Mrazek replaces Howard in Game 3 starting lineup

Posted at 1:16 PM, Apr 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-17 13:16:41-04

UPDATE: Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill told reporters Sunday morning that Petr Mrazek will be the starting goaltender for Game 3, replacing Jimmy Howard.

DETROIT (AP) -- Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson is doing it again.

With captain Steven Stamkos out one to three months after undergoing surgery to treat a blood clot near his right collarbone, the line of Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn has stepped up in leading the defending Eastern Conference champions to a 2-0 series lead over the Red Wings.

"You're learning that last year's playoffs were not a fluke," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said after Johnson had two goals and two assists in a 5-2 win in Game 2.
Johnson had 13 goals in 26 playoff games last year. He has two goals and four assists so far in this postseason.
The Red Wings outshot the Lightning in each of the first two games, but Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop has outplayed Jimmy Howard in the goaltender matchup.
"They took care of their home ice," Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg said, "and we've got to go home and do the same."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.