Through 20 minutes of play the Tampa Bay Lightning (11-4-00 and Detroit Red Wings (9-5-3) are tied at 1-1. The Lightning spent the first period in attack mode pushing the action in the Red Wings zone and as a result have out shot the Red Wings 13-7.

The Red Wings jumped out to an early 1-0 lead 3:51 into the game when Henrik Zetterberg intercepted a pass and sent a snap shot behind Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. It was Zetterbergs 9th goal on the season.

The Lightning came back and tied the game on a Ryan Malone wrap around goal (8th) with assists to Matt Carle (8) and Nate Thompson(2) at the 10:11 mark. It was Malone’s first career goal against the Red Wings.

 

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