Luke Glendening’s shorthanded goal early in the third period held up as the Detroit Red Wings edged the Lightning 3-2 in Game One of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series in Tampa.
Pavel Datsyuk opened the scoring in the first period and then scored on the power-play in the second for Detroit, who takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Petr Mrazek made 44 saves in the victory.
Brian Boyle scored shorthanded in the first, while Nikita Nesterov pulled the Lightening within one with 11:34 left in the third period.
Ben Bishop allowed all three goals on just 14 shots in defeat.
Game Two is Saturday.
NY Rangers 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 1
Detroit Red Wings 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
Minnesota Wild 4, St. Louis Blues 2
Anaheim Ducks 4, Winnipeg Jets 2
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports