Tatar fuels Red Wings' comeback against Jets | Thursday, 11.20.2014 / 11:11 PM

WINNIPEG – Tomas Tatar started and finished the Red Wings comeback in a 4-3 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

Tatar’s second-period goal started the Red Wings on their way to erasing a 2-0 Winnipeg lead. Tatar finished his performance with the game-winning goal with 4:50 left when he buried a shot past Winnipeg goaltender Ondrej Pavelec.

Tatar, who also had an assist, has a four-game point streak (four goals, two assists). The 23-year-old left wing has seven goals in his past 10 games after starting the season with one goal in his first nine games. Johan Franzen and Justin Abdelkader scored for the Red Wings in breaking two Winnipeg leads.

Detroit played without center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) and defenseman Brendan Smith (hand), as they continued their three-game road trip. The Red Wings have wins in three of their past four games.

Dustin Byfuglien, Adam Lowry and Mathieu Perreault scored for the Jets.

Petr Mrazek made 28 saves in his season debut in net for the Red Wings and provided Jimmy Howard with a chance to rest. Howard had started nine of the Red Wings past 10 games.

Pavelec made 23 saves. It was Pavelec’s first start since being pulled after allowing three first-period goals in a 4-3 shootout loss at the Minnesota Wild this past Sunday.

After the teams played a scoreless first period, Byfuglien broke a 14-game goalless streak 2:15 into the second period. Evander Kane worked the puck to the edge of Mrazek’s crease, where Byfuglien flicked the bouncing puck over the goaltender’s left shoulder. Byfuglien’s third goal was his first since Oct. 21.

Lowry broke his own 14-game goalless streak at 9:32 with his second goal of the season. As part of a newly assembled line with center Mark Scheifele and right wing Michael Frolik, Lowry broke loose from the Detroit defense in front of Mrazek and poked a bouncing puck into the net.

However, Detroit moved back to within a goal 30 seconds later. Tatar skated into the right circle and scored his seventh goal of the season on a low shot past Pavelec.

Detroit used its power play to tie the game 2-2. Franzen skated around Winnipeg defenseman Mark Stuart before beating Pavelec with his sixth goal of the season. Franzen has four goals in his past six games.

Perreault’s wrist shot from the bottom of the left circle put the Jets ahead by a goal with 3:48 left in the second period. Perreault had gone without a goal in his first 19 games this season before scoring Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils.

Abdelkader’s sixth goal of the season tied the game 3-3 when he jabbed a rebound under Pavelec with seven minutes left in regulation.

The Red Wings head to play the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The Jets continue their homestand against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
02:15WPG Dustin Byfuglien (3) ASST: Evander Kane (4), Mathieu Perreault (4) 1 - 0 WPG
09:32WPG Adam Lowry (2) ASST: Mark Scheifele (6), Michael Frolik (5) 2 - 0 WPG
10:02DET Tomas Tatar (7) ASST: NONE 2 - 1 WPG
12:52DET PPG - Johan Franzen (6) ASST: Tomas Jurco (4), Danny DeKeyser (7) 2 - 2 Tie
16:12WPG Mathieu Perreault (2) ASST: Jacob Trouba (2) 3 - 2 WPG
3rd Period
13:00DET Justin Abdelkader (6) ASST: Riley Sheahan (6), Brian Lashoff (1) 3 - 3 Tie
15:10DET Tomas Tatar (8) ASST: Justin Abdelkader (8), Jonathan Ericsson (4) 4 - 3 DET
Three Stars of the Game
Tomas Tatar
Tomas Tatar
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 13:06
Justin Abdelkader
Justin Abdelkader
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:10
Mathieu Perreault
Mathieu Perreault
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:09
Penalty Summary
1st Period
05:23WPG Dustin Byfuglien  Interference against  Drew Miller
07:20DET Kyle Quincey  Boarding against  Mark Scheifele
14:56WPG Adam Pardy  Holding the stick against  Drew Miller
17:14DET Tomas Tatar  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
12:13WPG Toby Enstrom  Tripping against  Tomas Tatar
17:55DET Tomas Jurco  Tripping against  Zach Bogosian
3rd Period
02:34WPG Adam Lowry  Too many men/ice - bench
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/40/3
Faceoff Wins3925
Blocked Shots1614
Penalty Minutes68
8J. AbdelkaderL1113016:10
14G. NyquistR0005016:16
15R. SheahanC0101012:15
17D. ClearyR0004010:57
18J. AnderssonC0000014:31
20D. MillerL0000016:49
21T. TatarL2013013:06
23B. LashoffD0110014:07
26T. JurcoR01-10212:28
27K. QuinceyD0001218:05
40H. ZetterbergL00-12019:09
41L. GlendeningC0001016:34
43D. HelmC0001014:11
52J. EricssonD01-11021:20
55N. KronwallD00-10025:34
61X. OuelletD0013015:24
65D. DeKeyserD0100019:15
93J. FranzenR1002018:01
34P. Mrazek2831.90360:00
2A. PardyD0020213:40
4P. PostmaD0020013:40
5M. StuartD0001020:06
8J. TroubaD0102022:58
9E. KaneL0102022:34
15M. HalischukR000202:56
16A. LaddL00-14020:06
17A. LowryC1011013:52
18B. LittleC00-22020:01
19J. SlaterC000005:58
22C. ThorburnR000102:41
26B. WheelerR00-14019:04
33D. ByfuglienD1003221:24
39T. EnstromD00-22224:09
44Z. BogosianD00-22020:11
55M. ScheifeleC0111016:57
67M. FrolikR0110015:41
85M. PerreaultC1114018:09
31O. Pavelec2327.85258:10