Detroit Red Wings lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-1: Game thread replay

Detroit Red Wings (24-24-6) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (35-12-6)

When: 7 p.m. Friday.

Where: Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

TV: Bally Sports Detroit.

Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) (Red Wings radio affiliates).

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Game notes: The Wings won their most recent last game, 4-3, vs. an elite team in the Carolina Hurricanes. Detroit has been treading water lately, 2-2 over its past four and 5-5 over its past 10. ...

Tampa is playing the second game of a back-to-back after losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins at home, 5-1. Andrei Vasilevskiy has been great in net with a 29-8-4 record, 2.27 goals allowed per game (sixth-best in the league) and a .921 save percentage (tied for ninth) entering Thursday. Steven Stamkos leads the team with 60 points and 26 goals.

Not much rest for the Wings — they stay in Florida for a road matchup Saturday with the Florida Panthers. The Lightning head to Chicago for a game Sunday.

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