The Tampa Bay Lightning responded to a Game 1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings by getting even with a 5-1 blowout win to even the series.
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The game became intense early on as Red Wings and Lightning players were involved in a major fight that required the officials to intervene and break it up.
Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey received a four-minute penalty for roughing Lightning center Steven Stamkos, who was also penalized for roughing. However, he only received two minutes.
Lightning center Brian Boyle also received four minutes in penalties for two separate incidents, including the massive brawl, where he elbowed a player.
The game remained close after the first period as the Lightning took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by center Tyler Johnson.
However, the game turned ugly in the second period as the Lightning took a 4-0 lead while Johnson scored his second goal of the game.
The Red Wings responded with a goal from left wing Tomas Tatar in the third period, but the Lightning rubbed more salt in the wounds as they sealed it with another power-play goal.
Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop put on a fantastic performance with 23 saves out of 24 shots attempted against him.
Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek struggled with a dreadful 77.8 save percentage with four goals allowed before being pulled after the second period ended.
The Red Wings will host the next two games as they look to take another lead in this series.