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In-Game Recap: Lightning vs. Red Wings

by Dana Wakiji / Detroit Red Wings

Tomas Jurco made his season debut Tuesday against the Lightning. The Red Wings' forward had a first-period high two hits in five shifts. (Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)
Johan Franzen, who participated in Tuesday's morning skate, did not skate in warm-ups.

The Wings said Franzen was not feeling 100 percent so he was kept out as a precaution.

Landon Ferraro took Franzen's spot in the lineup and Tomas Jurco, making his regular-season debut, took Franzen's spot on a line with Brad Richards and Tomas Tatar.

Ferraro played on the fourth line with Luke Glendening and Drew Miller.

The Tampa Bay Lightning, playing in the second game of a back-to-back after a matinee in Boston, came into the game 3-0-0. They had outscored opponents 13-6 in those first three games.

The Wings did not get a shot on net until 6:32 of the 1st when Brad Richards shot from the left boards.

Wings defenseman Brendan Smith had to leave for the dressing room at 13:51 of the first after taking a slash on the left arm from Tampa Bay's Alex Killorn.

The Wings had a couple of good chances when the Lightning's Jonathan Drouin went to the box for holding the stick at 16:12 of the first, but could not get the puck past goaltender Ben Bishop.

There was no score after one period.



PENALTIES: 1, TBL, Drouin (holding the stick), 16:12.


After not having to kill off any penalties in the first period, the Wings lost one of their better penalty killers when Luke Glendening was called for hooking at 8:07 of the second.

Landon Ferraro, who was not scheduled to play until Johan Franzen was a late scratch, was one of the main reasons the Lightning did not get a shot on their power play.

However, shortly thereafter, the Lightning had a 2-on-1 with Mike Green as the lone player back.

Vladislav Namestnikov took the shot from the right circle and goaltender Jimmy Howard stopped it.

J.T. Brown could not catch up to the rebound after the save.

After the non-excitement of the dance-off competition, in which the in-arena host called "some of the worst dancing we've seen," it was up to Justin Abdelkader to get the crowd going.

With 4 minutes remaining in the period, Abdelkader hit Alex Killorn in the right circle in front of Howard.

Then, a minute later, Brown appeared to have a breakaway but Green dove to the ice to knock the puck to safety.

The Wings got their second power play of the game when Matt Carle was called for tripping Gustav Nyquist at 17:40 of the 2nd.

Just 12 seconds later, Nyquist's shot from the right circle to the top right corner beat Ben Bishop.

Justin Abdelkader, standing in front of Bishop, was originally credited with the tipped goal, but was changed back to Nyquist after the period. Niklas Kronwall and Henrik Zetterberg had the assists.

Tomas Jurco was called for holding with 6.5 seconds left in the second.


1, DET, Nyquist PPG (Kronwall, Zetterberg), 17:52.

PENALTIES: 1, DET, Glendening (hooking), 8:07; 2, TBL, Carle (tripping), 17:40; 3, DET, Jurco (holding), 19:53.


Dylan Larkin picked up another assist Tuesday, getting the helper on Henrik Zetterberg's third-period goal that gave the Red Wings a 2-0 lead. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
The third period seemed to be special-teams focused as the Wings had to kill off the remainder of the Tomas Jurco penalty and then another when Riley Sheahan was called for high-sticking at 3:02.

The Lightning got a shot on each power play but did not score.

The Wings got their chance on the power play as Victor Hedman was called for interference with Justin Abdelkader at 5:03.

The Wings were not able to score on their man-advantage either.

But at 8:25, Dylan Larkin fed the puck to Henrik Zetterberg in the slot and Zetterberg picked the top right corner for the 2-0 lead.

Zetterberg has two goals and five assists in the first three games of the season.

Kyle Quincey got the second assist on the goal.

The Lightning finally got on the board at 11:03 of the 3rd when Ryan Callahan's shot from the bottom of the right circle beat Jimmy Howard glove-side.

Jonathan Drouin and Anton Stralman assisted.

Larkin got the fans out of their seats when he had a breakaway at 17:04. His shot missed the net but ricocheted off the boards and nearly went in behind Bishop.

The Wings iced the game with 1:48 left when they won the face-off and Quincey scored an empty-net goal for the 3-1 lead.


SCORING: 1, DET, Zetterberg (Larkin, Quincey), 8:25; 2, TBL, Callahan (Drouin, Stralman), 11:03; 3, DET, Quincey EN (Miller, Richards), 18:12.

PENALTIES: 1, DET, Sheahan (high-sticking), 3:02; 2, TBL, Hedman (interference), 5:03.


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