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Trending: Lightning gets OT win in last Joe visit

Henrik Zetterberg passes Norm Ullman for sixth in franchise goal scoring

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Tampa Bay Lightning have had the Red Wings' number of late.

That trend continued in the Lightning's final visit to Joe Louis Arena Friday night as Tampa won in overtime, 2-1.

The Wings are 0-3-1 against the Lightning this season.

The Lightning have won five straight road games.

1. Henrik Zetterberg : Zetterberg has been pretty consistent all season but has definitely heated up offensively in the last couple of months. Zetterberg scored right after the Wings' power play ended at 8:03 of the second period. Gustav Nyquist and Frans Nielsen got the assists. The goal was the 325th of Zetterberg's career, moving him past Norm Ullman into sole possession of sixth place in franchise history. Next up is Ted Lindsay, in fifth place with 335 goals. Zetterberg has seven goals and 23 assists in his last 26 games.

Quotable: "I thought it was rough from both teams. It was not a pretty hockey game first period, not a lot of complete passes. A lot of play in the neutral zone and it was ugly. I thought we got better in the second. Actually both teams got moving a little bit better so we got a little more pace. So from then on it was pretty good." - Zetterberg

2. Fight Night at the Joe: Andreas Athanasiou had his third NHL fight, taking on Adam Erne at 17:24 of the first. Then Anthony Mantha took exception to Greg McKegg's rubbing out Dylan Larkin along the boards and fought him at 2:33 of the second. In addition to a fighting major, Mantha was called for instigating minor and received a 10-minute misconduct. The Wings' 32 penalty minutes were the second highest total this season, behind 38 on Oct. 13 at Tampa Bay. Mantha's 17 penalty minutes tied for the highest total by a Detroit player this season.

Quotable: "Anthony's done a great job. He's big, he's physical and he can stand up for himself and his teammates. He can hold his own well. I thought that was good to see. Obviously the crowd was excited about it. It's just tough to miss him for that amount of time. It was probably 20 minutes; I'm not sure what it ended up being. It was tough to miss him for that amount of time but we're fighting for each other and we have each other's backs so it was good to see." - Justin Abdelkader

3. Nikita Kucherov: Detroit fans probably are forgiven if they have nightmares of Kucherov, particularly from previous playoffs. Kucherov assisted on Ondrej Palat's game-tying goal at 5:53 of the third period and then scored the overtime winner at 3:28. Kucherov, who had a hat trick against the Boston Bruins Thursday night, set a pick on Zetterberg and then went to the net and lifted Brayden Point's shot over Petr Mrazek. In 15 career regular-season games against the Wings, Kucherov has seven goals and five assists.

Quotable: "I don't understand it, to be honest with you. There was a penalty called on us for interference with two-something to play. I got to go back and look at the interference rule. I think the one guy skates straight at him, chest on chest, I know he's got his eyes up. Clearly, he was trying to pick our player, which he did." - Wings coach Jeff Blashill

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