Detroit at Tampa Bay

    Hudler finds net three times for winning Red Wings


    TAMPA, Fla. -- Jiri Hudler scored three goals and Joey MacDonald made 32 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in a preseason game Thursday night.

    Hudler completed his hat trick with a breakaway goal to put the Red Wings ahead 3-0 with 14:37 left in the third period. Pavel Datsyuk asssisted on all three goals by Hudler.

    MacDonald stopped Vincent Lecavalier during a 2-on-1 break three minutes after Tampa Bay pulled within 3-1 on Tim Taylor's goal six minutes into the third.

    Hudler put Detroit ahead 1-0 on a power-play goal at 11:57 of the second. He then made it 2-0 with 1:55 left in the period. Both goals came from the low right-circle.

    Forty minutes after the game, the media was informed that an empty-net goal by Detroit's Daniel Cleary with a second left did indeed count. Originally, the public address announcer said the goal would not count because time had expired.

    The list of Red Wings' not making the trip included goalies Dominik Hasek and Chris Osgood, defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Chelios and Mathieu Schneider, and forwards Robert Lang, Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom.

    The Lightning got 25 saves from Marc Denis. Tampa Bay played without forwards Ruslan Fedotenko (hip) and Rob DiMaio (concussion).

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    Scoring Summary
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    11:57Power Play - Jiri Hudler - Assists: Niklas Kronwall and Pavel Datsyuk
    18:05Jiri Hudler - Assist: Pavel Datsyuk
    5:23Jiri Hudler - Assists: Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall
    6:00Tim Taylor - Assists: Nick Tarnasky and Norm Milley
    19:59Daniel Cleary
    Penalty Summary
    16:43Tomas Kopecky: goaltender interference - minor
    2:09Brad Norton: misconduct - misconduct
    2:09Vincent Lecavalier: cross-checking - minor
    2:22Jiri Hudler: diving - minor
    4:20Andreas Lilja: hooking - minor
    5:46Jonathan Ericsson: holding - minor
    8:35Matt Smaby: holding - minor
    11:35Filip Kuba: tripping - minor
    13:20Filip Kuba: hooking - minor
    1:42Matt Smaby: hooking - minor
    6:49Nolan Pratt: high-sticking - minor
    18:55Kris Draper: hooking - minor
    Tampa Bay121011 33
    Detroit9146 29
    Attendance - 15868
    Game Time - 60:00
    Referees - Mike Hasenfratz, Rob Martell
    Line Judges - Pat Dapuzzo, Jean Morin
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