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DETROIT (AP) — With two splendid passes and a shot, the Tampa Bay Lightning covered the length of the ice in about six seconds — and offered their response to the laborious nature of the playoff grind.
First Period_1, Tampa Bay, Johnson 5 (Kucherov, Hedman), 3:47. 2, Tampa Bay, Garrison 1 (Stamkos, Kucherov), 11:10. Penalties_Palat, TB (hooking), 12:23; Sustr, TB (roughing), 16:58.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Petr Mrazek's confidence is growing by the victory.
First Period_1, Detroit, Sheahan 2 (Kronwall, Zetterberg), 19:37 (pp). Penalties_Ericsson, Det (cross-checking), 1:05; Stralman, TB (hooking), 6:56; Palat, TB (hooking), 18:13.
DETROIT (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning spent all season showing they could score goals in bunches, and with a first-round playoff series seemingly slipping away, Tyler Johnson led their most important flurry yet.