By Dave Hart

Red Wings 3, Lightning 1 – Red Wings avenge last season’s first round exit, defeating the Tampa Lightning on Tuesday.

LSJ Logo incertHenrik Zetterberg and Kyle Quincey each scored a goal and picked up an assist for Detroit, while Gustav Nyquist scored his first goal of the season.

The Red Wings are 3-0-0 on the season, good for second place in the Atlantic Division.

Detroit’s goaltender Jimmy Howard stopped 20-of-21 shots.Eye on the D

The Red Wings will host the Carolina Hurricanes in their next game on Friday night.

Record: 3-0-0   6 pts

2nd Place in Atlantic Division (2 pts behind Montreal)

Tied for 2nd Place in Eastern Conference (2 pts behind Montreal)

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 155 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division: 159 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 159 pts

Next Game: 10/13/2015 vs Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Gustav Nyquist (1), Kyle Quincey (1), Henrik Zetterberg (2) Assists- Zetterberg (5), Brad Richards (1), Quincey (2), Drew Miller (1), Dylan Larkin (3), Niklas Kronwall (1) Goaltending- Jimmy Howard W (2-0-0) 20 saves on 21 shots.