Late rally lifts Red Wings over Lightning
Henrik Zetterberg, Mikael Samuelsson and Johan Franzen scored third-period goals and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Thursday night.
Pavel Datsyuk also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, and Chris Osgood had 15 saves to improve to 17-0 against Tampa Bay.
Mark Recchi, Jussi Jokinen and Matt Pettinger scored for the Lightning, who were outshot 39-18 and lost their third straight.
The Lightning paid for three penalties taken in an 18-second span during the final half-minute of the second period.
Zetterberg and Samuelsson scored on the advantages to give Detroit a 3-2 lead early in the third.
Zetterberg tied it during a two-man advantage with an in-close goal at 1:38.
Detroit went ahead on Samuelsson's shot from the top of the right circle at 2:30.
Franzen extended the lead to 4-2 at 9:21 before Pettinger cut the Lightning's deficit to a goal with 4:18 left.
Tampa Bay, which had scored just 30 goals in its previous 15 games, took a 2-0 lead in the first on goals by Recchi and Jokinen.
Recchi put the Lightning ahead from the right circle at 14:09 with his 1,392th NHL point.
That moved him past Brett Hull into 20th place all-time.
Jokinen doubled the lead with a power-play goal with 1:41 left in the period.
Detroit dominated the second period, outshooting the Lightning 18-3, but scored just once on Olie Kolzig when Datsyuk pulled Detroit within 2-1 at 1:33.
The Red Wings outshot Tampa Bay 13-1 during the first 15 minutes of the period.