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Round 1, Gm 4: Lightning at Red Wings

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Power-play practice pays off for Lightning

Three Game 4 goals against Red Wings put Tampa Bay one win from advancing

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

DETROIT -- Jon Cooper considered giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a day off Monday. They had been dominated in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round by the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, and they had little time to rest before Game 4 on Tuesday.

The Lightning could have relaxed, had a meeting, watched video. But the coach decided to practice instead. Not only that, he decided to devote much of the session to the Lightning's weakness: the power play.

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Instant analysis: Red Wings vs. Lightning, Game 4

Kucherov, Drouin too much for Detroit

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

DETROIT -- The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday. The Lightning lead the best-of-7 series 3-1.

Ondrej Palat scored the winning goal on the power play at 17:01 of the third period, after Darren Helm and Gustav Nyquist tied the game for the Red Wings in the second period.

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Palat gives Lightning Game 4 win

Goal with 2:59 left against Red Wings pushes series lead to 3-1

by Paul Harris / NHL.com Correspondent

DETROIT -- Ondrej Palat scored a power-play goal with 2:59 left in the third period to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday.

Tampa Bay leads the best-of-7 Eastern Conference First Round series 3-1. Game 5 is Thursday at Amalie Arena in Tampa (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports 2, FS-D, SUN).

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Red Wings just miss taking lead in Game 4

Larkin's backhand hits far post against Lightning goalie Bishop

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Larkin rings it off the iron

TBL@DET, Gm4: Larkin hits post late in 3rd

R1, Gm4: Dylan Larkin fires a power-play backhander off the post, narrowly missing a go-ahead goal late in the 3rd

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Dylan Larkin almost gave the Detroit Red Wings the lead in the third period against the Tampa Bay Lighting in Game 4 at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday.

Players reacted as if Larkin's backhand beat goalie Ben Bishop for a 3-2 lead with 7:23 remaining, but the puck hit the far post and came back parallel to the goal line.

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Five keys for Red Wings vs. Lightning, Game 4

Detroit looking to take up space; Tampa Bay needs to score on power play, stay out of penalty box

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

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena (7 p.m.; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS2, FS-D, FS-F). The Lightning lead the best-of-7 series 2-1.

Here are five keys for Game 4:

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Glendening proving he can cut it in NHL

Red Wings forward shutting down Lightning's Johnson

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

DETROIT -- Not long ago, few would have dreamed Luke Glendening would be First Star of a Stanley Cup Playoff game.

Before coach Jeff Blashill matched Glendening against Tyler Johnson in Game 3 of the Detroit Red Wings' Eastern Conference First Round series with the Tampa Bay Lightning -- watching Glendening's line hold Johnson's line to zero shots in a 2-0 victory, calling Glendening's skills a "rare combination" -- Blashill cut Glendening.

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Lightning aim to turn up effort vs. Red Wings

Tampa Bay looking for secondary scoring in Game 4

by Paul Harris / NHL.com Correspondent

Game 4: Lightning at Red Wings

Eastern Conference First Round

Tampa Bay leads best-of-7 series 2-1

TV: 7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, FS-F, FS-D, CBC, TVAS2

DETROIT - The Tampa Bay Lightning want to compete at a higher level Tuesday in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Red Wings won 2-0 Sunday in Game 3.

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Boyle, Lightning won't dance around issues

Forward says Tampa Bay can't lay an egg in Game 4 against Detroit

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

DETROIT -- Brian Boyle would not cluck his tongue Monday when asked about his chicken dance.

The Tampa Bay Lightning center flapped his arms at Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader for refusing to fight Sunday at the end of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round series. Red Wings forward Luke Glendening, while saying the flap was overblown, said: "You can do whatever you want, but it's a hockey game. It's not a dance off."

Boyle said little more than that it was a "kind of a spur-of-the-moment thing." 

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Red Wings 'haven't done anything yet': Richards

Detroit still has long way to go in Eastern Conference First Round series against Tampa Bay

by Paul Harris / NHL.com Correspondent

DETROIT -- When his Detroit Red Wings lost the first two games of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, coach Jeff Blashill made sure to remind them there was a lot of hockey left to play.

Following the Red Wings' 2-0 win in Game 3 on Sunday, he told them the same thing. 

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