Red Wings 4, Lightning 2

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 30, 2011
Tomas Holmstrom's power-play goal broke a tie early in the third period, and Pavel Datsyuk and Jonathan Ericsson each had a goal and an assist in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Darren Helm also scored for Detroit, which won its sixth straight. Jimmy Howard made 33 saves, including stopping Matt Gilroy on a short-handed breakaway with 4:11 left. Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos scored for Tampa Bay, and Dwayne Roloson stopped 31 shots. Holmstrom's goal 4:22 into the third period gave Detroit a 3-2 lead. He deflected Nicklas Lidstrom's tip pass out of the air, about shin high, past Roloson for his fourth goal. Helm added his third with 6:46 left. Stamkos tied it at 2 with 14 seconds left in the second period, firing in a one-timed shot from the bottom of the left circle for his 16th goal. St. Louis' power-play goal 9:35 into the middle period put Tampa Bay on the board. He beat Howard from the slot for his seventh this season. Datsyuk opened the scoring 4:58 in when he put in a one-timed shot from the inside edge of the left circle for his seventh goal. Ericsson's first of the season made it 2-0. He fired a shot past Roloson from the high slot with 8:56 left in the first period. NOTES: It was the first game back in Detroit for Steve Yzerman since he became general manager of the Lightning. Yzerman spent his entire Hall of Fame playing career with the Red Wings, serving as captain for 20 years and winning the Stanley Cup three times. He won it again as a vice president with the Red Wings. A video tribute to Yzerman was shown on the videoboard during a stoppage of play in the first period. Yzerman was then shown, and he received a standing ovation. ... Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman signed a 5-year, $20 million contract extension on Wednesday. . Red Wings RW Patrick Eaves is expected to be out 6-to-8 weeks after having surgery on his broken jaw. Eaves was injured Saturday in Detroit's 4-1 win over Nashville.
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