NHL Game Night: 3-14-19 Lightning at Red Wings

Lightning take Wings' souls en route to season sweep.


Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

First Period
2:20 DET Bowey (2), (Ehn, Rasmussen)
10:24 DET Helm (7), (unassisted)(SH)

Second Period
3:43 DET Abdelkader (6),(Glendening)
12:57 TB Stamkos (35), (Miller, Kucherov)(PP)

Third Period
1:46 TB Point (38), (Stamkos, Kucherov)
8:24 Kucherov (34), (Hedman, Point)(PP)
8:50 TB Johnson (25), (Cernak, Palat)
16:38 TB Kucherov (35), (Point)
18:18 DET Rasmussen (8), (Vanek, Zadina)

Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and second stars.

Detroit came into this contest having dropped 14 straight contests against the Lightning. Tampa Bay, conversely, came into this game with a dozen games worth of time to kill before the postseason. So, when Detroit got up 3-0 in the Second Period, somewhat against the run of play, it might've been easy for the Lightning to decide it wasn't worth the effort to mount the comeback. No such luck, Detroit. Five straight goals later the Lightning had once again emotionally gutted their division rivals, completed another season sweep, and extended their streak of victories over the Wings to a hearty 15 games. I laughed. I cried. No, actually, I only laughed. A lot.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.