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Detroit looks to get back on track against Lightning

Nov 13, 2008 - 11:27 AM Detroit (9-2-3) at Tampa Bay (5-5-4), 7:30 p.m. EST

TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- Despite a stellar record, the Detroit Red Wings are not happy with their play.

Following a deflating loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins - the team they bounced in the Stanley Cup Finals last season - the Red Wings hope to generate some sparks when they visit the struggling Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Detroit was the victim of a thunderous comeback, coughing up a three-goal lead in the third period in its 7-6 overtime loss to the Penguins on Tuesday.

Goaltender Chris Osgood surrendered a hat trick to Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal in the third period and the game-winner to Ruslan Fedotenko in the extra session.

"It's uncharacteristic, the way we've been playing without the puck in our own zone," Osgood told the Detroit Free Press. "We're just cycling around in our own end. If we continue this all year, we're not going to go anywhere in the playoffs.

"But let's put it in perspective and let's not overreact to the situation. We're playing teams that are gunning for us every night, and we're not even playing good defensively. Are we going to play like this in April? No, I 100 percent guarantee that. When you look back on these games, it'll probably be a good thing for us. They taught us a lesson, slapped us down a bit."

The Lightning have endured struggles of their own. Their latest shortcoming came in a 4-0 loss to the Florida Panthers on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay, which finished a road trip 1-3-1, managed just 24 shots, allowed two power-play goals to the league's worst team with the man advantage and lost for the fourth time in five games.

Captain Vincent Lecavalier is mired in a five-game goalless streak and has just two assists in that span. The Lightning have scored six goals in their last four contests.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    DETROIT 0 1 3 4
    TAMPA BAY 2 0 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARK RECCHI 3 (LUKAS KRAJICEK, RADIM VRBATA) 14:09
    TAM - (PP) JUSSI JOKINEN 6 (ANDREJ MESZAROS, PAUL RANGER)
    18:19
    2ND PRD: DET - PAVEL DATSYUK 5 (NICKLAS LIDSTROM, MARIAN HOSSA) 1:33
    3RD PRD: DET - (PP) HENRIK

    Nov 13 10:10 PM
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    DETROIT 4
    TAMPA BAY 3
    3RD PRD: TAM - MATT PETTINGER 1 (MARTIN ST. LOUIS, VACLAV PROSPAL)
    15:42

    Red Wings 4, Lightning 3  3rd - 4:18Nov 13 9:59 PM
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    DETROIT 4
    TAMPA BAY 2
    3RD PRD: DET - JOHAN FRANZEN 7 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, MIKAEL SAMUELSSON)
    9:21

    Red Wings 4, Lightning 2  3rd - 10:39Nov 13 9:43 PM


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    DETROIT 3
    TAMPA BAY 2
    3RD PRD: DET - MIKAEL SAMUELSSON 3 (PAVEL DATSYUK, NIKLAS KRONWALL)
    2:30

    Red Wings 3, Lightning 2  3rd - 17:30Nov 13 9:36 PM
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    DETROIT 2
    TAMPA BAY 2
    3RD PRD: DET - (PP) HENRIK ZETTERBERG 10 (JOHAN FRANZEN, MARIAN HOSSA)
    17:45

    Red Wings 2, Lightning 2  3rd - 2:15Nov 13 9:33 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    DETROIT 0 1 1
    TAMPA BAY 2 0 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARK RECCHI 3 (LUKAS KRAJICEK, RADIM VRBATA) 14:09
    TAM - JUSSI JOKINEN 6 (ANDREJ MESZAROS, PAUL RANGER) 18:19
    2ND PRD: DET - PAVEL DATSYUK 5 (NICKLAS LIDSTROM, MARIAN HOSSA) 1:33
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Nov 13 9:11 PM
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    DETROIT 1
    TAMPA BAY 2
    2ND PRD: DET - PAVEL DATSYUK 5 (NICKLAS LIDSTROM, MARIAN HOSSA) 1:33

    Red Wings 1, Lightning 2  2nd - 18:27Nov 13 8:39 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    DETROIT 0 0
    TAMPA BAY 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARK RECCHI 3 (LUKAS KRAJICEK, RADIM VRBATA) 14:09
    TAM - JUSSI JOKINEN 6 (ANDREJ MESZAROS, PAUL RANGER) 18:19
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    DET 7

    Nov 13 8:15 PM


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    DETROIT 0
    TAMPA BAY 2
    1ST PRD: TAM - JUSSI JOKINEN 6 (ANDREJ MESZAROS, PAUL RANGER) 18:19

    Red Wings 0, Lightning 2  1st - 1:41Nov 13 8:14 PM


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    DETROIT 0
    TAMPA BAY 1
    1ST PRD: TAM - MARK RECCHI 3 (LUKAS KRAJICEK, RADIM VRBATA) 14:09

    Red Wings 0, Lightning 1  1st - 5:51Nov 13 8:05 PM