Sat, Mar 27, 2004 - Page 19 News List

Lucky break pushes Lightning to victory

ONE OF THOSE DAYS A deflected shot gave Tampa Bay a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in a tightly-contested match that went right to the wire


In Denver, Manny Legace stopped 34 shots as Detroit scored twice in the final 2 1/2 minutes to beat Colorado.

Detroit managed just 23 shots, but Tomas Holmstrom scored on a power play in the first period and Pavel Datsyuk sealed the win with 2:32 left. Henrik Zetterberg added an empty-net goal to push the Red Wings over the 100-point mark (101) and seven points ahead of Colorado in the Western Conference.

Steve Konowalchuk scored for Colorado, 0-4-1 in its last five games.

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