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Round 1, Gm 2: Red Wings at Lightning

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Instant analysis: Lightning vs. Red Wings, Game 2

Tampa Bay line of Johnson, Kucherov, Killorn too much for Detroit to handle

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference First Round series at Amalie Arena on Friday. The Lightning lead the best-of-7 series 2-0.

Tyler Johnson scored two third-period goals for Tampa Bay after Brad Richards tied the game 2-2 for Detroit on the power play. Nikita Kucherov, Brian Boyle and Alex Killorn (empty net) also scored for the Lightning. Dylan Larkin, 19, became the first teenager to score a playoff goal for the Red Wings since Keith Primeau in 1991.

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game recap

Johnson leads Lightning to Game 2 win vs. Red Wings

Forward's four points ties team playoff record; Tampa Bay takes 2-0 series lead

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

TAMPA - Tyler Johnson scored twice and had two assists to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Amalie Arena on Friday.

Tampa Bay has a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. Game 3 will be Sunday at Joe Louis Arena.

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injury

Zetterberg retrieves Datsyuk tooth after high stick

Detroit forward hit in mouth by Tampa Bay's Hedman in second period

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Datsyuk loses his tooth

DET@TBL, Gm2: Zetterberg helps find Datsuyk's tooth

R1, Gm 2: Pavel Datsyuk takes a hit in the corner which forces him to lose a tooth, as Henrik Zetterberg retrieves it during the break

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Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg retrieved Pavel Datsyuk's tooth after it was knocked out by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman's stick during the second period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round series at Amalie Arena on Friday.

Datsyuk was called for roughing against Hedman at 10:21 of the second period after his tooth was knocked out in the left corner of the Tampa Bay zone. No penalty was called on Hedman.

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Five keys for Red Wings vs. Lightning, Game 2

Detroit needs to slow Johnson line, get stars like Datsyuk, Zetterberg going against Tampa Bay

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TAMPA -- The Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning play Game 2 of their Eastern Conference First Round series Friday at Amalie Arena (7 p.m. ET; CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports, FS-F, FS-D). The Lightning lead 1-0. 

Here are five keys for Game 2:

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Lightning see discipline as key to Game 2

Tampa Bay took nine penalties against Detroit; Red Wings want to get more physical

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

Game 2: RED WINGS AT LIGHTNING

Eastern Conference First Round

TV: 7 p.m. ET; CNBC, FS-D, FS-F, CBC, TVA Sports

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning players say they will need to play with more discipline and stay out of the penalty box if they want to beat the Detroit Red Wings in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Amalie Arena on Friday.

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