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Red Wings Down Tampa Bay 4-2 - Match Report

Detroit skated to a 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Wednesday in NHL action at Joe Louis Arena.

The Red Wings were a -175 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Detroit got goals from Tomas Holmstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, Jonathan Ericsson, and Darren Helm in the victory. Datsyuk opened the scoring at 4:58 of the first period.

Jimmy Howard turned in a 21-save effort for the Red Wings.

Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.

Tampa Bay got a 31-stop effort from Dwayne Roloson in the loss.

On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-5, while the Lightning were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 35-23.

Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sabres. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track vs New York.