Vasilevskiy makes 25 saves to help Lightning edge Red Wings


TAMPA — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning held off the Detroit Red Wings for a 2-1 win at Amalie Arena on Saturday.

Ross Colton and Brayden Point scored for the Lightning (26-9-2), who have won two straight since a season-long three-game losing streak.

Adam Erne scored, and Thomas Greiss made 27 saves for the Red Wings (12-22-5), who have lost 17 straight regular-season games (0-16-1) at Tampa Bay dating to Dec. 12, 2013.

Colton gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead at 4:07 of the first period when he chipped the puck past a sprawling Greiss on a rebound.

Point made it 2-0 at 7:26 of the first, receiving a pass from Victor Hedman near the right post and beating Greiss over his glove. 

Erne cut it to 2-1 at 4:00 of the third period when he controlled a loose puck in front of the net and tucked it past Vasilevskiy.

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