The Detroit Red Wings lost a chance to wrap up their first-round playoff series as they fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2, in Game Six at Joe Louis Arena last night.
Tomas Tatar scored both goals for Detroit, on a second-period power-play and at full strength in the third.
Petr Mrazek turned aside 23 shots in the loss.
The Wings and the Lightning face off in Game Seven tomorrow night in Tampa.
The winner will play the Montreal Canadiens in the second round.
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Detroit Red Wings 2
(Series tied 3-3)
Washington Capitals 2, NY Islanders 1
(Capitals win series 4-3)
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports