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Tampa Bay Falls 6-2 to Red Wings - Recap

Tampa Bay couldn't hang with the Red Wings on Thursday as Detroit blasted the Lightning 6-2 at St. Pete Times Forum.

The Red Wings were a -115 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Detroit got goals from Pavel Datsyuk (2), Danny Cleary, Niklas Kronwall, Darren Helm, and Justin Abdelkader in the victory. Cleary opened the scoring at 6:40 of the first period.

Jimmy Howard stopped 38 of 40 Tampa Bay shots in the victory.

Steve Downie and Victor Hedman scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.

Dwayne Roloson stopped 25 of 31 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Detroit scored 2 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 40-31.

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