Lightning get 2 power-play goals, beat Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anthony Mantha
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Luke Witkowski, right, and Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha (39) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn and Jonathan Drouin scored power-play goals 1:51 apart late in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 on Thursday night.

J.T. Brown, Andrej Sustr and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves.

Tampa Bay, which played without 38-goal scorer Nikita Kucherov due to illness, swept the five-game season series with the Red Wings.

Detroit got goals from Frans Nielsen, Danny DeKeyser and Mike Green. Petr Mrazek stopped 26 shots.

After Sustr put Tampa Bay up 2-1 early in the second, DeKeyser was involved in the final three goals of the period.

DeKeyser tied it at 2 on his first goal in 25 games, a shot that went off Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin.

Mrazek stopped Killorn’s power-play shot, but DeKeyser put the puck into his own net while attempting to clear it at 16:13.

With DeKeyser off for cross-checking, Drouin made it 4-2 on a shot from the right circle with 1:56 left.

Gourde scored early in the third period, and Green followed with a power-play goal minutes later.

Nielsen and Brown, who stopped a 45-game goal drought, had first-period goals.

Henrik Zetterberg assisted on DeKeyser’s goal for his 900th NHL point, coming in his 995th game.

NOTES: Tampa Bay C Steven Stamkos, out since having right knee surgery in November, has been upgraded to day to day. … The Red Wings announced that C Luke Glendening will miss the rest of the season with a broken ankle/foot. … Lightning C Tyler Johnson (lower-body injury, 10 games) has resumed skating with the team in practice. … Red Wings RW Anthony Mantha left with an upper-body injury after fighting Tampa Bay D Luke Witkowski in the first.

UP NEXT

Red Wings: Host Toronto Saturday night.

Lightning: Play the third of a four-game homestand Saturday night against Montreal.