Brian Boyle

Red Wings beat Lightning 2-0, cut series deficit to 2-1

Detroit hit harder, skated faster and simply appeared to want to win more than Tampa Bay did.

Andreas Athanasiou and Henrik Zetterberg scored, Petr Mrazek needed to make just 16 saves and the Red Wings beat the Lightning 2-0 on Sunday night, cutting their deficit to 2-1 in the first-round series.

"The more desperate team won the hockey game," Lightning coach Jon Cooper lamented.

Game 4 is Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena. Game 5, which is now necessary, will be at Tampa Bay.

After brawling late in the last game, gloves were dropped, fists flew and there were piles of players on the ice when Game 3 ended.

Detroit's Justin Abdelkader and Tampa...