Tampa Bay Lightning get first win in Detroit since 1994

Oct 29, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) makes a save during the second period of their game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Lightning have finally got their first win in Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena in just about 20 years. It was the first time since 1994 that the Lightning got a win in Detroit, Michigan.

In an article by the Associated Press, found here on ESPN,

It was the Lightning’s first win in Detroit since Jan. 12, 1994. They had been 0-10-1 at Joe Louis Arena since then and had an all-time record in Detroit of 1-13-1.

“That was in the past. There a new staff, a new team,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. “We need to win games here if we’re going to have any chance of making the playoffs.”

The teams are now both in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division.

The Lightning won in overtime, 3-2, thanks to an OT goal by Teddy Purcell. For Detroit, both of their goals were scored by none other than Henrik Zetterberg. The loss marked Detroit’s fifth straight at home.

“In the end we got ourselves a point in a game we could have come up with nothing. So good for us,” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said.

“What I didn’t like was when we lost our composure, when we gave up chances for no reason. Their speed with our inability to move the puck from the back today made us slower. I thought they were a quicker team than we were.”

Detroit will have another chance to end their home losing streak when they face off against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.


Topics: Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning

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