Lightning beat Red Wings 2-1
By: Mike Stiles -
Monday, May 3, 2021
Filip Zadina (photo courtesy of Detroit Free Press)
(DETROIT) – The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning have not lost a game this season when leading after two periods. Yesterday they knocked off the host Detroit Red Wings 2-1. The last two NHL teams to pull off that feat in the regular season were Chicago in 2015 and Pittsburgh in 2016. Both went on to win the Cup in those years. Blake Coleman scored 16 seconds into the game. Mikhail Sergachev added another goal early in the second period, and the Lightning killed three penalties late in the game. Tampa Bay's Christopher Gibson had 22 saves, filling in for star goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy. Jonathan Bernier gave up a goal on the game's first shot and finished with 40 saves for the Red Wings, who went 0 for 4 on the power play. Filip Zadina scored from the left circle on a one-timer with 6:23 left in the second, trimming Detroit's deficit to one.