Coleman lifts Lightning past Red Wings in OT

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DETROIT — Blake Coleman scored at 2:17 of overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday.

Coleman scored from the left face-off circle off a pass from Tyler Johnson on a 2-on-1. 

Coleman, Johnson and Erik Cernak each had a goal and an assist for the Lightning (18-4-2), who are 8-0-1 in their past nine games. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves.

Thomas Greiss made 25 saves for the Red Wings (7-16-4), who have lost four straight (0-3-1).

The Red Wings took a 1-0 lead at 3:04 of the first period on Adam Erne‘s power-play goal. Detroit has scored on the power play in five straight games since a 13-game scoreless streak with the man-advantage.

Brayden Point tied it 1-1 at 12:29, scoring a power-play goal from the slot after a quick sequence of passes.

Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead 35 seconds later when Johnson tipped Coleman’s point shot at 13:04.

Patrik Nemeth tied it 2-2 at 6:59 of the second period with Vasilevskiy screened. 

Dylan Larkin, who had missed the previous four games with an upper-body injury, gave the Red Wings a 3-2 lead at 9:05. It was his first goal in 13 games.

Cernak tied it 3-3 at 9:40 of the third period after Pat Maroon found him open in the right circle.

The teams will play again here Thursday to finish the two-game set.

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