DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings are playing to the level of their competition lately. That was a good thing Saturday.
"I think we were more focused on getting back to our ways," said Detroit forward Gustav Nyquist, who had a goal and an assist. "We can't be thinking about who we were playing. We're going to be playing tough games throughout this last stretch here."
The Red Wings, third in the Atlantic Division, are five points ahead of the fourth-place Boston Bruins, who defeated the New York Rangers 4-2 on Saturday, and seven ahead of the fifth-place Ottawa Senators.
"That's a step in the right direction," Glendening said. "We've scored a lot of goals in the last few games but we've been losing. To post a shutout today for our team was big."
The Lightning lost defenseman Jason Garrison early in the game because of an upper-body injury, and center Cedric Paquette was helped off the ice late in the game after sliding awkwardly into the goal post with his left leg.
"I don't know. Neither of them look good," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said about Garrison and Paquette. "It would be a big blow if those guys aren't available."
Garrison was injured on a check from behind, behind the Lightning net by Abdelkader, 3:43 into the game. Abdelkader got a minor penalty for boarding.
The Lightning won the first three games this season against the Red Wings.
"They were pretty good in the neutral zone," Tampa Bay right wing Ryan Callahan said. "Usually we've been able to get puck behind their [defense]. We weren't good enough at that today."
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk returned after missing five games with a lower-body injury. Detroit was without center Riley Sheahan because of an upper-body injury, and right wing Erik Cole missed his second game with an upper-body injury.
Detroit scored three goals in the second period. Andersson's was first at 5:25; he batted a puck out of midair from in front of the net down and off the ice between Bishop's pads for his second goal, first in 28 games.
Abdelkader made it 2-0 with a breakaway at 7:19. He picked up a puck that bounced off the stick of Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman inside the Lightning blue line, skated in and beat Bishop high on the stick side. It was Abdelkader's 23rd goal, 10th in his past 13 games.
Nyquist beat Tampa Bay defenseman Matthew Carle to the puck on a non-icing call and chipped the carom off the end boards over Bishop's shoulder for his 24th goal at 9:19.
"The last couple of games we're inventing new ways of watching the puck go into the net," Cooper said. "… Nyquist's goal, I don't know how that got in, and Andersson's goal … it was a good tip but I don't even know if it was directed at the net."
Glendening scored into an empty net with 1:39 left in the third period, his 11th goal.
Mrazek, playing instead of Jimmy Howard, stopped center Brian Boyle's one-time shot from the bottom of the right circle 6:15 into the game. Callahan hit the crossbar during a power play late in the second period.
"I feel like every time [Mrazek] comes in he plays well," Glendening said. "It gives [Howard] a break and changes things up. They're both great goalies."