Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and Petr Mrazek had 44 saves in his NHL playoff debut to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the host Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series last night.
Datsyuk scored on two of the first four shots the Wings got against Ben Bishop. Luke Glendening's shorthanded goal gave Detroit a 3-1 lead early in the third period.
Mrazek, named Detroit's starter for Game 1 over veteran Jimmy Howard, gave up a shorthanded goal to Brian Boyle in the first period and a late goal to Nikita Nesterov that enabled the Lightning to pull within 3-2.
Tampa Bay outshot the Red Wings 46-14 but went 0-for-7 on the power play.
Ducks 4, Jets 2: Corey Perry scored two goals in the third period of a four-point outing for host Anaheim.
Perry scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:39 left, but the officials didn't immediately see that the puck had crossed the goal line near Ondrej Pavelec's outstretched pad.
The teams played on for 62 seconds until a stoppage allowed video review, and the tape confirmed the goal. Fans at Honda Center who could see video replays of Perry's goal began to roar before the ruling.
Wild 4, Blues 2: Mikael Granlund's empty-net goal gave visiting Minnesota a 3-1 lead with 1:13 to go, seven seconds after Blues goalie Jake Allen headed for the bench. Alexander Steen scored a shorthanded goal with 58.7 seconds left for St. Louis, but Jason Pominville scored another empty-net goal with 20 seconds left to clinch it.
Stone fractures wrist
Senators GM Brian Murray said forward Mark Stone suffered a microfracture of his right wrist and some ligament damage and that his status is "very questionable." Stone was slashed by Montreal's P.K. Subban in Wednesday's series opener. -- AP