By Dave Hart

Lightning 4, Red Wings 1 – The Tampa Bay Lightning won their third straight game over the Red Wings this season on Tuesday night.

The Lightning led 1-0 after the first period and had a 4-0 advantage heading into the third stanza.

Detroit scored its lone goal during the third period with 12 seconds left on a goal from Anthony Mantha. Nick Jenson, playing in his first career NHL game, and Henrik Zetterberg each assisted on the goal.

Jonathan Drouin and Brayden Point each had a goal and an assist to lead Tampa Bay, while Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn each chipped in with two assists.

Red Wings’ goaltender Jimmy Howard left the game with an apparent injury, Petr Mrazek came in relief and allowed three of the four Lightning goals.

Detroit, which is now 14-15-4 on the season, will continue its road trip on Friday night against the Florida Panthers.


Record: 14-15-4   32 pts

Tied for 6th Place in Atlantic Division (14 points behind first place Montreal)

Tied for 12th Place in Eastern Conference (15 points behind first place Pittsburgh and NY Rangers)

5 points behind Boston for the last playoff spot

Magic # of pts to clinch a playoff berth: 102 pts

Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Atlantic Division title: 115 pts

Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 115 pts

Next Game: 12/23/2016 @ Florida Panthers 7:30 p.m. @ BB&T Center

Stats: Goals- Anthony Mantha (5).   Assists- Nick Jensen (1), Henrik Zetterberg (16). Goalie- Jimmy Howard OTL (5-8-1) 15 saves on 16 shots, Petr Mrazek 12 saves on 15 shots.