FINAL
NSH
4
WSH
3
FINAL
NYR
2
BOS
4
FINAL
ANA
3
NYI
2
FINAL SO
SJS
3
PHI
2
FINAL
ARI
2
PIT
3
FINAL
TBL
0
DET
4
FINAL OT
OTT
3
TOR
4
FINAL OT
FLA
2
MTL
3
FINAL
NJD
1
CAR
3
FINAL
CBJ
4
STL
2
FINAL
LAK
1
MIN
4
FINAL
BUF
3
COL
5
FINAL OT
DAL
4
VAN
3

Mrazek, Red Wings shut out Lightning

Paul Harris  - NHL.com Correspondent | Saturday, 03.28.2015 / 6:07 PM

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings are playing to the level of their competition lately. That was a good thing Saturday.

Petr Mrazek made 23 saves for his second shutout of the season in a 4-0 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday.

The Red Wings (40-22-12) lost their prior two games to the Arizona Coyotes and San Jose Sharks, Western Conference teams out of Stanley Cup Playoff position.

"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."

Joakim Andersson, Justin Abdelkader and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit.

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."

Ben Bishop made 19 saves for Tampa Bay (46-23-7), which is second in the Atlantic Division, one point behind the Montreal Canadiens.

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."

Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
05:25DET Joakim Andersson (2) ASST: Kyle Quincey (14), Stephen Weiss (13) 1 - 0 DET
07:19DET Justin Abdelkader (23) ASST: Gustav Nyquist (27) 2 - 0 DET
09:19DET Gustav Nyquist (24) ASST: Kyle Quincey (15) 3 - 0 DET
3rd Period
18:21DET EN - Luke Glendening (11) ASST: NONE 4 - 0 DET
Three Stars of the Game
Petr Mrazek
1st
SA: 23TOI: 59:56
GA: 0EV: 20-20
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Justin Abdelkader
2nd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 16:59
Luke Glendening
3rd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:26
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:43DET Justin Abdelkader  Boarding against  Jason Garrison
04:05TBL Brian Boyle  Hooking against  Kyle Quincey
14:04TBL Andrej Sustr  Hi-sticking against  Darren Helm
18:56DET Joakim Andersson  Cross checking against  Vladislav Namestnikov
2nd Period
00:35DET Jonathan Ericsson  Holding against  Brian Boyle
17:21DET Danny DeKeyser  Hooking against  Nikita Kucherov
3rd Period
02:36DET Brendan Smith  Roughing against  Cedric Paquette
02:36DET Brendan Smith  Roughing against  Cedric Paquette
02:36TBL Cedric Paquette  Roughing against  Brendan Smith
06:04TBL Jonathan Drouin  Slashing against  Petr Mrazek
13:24TBL Ondrej Palat  Hooking against  Danny DeKeyser
18:21TBL Jonathan Drouin  Misconduct (10 min) against  Kyle Quincey
18:21DET Kyle Quincey  Misconduct (10 min) against  Jonathan Drouin
18:58DET Teemu Pulkkinen  Slashing against  Nikita Nesterov
shots by period
PeriodTBLDET
1st78
2nd79
3rd96
Total2323
Team Stats
CategoryTBLDET
Power Plays0/60/4
Hits1718
Faceoff Wins3024
Giveaways44
Takeaways23
Blocked Shots1010
Penalty Minutes2024
  • TAMPA BAY
  • DETROIT
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5J. GarrisonD000000:41
6A. StralmanD00-10024:07
9T. JohnsonC00-11018:49
10B. MorrowL00-1109:12
11B. BoyleC0002216:58
13C. PaquetteC00-12212:55
17A. KillornC00-11020:37
18O. PalatL00-11216:26
24R. CallahanR00-11016:21
25M. CarleD00-13017:20
27J. DrouinL00-201211:21
51V. FilppulaC00-10021:08
62A. SustrD00-11218:06
77V. HedmanD00-33025:16
86N. KucherovR00-23015:55
89N. NesterovD00-22015:41
90V. NamestnikovC00-10010:11
91S. StamkosC00-12021:42
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30B. Bishop1922.86459:14
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2B. SmithD0011418:25
8J. AbdelkaderL1013216:59
13P. DatsyukC0002018:19
14G. NyquistR1123014:29
18J. AnderssonC102129:27
20D. MillerL0011015:36
21T. TatarL0003017:52
26T. JurcoR000109:42
27K. QuinceyD02311018:44
28M. ZidlickyD0011018:10
40H. ZetterbergL0020017:29
41L. GlendeningC1012016:26
43D. HelmC0000019:45
52J. EricssonD0001219:12
55N. KronwallD0011020:14
56T. PulkkinenL002129:30
65D. DeKeyserD0020220:59
90S. WeissC011107:45
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
34P. Mrazek23231.00059:56