Detroit sports glance: Red Wings get a big playoff win; Tigers’ ninth-inning rally falls short against Yankees

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Red Wings 3, Lightning 0 – Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek picked up his first career postseason shutout,  stopping all 22 Tampa Bay shots as Detroit regained the lead in the best-of-7 series.

lsj-fb-logoPavel Datsyuk scored the game-winning goal in the first period, his second goal of the series.

The Red Wings will look to push the Lightning to the brink of elimination with a win on Thursday night.DH's IOTD

Red Wings lead first round series 2-1

Number of wins to win a Stanley Cup championship: 14

Number of wins to win an Eastern Conference title: 10

Next Game: 04/23/2015 Game 4 of 1st Round vs Tampa Bay Lightning 7:00 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Pavel Datsyuk G (2), Riley Sheahan G (1), Luke Glendening G (2), Tomas Tatar A (1), Jonathan Ericsson 2A (2), Justin Abdelkader A (1), Henrik Zetterberg A (1), Drew Miller A (1)

Goalie Stats: Petr Mrazek W (2-1) 22 saves on 22 shots (1st career playoff shutout)

Yankees 5, Tigers 2 – The Tigers feel just short of a comeback victory on Tuesday night, leaving the bases loaded in the ninth inning.

Yoenis Cespedes and Rajai Davis each had one RBI for the Tigers.

Kyle Lobstein pitched six innings, giving up one run on three hits while striking out three in a losing effort.

Record: 11-3

1st Place in AL Central (.5 game ahead of Kansas City)

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 149

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 145

Next Game: 04/22/2015 vs New York Yankees 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Yoenis Cespedes 2B (5) RBI (12), Rajai Davis RBI (4), J.D. Martinez 2B (2), Alex Avila 2B (1)

Pitching Stats: Kyle Lobstein L (1-1) 6 IP 3 H 1 R 1 ER 4 BB 3 K

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