Red Wings keyed by three-goal second period in defeat of Lightning

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TAMPA — The Detroit Red Wings scored three second-period goals in a 5-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Sunday.

It was Detroit’s first win at Tampa Bay since Feb. 17, 2011. The Red Wings were 0-16-1 in their 17 previous regular-season games at the Lightning.

Valtteri Filppula, Michael Rasmussen and Marc Staal scored in a 2:53 span of the second period for the Red Wings (13-22-5). Thomas Greiss made 27 saves.

Victor Hedman scored for the Lightning (26-10-2), who have lost four of their past six games. Christopher Gibson, making his Lightning debut, made 13 saves in his first NHL start since March 30, 2018.

Dylan Larkin gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 19:47 of the first period.

Filppula made it 2-0 at 16:05 of the second period with a one-timer from the right face-off circle off a pass from Luke Glendening.

Rasmussen scored to make it 3-0 at 16:34 of the second when he gathered a loose puck off the boards and pushed it past Gibson.

Staal made it 4-0 at 18:58 of the second with a wrist shot from the point that beat Gibson to the near post.

Hedman scored to make it 4-1 at 4:12 of the third period on a shot from the point that beat Greiss to the far post.

Darren Helm scored an empty-net goal at 14:19 of the third to make 5-1.

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