Lightning Continue to Sputter

Detroit surges to easy 4-2 win; Tampa winless streak hits 6 for second time
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Nov 29, 2007 10:39 PM CST
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Marc Denis, left, and teammate Shane O'Brien (55) keep the puck away from Detroit Red Wings' Johan Franzen, center, of Sweden, during the first period of their NHL hockey game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The league's best team had no trouble against one of its worst, as Detroit coasted to a 3-0 lead en route to a 4-2 win. Tampa Bay's streak without a victory (0-5-1) hit six for the second time this season, and they were outshot an appalling 17-1 in the first period.

Overall, Marc Denis stopped 35 shots in the defeat, while his counterpart, Chris Osgood, had to divert a mere 21. Jiri Hudler opened the scoring in the first period and also had an assist. The Lightning fell to 5-20-2 against Detroit since 1992—1-10-1 in Joe Louis Arena.