Legwand, Red Wings top Lightning 3-2
- Associated Press
- March 30, 2014 - 7:10 PM
DETROIT — David Legwand had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings held off the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 Sunday to move into seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist also scored for Detroit, and Jonas Gustavsson stopped 26 shots.
Valtteri Filppula and Sami Salo scored for Tampa Bay and Ben Bishop made 27 saves.
Salo scored his fourth goal to pull Tampa Bay within 3-2 with 4:29 left in the third.
Legwand made it 3-1 with a power-play goal with 3:24 left in the second period, tipping in Johan Franzen's shot for his 13th goal.
Nyquist gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead with 4:36 remaining in the opening period on a highlight reel goal. He was being bothered by Lightning defenseman Matthew Carle on a breakaway and after Carle thwarted the initial attempt, Nyquist slid in a shot from along the goal line. Legwand got the assist.
Nyquist's 27th goal pushed his point streak to nine games (11 goals and two assists). He has 22 goals in his last 27 games.
Andersson tied the game at 1, with 8:52 left in the first period when he put in a rebound for his eighth goal. It was his first goal in 20 games.
Filppula gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead 8:40 into the game on the Lightning's second shot. He beat Gustavsson from the high slot on a wrist shot for his 25th goal. He stretched his point streak to 12 games (five goals and 11 assists).
Tampa Bay's didn't get its first shot until 8:17 into the game.
NOTE: The crowd chanted "You got Kronwalled" after Detroit D Niklas Kronwall's hit on Tampa Bay RW Ryan Callahan late in the first period. . Detroit LW Justin Abdelkader returned after missing seven games with a leg laceration. . Tampa Bay vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman spent his entire Hall of Fame playing career with Detroit. . Red Wings' RW Todd Bertuzzi was a healthy scratch. . Filppula spent eight seasons with the Red Wings before signing a free agent contract with Tampa Bay last July. . Detroit LW Drew Miller played 14 games with the Lightning in 2009-10, before being put on waivers and picked up by the Red Wings. . Tampa Bay assistant general manager Pat Verbeek and assistant coach Steve Thomas both played with Detroit during their careers.
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