they wanted him to instead wear something that would allow opponents to see his face. "Its not a league rule, but its the leagues request that you dont wear the black one," James said before Saturdays game. "The reasons they told me didnt make sense to me, but Im just a player. I will abide by the request." James scored 20 points to help the Heat earn their seventh consecutive victory, 112-98. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke Friday with Nick Arison, son of the team owner, about the matter. James said he didnt want to make a big issue of it. "Im good with the NBA," James said with a smile. "I am not against the NBA. I had a request, and I fulfilled it." Teammate Dwyane Wade said he warned James the league would give the black mask a thumbs-down. "I told him after Thursdays game, You have fun, because it aint happening the next game," Wade said. "It was fun. A lot of attention, a lot of T-shirts are going to be made, a lot of Instagram posts. Now we move on to something else." James agreed that the black mask was a marketing success, with feedback he received universally positive. He said he may give the mask to charity so it can be auctioned off. "Everyone loved it," James said. "I got stuff, from You look very menacing, to You look like a superhero, to You look amazing. A little bit of everything. No one told me it was terrible." Not even league officials. "I think they loved it as well," James said. .C. -- The shot that would have beaten No. . -- The Chicago Bears say they have agreed to a one-year contract with centre Roberto Garza.TAMPA, Fla. -- The Detroit Red Wings failed in the shootout, again. Martin St. Louis scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Red Wings 2-1 on Thursday night. Detroit has lost its last 11 shootouts, including all six this season. "Its one of those things," Detroit goalie Jonas Gustavsson said. "Its going to turn around, and then maybe were going to win five or 10 in a row in the shootout. Thats just how it goes. Weve got to find a way to do it." St. Louis netted the lone shootout goal when he beat Gustavsson to the stick side. Detroit failed this time against Ben Bishop. "Weve got to find a way to score a goal for our goalie," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "Our goalie cant shut them all out. Guys that have scored fairly easily before, their attempts look like theyre tight, too. "Weve got to change that, too." Nikita Kucherov scored for the Lightning in regulation. Kyle Quincey had the Red Wings only goal of the night. "Were finding a way, and you need to do that," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. Detroit is just 1-9, including nine straight defeats, this season in games decided in overtime or a shootout. The Red Wings were coming off a 3-2 shootout loss Tuesday at Florida. Quincey put the Red Wings up 1-0 with his first goal in 51 games, a rebound backhander from along the goal line just past the post at 15:04 of the first. The defenceman also snapped a 16-game point drought. Kucherov tied it when he beat Gustavsson from the high slot with 43.7 secconds remaining in the second. . Gustavsson made a first-period save on Valtteri Filppulas in-close backhander. St. Louis sent a shot wide of the net during a short-handed breakaway early in the second. Bishop stopped a shot by Daniel Alfredsson on a 2-on-1 later in the period. An up-tempo third period featured nice saves by both goalies. Bishop made 28 saves in regulation. Gustavsson stopped 26 shots. "Both goalies are as big as a house," Babcock said. "Theres no room, and both played really well." Bishop improved to 16-5-2. "Bish is the backbone of our success," St. Louis said. "Whenever you beat Detroit, its a big one." Both teams had key players sidelined by injuries. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard hurt a knee in practice on Wednesday and is scheduled to be evaluated Friday in Detroit. Forward Henrik Zetterberg, on the long-term injured list because of a back injury, is eligible to return Dec. 28 against Florida. The Lightning were without star centre Steven Stamkos, who hopes to return in February from a broken right leg. Defenceman Victor Hedman will be out at least another week due to a lower-body injury. NOTES: Detroit senior vice-president Jimmy Devellano and Chicago senior adviser Scotty Bowman, who won three championships as coach of the Red Wings, were at the game. The two Hockey Hall of Fame members have a combined 20 Stanley Cup rings. ... Tampa Bay RW Richard Panik served the first game of a two-game suspension for a hit Tuesday on Washington D Karl Alzner. ' ' '