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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings

Tampa Bay Lightning (53-13-4, 110 points) @ Red Wings (24-36-10, 58 points)

March 14, 2019, 7:30 PM EST (Little Caesars Arena)

Moneyline: Tampa Bay Lightning -400/ Detroit Red Wings +300

Puckline: Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

Over/Under: 6.5

ESPN NHL Scores: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings

Starting a new winning streak, the Tampa Bay Lightning head into Detroit to push their current two-game streak, to three.

Continuing the fall, the Detroit Red Wings are now 1-7-2 in their last ten games with two playoff teams coming to town, to finish off the week.

Tampa Bay Lighting

After being shut-out by the Minnesota Wild, the Tampa Bay Lightning decided to have their way with the Winged Wheel. Then stopped over in Toronto to teach a lesson to the young Maple Leafs. The top-scoring offense had not taken many off-nights this season, with 66 goals-for and a 28.51 PP% and they surely made the Wings and Leafs pay for what the Wild did to them.

As hockey observers, we know the Lightning can find goals from any line on the team. An 11.7 shooting percentage for the season is hard to come by. With three players producing over a point-per-game pace, the Lightning will continue to score and add to their +89 goal differential.

Nikita Kucherov was expected to score, but Brayden Point (who has won awards in two-straight seasons) has taken another massive step forward this year. He’s already surpassed his career best in goals and points, and his 21.6% shooting percentage had a lot to do with it. Expect Point to take advantage of facing a very spotty defensive and less than average goaltending.

Detroit Red Wings

Surprisingly enough, the Detroit Red Wings won a game, a week ago, with both Dylan Larkin and Mike Green missing ice-time. Detroit’s victory did come against a fellow bottom-feeder in the New York Rangers, so the only thing to gather from that win is that the Red Wings current prospects are better than New York’s.

Ho-hum.

The Detroit Red Wings are 1-7-2 in their last ten games, and there is no reason to expect the team to trend any better, heading into April. The Wings are the 24th ranked possession team and are about to face-off against the best shooting team and a top 5 defensive team.

As a top-5 team in goals against and bottom 6 in goals for, the Red Wings have struggled mightily to keep pace with any outfit and not having their two best forwards (Larkin being hurt and Nyquist having been traded) they are sure to keep losing.

Cover the Spread 365 NHL Betting Trends

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay is 3-6 ATS in its last nine games

The Lightning are 14-2 SU in its last 16 games

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last six games

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games

Red Wings are 1-11 SU in its last 12 games

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last six games

Free NHL Predictions: Detroit Red Wings @ Tampa Bay Lightning

This past Saturday the Lightning beat the Red Wings, but a 3-2 score was not something a hardcore fan would’ve predicted. I think the Lightning are prepared to hand out a thorough lashing tonight and the injuries piling up, on the Detroit bench, will be the cause. Larkin is officially out, Green is done for the season, and now Ericsson.

Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning -400, Over 6.5

Gaunce going back to #SyrCrunch after only one day is a good sign either Girardi or Stralman (or both) are ready to return to #Bolts lineup.

"At the end of the day, a great regular season will be remembered somewhat, but we want to be remembered for what happens in the playoffs.”

ICYMI: Record-setting night for #Bolts, Stamkos in Tampa Bay’s Presidents’ Trophy-clinching victory. #ARIvsTBL
https://t.co/PbkUYcAtSv

"At the end of the day, a great regular season will be remembered somewhat, but we want to be remembered for what happens in the playoffs.”

Record-setting night for #Bolts, Stamkos in Tampa Bay’s Presidents’ Trophy-clinching victory. #ARIvsTBL
https://t.co/PbkUYcAtSv

Victor Hedman on Stamkos passing Lecavalier on the #Bolts' all-time goals list: "The guys that are number two and three on that list are in the rafters, so that's where he is heading." #ARIvsTBL

Tampa Bay needed the second-fewest games in NHL history to clinch the Presidents' Trophy. #Bolts #ARIvsTBL
https://t.co/08CaavBbNL

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#RedWings power-play units in practice:
1. Vanek (net front), Larkin (slot), Athanasiou, Mantha (half walls), Kronwall (point).
2. Rasmussen (net front), Bertuzzi (slot), Nielsen, Hirose (half walls), Hronek (point).

#RedWings lines at practice:
Helm-Larkin-Mantha
Bertuzzi-Athanasiou-Glendening
Vanek-Nielsen-Hirose
Ehn/Kuffner-de La Rose-Rasmussen
Defense:
DeKeyser-Hronek
Kronwall-Bowey
Lashoff-Witkowski
Daley (back) is out.

#RedWings practice prior to starting four-game trip tomorrow at ⁦@NYRangers⁩
Jimmy Howard is 9-3-3 with 1.75 GAA and .948 save pct. career vs. NYR, so it’s safe to assume he’ll start.

Trevor Daley took warmups, but couldn't play because of ailing back. Jeff Blashill said "it might be one of those things where when he feels good, he can play. When he doesn't, he can't. Might be in and out a little bit." #RedWings

Final: #RedWings 2, #Islanders 1. Wings snap four-game losing streak as Athanasiou scores twice and Bernier makes 41 saves.

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Matthew Klink
Matthew Klink
Matthew is the boy who never grew up. He made his attempts at growing up: graduating with major business degrees and an MBA. But he still managed to hold onto his die-hard fandom with sports, pro wrestling, cartoons, comics, and toys. Being a Michigan native, he's, unfortunately, a fan of the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Pistons. He absolutely loves hockey, so he's still proud to be a Red Wings fan. Graduating from MSU, he also holds that school with some level of gratitude and affection. Read and listen to his pro-wrestling analysis on Brothers of Discussion.
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