Tyler Johnson and Jason Garrison scored in the first period, and Johnson added another goal in the second to give the Lightning a 3-0 lead.
The Red Wings have handled the higher level of physicality better than the Lightning, and Tampa Bay needs to match that grit to score.
Petr Mrazek stopped 28 shots and the Detroit Red Wings rebounded from a disappointing loss to shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Saturday night and take a 3-2 series lead.
Joakim Andersson’s shot bounced routinely off Bishop and up in the air, but when Bishop tried to bat the puck away with his stick, he instead accidentally knocked it back off the crossbar.
Mrazek does not deny that there is pressure to perform, but if it bothers him, he is not admitting it.
Detroit expects to have left wing Justin Abdelkader back from a hand injury — he hasn’t played since April 4.
Babcock suggested grit, not talent, will take the Red Wings further in the playoffs.
Despite the loss, the Red Wings return home for Game 3 on Tuesday night feeling fortunate the series is tied.
“It’s not going to be easy,” Detroit forward Darren Helm said of the upcoming series against Tampa Bay, “but that’s the fun part of it.”
There’s nothing quite like playoff hockey and it’s finally time to break down the field that gets the opportunity to battle for Lord Stanley’s Cup.