Lightning start fast, extend Red Wings skid to seven games


TAMPA — Alex Killorn had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning handed the Detroit Red Wings their seventh straight loss, 5-1 at Amalie Arena on Wednesday.

The Lightning (6-1-1) scored three goals in the first 4:54 of the game and have won three in a row. Blake Coleman had two assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 16 saves.

Anthony Mantha scored for the Red Wings (2-7-2), who are 0-5-2 in their past seven. Calvin Pickard made 18 saves on 20 shots in relief of Thomas Greiss, who allowed three goals on six shots. 

The teams play again here Friday.

Victor Hedman gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead when he cut across from the right face-off circle to the high slot and scored on a wrist shot at 1:34 of the first period. 

Anthony Cirelli made it 2-0 on the rebound of a shot from Luke Schenn at 3:57.  

Ryan McDonagh extended the lead to 3-0 at 4:54. 

Greiss was pulled at 5:36.  

Brayden Point made it 4-0 at 7:25 of the second period. 

Mantha cut it to 4-1 when he scored on a breakaway at 9:49. 

Killorn made it 5-1 with a redirection of a point shot by Mikhail Sergachev at 11:32. 

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