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Published: Friday, 11/14/2008

Red Wings win with 3 goals in 3rd period

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TAMPA - Henrik Zetterberg, Mikael Samuelsson, and Johan Franzen scored third-period goals, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 last night.

Pavel Datsyuk also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, and Chris Osgood had 15 saves to improve to 17-0 against Tampa Bay.

Mark Recchi, Jussi Jokinen, and Matt Pettinger scored for the Lightning, who were outshot 39-18 and lost their third straight.

The Lightning paid for three penalties taken in an 18-second span during the final half-minute of the second period. Zetterberg and Samuelsson scored on the advantages to give Detroit a 3-2 lead early in the third.

Zetterberg tied it during a two-man advantage with an in-close goal at 1:38. Detroit went ahead on Samuelsson's shot from the top of the right circle at 2:30.

Franzen extended the lead to 4-2 at 9:21 before Pettinger cut the Lightning's deficit to a goal with 4:18 left.

Tampa Bay, which had scored just 30 goals in its previous 15 games, took a 2-0 lead in the first on goals by Recchi and Jokinen.

Recchi put the Lightning ahead from the right circle at

14:09 with his 1,392th NHL point.

That moved him past Brett Hull into 20th place on the league's career list.

Jokinen doubled the lead with a power-play goal with 1:41 left in the period.

Detroit dominated the second, outshooting the Lightning 18-3, but scored just once on Olie Kolzig when Datsyuk pulled Detroit within 2-1 at 1:33.



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