By Dave Hart
Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 – The Red Wings took away home ice from Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the playoffs thanks to goaltender Petr Mrazek, who made 44 saves in his first NHL postseason game.
Pavel Datsyuk scored two goals while Darren Helm picked up two assists.
Red Wings lead 1st Round series 1-0
Number of wins to win a Stanley Cup championship: 15
Number of wins to win an Eastern Conference title: 11
Next Game: 04/18/2015 Game 2 of 1st Round @ Tampa Bay Lightning 3:00 p.m. @ Amalie Arena
Stats: Pavel Datsyuk 2G (2), Luke Glendening G (1), Darren Helm 2A (2) Kyle Quincey A (1)
Goalie Stats: Petr Mrazek W (1-0) 44 saves on 46 shots