Lightning get 2 power-play goals, beat Red Wings 5-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn and Jonathan Drouin scored power-play goals 1:51 apart late in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 on Thursday night.
J.T. Brown, Andrej Sustr and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves.
Tampa Bay, which played without 38-goal scorer Nikita Kucherov due to illness, swept the five-game season series with the Red Wings.
Detroit got goals from Frans Nielsen, Danny DeKeyser and Mike Green. Petr Mrazek stopped 26 shots.
After Sustr put Tampa Bay up 2-1 early in the second, DeKeyser was involved in the final three goals of the period.
DeKeyser tied it at 2 on his first goal in 25 games, a shot that went off Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin.
Mrazek stopped Killorn’s power-play shot, but DeKeyser put the puck into his own net while attempting to clear it at 16:13.
With DeKeyser off for cross-checking, Drouin made it 4-2 on a shot from the right circle with 1:56 left.
Gourde scored early in the third period, and Green followed with a power-play goal minutes later.
Nielsen and Brown, who stopped a 45-game goal drought, had first-period goals.
Henrik Zetterberg assisted on DeKeyser’s goal for his 900th NHL point, coming in his 995th game.
NOTES: Tampa Bay C Steven Stamkos, out since having right knee surgery in November, has been upgraded to day to day. … The Red Wings announced that C Luke Glendening will miss the rest of the season with a broken ankle/foot. … Lightning C Tyler Johnson (lower-body injury, 10 games) has resumed skating with the team in practice. … Red Wings RW Anthony Mantha left with an upper-body injury after fighting Tampa Bay D Luke Witkowski in the first.
Red Wings: Host Toronto Saturday night.