The Detroit Red Wings continue to shock the hockey world as they now hold a 3-2 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning after shutting them out, 4-0, in Game 5.
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The Red Wings took the lead with only 23 seconds left in the first period on a power-play goal by center Riley Sheahan.
Left wing Drew Miller extended the Red Wings’ lead in the second period before the Red Wings put the nails in the Lightning’s coffin in the third period.
After Red Wings center Pavel Datyuk scored a goal in the third period, the Lightning went into desperation mode as they left the net empty.
The Lightning only had just over four minutes to score three goals, and they were not able to score a single one as the Red Wings scored a fourth goal to rub salt in the wounds.
Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek performed outstandingly as he saved all 28 shots that were taken against him.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop’s performance was mostly solid, but he had a few hiccups but made 26 saves on 29 shot attempts by the Red Wings.
Bishop has struggled as a whole in this series, as he has only saved 90.1 percent of shots taken against him.
The Lightning now face elimination as they will have to face the Red Wings in Detroit for Game 6.