Red Wings Earn First Exhibition Win

The Detroit Red Wings picked up their first win of the exhibition season Friday night, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in overtime, 5-4.

With just 7.3 seconds remaining in the extra period, Jason Williams scored to give Detroit the win.

Tampa Bay had the lead twice early but had to stage a late comeback in the third, with Vincent Lecavalier scoring twice to even the game at four.

Although they got the win, the Red Wings did learn some bad news, as newly-acquired defenseman Danny Markov left the game in the first period with slight MCL strain in his knee.

“That’s all I know,” coach Mike Babcock said. “We played five defensemen all night. It’s tough in some ways, especially playing against the type of players we played tonight.”

The Red Wings expect to know more about Markov’s condition later in the weekend.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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