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Wounded Wings Look to Close Out Florida Trip with a Boom

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

After a shootout loss in Sunrise on Tuesday, a banged up Detroit team will head to Tampa to face division rival, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Pavel Datsyuk returned to the Red Wings lineup Tuesday after missing the previous seven games with a concussion and had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss against the Florida Panthers. Datsyuk skated on the top line between Todd Bertuzzi and Johan Franzen, which totaled two goals and five points. Datsyuk has 13 goals and 25 points in 25 games and still leads the League with 41 takeaways.

This will be the second of five games between the two teams. In the opener on November 9, Teddy Purcell scored 3:51 into overtime and Ben Bishop made 25 saves to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win. Henrik Zetterberg scored both goals for the Red Wings. Tonight, the Wings will look to avenge that loss at Tampa Bay Times Forum.
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