Mrazek kicks out his pad to deny Stamkos
Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek makes a big pad save on Lightning forward Steven Stamkos early in the 3rd period.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Ben Bishop (31 Saves)
2. Braydon Coburn (1 Goal)
3. Petr Mrazek (15 Saves)
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)
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(1 Game Suspension)
|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Justin Abdelkader||Henrik Zetterberg||Gustav Nyquist|
|Darren Helm||Pavel Datsyuk||Tomas Tatar|
|Joakim Andersson||Riley Sheahan||Tomas Jurco|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Landon Ferraro|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Alexey Marchenko|
|Danny DeKeyser||Kyle Quincey|
|Brendan Smith||Jakub Kindl|
Get the lead - The team who scored first has won 5 of the 6 games in the series. This by no means guarantees a win however it's better playing with the lead than trying to play catch up hockey.
Play outstanding team defense - There will be a lot of pressure on the Detroit defense especially without Nik Kronwall in the line up. The team really needs to pull together and have a solid game.
Petr the great - Mrazek stopped 44 shots in game 1, he posted shutouts in games 3 & 5, and he needs to be solid tonight. If there's going to be a game where your goaltender wins it for you, then tonight is that night. He needs to be brilliant.
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The No. 12 made famous by Red Wings’ great Sid Abel is officially retired and sent to the rafters at Joe Louis Arena.
(Photo by Scott Audette/NHL)
The Lightning last played a Game 7 in the 2011 Eastern Conference finals, when they lost 1-0 to the Boston Bruins. Their most recent Game 7 on home ice was a 2-1 win against the Calgary Flames in the 2004 Stanley Cup finals for the franchise's lone championship.
The Red Wings played Game 7 on the road in back-to-back rounds in 2013, defeating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in the Western Conference quarterfinals and losing 3-2 in overtime to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in the conference semiifinals.
"It's a Game 7, we're excited to play and we've played well in their building," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "We made mistakes [Monday] that led to giving up three goals, and we can't afford to do those things again. We gave them space. They were able to show skill, and we turned the puck over in the wrong spots." The teams have alternated wins throughout the series, with Detroit taking leads of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 only to see Tampa Bay answer each time.
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