Detroit 4, Tampa Bay 2

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 11-11-0-2 7-3-0-0 4-8-0-2 L2
Detroit 15-7-1-0 10-2-1-0 5-5-0-0 W6


Tomas Holmstrom batted in a Nicklas Lidstrom pass on the power play 4:22 into the third period to break a tie and the Detroit Red Wings went on to defeat the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Wednesday for their sixth straight victory.

Pavel Datsyuk and Jonathan Ericsson each had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings, who improved to 13-1-1 against Tampa Bay in Detroit. The Lightning, who finished 6-7 in November, have not beaten the Red Wings since January 2003 in Tampa.

Datsyuk and Ericsson – his first of the season – scored in the first period for the Wings, but Tampa Bay tied it in the second.

Marty St. Louis delivered on the power play at 9:35 and Steven Stamkos one-timed a nifty diagonal pass from defenseman Matt Gilroy to make it 2-2 at 19:46.

St. Louis has now scored against every other team in the league. He had not netted a goal in 15 games against Detroit before Wednesday.

Jimmy Howard made 21 saves for his sixth straight win. Howard is 3-0 against the Lightning.

Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman, the Lightning’s general manager, returned to Detroit for the first time as an opponent. Yzerman played 22 seasons with the Red Wings.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Detroit
Martin St. Louis 1 Points Pavel Datsyuk 2
Martin St. Louis 1 Goals Pavel Datsyuk 1
Marc-Andre Bergeron 1 Assists Pavel Datsyuk 1
Martin St. Louis 1 Power Play Goals Tomas Holmstrom 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Dwayne Roloson .886 Save Percentage Jimmy Howard .913
Dwayne Roloson 31 Saves Jimmy Howard 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 23 2 1-4 4-5 10 25
Detroit 35 4 1-5 3-4 8 44

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .867 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Lightning have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .462 after a loss.
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