National Hockey League
Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, February 5, 2021
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
Referees: Dean Morton, Chris Rooney
Linesmen: Julien Fournier, Andrew Smith
Attendance: 0

Barclay Goodrow scored twice as the Tampa Bay Lightning matched their best home start ever with a 3-1 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.

In recording their sixth straight home victory, the Stanley Cup champions tied the mark set by the 2017-18 club.

The Lightning won for the 16th straight time at home over the Red Wings and extended their points streak against them to 19 (18-0-1) dating back more than five years.

Tampa Bay's last regular-season loss in regulation to Detroit was on Nov. 3, 2015 on the road, and its last home loss to the Red Wings occurred on Feb. 17, 2011.

Pat Maroon scored a goal, Brayden Point assisted for his fourth straight game with a point -- producing one in eight of the club's nine games -- and the Lightning won for the fourth consecutive time.

Andrei Vasilevskiy ran his record to a perfect 10-0-0 against Detroit by stopping 27 of 28 shots.

A 2011 late first-round pick by the Lightning, Detroit's Vladislav Namestnikov scored against his old team, and Filip Zadina and Jon Merrill handed out assists. Frans Nielsen played in his 300th game for Detroit, which is winless in its last eight (0-6-2).

Thomas Greiss allowed two goals on 31 shots and fell to 0-7-2 this season.

Detroit took advantage of a pair of Lightning penalties to score just as Victor Hedman's slashing penalty came to an end at 9:57 of the first period.

Just activated after a seven-game absence due to COVID-19 protocol, Zadina wristed a shot from the right circle that struck Namestnikov and caromed past Vasilevskiy for his second tally.

Greiss kept it 1-0 with a brilliant kick-save on Anthony Cirelli's one-on-one backhander at 12:12, but Maroon tied it at 1 with a long shot from straightaway for his first goal at 13:56.

Much of the first period was played on the man advantage, with Tampa Bay going 0-for-3 and Detroit failing on both of their opportunities.

The Red Wings pressured Vasilevskiy early in the second, but Goodrow's one-timer gave the Lightning their first lead at 17:29 with a long tally similar to Maroon's.

In the third, Tampa Bay's defense played strong in front of Vasilevskiy, who faced just four shots. After Greiss left the net with 80 seconds left, Goodrow buried his second marker with 28 seconds remaining to put the win away.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Detroit   Tampa Bay
Vladislav Namestnikov 1 Points Barclay Goodrow 2
Vladislav Namestnikov 1 Goals Barclay Goodrow 2
Jon Merrill 1 Assists Blake Coleman 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Thomas Greiss .935 Save Percentage Andrei Vasilevskiy .964
Thomas Greiss 29 Saves Andrei Vasilevskiy 27
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 28 1 0-2 3-3 6 25
Tampa Bay 32 3 0-3 2-2 4 22
Upcoming Games
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Nashville. The Lightning have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Florida. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .222 after a loss.