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A Huge Win For The Wings

04/04/2021 at 9:34pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

It took a while, 10 years actually, but the Red Wings did it.

They actually won a regular-season game Sunday in Tampa, ending a 17-game losing streak dating back to Feb. 17, 2011, defeating the Lightning, 5-1.

That might not be the most shocking aspect of all.

Not the victory itself, but how dominant the Wings (13-22-5) were in winning this one.

Goaltender Thomas Greiss was superb, making 27 saves and a good portion of them with the game still tight in the first 30 minutes, and the Wings broke it open with three goals on four shots in just under three minutes late in the second period.

So much for the long, long losing ways in Tampa.

"It's huge," Greiss said of the victory. "They won the Stanley Cup last year and that's one of the best teams in the league. It's always special to beat those kind of guys."

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from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The Detroit Red Wings came away with two points and a boost to their confidence from weekend games against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

They used a hardworking effort Sunday to bank a 5-1 victory, their first regular-season victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena since Feb. 17, 2011 — the Wings were 0-16-1 since. It’s the second win in six contests this season for the Wings (13-22-5) against the Bolts.

“Having success against them certainly feels good,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “They’re the defending champions. But at the end, for me, it’s about playing the right away and how the process of it went and I thought our process was pretty good.”

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Extended game highlights are below.

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