Jimmy Howard made 30 saves for his first NHL shutout in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night

Drew Miller, Todd Bertuzzi and Patrick Eaves scored for Detroit, and Brian Rafalski had two assists. But the Red Wings lost yet another player when center Henrik Zetterberg left the game because of an upper-body injury with 1:43 left in the first period after a crushing hit by Tampa Bay defenseman Mattias Ohlund.

Zetterberg was on the ice on his hands and knees before being helped off.

The Red Wings were already without Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula, Jason Williams, Niklas Kronwall, Dan Cleary, Darren Helm and Jonathan Ericsson because of injuries.

Mike Smith stopped 19 shots for Tampa Bay.

Miller gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead 8:24 into the game with his fourth goal. He knocked Brian Rafalski's head-man pass out of the air with his stick at the Tampa Bay blue line, gained control of the puck to sweep in from the left side and put a backhand shot over Smith as the Lighting goaltender dove to try and poke check the puck. Miller flew through the crease as he completed the play.

Bertuzzi made it 2-0 with his ninth goal, at 6:48 of the third period. Bertuzzi tipped in Tomas Holmstrom's pass after Pavel Datsyuk started the play by taking the puck away from Lukas Krajicek along the boards just inside the Tampa Bay zone.

Eaves scored with 9:10 left when he poked one pass Smith after gaining control of Nicklas Lidstrom's pass in the slot.

NOTES: Helm, a center, sat out his second game because of a wrist injury and Ericsson, a defenseman, missed his first game after bruising his left knee cap and injuring his left calf against Phoenix on Monday night. ... Tampa Bay D Victor Hedman didn't play because of a foot injury and RW Steve Downie was out because of an upper-body injury. ... Red Wings' D Doug Janik is a former member of the Lightning. Janik was recalled from Detroit's AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids' after Ericsson's injury. ... Lightning C Jeff Halpern was hit in the mouth with Ville Leino's clearing attempt early in the third period. He went to the locker room with a bloody mouth.